Cleveland Indians Batting Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for batting title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 1,500 at bats.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1948 Lou Boudreau 10.4
2 1953 Al Rosen 10.1
3 1906 Nap Lajoie 10.0
4 1910 Nap Lajoie 9.8
5 1912 Shoeless Joe Jackson 9.6
6 1906 Terry Turner 9.4
7 1911 Shoeless Joe Jackson 9.2
8 1923 Tris Speaker 9.0
9 1916 Tris Speaker 8.6
1904 Nap Lajoie 8.6
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Nap Lajoie 80.0
2 Tris Speaker 74.2
3 Lou Boudreau 61.7
4 Kenny Lofton 48.5
5 Jim Thome 47.9
Earl Averill 47.9
7 Joe Sewell 45.6
8 Larry Doby 43.4
9 Terry Turner 38.9
10 Bill Bradley 35.1

Single-Season Batting Average
Rank Year Player BA
1 1911 Shoeless Joe Jackson .408
2 1912 Shoeless Joe Jackson .395
3 1925 Tris Speaker .389
4 1920 Tris Speaker .388
5 1916 Tris Speaker .386
6 1910 Nap Lajoie .384
7 1923 Tris Speaker .380
8 1902 Nap Lajoie .379
9 1936 Earl Averill .378
1922 Tris Speaker .378
1902 Charlie Hickman .378
Career Batting Average
Rank Player BA
1 Shoeless Joe Jackson .375
2 Tris Speaker .354
3 Nap Lajoie .339
4 Lew Fonseca .337
5 George Burns .327
6 Roberto Alomar .323
Ed Morgan .323
8 Earl Averill .322
9 Joe Sewell .320
10 Johnny Hodapp .318

Single-Season On-Base Percentage
Rank Year Player OBP
1 1920 Tris Speaker .483
2 1925 Tris Speaker .479
3 1922 Tris Speaker .474
4 1916 Tris Speaker .470
5 1923 Tris Speaker .469
6 1911 Shoeless Joe Jackson .468
7 1913 Shoeless Joe Jackson .460
8 1912 Shoeless Joe Jackson .458
9 2000 Manny Ramirez .457
10 1923 Joe Sewell .456
Career On-Base Percentage
Rank Player OBP
1 Tris Speaker .444
2 Shoeless Joe Jackson .441
3 Jim Thome .414
4 Manny Ramirez .407
5 Roberto Alomar .405
Ed Morgan .405
7 Earl Averill .399
8 Joe Sewell .398
9 Mike Hargrove .396
10 David Justice .392

Single-Season Slugging Percentage
Rank Year Player SLG
1 1994 Albert Belle .714
2 2000 Manny Ramirez .697
3 1995 Albert Belle .690
4 2002 Jim Thome .677
5 1999 Manny Ramirez .663
6 2006 Travis Hafner .659
7 1936 Hal Trosky .644
8 1936 Earl Averill .627
9 2001 Jim Thome .624
10 1996 Albert Belle .623
Career Slugging Percentage
Rank Player SLG
1 Manny Ramirez .592
2 Albert Belle .580
3 Jim Thome .566
4 Hal Trosky .551
5 Earl Averill .542
Shoeless Joe Jackson .542
7 David Justice .526
8 Tris Speaker .520
9 Roberto Alomar .515
10 Travis Hafner .509

Single-Season On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Year Player OPS
1 2000 Manny Ramirez 1.154
2 1994 Albert Belle 1.152
3 2002 Jim Thome 1.122
4 1999 Manny Ramirez 1.105
5 2006 Travis Hafner 1.097
6 1995 Albert Belle 1.091
7 1922 Tris Speaker 1.080
8 1923 Tris Speaker 1.079
9 1936 Earl Averill 1.065
10 1996 Jim Thome 1.062
Career On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Player OPS
1 Manny Ramirez .998
2 Shoeless Joe Jackson .983
3 Jim Thome .980
4 Tris Speaker .965
5 Albert Belle .949
6 Earl Averill .940
7 Hal Trosky .930
8 Roberto Alomar .920
9 David Justice .918
10 Ed Morgan .898

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1964 Leon Wagner 163
2 2007 Grady Sizemore 162
2006 Grady Sizemore 162
1989 Joe Carter 162
1986 Joe Carter 162
1982 Toby Harrah 162
1965 Rocky Colavito 162
1964 Dick Howser 162
9 1992 Carlos Baerga 161
1986 Brett Butler 161
1985 Brook Jacoby 161
1982 Andre Thornton 161
1967 Max Alvis 161
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Terry Turner 1,619
2 Nap Lajoie 1,614
3 Lou Boudreau 1,560
4 Jim Hegan 1,526
5 Tris Speaker 1,521
6 Ken Keltner 1,513
Joe Sewell 1,513
8 Earl Averill 1,510
9 Charlie Jamieson 1,487
10 Omar Vizquel 1,478

Single-Season At Bats
Rank Year Player AB
1 1986 Joe Carter 663
2 1996 Kenny Lofton 662
3 1984 Julio Franco 658
4 1992 Carlos Baerga 657
5 2006 Grady Sizemore 655
6 1944 Mickey Rocco 653
7 1989 Joe Carter 651
8 1928 Carl Lind 650
9 1937 Lyn Lary 644
1923 Charlie Jamieson 644
Career At Bats
Rank Player AB
1 Nap Lajoie 6,034
2 Earl Averill 5,909
3 Terry Turner 5,787
4 Lou Boudreau 5,754
5 Omar Vizquel 6,724
6 Ken Keltner 5,655
7 Joe Sewell 5,621
8 Charlie Jamieson 5,551
9 Tris Speaker 5,546
10 Kenny Lofton 5,045

Single-Season Runs
Rank Year Player R
1 1931 Earl Averill 140
2 1999 Roberto Alomar 138
3 1920 Tris Speaker 137
4 1936 Earl Averill 136
5 2006 Grady Sizemore 134
6 1923 Tris Speaker 133
7 1996 Kenny Lofton 132
8 1999 Manny Ramirez 131
9 1923 Charlie Jamieson 130
10 1934 Earl Averill 128
Career Runs
Rank Player R
1 Earl Averill 1,154
2 Tris Speaker 1,079
3 Kenny Lofton 975
4 Charlie Jamieson 942
5 Jim Thome 928
6 Omar Vizquel 906
7 Nap Lajoie 865
8 Joe Sewell 857
9 Lou Boudreau 823
10 Larry Doby 808

Single-Season Hits
Rank Year Player H
1 1911 Shoeless Joe Jackson 233
2 1936 Earl Averill 232
3 1910 Nap Lajoie 227
4 1912 Shoeless Joe Jackson 226
5 1930 Johnny Hodapp 225
6 1923 Charlie Jamieson 222
7 1923 Tris Speaker 218
8 1936 Hal Trosky 216
1935 Joe Vosmik 216
1926 George Burns 216
Career Hits
Rank Player H
1 Nap Lajoie 2,047
2 Tris Speaker 1,965
3 Earl Averill 1,903
4 Joe Sewell 1,800
5 Charlie Jamieson 1,753
6 Lou Boudreau 1,706
7 Omar Vizquel 1,616
8 Ken Keltner 1,561
9 Kenny Lofton 1,512
10 Terry Turner 1,472

Single-Season Doubles
Rank Year Player 2B
1 1926 George Burns 64
2 1923 Tris Speaker 59
3 2006 Grady Sizemore 53
4 1995 Albert Belle 52
1926 Tris Speaker 52
1921 Tris Speaker 52
7 1930 Johnny Hodapp 51
1927 George Burns 51
1910 Nap Lajoie 51
10 1936 Odell Hale 50
1920 Tris Speaker 50
Career Doubles
Rank Player 2B
1 Tris Speaker 486
2 Nap Lajoie 424
3 Earl Averill 377
4 Joe Sewell 375
5 Lou Boudreau 367
6 Ken Keltner 306
7 Charlie Jamieson 296
8 Omar Vizquel 288
9 Hal Trosky 287
10 Jim Thome 263

Single-Season Triples
Rank Year Player 3B
1 1912 Shoeless Joe Jackson 26
2 1949 Dale Mitchell 23
3 1906 Elmer Flick 22
1903 Bill Bradley 22
5 1941 Jeff Heath 20
1935 Joe Vosmik 20
7 1911 Shoeless Joe Jackson 19
8 1938 Jeff Heath 18
1907 Elmer Flick 18
1905 Elmer Flick 18
Career Triples
Rank Player 3B
1 Earl Averill 121
2 Tris Speaker 108
3 Elmer Flick 106
4 Shoeless Joe Jackson 89
5 Jeff Heath 83
6 Ray Chapman 81
7 Jack Graney 79
8 Nap Lajoie 78
9 Terry Turner 77
10 Charlie Jamieson 74
Bill Bradley 74

Single-Season Home Runs
Rank Year Player HR
1 2002 Jim Thome 52
2 1995 Albert Belle 50
3 2001 Jim Thome 49
4 1996 Albert Belle 48
5 1998 Manny Ramirez 45
6 1999 Manny Ramirez 44
7 1953 Al Rosen 43
8 2006 Travis Hafner 42
1959 Rocky Colavito 42
1936 Hal Trosky 42
Career Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Jim Thome 337
2 Albert Belle 242
3 Manny Ramirez 236
4 Earl Averill 226
5 Hal Trosky 216
6 Larry Doby 215
7 Andre Thornton 214
8 Travis Hafner 200
9 Al Rosen 192
10 Rocky Colavito 190

Single-Season Runs Batted In
Rank Year Player RBI
1 1999 Manny Ramirez 165
2 1936 Hal Trosky 162
3 1996 Albert Belle 148
4 1998 Manny Ramirez 145
1953 Al Rosen 145
6 1931 Earl Averill 143
7 1934 Hal Trosky 142
8 2001 Juan Gonzalez 140
9 1930 Ed Morgan 136
10 1923 Tris Speaker 130
Career Runs Batted In
Rank Player RBI
1 Earl Averill 1,084
2 Jim Thome 937
3 Nap Lajoie 919
4 Hal Trosky 911
5 Tris Speaker 886
6 Joe Sewell 868
7 Ken Keltner 850
8 Manny Ramirez 804
9 Larry Doby 776
10 Albert Belle 751

Single-Season Stolen Bases
Rank Year Player SB
1 1996 Kenny Lofton 75
2 1993 Kenny Lofton 70
3 1992 Kenny Lofton 66
4 1980 Miguel Dilone 61
5 1994 Kenny Lofton 60
6 1998 Kenny Lofton 54
1995 Kenny Lofton 54
8 1984 Brett Butler 52
1917 Ray Chapman 52
10 1917 Braggo Roth 51
Career Stolen Bases
Rank Player SB
1 Kenny Lofton 452
2 Omar Vizquel 279
3 Terry Turner 254
4 Nap Lajoie 240
5 Ray Chapman 238
6 Elmer Flick 207
7 Harry Bay 165
8 Brett Butler 164
9 Bill Bradley 157
10 Tris Speaker 155

Single-Season Walks
Rank Year Player BB
1 1999 Jim Thome 127
2 1996 Jim Thome 126
3 2002 Jim Thome 122
4 1997 Jim Thome 120
5 2000 Jim Thome 118
6 2014 Carlos Santana 113
7 2001 Jim Thome 111
1980 Mike Hargrove 111
9 1982 Andre Thornton 109
10 2015 Carlos Santana 108
Career Walks
Rank Player BB
1 Jim Thome 1,008
2 Tris Speaker 857
3 Lou Boudreau 766
4 Earl Averill 725
5 Jack Graney 712
6 Larry Doby 703
7 Andre Thornton 685
8 Joe Sewell 654
9 Carlos Santana 638
10 Charlie Jamieson 627

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 2016 Mike Napoli 194
2 2001 Jim Thome 185
3 2000 Jim Thome 171
1999 Jim Thome 171
5 1987 Cory Snyder 166
6 2007 Grady Sizemore 155
7 2006 Grady Sizemore 153
8 2006 Jhonny Peralta 152
9 2009 Shin-Soo Choo 151
10 2012 Shin-Soo Choo 150
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Jim Thome 1,400
2 Travis Hafner 882
3 Jhonny Peralta 826
4 Grady Sizemore 816
5 Larry Doby 805
6 Manny Ramirez 780
7 Brook Jacoby 738
8 Carlos Santana 718
9 Andre Thornton 683
10 Asdrubal Cabrera 666