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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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1
499 70
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

2
397 136
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

3
329 99
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

4
265 78
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

5
307 122
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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6
225 59
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Pitcher

7
222 64
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

8
257 50
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

9
203 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
236 72
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

11
215 26
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

12
255 72
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
265 72
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

14
220 88
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

15
176 25
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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16
139 47
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

17
179 44
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
138 65
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

19
158 38
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

20
102 38
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

21
95 47
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

22
144 73
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
138 32
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

24
132 37
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Third baseman

25
125 72
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher

26
109 40
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

27
99 16
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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28
101 60
Charles Nagy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
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29
77 47
Mel Harder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

30
88 31
Sam McDowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
104 44
Michael Brantley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

32
95 18
José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added José Ramírez

33
79 37
Addie Joss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

34
97 76
Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter

35
79 46
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
55 32
Stan Coveleski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
46 26
Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Shortstop

38
93 54
Grady Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
63 27
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Designated hitter, Left fielder, Catcher

40
55 35
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

41
83 49
Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
MatthewDiLorenzo added Second baseman

42
72 26
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Outfielder, First baseman

43
69 38
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, First baseman

44
56 18
Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Aidan7158 added Pitcher

45
69 30
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

46
56 40
Hal Trosky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

47
59 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
53 25
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
43 13
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Designated hitter, First baseman

50
48 22
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Victor Martinez