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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
537 78
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

2
425 154
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
First baseman

3
295 89
Nap Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

4
355 111
Omar Vizquel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Left fielder, Infielder, First baseman

5
281 58
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

6
239 71
Bob Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Pitcher

7
241 74
Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

8
224 56
Larry Doby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Manager, Outfielder, Center fielder

9
330 141
Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

10
243 35
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
shockwavesam91 added Pitcher

11
248 85
Sandy Alomar, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

12
279 80
Manny Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
288 78
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

14
241 96
Albert Belle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

15
150 54
Early Wynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

16
198 32
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
zenace33 added Shortstop

17
148 71
Carlos Baerga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

18
189 51
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
169 44
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Second baseman

20
112 45
Earl Averill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

21
159 78
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
102 55
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

23
147 39
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Pitcher

24
134 78
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Starting pitcher

25
143 43
Al Rosen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time
Third baseman