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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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1
509 73
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

2
407 140
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

3
273 80
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

4
231 60
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Pitcher

5
314 129
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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6
335 106
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

7
227 66
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

8
267 51
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
212 49
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

10
239 77
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

11
224 30
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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12
264 73
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
273 73
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

14
230 89
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

15
145 47
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

16
184 27
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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17
183 46
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
143 66
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

19
162 40
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

20
106 39
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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21
100 48
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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22
152 75
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
143 33
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

24
140 38
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Third baseman

25
128 74
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher

26
114 41
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

27
105 17
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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28
106 61
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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29
80 49
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

30
93 34
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
105 46
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

32
84 38
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

33
102 20
José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added José Ramírez

34
85 47
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
101 79
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter

36
100 55
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

37
67 29
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

38
55 34
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
47 28
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Shortstop

40
56 37
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

41
85 50
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Second baseman

42
72 39
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, First baseman

43
60 19
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Aidan7158 added Pitcher

44
74 27
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Outfielder, First baseman

45
72 31
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

46
59 42
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

47
62 13
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

48
50 13
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Designated hitter, First baseman

49
59 25
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
43 25
David Justice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder