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Top 100 Cleveland Indians

Profiles of the players on the Top 100 Indians list.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #2 Tris Speaker

One of the most forgotten stars of the early twentieth century, Tris Speaker was likely the greatest center fielder the game has ever known.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #3 Nap Lajoie

Next up in Let's Go Tribe's countdown of the 100 greatest players in franchise history is Nap Lajoie, for whom the team was named during its early years.

Top 100 Indians: #4 Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau played and managed the Indians to the 1948 World Series, a fitting culmination to a Hall of Fame career.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #5 Larry Doby

Next on the list is a player who had many trials and tribulations as a player but got a lot less recognition than he should have, Larry Doby.

Top 100 Indians: #6 Addie Joss

Next on our countdown of the Top 100 Indians is a pitcher who was fascinating both on the field and off it.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #7 Jim Thome

Next up in Let's Go Tribe's countdown of the greatest Indians ever is Jim Thome, the greatest home run hitter and in franchise history, and the team's best player of the last 60 years.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #8 Bob Lemon

Originally an infielder by trade, World War II would help Bob Lemon become one of the Big Four, one of the best rotations in MLB history, and the Hall of Fame.

Top 100 Indians: #9 Earl Averill

Next on our countdown was a player who didn't make his major-league debut until his Age 27 season, but made up for lost time.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians #10 Shoeless Joe Jackson

As we enter the Top 10, we reflect on a player with Hall of Fame credentials who while associated with the Black Sox, actually had his best seasons while in Cleveland.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #11 Stan Coveleski

From the coal mines of Pennsylvania, to the Hall of Fame, Stan Coveleski had an interesting life to say the least.

Top 100 Indians: #12 Early Wynn

Today he's most known for saying that he'd throw at his mother if she were crowding the plate, but there was much more to Early Wynn than just a quote.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #13 Kenny Lofton

Next up in Let's Go Tribe's countdown of the greatest Indians ever is Kenny Lofton, the best leadoff hitter and base stealer in franchise history.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #14 Mel Harder

We next take a look at the person who wore the Cleveland Indian uniform the longest, 36 seasons, Mel Harder.

Top 100 Indians: #15 Joe Sewell

Even now, 96 years later, it is difficult to comprehend the pressure placed on Joe Sewell in September of 1920.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #16 Al Rosen

Next up in Let's Go Tribe's countdown of the greatest players in Indians history is Al Rosen, the best hitter ever to spend his entire Major-League career with the Tribe.

Top 100 Indians: #17 Sam McDowell

Sam McDowell had one-half of a Hall of Fame career, but then everything unraveled, on and off the field.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #18 Mike Garcia

On arguably the best starting rotation in history, the best pitcher on the 1954 juggernaut Indians was also arguably not one of the three Hall of Famers, but rather Mike Garcia.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #19 Elmer Flick

Next on the list is the first great outfielder the Cleveland franchise ever had, Hall of Famer Elmer Flick.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #20 Manny Ramirez

Next up in Let's Go Tribe's countdown of the greatest players in Indians history is Manny Ramirez, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, and holder of multiple franchise records.

Top 100 Indians: #21 Albert Belle

Next on our countdown of the Top 100 Indians is a fearsome slugger.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #22 Hal Trosky

Next on our list is the first Indian to break the 40 home run barrier, and arguably the best first baseman this franchise has ever had.

Top 100 Indians: #23 Gaylord Perry

Next on our countdown is a pitcher who left his mark on Indians baseball.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: #24 Ray Chapman

And now we arrive at one the most heartbreaking stories in our countdown, the great shortstop this franchise had in the 1910s, Ray Chapman.

Top 100 Indians: #25 CC Sabathia

Next in the countdown is a familiar left-handed pitcher.

Top 100 Cleveland Indians: Recap, 50-26

The second quartile of the countdown is in the books. Before we head to the cream of the crop, let's do a quick review of how we got here.

Top 100 Indians: #26 Bobby Avila

The next player on our Top 100 countdown was one of the pioneer players from Latin America.

Top 100 Indians: #27 Wes Ferrell

The next player on our Top 100 countdown was the best hitting pitcher in franchise history. And oh yeah, he could pitch, too.

Top 100 Indians: #28 Bill Bradley

The top 100 series continues with one of the earliest Cleveland players, a third sacker that played in his hometown.

Top 100 Indians: #29 Omar Vizquel

Next on our Top 100 countdown is the best defensive shortstop in franchise history.

Top 100 Indians: #30 Grady Sizemore

We proceed from the player who swooned the ladies in the 50's, to one who did the same in the 00's.

Top 100 Indians: #31 Rocky Colavito

The Top 100 Indians countdown doesn't Knock the Rock.

Top 100 Indians: #32 Luis Tiant

LGT's countdown of the greatest players in franchise history continues with another pitcher who's time in Cleveland was too short.


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