Top 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Roster

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Indians in 2001, the Cleveland Indians organization released a roster of the top 100 greatest Indians as selected by a panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives.

Of the more than 1,500 men who played for the Indians throughout their history, these players are notable for their presence, ability, achievements, and popularity. To further commemorate these players, Cleveland Memory has complemented the roster with photos of the players, where available.

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Pitchers:

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Johnny Allen
Played: 1936-1940
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Jim Bagby Sr.
Played: 1916-1922
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Len Barker
Played: 1979-1983
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Gene Bearden
Played: 1947-1950
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Gary Bell
Played: 1958-1967
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Tom Candiotti
Played: 1986-1991, 1999
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Stan CoveleskiPlayed: 1916-1924
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Dennis EckersleyPlayed: 1975–1977
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Bob Feller
Played: 1936–1941, 1945–1956
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Wes Ferrell
Played: 1927–1933
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Mike Garcia
Played: 1948-1959
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Jim "Mudcat" Grant
Played: 1958–1964
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Vean Gregg
Played: 1911-1914
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Steve Gromek
Played: 1941-1953
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Mel Harder
Played: 1928–1947
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Orel HershiserPlayed: 1995–1997
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Willis Hudlin
Played: 1926-1940
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Doug Jones
Played: 1986–1991, 1998
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Addie Joss
Played: 1902-1910
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Bob Lemon
Played: 1941-1958
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Sam McDowell
Played: 1961–1971
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José Mesa
Played: 1992–1998
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Guy Morton
Played: 1915–1924
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Don Mossi
Played: 1954-1958
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Charles Nagy
Played: 1990–2002
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Ray Narleski
Played: 1954-1958
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Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Played: 1948–1949
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Gaylord Perry
Played: 1972–1975
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Jim Perry
Played: 1959-1963, 1974-1975
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Robert Rhoads
Played: 1903-09
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Herb Score
Played: 1955-59
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Sonny Siebert
Played: 1964-69
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Luis Tiant
Played: 1964-69
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George Uhle
Played: 1919-28, 1936
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Rick Waits
Played: 1975-83
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Early Wynn
Played: 1949-57, 1963

Catchers:

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Sandy Alomar
Played: 1990-2000
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Joe Azcue
Played: 1963-69
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Ray Fosse
Played: 1967-72, 1976-77
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Jim Hegan
Played: 1941-57
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Steve O'Neill
Played: 1911-23
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Johnny Romano
Played: 1960-64
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Luke Sewell
Played: 1921-32

First Basemen:

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George Burns
Played: 1920-21, 1924-28
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Luke Easter
Played: 1949-54
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Lew Fonseca
Played: 1927-31
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Mike Hargrove
Played: 1979-85
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Vic Power
Played: 1958-61
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Pat Tabler
Played: 1983-91
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Jim Thome
Played: 1991-2002
Andre Thornton
Andre Thornton
Played: 1977-87
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Hal Trosky
Played: 1933-41

Second Basemen:

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Roberto Alomar
Played: 1999-2001
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Bobby Avila
Played: 1949-58
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Carlos Baerga
Played: 1990-96, 1999
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Joe Gordon
Played: 1947-50
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Odell Hale
Played: 1931-40
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Johnny Hodapp
Played: 1925-32
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Duane Kuiper
Played: 1974-81
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Napoleon Lajoie
Played: 1902-14
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Bill Wambsganss
Played: 1914-24

Third Basemen

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Max Alvis
Played: 1962-69
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Buddy Bell
Played: 1958-67
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Bill Bradley
Played: 1901-10
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Travis Fryman
Played: 1998-2002
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Larry Gardner
Played: 1919-25
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Toby Harrah
Played: 1979-83
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Brook Jacoby
Played: 1984-92
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Ken Keltner
Played: 1937-49
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Al Rosen
Played: 1947-56

Shortstops

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Lou Boudreau
Played: 1938-50
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Ray Chapman
Played: 1912-20
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Julio Franco
Played: 1983-88, 1996-97
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Woodie Held
Played: 1958-64
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Joe Sewell
Played: 1920-31
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Terry Turner
Played: 1904-18
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Omar Vizquel
Played: 1994-2004

Outfielders

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Earl Averill
Played: 1929-39
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Albert Belle
Played: 1989-96
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Joe Carter
Played: 1984-89
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Joe Charboneau
Played: 1980-82
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Rocky Colavito
Played: 1955-59, 1965-67
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Larry Doby
Played: 1947-55, 1958
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Elmer Flick
Played: 1902-10
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Tito Francona
Played: 1959-64
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Jack Graney
Played: 1908-22
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Jeff Heath
Played: 1936-45
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George Hendrick
Played: 1973-76
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"Shoeless" Joe Jackson
Played: 1910-15
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Charlie Jamieson
Played: 1919-32
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Kenny Lofton
Played: 1992-96, 1998-2000
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Rick Manning
Played: 1975-83
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Minnie Minoso
Played: 1949, 1951, 1958-59
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Dale Mitchell
Played: 1946-56
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Manny Ramirez
Played: 1993-2000
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Frank Robinson
Played: 1974-76
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Al Smith
Played: 1953-57, 1964
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Tris Speaker
Played: 1916-26
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Joe Vosmik
Played: 1930-36
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Leon Wagner
Played: 1964-68