51 Cleveland Indians Best Players of All Time

The Cleveland Indians are an iconic American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. Since their founding as a Major League franchise in 1901, the Indians have won 11 Central division titles, six American League pennants, and two World Series championships. The Guardians of Traffic sculptures on Hope Memorial Bridge serve as inspiration for the team’s name and logo.

Slider is the official mascot of the team whose spring training facility is located at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona. With a long history filled with moments both triumphant and heartbreaking, there’s no doubt that passion runs deep among fans of this beloved ballclub.

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1. Jim Thome

Jim Thome Career

  • 5× All-Star (1997–1999, 2004, 2006), Silver Slugger Award (1996), AL Comeback Player of the Year (2006), Roberto Clemente Award (2002), NL home run leader (2003), Cleveland Guardians No. 25 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame

Jim Thome is a three-time All-Star and has had a lengthy MLB career. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1991 and spent most of his time with them, before being traded to Baltimore in 2012.

In 1998, he became one of only four players in history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season - an achievement that still stands today. Jim Thome currently resides outside of Chicago with his family.

Jim Thome is one of the most successful hitters in history. He has five All-Star selections, a Silver Slugger Award, and an AL Comeback Player of the Year award to his name. 

Jim Thome played for Cleveland Indians from 1991 to 2002 before moving on to play for Philadelphia Phillies from 2003 to 2005 and then Chicago White Sox from 2006 to 2009.

In 2010, he joined the Minnesota Twins where he spent two seasons before signing with the Cleveland Indians in 2011. 

Jim Thome retired as a Phillie in 2012 after playing just 11 games due to injury but continued his involvement with the team by being inducted into their Hall of Fame later that year alongside other greats such as Bob Feller, Lou Gehrig, and Joe Jackson.

Also Played For: chicago white sox

2. Frank Robinson

Outfielder

Frank Robinson Career

  • 14× All-Star (1956, 1957, 1959, 1959², 1961, 1961², 1962², 1965–1967, 1969–1971, 1974), 2× World Series champion (1966, 1970), NL MVP (1961), AL MVP (1966), World Series MVP (1966), Triple Crown (1966), NL Rookie of the Year (1956), Gold Glove Award (1958), AL Manager of the Year (1989), Cincinnati Reds No. 20 retired, Baltimore Orioles No. 20 retired, Cleveland Guardians No. 20 retired, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, Washington Nationals Ring of Honor

Robinson was one of the most successful and popular players in MLB history. He played for 17 seasons, winning three MVP Awards and a Gold Glove Award.

Robinson is best known for his exploits as an outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, but he also managed several teams during his career.

Robinson died on February 7th, 2019 at the age of 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Robinson was one of the most successful and iconic players in baseball history. He played for 17 seasons, accumulating 586 home runs and 1,812 RBIs along the way. 

In 1956, Robinson became just the sixth player in MLB history to hit 40 home runs in a season. As a manager, he led Cleveland Indians to their first championship in 74 years when they defeated Boston Red Sox in the 1976 World Series. 

After retiring as a player, Robinson served as bench coach for Baltimore Orioles (1988-1991) before becoming manager of the Montreal Expos until his firing after only two seasons at the helm due to poor performance on the field.

Also Played For: baltimore orioles

3. CC Sabathia

Pitcher

CC Sabathia Career

  • 6× All-Star (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010–2012), World Series champion (2009), AL Cy Young Award (2007), ALCS MVP (2009), 2× MLB wins leader (2009, 2010)

CC Sabathia is a 42-year-old pitcher who has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees. Over the course of his 15-year MLB career, Sabathia has compiled an impressive record of 331–221 and 3,154 strikeouts in 5,097 innings pitched.

In 2019, CC Sabathia made his final appearance for the Yankees after announcing he would be retiring at the season's end. A two-time AL Cy Young Award winner (2009 and 2010), Sabathia was also named to five All-Star teams and finished in the top ten in voting on four occasions.

Known for his strong fastball ball rotation and effective changeup pitch, CC Sabathia will go down as one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. CC Sabathia is a seven-time All-Star and two-time MLB wins leader. 

He has had an impressive win–loss record, posting 251 victories against 161 losses in his career.

In 2007, CC Sabathia won the AL Cy Young Award after leading the league in ERA (3.74) and strikeouts (3,093). After spending eight years with Cleveland Indians, he was traded to Milwaukee Brewers before signing with New York Yankees in 2009. 

Sabathia helped lead the Yankees to back–to–back World Series titles in 2016 and 2017 before retiring at the end of the 2019 season due to an injury.

Also Played For: milwaukee brewers, new york yankees

4. Michael Brantley

Outfielder

Michael Brantley Career

  • 5× All-Star (2014, 2017–2019, 2021), Silver Slugger Award (2014)

Brantley was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2007 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Indians in 2009 and has since played for Houston, Kansas City, Boston, Oakland, and Tampa Bay.

In 2019 he returned to Cleveland as a free agent. Brantley is known for his speed on both offense and defense, as well as his powerful bat hitting left-handed. 

He set career highs in home runs (35), batting average (.284), and slugging percentage (1128) in 2018 while also playing outstanding defense as a left fielder for the Astros.

Brantley was named an All-Star twice (2013, 2017). Additionally, he won two Gold Gloves (2011, 2016). Michael Brantley is a 5x All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner with the Cleveland Indians. 

He was one of the most consistent hitters in baseball during his time there, batting over .300 each season from 2009 to 2018. In 2019, he joined the Houston Astros where he has continued his excellent hitting play, averaging over .298 with 127 home runs and 713 RBIs in just two seasons thus far.

Also Played For: houston astros

5. Joe Carter

Right fielder

Joe Carter Career

  • 5× All-Star (1991–1994, 1996), 2× World Series champion (1992, 1993), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1992), AL RBI leader (1986), Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence

Joe Carter was a star outfielder and first baseman in his day, amassing 2,184 hits and 396 home runs during his 13-year MLB career. He made his big league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 1983 and played for the San Francisco Giants until 1998.

Joe Carter had an impressive batting average of .259 with 2,184 hits and 1,445 RBIs over 13 seasons. Carter also excelled as a fielder; he won three Gold Glove Awards during his career. In 1998 at age 37, Joe Carter announced that he would be retiring from baseball after 12 years in the majors.

Joe Carter was a key player on the Blue Jays teams that won back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. He finished his career with 3 All-Star appearances, two Silver Slugger Awards, and an AL RBI lead. 

Joe Carter is one of just four players to hit three home runs in an MLB postseason game, doing so against the Orioles in Game 6 of the ALCS in 1995.

In 1996 he set a record for most hits by Canadians (in any professional sport) when he collected 128 during the season's final month. 

After retiring as a player, Joe Carter became Toronto's hitting coach before being named manager of their minor league affiliate New Hampshire Fisher Cats midway through the 2013 season.

Also Played For: toronto blue jays, sports illustrated baseball

6. José Ramírez

Cleveland Guardians

José Ramírez Career

  • 4× All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022), All-MLB Second Team (2020), 4× Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2018, 2020, 2022), 30–30 club (2018)

José Ramírez made his MLB debut for the Cleveland Indians in 2013. He is a third baseman and bats left-handed. Ramírez has played in 173 games over three seasons with the Indians, batting .

234 with 22 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 53 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases. On July 26th of this year, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a package that also included Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer. 

Ramírez signed a four-year deal worth $26 million with the Orioles on August 1st José Ramírez is a two-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the Cleveland Indians.

He was drafted by the Indians in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB Draft and made his debut in 2009. Ramírez has been a key part of Cleveland's offense since being called up to the majors in 2013, batting .

279 with 1,155 hits and 192 home runs over six seasons with Cleveland before joining Guardians for the 2019 season. 

Ramirez led all American League hitters in stolen bases during the 2018 campaign while also ranking second on the team behind only Andrew Miller in strikeouts (158).

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7. Francisco Lindor

New York Mets

Francisco Lindor Career

  • 4× All-Star (2016–2019), 2× Gold Glove Award (2016, 2019), Platinum Glove Award (2016), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2018), All-MLB Second Team (2022)

Francisco Lindor is a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians. He was drafted by the club in 2015 and has been an important part of their team ever since. Lindor has had great success at the plate, batting over .300 each season and hitting more than 170 home runs in his career to date.

He's also driven in 581 runs during that time, making him one of MLB's most productive hitters. Lindor has made some big plays on defense as well, playing ss for one of baseball's best teams for several seasons now. 

His combination of power and skills makes him a valuable player on any squad he joins next season.

Lindor will be 29 years old when the 2021 season starts, so there is still plenty left in the tank if he wants to continue putting up good numbers across all facets of his game. Francisco Lindor is a top-rated shortstop in the MLB who has excelled for Cleveland Indians since being drafted in 2013. 

Lindor won his first Gold Glove Award as a rookie and followed it up with another two years later, earning Platinum Glove honors in 2016.

He was an All-Star selection in each of the four seasons he played before joining the Mets this season. In 2019, Lindor became just the third player ever to record at least 125 stolen bases and 25 home runs over three consecutive seasons, while also batting over .

300 in all three campaigns. With his career looking promising, Lindor will look to continue his success when he plays for New York next year.

Also Played For: new york mets

8. Larry Doby

Larry Doby Career

  • NgL All-Star (1946), 7× All-Star (1949–1955), Negro World Series champion (1946), World Series champion (1948), 2× AL home run leader (1952, 1954), AL RBI leader (1954), Cleveland Guardians No. 14 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Doby was one of the most celebrated African American players in baseball history, playing for four different teams over a 14-year career. Doby made his MLB debut with the Indians on July 5, 1947, and helped lead Cleveland to their first World Series victory in 1948.

In 1957, Doby became the first black player ever elected to play in an All-Star Game and led Cleveland to another championship that season. 

After spending three seasons with the White Sox, Doby moved on to play for the Dragons in Japan before retiring at age 38 after being traded back to Cleveland in 1960.

Following his retirement from baseball, DBY served as a manager for several minor league teams before passing away in 2003 at the age of 79 Doby became the first African American to play in MLB when he played for the Cleveland Indians in 1947.

Doby was a key player on two championship teams, with the Indians in 1948 and again with the White Sox in 1955.

After leaving baseball, Doby worked as an executive for several major league organizations before returning to playing baseball full-time in 2000. In 2011, Larry Doby was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum along with Jackie Robinson.

Also Played For: negro league baseball

9. Terry Francona

Terry Francona Career

  • 2× World Series champion (2004, 2007), 3× AL Manager of the Year (2013, 2016, 2022), Golden Spikes Award (1980)

Terry Francona is a longtime MLB manager who has spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1981 and made his big league debut for them that year.

Francona won two World Series titles as manager of the Boston Red Sox, in 2004 and 2007, before moving to Cleveland in 2010. 

In 2016, he led the Indians to their first championship since 1948, making him one of only 10 managers ever to win multiple championships with different teams (the others being Connie Mack, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Branch Rickey/Pete Rose*, Tom Yawkey* and Lou Piniella).

Francona announced his retirement from managing after the 2018 season at which point he will be succeeded by former player Terry Clevinger. 

He is one of the most successful managers in MLB history, having won two World Series titles as a player and managing seven teams to championships. Francona has been lauded for his ability to manage a bullpen effectively, making him a key part of any team's success.

He has also developed a reputation as someone who can get the most out of his players both on and off the field – something that was evident during his time with the Phillies.

Also Played For: cleveland guardians

10. Lou Boudreau

Infielder

Lou Boudreau Career

  • 8× All-Star (1940–1945, 1947, 1948), World Series champion (1948), AL MVP (1948), AL batting champion (1944), Cleveland Guardians No. 5 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame
  • High school: Thornton (Harvey, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (1937–1938)
  • Position: Guard / Forward
  • First-team All-American – MSG (1938)

Lou Boudreau was a shortstop and manager in the Major Leagues for over twenty years. He first appeared in the Majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1938 and last played for Boston in 1952.

Lou was known as one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball history, winning ten Gold Glove Awards during his career. 

As a player, Lou led his teams to several division championships and playoff appearances, including an appearance in the 1951 World Series where he helped lead Boston to victory against the New York Yankees.

After retiring from playing, Lou became a successful manager, leading several teams to success including stints with both Cleveland (1956-1960) and Boston (1963-1971). In 2001, at age 84, Lou died after suffering from heart failure following surgery for cancerous growths in his bladder.

11. Bob Feller

Bob Feller Career

  • 8× All-Star (1938–1941, 1946–1948, 1950), World Series champion (1948), Triple Crown (1940), 6× AL wins leader (1939–1941, 1946–1947, 1951), AL ERA leader (1940), 7× MLB strikeout leader (1938–1941, 1946–1948), Pitched three no-hitters (1940, 1946, 1951), Cleveland Guardians No. 19 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Bob Feller was one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball history. He won 266 games over a career that spanned 36 seasons and had an ERA of 3.25.

Feller was born on November 3, 1918, in Van Meter, Iowa. He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians on July 19th, 1936, and ended his career with the same team 18 years later.

In between those two stints with Cleveland (1956-1960), Feller pitched for six other teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1951-1953), Washington Senators (1954-1955), Detroit Tigers (1957-1959), Cincinnati Reds (1960-1963) and Kansas City Athletics (1964).

Pitching is all he ever wanted to do; he never played any other position professionally or even tried out for one. After retiring from baseball, Bob became a sports broadcaster for NBC television in 1977 where he remained until his death at the age of 92 in 2010.

12. Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez Career

  • 12× All-Star (1995, 1998–2008), 2× World Series champion (2004, 2007), World Series MVP (2004), 9× Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1999–2006), 2× AL Hank Aaron Award (1999, 2004), AL batting champion (2002), AL home run leader (2004), AL RBI leader (1999), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Manny Ramirez was born on May 30, 1972, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1993 and finished his career with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

Manny Ramirez is a three-time All-Star and won two Silver Slugger Awards as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. 

His nickname "Manny" came from pitcher Fernando Valenzuela who called him that after seeing Ramirez play during a Little League game; however, most people know him by his first name alone.

After retiring from baseball, Manny became a regular commentator for Fox Sports' coverage of American sports including Major League Baseball and Basketball games as well as College Football contests between teams such as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and the Ohio State Buckeyes football team (he's also appeared on The Simpsons).

13. Earl Averill

Earl Averill Career

  • 6× All-Star (1933–1938), Cleveland Guardians No. 3 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Earl Averill was a center fielder for the Cleveland Indians from 1929-1941. He batted .318 with 2,019 hits in his career. Earl Averill had a distinguished military career before becoming a major league player.

He served in World War II and also played on the United States Olympic team in 1936 and 1948. Earl Averill died in 1983 at 81 years old after having spent most of his life playing baseball. Earl Averill was one of the most successful hitters in baseball history.

He led his teams to six All-Star appearances and won three MVP Awards. Earl Averill also had a distinguished career as a fielder, being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. In addition, he is honored with a number 3 retired by the Cleveland Guardians franchise and a place in the Guardians Hall of Fame.

Born in 1915, Earl Averill played for Cleveland Indians (1929–1939), Detroit Tigers (1939–1940), and Boston Braves (1941) before retiring after World War II at age 34.

14. Omar Vizquel

Omar Vizquel Career

  • 3× All-Star (1998, 1999, 2002), 11× Gold Glove Award (1993–2001, 2005, 2006), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Omar Vizquel was a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners from 1989-2002. He then played for the Toronto Blue Jays until 2012, winning two AL MVP Awards and three Gold Gloves in that time.

Vizquel was known as one of the best defensive shortstops of his era, earning him numerous accolades including 3 American League Gold Glove Awards and 2 American League Most Valuable Player Awards along with 80 home runs over his career.

Omar Vizquel is now retired after playing in the last game for the Blue Jays on October 3rd against Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Omar Vizquel is a multiple-time All-Star and Gold Glove award winner. 

Omar Vizquel played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Chicago White Sox in his 14-year career.

Omar Vizquel was born on October 24th of 1966 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After playing baseball in the DR for several years, Omar Vizquel signed with the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 1989 and made his MLB debut later that season. 

Omar Vizeline played a big role on some of Seattle's most successful teams including their championship seasons in both 2001 and 2005 while with the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers respectively.

After spending two seasons (2006-2008) coaching at UCLA before taking over as manager of the Angels of Anaheim from Mike Scioscia following Los Angeles' disappointing 2013 season, Omar retired after one more major league campaign with Detroit Tigers in 2017.

Also Played For: seattle mariners, san francisco giants

15. Bob Lemon

Bob Lemon Career

  • 7× All-Star (1948–1954), 2× World Series champion (1948, 1978), 3× AL wins leader (1950, 1954, 1955), AL strikeout leader (1950), Pitched a no-hitter on June 30, 1948, Cleveland Guardians No. 21 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Lemon played for the Cleveland Indians from 1941 to 1958 and had a successful career, winning 207 games while losing 128. Lemon was born in San Bernardino, California, on September 22nd, 1920, and died in Long Beach, California on January 11th, 2000 at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Lemon spent most of his playing career as a starting pitcher but also managed several teams over the years including the Indians (1948-1950), Baltimore Orioles (1968-1969), Los Angeles Dodgers (1973), and Detroit Tigers (1976). 

Lemon is well known for his distinctive uniform number - 7 which he wore throughout his professional career.

In retirement Lemon became an executive with various baseball organizations before passing away in 2000 at the age of 79 Lemon was a talented pitcher in the MLB and is best known for his time with the Cleveland Indians. 

He won two World Series titles as a player and managed three teams in total, including a stint with the Kansas City Royals.

Lemon retired from professional baseball after the 1984 season. Lemon's career totals include 1,277 strikeouts over 430 games pitched (an average of 12 per game). 

He holds several records for pitchers, most notably averaging 11 strikeouts per game during his seven All-Star appearances. 

Lemon was inducted into both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985, making him one of only twelve players to be elected to both clubs simultaneously.

After retiring from playing professionally, he worked as a television analyst until his death at age 84 on January 16th, 2016.

16. Corey Kluber

Pitcher

Corey Kluber Career

  • 3× All-Star (2016–2018), 2× AL Cy Young Award (2014, 2017), 2× AL wins leader (2014, 2017), AL ERA leader (2017), Pitched a no-hitter on May 19, 2021

Corey Kluber was born on April 10, 1986, in Birmingham, Alabama. He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2011 and has been a mainstay on their rotation ever since.

Corey Kluber is well-known for his dominant pitching performances both at home and on the road – he's led the American League in wins twice and ranks fifth all-time among AL pitchers with 246 victories.

In 2018, Corey Kluber won his first Cy Young Award following an outstanding season where he posted career highs in innings pitched (232), strikeouts (253), and complete games (25). 

A two-time All-Star selection, Corey Kluber is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers in baseball history - if not THE best pitcher of our generation.

Corey Kluber is a 3-time All-Star and 2x AL Cy Young Award winner. He led the AL in wins twice, as well as ERA in 2017. Corey Kluber pitched a no-hitter on May 19th, 2021 which was an incredible feat.

17. Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton Career

  • 6× All-Star (1994–1999), 4× Gold Glove Award (1993–1996), 5× AL stolen base leader (1992–1996), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Kenny Lofton is a retired MLB player who spent his entire career with the Cleveland Indians. He was one of the most consistent and productive players in baseball history, averaging over 27 home runs and 130 RBI per season.

Lofton was also an excellent fielder, making seven All-Star appearances during his career. After leaving the MLB in 2007, Kenny Lofton has since enjoyed a successful career as a coach and commentator for various sports networks around the world.

Kenny Lofton was an all-star outfielder for the Cleveland Indians from 1991 to 2001. Lofton batted .286 with 622 stolen bases in his career, making him one of the most successful base stealers of all time. He is also a three-time Gold Glove winner and a four-time Silver Slugger Award recipient.

Kenny retired as the second-highest all-time leader in home runs (behind only Babe Ruth) and total bases (behind only Barry Bonds).

18. Albert Belle

Albert Belle Career

  • 5× All-Star (1993–1997), 5× Silver Slugger Award (1993–1996, 1998), AL home run leader (1995), 3× AL RBI leader (1993, 1995, 1996), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Albert Belle was one of the most popular and successful players in baseball history. He is best remembered for his time with the Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago White Sox.

Belle spent the majority of his career playing right field, but he also had experience at first base and catcher. In spite of being one of the biggest hitters in MLB history, Belle never won an MVP award or a Cy Young Award during his lengthy career.

After retiring from professional baseball, Albert Belle started broadcasting games for ESPN's Baseball Tonight show from 2005 to 2009 before moving on to work as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 On October 1st, 2000.

Albert Belle died in a car accident near San Diego while driving with two other people who were also killed in the crash Belle was one of the best sluggers in baseball history.

He won five All-Star games and three Silver Slugger Awards during his career with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. Belle also led the American League in home runs twice (1995 and 1996) and RBIs once (1993). 

After a successful playing career, Belle became a highly respected member of both his team's community and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Albert Belle passed away on January 19th, 2014 at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.

19. Grady Sizemore

Outfielder

Grady Sizemore Career

  • 3× All-Star (2006–2008), 2× Gold Glove Award (2007, 2008), Silver Slugger Award (2008)

Grady Sizemore was born on August 2, 1982, in Seattle, Washington. He played his first MLB game with the Cleveland Indians on July 21, 2004, and last appeared for the Tampa Bay Rays on October 3, 2015.

In total, he played in 949 games over 12 seasons (2004-2015) batting .261 with 211 home runs and 893 RBIs. After leaving baseball Grady enjoyed a successful career as a professional golfer where he won two PGA Tour events .

The Barclays in 2014 and The Deutsche Bank Championship in 2016 Grady Sizemore was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 2003 amateur draft.

He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2004 and spent all but one of his nine seasons with them through 2011. 

In 2006, he became just the fourth player ever to win both a Gold Glove Award and an MVP award in their rookie season, winning both awards unanimously. Between 2007 and 2009, Sizemore led the American League in runs scored five times each (he also finished second once).

He signed with Boston Red Sox as a free agent prior to the 2014 season and helped lead them to their first.

World Series title since 1918 while batting .318/.371/.522 over 111 games played including 25 home runs and 21 stolen bases en route to earning AL Most Valuable Player honors for 2013 playoff run as well as 3× All-Star selection at designated hitter.

20. Mel Harder

Mel Harder Career

  • 4× All-Star (1934–1937), World Series champion (1948), AL ERA leader (1933), Cleveland Guardians No. 18 retired, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Mel Harder was a pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball for over 30 years. He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in April of 1928 and played until 1947 with the team.

Harder is best known for leading the Indians to their first World Series title in 1948, as well as pitching a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on September 7th that same year. After finishing his playing career, Harder served as player/manager for several other teams before retiring permanently in 1962.

Mel Harder passed away at 93 years old after spending many years living in Chardon, Ohio near where he grew up Harder was a key part of the Indians' 1948 World Series championship team. 

Harder played for Cleveland from 1928 to 1947 and managed the team from 1961 to 1962. Harder is one of only six players in MLB history with 4 MVP awards (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940).

He led the AL in ERA twice (1933 and 1934) and finished second once (1935). Harder ranks eighth all-time in hits with 2,231 and fifth in doubles with 548 during his 19-year career. 

After retiring as a player, Harder served as manager of the Indians from 1961 to 1962 before returning to play minor league baseball until 1967.

21. Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco Career

  • AL Comeback Player of the Year (2019), Roberto Clemente Award (2019), AL wins leader (2017)

Carlos Carrasco is a pitcher for the New York Mets. He debuted with the Cleveland Indians in 2009 and has since been with several other teams. Carlos Carrasco throws right-handed and bats left-handed.

In 2016, he won his first career Cy Young Award after posting an ERA of 2.14 and winning 22 games on the season. Carrasco was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, on March 21st, 1987; making him one year younger than current Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

As a child, Carlos Carrasco played baseball at all levels including Venezuelan League Baseball where he started playing professionally at age 17 with Magallanes de Lara in 1998 as a catcher/outfielder before converting to pitching full-time two years later due to injuries to teammates' hitters.

Although originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in 2005, Carlos signed instead with Cleveland who made him their third-round pick that year (86th overall). 

Over his seven seasons in MLB debuting for four different teams, Carrazzos' numbers have varied somewhat but always hover around league average or better.

Also Played For: akron rubber ducks, venezuela baseball

22. Carlos Santana

Kansas City Royals

Carlos Santana Career

  • All-Star (2019), Silver Slugger Award (2019)

Carlos Santana is a talented hitter and fielder who has played in the Majors for eight seasons. In 2010, he made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians and hit .242 with 27 home runs and 925 RBIs in 899 games.

Carlos Santana was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in December of 2018 and had an excellent season there, hitting .296 with 41 home runs and 1,191 RBIs. He is a switch-hitter who bats left-handed but throws right-handed.

Carlos Santana was born on April 8th, 1986 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Carlos Santana is a talented all-around player who has spent his entire career with the Cleveland Indians. In 2018, he led the American League in batting average (.331) and home runs (37).

He was named to the All-Star team and won a Silver Slugger Award that same year. Carlos Santana is also known for his humanitarian work outside of baseball, which includes visits to children’s hospitals and other organizations assisting those in need.

His contract with the Cleveland Indians will expire at the end of the 2020 season, so fans are eager to see what he can do next.

Also Played For: american league central, fantasy baseball

23. Andrew Miller

Boston Red Sox

Andrew Miller Career

  • 2× All-Star (2016, 2017), ALCS MVP (2016), AL Reliever of the Year (2015)

Andrew Miller is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and has since played for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Miller has an impressive 55-55 record, along with a 4.03 earned run average and 979 strikeouts in 979 innings pitched over 19 seasons in the MLB. 

Andrew Miller is considered one of the best relief pitchers in baseball, and he will be sorely missed by both his teams when he retires at the end of the 2021 season after 19 years of professional baseball play Miller is a relief pitcher who has played for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.

Miller was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2006, but he did not sign with them. He then went to Florida Marlins in 2008 where he spent three seasons before being traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2011. 

In 2014, Miller signed with the Baltimore Orioles and helped lead them to their first-ever World Series appearance; they eventually lost to the New York Yankees. 

After two seasons with Baltimore, Miller was traded back to his original team -the Boston Red Sox- for a package of prospects including Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech.

Miller has been an effective reliever throughout his career, posting an ERA below 3 in each of his 10 seasons as a pro ballplayer (including playoffs). 

His best season came in 2016 when he led all AL relievers in ERA (1.74) and strikeouts (123). Miller is married and has one child he also owns a dog named Duke. 6bHe loves spending time outdoors hiking or playing golf Andrew Miller's net worth is currently unknown.

Also Played For: cape cod baseball league

24. Gaylord Perry

Pitcher

Gaylord Perry Career

  • 5× All-Star (1966, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1979), 2× Cy Young Award (1972, 1978), 3× Wins leader (1970, 1972, 1978), Pitched a no-hitter on September 17, 1968, San Francisco Giants No. 36 retired, San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Gaylord Perry was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 30 years and was a three-time Cy Young Award winner. He was born in North Carolina and played for the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Perry was known for his strong control and ability to get strikeouts. He is also known for his outspokenness and his aggressive playing style. 

Perry passed away in December 2022 at the age of 84. Gaylord Perry was one of the greatest pitchers in history, winning three Cy Young Awards and totaling 5,354 strikeouts in his career.

Perry was a dominant force on the mound during his time with the San Francisco Giants, and his no-hitter in 1968 remains one of the most memorable moments in franchise history. 

Perry also played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees, and was a five-time All-Star. Gaylord Perry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Gaylord Perry passed away in February 2016 at the age of 86.

25. Al Rosen

Cleveland Guardians

Al Rosen Career

  • 4× All-Star (1952–1955), World Series champion (1948), AL MVP (1953), 2× AL home run leader (1950, 1953), 2× AL RBI leader (1952, 1953), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Al Rosen was a third baseman who played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians from 1947 to 1955. Rosen was a key player on the Indian teams that won the American League Championship in 1948 and 1949.

He also played in the All-Star Game in 1951 and 1952. Rosen was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1955 and spent the remainder of his career with the team. Rosen was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Al Rosen passed away at the age of 91 in March 2015. Al Rosen was a very successful player for the Cleveland Indians from 1947-1956. He was a four-time All-Star and World Series champion. Rosen was known for his power and batting average.

He hit 192 home runs and drove 717 runs during his career. Rosen was a dominant player in the AL and was MVP in 1953. He was a key part of the Indian dynasty of the 1950s. 

Rosen is also in the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame. He was a great ambassador for the game of baseball and was a major influence on the players of his era.

26. Mudcat Grant

Cleveland Guardians

Mudcat Grant Career

  • 2× All-Star (1963, 1965), AL wins leader (1965)

Grant pitched in the major leagues for over 20 years and had a successful career. Grant was a right-handed pitcher and batted and threw right-handed. Grant was born in 1935 in Lacoochee, Florida.

Grant made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1958. Grant played for the Oakland Athletics from 1971-71. Grant is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers in MLB history and is also a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Grant passed away on June 11, 2021, at the age of 85 after a long and successful career. Mudcat Grant was a Hall of Fame pitcher who won 164 games over a 14-year career. Grant was a dominant pitcher in his era and led the league in wins twice.

He was also a very good hitter and hit over .300 in his career. Grant's career was cut short by a leg injury, but he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Grant is one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history and is still considered one of the best to ever play the game.

27. Tris Speaker

Boston Red Sox

Tris Speaker Career

  • 3× World Series champion (1912, 1915, 1920), AL MVP (1912), AL batting champion (1916), AL home run leader (1912), AL RBI leader (1923), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, , MLB Records, , 792 career doubles, 449 career outfield assists

Tris Speaker was a center fielder who played for the Boston Americans and Philadelphia Athletics in the early 1900s. Tris Speaker was one of the most consistent hitters in MLB history, batting over .300 for eight seasons and reaching the 3,000-hit mark.

Tris Speaker was a powerful hitter who hit home runs at a high rate, and his 117 homers are still a record. Tris Speaker was also a good fielder, throwing out runners at a high rate and earning three MVP awards. Tris Speaker retired from baseball in 1928 after a final season with the Philadelphia Athletics.

He died in 1958 at the age of 70. As one of the most famous and successful players in baseball history, Speaker also enjoyed a lengthy managerial career which included multiple World Series championships. 

Tris Speaker is most remembered for his stellar play as a left-handed batter, which helped him rack up impressive batting and home run numbers.

As a manager, Speaker was equally as successful, presiding over several championship-winning teams throughout his career. Tris Speaker was a fixture in the baseball world for over a century, and his impact on the sport will long be remembered.

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28. Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie Career

  • Triple Crown (1901), 5× AL batting champion (1901–1904, 1910), AL home run leader (1901), 3× RBI leader (1898, 1901, 1904), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Nap Lajoie was one of the most popular and successful players of his era. He was a two-time batting champion and a three-time stolen base champion. Lajoie was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.

Lajoie was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1874. He started playing baseball at an early age and soon became a star player. Lajoie played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1896 to 1916. He was a two-time batting champion and three-time stolen base champion during that time.

Lajoie was also a manager for several teams, including the Philadelphia Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. He retired from baseball in 1936. Lajoie died in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1959 at the age of 84. He was one of the most popular players in baseball history. Nap Lajoie was one of the most popular players in baseball history.

As a player, he won three Triple Crowns and is the all-time leader in home runs. As a manager, he led the Cleveland Naps to the World Series in 1905. Lajoie was born in 1877 in Quebec, Canada. He began his baseball career in 1896 with the Philadelphia Phillies. 

In 1901, he won the Triple Crown as the AL batting champion, home run leader, and Most Valuable Player.

Lajoie played his final season with the Cleveland Naps in 1916. After his playing career ended, he became a manager and led the team to the World Series in 1905. He died in 1937.

29. Sam McDowell

Sam McDowell Career

  • 6× All-Star (1965, 1966, 1968–1971), AL ERA leader (1965), 5× AL strikeout leader (1965, 1966, 1968–1970), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

McDowell was a successful pitcher in the MLB for over a decade. He was known for his powerful fastball and a sharp curveball. McDowell was also a capable hitter, batting .244 with 191 hits in his career.

After ending his MLB career, McDowell remained active in the sport as a coach and manager. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer. McDowell was a dominant pitcher in his era and is still considered one of the best in Cleveland Indian's history.

McDowell led the league in ERA twice and struck out more than 2,500 batters in his career. McDowell won six All-Star games during his career and was an excellent pitcher for the Indians. 

McDowell is a member of the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame and was inducted in 1986. McDowell is also a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame.

30. Addie Joss

Addie Joss Career

  • MLB wins leader (1907), 2× MLB ERA leader (1904, 1908), Pitched a perfect game on October 2, 1908, Pitched two no-hitters, MLB record .968 career WHIP, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Addie Joss was born on April 12, 1880, in Woodland, Wisconsin. Joss made her MLB debut with the Cleveland Bronchos in 1902 and played for the team until 1910.

Joss was a successful pitcher throughout her career, posting a win-loss record of 160-97 and an earned run average of 1.89. Joss died in 1911 at the age of 31 after a short battle with tuberculosis.

Joss was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history and is the all-time leader in strikeouts. Joss pitched a perfect game on October 2, 1908, one of only two in MLB history. Joss also holds the record for the most complete games in MLB history with 158.

Joss was a three-time MLB ERA leader and won two Cy Young Awards. Joss was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.

31. Stan Coveleski

Stan Coveleski Career

  • World Series champion (1920), 2× AL ERA leader (1923, 1925), AL strikeout leader (1920), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Stan Coveleski was a starting pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years and was one of the most successful pitchers of his era. He was a three-time World Series champion and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

Stan Coveleski was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, in 1889. He began his baseball career with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912 and won three World Series championships with the team. Coveleski later played for the New York Yankees and was one of the most successful pitchers in baseball history.

He retired in 1928, after winning another World Series title with the Yankees. Stan Coveleski died in 1984 at the age of 94. He was one of the most celebrated and successful pitchers in baseball history. 

Stan Coveleski was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history. He won two World Series championships and led the league in strikeouts twice. Coveleski was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1888, and he began his professional career in 1912 with the Philadelphia Athletics. 

He spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians, winning two World Series championships in 1916 and 1924. The Washington Senators acquired Coveleski in 1925, and he led the league in strikeouts each year he played for them.

He was traded to the New York Yankees in 1928, and he helped them win the World Series that year. Coveleski retired after the season, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

32. Sandy Alomar Jr.

Sandy Alomar Jr. Career

  • 6× All-Star (1990–1992, 1996–1998), AL Rookie of the Year (1990), Gold Glove Award (1990), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Sandy Alomar Jr. was a catcher and coach in the MLB. He is most notably remembered for his time with the Cleveland Indians, where he won a World Series in 1997.

Alomar was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on June 18, 1966. He played in the MLB for the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets. Alomar had a successful MLB career, winning a World Series with the Indians in 1997.

He also had stints with the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. Alomar retired from baseball in 2007. He currently coaches in the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League. Alomar is a well-respected player and coach in the MLB, and he is often consulted by younger players.

He is a popular figure in Puerto Rico, where he is a highly-regarded figure. Sandy Alomar Jr. is a 56-year-old catcher and coach in the MLB. He has had a successful career and is widely respected for his skills as a player and coach.

33. Early Wynn

Chicago White Sox

Early Wynn Career

  • 9× All-Star (1947, 1955–1960²), Cy Young Award (1959), 2× MLB wins leader (1954, 1959), AL ERA leader (1950), 2× AL strikeout leader (1957, 1958), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, Washington Nationals Ring of Honor

Early Wynn was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 30 years. He had a 300-244 win-loss record, and an ERA of 3.54. Early Wynn was a switch hitter. He died in 1999 at the age of 79.

Early Wynn was one of the better left-handed pitchers of his era. He played for the Washington Senators (1939-1944), Cleveland Indians (1949-1957), and Chicago White Sox (1958-1962). Wynn was a three-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1959.

Wynn was also one of the league leaders in strikeouts. Wynn is a member of the Washington Nationals Ring of Honor.

34. Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant Career

  • 3× All-Star (1968, 1974, 1976), 2× AL ERA leader (1968, 1972), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Luis Tiant was a very successful pitcher in the MLB for many years. He was a part of the Cleveland Indians team that won the World Series in 1964. He also played for the California Angels and was involved in the team that won the World Series in 1982.

Luis Tiant has since retired from the MLB and now lives in Cuba. He has been recognized for his achievements both on and off the baseball field and is a well-respected member of the MLB community. 

Luis Tiant is a very popular figure in Cuba and is highly respected for his contributions to the sport.

He is a true gentleman and is always willing to share a laugh with his fans. Luis Tiant is a true pioneer in the MLB and is still widely regarded as one of the best pitchers of all time. Luis Tiant is a true legend in the MLB and will always be remembered for his amazing achievements.

35. Mike Garcia

Mike Garcia Career

  • 3× All-Star (1952–1954), World Series champion (1948), 2× AL ERA leader (1949, 1954), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Garcia was a pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians from 1948 to 1956. He had a career record of 133-112 and led the American League in strikeouts six times.

Garcia was a three-time All-Star and won a World Series championship with the Indians in 1948. Garcia was born in San Gabriel, California, in 1923. He played college baseball at the University of Southern California.

Garcia died in 1986 at the age of 62. Garcia was a key player on the 1961 Washington Senators, helping them to a 142-97 win-loss record and 3.27 ERA. Garcia was a three-time All-Star and World Series champion with the Indians in 1948.

Garcia was traded to the White Sox in 1960 but was traded to the Senators in 1961. Garcia helped the Senators to the 1961 World Series, where they lost to the Chicago White Sox. Garcia had a long and successful career in the Majors, retiring in 1973 with a record of 1,117 strikeouts.

Garcia was inducted into the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame in 1986. Garcia passed away in 1988 at the age of 60.

36. Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Career

  • 3× All-Star (1992, 1993, 1995), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1993, 1994), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Carlos Baerga was a second baseman who played in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Nationals. He had a .291 batting average and 134 home runs in his career.

Baerga was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and played in the MLB for the first time with the Cleveland Indians in 1990. He enjoyed a successful career with the Nationals, hitting over .300 in each of his final three seasons.

Baerga played in the Korean Baseball League for the Samsung Lions in 2001 and 2002, before returning to the MLB in 2005. He retired at the end of the season. Baerga is a member of the Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

He currently resides in Santurce. Carlos Baerga was an All-Star outfielder for Cleveland Indians from 1990 to 1996. Baerga was a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner with Cleveland. Baerga played for the Mets, Padres, Indians, and Lions in his career. Baerga is a .275 hitter with 4 home runs and 17 RBIs in his career.

Baerga was released by the Nationals in 2005. Baerga is currently a broadcaster for the Diamondbacks. Baerga is likely best known for his home run against the Yankees in the 1995 American League Championship Series. Baerga is a Spanish-speaking broadcaster for the Diamondbacks. Baerga is 46 years old.

37. Rocky Colavito

Rocky Colavito Career

  • 9× All-Star (1959, 1959², 1961–1962², 1964–1966), AL home run leader (1959), AL RBI leader (1965), Hit 4 home runs in one game on June 10, 1959, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Rocky Colavito was an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was one of the most popular players in baseball during his era and is still remembered by many fans today.

Colavito was born in the Bronx in 1933 and began playing baseball at a young age. He was a consistent power hitter and was a key part of the Yankees' dynasty in the 1960s. Colavito retired from baseball in 1968 and later had a successful career as a batting coach.

He passed away in 2009 at the age of 89. Colavito was one of the most popular players in baseball during his era and is still remembered by many fans today. 

His 374 home runs are still the most ever hit by a right-handed batter. Rocky Colavito is one of the most famous and legendary players in baseball history.

He was a consistent and talented hitter for most of his career, and is often considered one of the greatest power hitters in history. 

He was also a very good fielder and was one of the first players to be primarily a designated hitter. He played for the Cleveland Indians for most of his career and is remembered as one of the most successful teams in baseball history.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 and is considered one of the greatest players in history.

38. Elmer Flick

Elmer Flick Career

  • AL batting champion (1905), NL RBI leader (1900), 2× AL stolen base leader (1904, 1906), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Elmer Flick was a right fielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1898 to 1910. He was one of the most successful players of his era, posting a batting average of .313 over his career.

Elmer Flick also threw right-handed and was a valuable member of several championship teams. Elmer Flick passed away in 1971 at the age of 94. He is remembered as one of the greatest hitters and fielders in Philadelphia Phillies history.

Elmer Flick was a pivotal figure in the history of the Cleveland Indians, playing with the team from 1902 to 1910. During that time, he was a three-time batting champion and a two-time stolen base leader. He was also a talented pitcher, winning 210 games in his career.

Flick was a native of Cleveland, and he is one of only two players in history to have both a batting and pitching record of .300 or better. After leaving the Indians, Flick went on to play for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired after the 1910 season.

Elmer Flick was a key figure in the development of the modern major league game, and he is now widely considered one of the greatest players in Cleveland Indian's history.

39. Jason Kipnis

Cleveland Guardians

Jason Kipnis Career

  • 2× All-Star (2013, 2015)

Jason Kipnis is a second baseman for the Cleveland Indians. He's a free agent after playing for the Indians for six seasons. Jason Kipnis is a powerful hitter who can hit for both power and average.

Jason Kipnis has won two Gold Gloves and has been a key player on the Cleveland Indians' past two Championship teams. Jason Kipnis is a hard worker who is always trying to improve his game. Jason Kipnis has been married to his wife, Alyssa, for four years.

They have two children together. Jason Kipnis is a committed Christian who credits his faith for helping him through some tough times in his career. Jason Kipnis is a role model to his fans and is always willing to help out in any way he can. Jason Kipnis is a popular personality in Cleveland and is known for his friendly and outgoing nature.

Jason Kipnis is one of the most consistent hitters in the MLB and is a fan favorite.

40. Brook Jacoby

Brook Jacoby Career

  • 2× All-Star (1986, 1990)

Jacoby played in the MLB for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. Jacoby was known for his excellent batting and throwing abilities.

Jacoby finished his MLB career with a batting average of .257 and a throwing average of .993. Jacoby is a three-time All-Star and won the Gold Glove Award in 1988.

Jacoby currently works as a commentator for MLB Network and Fox Sports 1. Brook Jacoby was an All-Star first baseman in both the American and National leagues. Jacoby helped lead the Braves to the National League pennant in 1981 and 1983.

Jacoby also played for the Cleveland Indians from 1984 to 1991. Jacoby was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 1991, where he played for two more seasons. Jacoby finished his career with the Chunichi Dragons in 1993.

41. Andre Thornton

Andre Thornton Career

  • 2× All-Star (1982, 1984), Silver Slugger Award (1984), Roberto Clemente Award (1979), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Andre Thornton was a first baseman and designated hitter who played in the MLB from 1973 to 1987. He played for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Thornton had a batting average of .265 and a .716 OPS in his career.

Thornton was a career .308 hitter with 115 home runs and 590 RBI in 1,489 games. Thornton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. He is currently a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs. Andre Thornton was a four-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner with the Cleveland Indians.

Thornton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1954. He played his first season with the Montreal Expos in 1976 and finished his career with the Cleveland Indians. Thornton was a powerful hitter, with a batting average of .254 and 253 home runs. He was an excellent baserunner, with 895 runs batted in.

Thornton was a popular player with his teammates and was known for his good character and leadership skills. Thornton was inducted into the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame in 2001. Andre Thornton passed away in 2006 at the age of 54.

42. Charles Nagy

Charles Nagy Career

  • 3× All-Star (1992, 1996, 1999), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Charles Nagy was a pitcher in the MLB for over a decade and had a successful career. He was 129-105 with a 4.51 ERA. He struck out 1,242 batters in his career.

Nagy was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1990 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut with the Indians on June 29, 1990. Nagy played for the San Diego Padres from 2003 to 2003.

His last MLB game was on June 1, 2003. Nagy is a retired pitcher. He currently resides in Connecticut. Nagy is a two-time All-Star. He was voted to the All-Star team in 1997 and 2000.

Nagy is a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2006. Nagy is a father of three children. He has two daughters and a son. Charles Nagy is a veteran of the MLB.

He has played in over 1,000 games in his career. Charles Nagy was a 3-time All-Star and 3-time gold medalist for the United States in the Olympics. Nagy played for the Cleveland Indians from 1990-2002, before spending a season with the San Diego Padres.

After a successful career in the MLB, Nagy was inducted into the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame in 2006. Charles Nagy is currently a scout for the Cleveland Indians. Charles Nagy was born on December 16, 1966, in San Diego, CA. Nagy is married and has two children.

Charles Nagy is a successful scout, having signed players such as Francisco Lindor, Francisco Mejia, and Bradley Zimmer in the MLB. Nagy currently resides in Cleveland, OH. 

Charles Nagy is a talented baseball player and scout, who has had a successful career in the MLB and represented his country brilliantly in the Olympics.

43. Doug Jones

Cleveland Guardians

Doug Jones Career

  • 5× All-Star (1988–1990, 1992, 1994)

Doug Jones was a right-handed pitcher in the MLB for over two decades. He had a respectable win-loss record but is most remembered for his performance in the postseason, notably as the pitcher who helped lead the Milwaukee Brewers to the 1997 World Series.

He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019 and did not return to the MLB after that. He passed away in November 2021 at the age of 64. Doug Jones is a former pitcher who played his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Jones was a three-time All-Star and earned a career ERA of 3.30.

Jones led the Brewers to their first postseason appearance in 26 years in 1998. Jones was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1991 and played with them until 1998. Jones signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1994 and played with them until 1996. Jones was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 and played with them until 1998.

Jones signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1996 and played with them until 1998. Jones retired from baseball in 1998. Jones has since been involved in coaching and managing in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

44. Mike Hargrove

Mike Hargrove Career

  • All-Star (1975), AL Rookie of the Year (1974), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Hargrove was a first baseman and manager in the majors for 18 seasons, most notably with the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. Hargrove was a three-time All-Star, and was named to the National League all-star team in 1984.

Hargrove was a member of the American League all-star team in 1980 and 1981. Hargrove was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Hargrove is a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. Hargrove is currently the manager of the Triple-A Round Rock Express.

Hargrove played for the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and Cleveland Indians during his career. He was an All-Star and Rookie of the Year in 1974. He managed the Cleveland Indians from 1991-1999. He was fired in 1999 and later became a scout for the Seattle Mariners.

He was inducted into the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame in 2010. Hargrove passed away in 2017.

45. Cody Allen

Cleveland Guardians

Cody Allen

Cody Allen is a 34-year-old pitcher who has played in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians. Allen was drafted by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.

Allen made his MLB debut in 2010 with the Indians. Allen has had a fairly successful MLB career, ranking in the top 10 in strikeouts every season he has played. Allen has also had some success in the playoffs, including a victory in the 2016 ALDS.

Allen is currently a free agent and is not signed with the Indians for the 2017 season. Allen is a left-handed pitcher, which is something of a rarity in the MLB. Allen is married and has two young children. Allen is a very successful pitcher, and is definitely one to watch in the MLB.

Cody Allen is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Allen is 24 years old and has been in the MLB for four seasons. In his four seasons, he has a 24-31 record with a 3.14 ERA. 

He has struck out 593 batters in 693 innings pitched. Allen has also saved 153 games in 153 appearances. Allen was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

Allen made his MLB debut in 2012 and has been with the Indians ever since. Allen is a left-handed pitcher and throws a fastball, slider, and changeup. Allen is a future All-Star and has a lot of potential to be one of the best pitchers in the MLB.

46. Wes Ferrell

Wes Ferrell Career

  • 2× All-Star (1933, 1937), AL wins leader (1935), Pitched a no-hitter on April 29, 1931, MLB record 37 career home runs hit by a pitcher, Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame, Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Wes Ferrell was a pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1927 to 1941. He had a 193-128 win-loss record and an ERA of 4.04. Ferrell was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 2, 1908.

Ferrell began his professional career with the Cleveland Indians in 1927. He played for the Indians, Boston Braves, and the Chicago White Sox during his career. Ferrell retired from baseball in 1941.

He later worked as a coach for the Boston Red Sox. He died in 1976 at the age of 68. Wes Ferrell was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball during the 1930s. He led the league in strikeouts twice and holds the record for the most home runs hit by a pitcher in a career.

Ferrell was also an all-star in both the 1933 and 1937 seasons.  He pitched a no-hitter on April 29, 1931 and was inducted into the Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame in 1984. Ferrell played for the Boston Red Sox and Brooklyn Dodgers during his career.

47. Travis Hafner

Cleveland Guardians

Travis Hafner

Travis Hafner is a former first baseman and designated hitter who spent his entire career with the New York Yankees. He was a key part of the team's success in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and was a six-time All-Star.

Hafner was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1977. He started playing baseball in his hometown and spent several years in the minor leagues before making his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2001. 

Hafner was a consistent performer for the Yankees over the next few years, and helped the team to win two World Series titles in 2003 and 2009.

He retired at the end of the 2012 season, having played in 17 seasons and recorded 1,020 hits, 126 home runs and 711 RBIs. 

Hafner is now a commentator for Yankees games on Fox Sports and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame. He has also written a book about his life and career. Travis Hafner is married with two children.

48. Herb Score

Herb Score Career

  • 2× All-Star (1955, 1956), AL Rookie of the Year (1955), 2× AL strikeout leader (1955, 1956), Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Herb Score was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians from 1955 to 1957. Score had a record of 10-14 in his two seasons in the majors. Score died in 2008 at the age of 75.

Score was an All-Star and AL Rookie of the Year with the White Sox in the early 1960s. He finished with an impressive strikeout total of 837 in a career that spanned nearly 20 years.

Score was a key part of the White Sox team that won two pennants in the early 1960s. Score later served as the team's manager for a brief period in the 1970s. Score passed away in 1982 at the age of 50.

49. Trevor Bauer

Cleveland Guardians

Trevor Bauer Career

  • All-Star (2018), All-MLB First Team (2020), NL Cy Young Award (2020), NL ERA leader (2020), Golden Spikes Award (2011), National Pitcher of the Year Award (2011)

Trevor Bauer was born in North Hollywood, California on January 17, 1991. He made his MLB debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012. Bauer has a 83-69 win-loss record in his career.

Bauer has been a starting pitcher for most of his career, but he has also played in relief. Bauer has had some injury problems in his career, but he is still a talented pitcher. Bauer is a free agent and may not be with the Cincinnati Reds for much longer.

Bauer is a talented pitcher and has had some success in the MLB. Trevor Bauer is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He has won several awards, including the NL Cy Young Award in 2020. Bauer is known for his ability to strikeout batters and his low ERA.

50. Ray Chapman

Ray Chapman Career

  • Cleveland Guardians Hall of Fame

Ray Chapman was a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians from 1912-1920. Chapman was one of the most beloved players in Cleveland Indians history, and his tragic death in 1920 at the age of 29 still remains a mystery.

Chapman was killed in a car accident while on his way to a game in New York City. Chapman was one of the most daring and exciting players of his era, and his death remains a tragic loss to baseball. 

Chapman was an all-star for the Cleveland Indians in 1920 and was killed in a batting practice accident the next year.

Chapman was a powerful hitter who led the American League in home runs in 1920 and RBIs in 1921. Chapman was a controversial figure in baseball because of his death. 

Some say he was killed by accident, while others believe he was killed intentionally because of his aggressive playing style. Chapman is one of the most well-known players in baseball history and is often cited as an example of the dangers of playing the game hard.

51. José Mesa

José Mesa Career

  • 2× All-Star (1995, 1996), AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1995), AL saves leader (1995)

José Mesa is a pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mesa was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and made his MLB debut with the team the following year.

Mesa's best years came during the mid-1990s when he posted a record of 80-109 with an earned run average of 4.36. In 2007, Mesa was traded to the Phillies and spent the rest of his career with the team.

Mesa has been a consistent performer throughout his career, winning at least ten games in each of his ten seasons. Mesa retired from baseball in 2007 and now works as a pitching coach for the Phillies' minor league team.

José Mesa is one of the most successful pitchers in Phillies history and is still fondly remembered by fans. José Mesa was one of the most dominant relief pitchers in MLB history. He amassed over 1,000 strikeouts in his career and was an all-star twice.

Mesa was a dominating force on the mound, often striking out multiple batters in a single inning. He was also one of the most consistent pitchers in MLB history, posting a winning record in every season he played. Mesa's career came to an end in 2007, after he was traded to the Phillies.

He retired with over 1,000 career strikeouts and will always be remembered as one of the greatest relief pitchers in baseball history.

Final Words

The Cleveland Indians are one of the most successful teams in baseball, and their best players have contributed to many championships. Some of the greatest hitters to play for the Indians include Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., and Albert Pujols.

All three men were key contributors to multiple championship teams during their time with Cleveland. Additionally, current Tribe players such as Francisco Lindor and Corey Kluber have continued this tradition by helping lead India to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2017 and 2018.

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It costs $ 0.25 per ball at that time.

Source: oldsportscards

How Much Did A Baseball Cost In 1962

In a baseball cost around $ 0.25 per ball.

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