The 20 Greatest Cleveland Indians of All-Time

The Cleveland Indians franchise has existed since 1901. For the entirety of their existence, they have played in the American League. During their history they have been known by four names: Cleveland Blues (1901), Cleveland Bronchos (1902), Cleveland Naps (1903 – 1914), Cleveland Indians (1915 – Present). The Indians franchise has won two World Series titles and over 9,000 games.

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 100 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.

  1. Nap Lajoie
    • Age: 27 – 39
    • Years: 1902 – 1914
    • Position(s): 2B, 1B, SS

    Nap Lajoie
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    79.96 152 1614 6695 6034 865 2046 424 78 34 919 240 408 32 .339 .378 .452 .830

  2. Tris Speaker
    • Age: 28 – 38
    • Years: 1916 – 1926
    • Position(s): CF

    Tris Speaker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    74.19 158 1519 6628 5546 1079 1965 486 108 73 884 151 857 146 .354 .432 .520 .952

  3. Shoeless Joe Jackson
    • Age: 22 – 27
    • Years: 1910 – 1915
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.99 176 674 2852 2502 474 937 168 89 24 353 138 267 71 .375 .433 .541 .975

  4. Bob Feller
    • Age: 17 – 22, 26 – 37
    • Years: 1936 – 1941, 1945 – 1956
    • Position(s): SP

    Bob Feller
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    65.24 82 570 484 266 162 3.25 3827 279 44 21 1557 1384 1764 2581 16.0% 1.32

  5. Jim Thome
    • Age: 20 – 31, 40
    • Years: 1991 – 2002, 2011
    • Position(s): 1B, 3B, DH

    Jim Thome
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.94 150 1399 5805 4711 928 1353 263 20 337 937 18 1008 1400 .287 .413 .566 .980

  6. Lou Boudreau
    • Age: 20 – 32
    • Years: 1938 – 1950
    • Position(s): SS

    Lou Boudreau
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    61.66 124 1560 6707 5754 823 1706 367 65 63 740 50 766 297 .296 .372 .415 .788

  7. Stan Coveleski
    • Age: 26 – 34
    • Years: 1916 – 1924
    • Position(s): SP

    Stan Coveleski
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    55.32 77 360 305 172 123 2.80 2502.1 194 31 20 972 779 616 856 8.3% 1.23

  8. Larry Doby
    • Age: 23 – 31, 34
    • Years: 1947 – 1955, 1958
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Larry Doby
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    43.44 140 1235 5082 4315 808 1234 190 45 215 776 44 703 805 .286 .387 .500 .887

  9. Earl Averill
    • Age: 27 – 37
    • Years: 1929 – 1939
    • Position(s): CF

    Earl Averill
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.9 134 1509 6708 5909 1154 1903 377 121 226 1084 66 725 470 .322 .396 .541 .937

  10. Addie Joss
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1902 – 1910
    • Position(s): SP

    Addie Joss
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    45.88 70 286 260 160 97 1.89 2327 234 45 5 729 488 364 920 0.97

  11. Manny Ramirez
    • Age: 21 – 28
    • Years: 1993 – 2000
    • Position(s): RF, DH

    Manny Ramirez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    29.9 150 967 4095 3470 665 1086 237 11 236 804 28 541 780 .313 .406 .591 .997

  12. Al Rosen
    • Age: 23 – 32
    • Years: 1947 -1956
    • Position(s): 3B, 1B

    Al Rosen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    32.61 138 1044 4374 3725 603 1063 165 20 192 717 39 587 385 .285 .383 .495 .878

  13. Elmer Flick
    • Age: 26 – 34
    • Years: 1902 – 1910
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    Elmer Flick
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.18 143 935 4020 3537 535 1058 164 106 19 376 207 355 .299 .363 .421 .784

  14. Sam McDowell
    • Age: 18 – 28
    • Years: 1961 – 1971
    • Position(s): SP

    Sam McDowell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    42.34 85 336 295 122 109 2.99 2109.2 97 22 11 805 702 1072 2159 24.3% 1.27

  15. Kenny Lofton
    • Age: 25 – 29, 31 – 34, 40
    • Years: 1992 – 1996, 1998 – 2001, 2007
    • Position(s): CF

    Kenny Lofton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.49 110 1276 5766 5045 975 1512 244 66 87 518 452 611 652 .300 .371 .425 .797

  16. Albert Belle
    • Age: 22 – 29
    • Years: 1989 – 1996
    • Position(s): LF, DH

    Albert Belle
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.3 145 913 3922 3441 592 1014 223 16 242 751 61 396 622 .295 .368 .579 .948

  17. Mel Harder
    • Age: 18 – 37
    • Years: 1928 – 1947
    • Position(s): SP

    Mel Harder
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.94 90 582 433 223 186 3.80 3426.1 181 25 23 1714 1447 1118 1160 7.8% 1.41

  18. Joe Sewell
    • Age: 21 – 31
    • Years: 1920 – 1930
    • Position(s): SS, 3B

    Joe Sewell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    45.58 114 1513 6576 5621 857 1800 375 63 30 869 71 654 99 .320 .383 .425 .808

  19. Corey Kluber
    • Age: 25 – 32
    • Years: 2011 – 2018
    • Position(s): SP

    Corey Kluber
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    32.74 74 201 196 96 55 3.09 1306 17 7 0 492 448 277 1423 27.2% 1.07

  20. Gaylord Perry
    • Age: 33 – 36
    • Years: 1972 – 1975
    • Position(s): SP

    Gaylord Perry
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    29 74 134 133 70 57 2.71 1130.2 96 17 1 377 340 330 773 17.1% 1.10

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