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And finally we arrive at the final infield position, shortstop. The home to many a star player in the Indian franchise.

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It is no coincidence we have saved the best for last when it comes to the infield. Shortstop has seen a lot of very good players throughout the 116 years on the shores of Lake Erie.

Francisco Lindor obviously has not moved into the Top 25 yet with just 98 games, but he should be year's end. For him to climb to the top of the mountain, he will need to average 140 games per year for the next decade.

Sitting atop the list, is the Boy Wonder, Lou Boudreau, the player manager who was the last manger to clinch a Tribe World Series title. Just behind him is the lovable Omar Vizquel, who would have made it to the top had it not been for the 1994 strike. And three great players from the franchise's early years are close behind, Terry Turner, Joe Sewell, and the tragic Ray Chapman.

Three players cracked the millennial mark here, with only third base able to claim the same. And an incredible 14 have surpassed 500 games, one more than third base. Asdrubal Cabrera is the only new addition since 2009 to the Top 25 and he reached number seven before he was traded.

When the last decade wrapped up, just 184 players had appeared at shortstop for the Blues/Bronchos/Naps/Indians. And since the last decade completed, only 14 new faces have played at short.

Here is the full list of new players who made at least one appearance:

Adam Everett, Anderson Hernandez, Brent Lillibridge, Cord Phelps, Drew Sutton, Francisco Lindor, Jack Hannahan, Jason Donald, Jose Ramirez, Juan Diaz, Justin Sellers, Mike Aviles, Orlando Cabrera, Zach Walters.

And onto the top 25:

Player

Years

Games Played

1

Lou Boudreau

1939-1950

1486

2

Omar Vizquel

1994-2004

1472

3

Joe Sewell

1920-1928

1216

4

Ray Chapman

1912-1920

957

5

Frank Duffy

1972-1977

797

6

Asdrubal Cabrera

2007-2014

730

7

Terry Turner

1904-11, 13, 17-18

721

8

Jhonny Peralta

2003-2009

706

9

Julio Franco

1983-1987

704

10

Larry Brown

1963-1971

680

11

Felix Fermin

1989-1993

624

12

Bill Knickerbocker

1933-1936

509

13

Woodie Held

1958-1963

508

14

George Strickland

1952-57, 1959-60

507

15

Ray Boone

1948-1953

460

15

Tom Veryzer

1978-1981

460

17

Dick Howser

1963-1966

305

18

Lyn Lary

1937-1939

299

19

Chico Carrasquel

1956-1958

295

20

John Gochnauer

1901-1902

261

21

Johnny Burnett

1928-1934

247

22

Jack Heidemann

1969-1972, 1974

230

23

Ivy Olson

1911-1912, 1914

226

24

Jerry Dybzinksi

1980-1982

184

25

Mark Lewis

1991-1994

183

With Cabrera joining the list, he has bumped off Ed Montague, a backup infielder from the 1930s. With 23 players with 200 or more games, that puts them at 11.6% of the 198 total. Another 15 players have over a hundred games, leaving 81% with under 100 games. Only 36 players have just a single game at short, including Brook Jacoby, Casey Blake, Larry Doby and Jim Bagby.

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