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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their time with the Cleveland Indians.

This is a list of the greatest Cleveland Indians in team history. One of the American League's charter franchises, the Cleveland Indians have one of the most star-crossed history in the big leagues. From the team's beginnings, it somehow hasn't managed to win as many championships as its talent level would dictate. Whenever they had terrific pitching, somehow the hitting was slacking and vice versa. The Indians have won two World Series titles with the last one coming in 1948. After a World Series defeat to the New York Giants in 1954, the Indians didn't sniff the playoffs until the early '90s. The years in between were marked by futility and poor play.

Hall of Famer Bob Feller is considered one of the greatest Cleveland Indians ever, but Major League Baseball history as well. Feller won the American League pitching triple crown in 1940 after leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. He played a key role in the 1948 championship team and remains the Indians leader in wins and strikeouts. More recently, the Indians have homegrown some of the greatest current players like C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee both getting their start in the big leagues with the Indians.

The 1990s saw a renaissance in Indians baseball. Led by some of the top Indians players ever like Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Jim Thome, the Indians went to two World Series and went to the playoffs almost every year from 1995-2001 (2000 was the exception). These players are considered some of the best sluggers in Indians history. 

This is the list of the greatest players in Cleveland Indians history. If a player is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list according to how you see fit. 

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488 68
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

2
385 133
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

3
260 74
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Nap Lajoie Second baseman

4
321 96
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Omar Vizquel Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

5
301 119
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Kenny Lofton Center fielder

6
222 55
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Bob Lemon Manager, Pitcher

7
253 46
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

8
218 61
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Lou Boudreau Manager, Shortstop

9
198 47
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Larry Doby Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

10
209 25
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Corey Kluber Pitcher

11
228 70
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

12
245 71
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manny Ramírez Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
257 70
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

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216 85
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Albert Belle Outfielder, Left fielder

15
165 23
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Francisco Lindor Shortstop

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134 45
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Early Wynn Pitcher

17
173 41
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
134 62
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Carlos Baerga Second baseman

19
151 37
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

20
98 35
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Earl Averill Outfielder, Center fielder

21
93 44
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

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133 31
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

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138 70
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
129 35
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Al Rosen Third baseman

25
122 70
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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106 37
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

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94 15
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Satchel Paige Pitcher

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98 57
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
carlbartolone added Charles Nagy Pitcher - Starting pitcher 

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76 43
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mel Harder Pitcher

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85 28
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Sam McDowell Pitcher

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100 42
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Michael Brantley Outfielder, Center fielder

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77 35
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Addie Joss Pitcher

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89 16
José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added José Ramírez

34
77 44
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bartolo Colón Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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96 73
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Travis Hafner Designated hitter

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55 32
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

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45 24
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Joe Sewell Infielder, Shortstop

38
54 31
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Stan Coveleski Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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68 35
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

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61 26
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Carlos Santana Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

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90 52
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Grady Sizemore Outfielder, Center fielder

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57 9
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Frank Robinson Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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81 46
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Jason Kipnis Second baseman

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70 24
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Terry Francona Outfielder, First baseman

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69 28
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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53 16
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Aidan7158 added Dennis Eckersley Pitcher

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54 38
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Hal Trosky First baseman

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53 23
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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41 11
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Eddie Murray Designated hitter, First baseman

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47 20
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Victor Martinez