The Cleveland Indians have announced the list of players selected to the Indians Top 100 Greatest Indians roster. The Indians (with the assistance of a panel of veteran baseball writers and historians) have assembled a roster comprised of the Top 100 Greatest Indians. The Top 100 Greatest Indians roster is comprised of athletes whose sheer presence, ability, achievements, and in some cases, simply their intrinsic popularity established them as being special.
Luis Tiant, the son and namesake of a legendary Negro League pitcher, put together a 75-64 record with 12 saves and a 2.84 ERA for some -- how do you put this politely -- ordinary Indians teams. Inside those numbers were a couple of Cy Young-caliber seasons, particularly the 1968 season. Full story >
Set club homer mark for season (50, 1995). Four-time All-Star (1993-96) averaged 39 HR and 119 RBI in last six years with club. Hit career-high .357 in '94. Led AL in HRs (50) and doubles (52) in '95. Led AL in RBI in '93, '95 and '96.
Three-time All-Star (1959, '65, '66) with Tribe. Hit 190 homers in 913 games for club and 374 in career (1955-68). With Tribe, led AL in slugging (.620) in 1958; homers (42) in 1959; RBI (108) in 1965, and walks (93) and fielding (1.000) in 1966.
Hall of Famer (266-162) had three no-hitters, 12 one-hitters and 44 shutouts. Eight-time All-Star holds club records for wins (266), strikeouts (2,581), innings (3,827) and walks (1,764) despite missing 3.5 years due to World War II. His #19 is retired.
Hall of Famer, seven-time All-Star and seven-time 20-game winner had one no-hitter, 31 shutouts and went 207-128 with 22 saves in 460 games. Went 2-0 in '48 World Series. Converted infielder also hit 37 career homers. His #21 is retired.
Hall of Famer won 1972 Cy Young Award, going 24-16 with 1.92 ERA. Had a save in only relief outing in 41 games (342.2 innings) in '72. A two-time All-Star with Indians, going 70-57 with a 2.51 ERA in midst of a 22-year career (314-265, 3.11 ERA).
Began 19-year career (1964-82) by going 75-64 with 12 saves and 2.84 ERA with Indians. Best year was 1968, when he started All-Star Game and went 21-7 with AL-leading 1.60 ERA, allowing just 152 hits in 258.1 innings and fanning 264.