CAREER: Earl Averill played 13 seasons in the majors, 11 with the Indians. The six-time All-Star posted a .318 lifetime average, and he ended his career as the all-time Indian leader in several categories. Those include runs scored (1,154), triples (121), home runs (226), extra-base hits (724), total bases (3,201) and bases on balls (726).
CAREER: Lou Boudreau, a Hall-of-Fame shortstop, played in the majors for 15 seasons, 13 of those with the Indians. He was the team's player-manager from 1942-1950, leading the Indians to their last World Championship in 1948. Boudreau remains the winningest manager in Cleveland history, and he went to 7 All-Star Games as a player.
CAREER: A six-time All-Star, Larry Doby was the first black player in the history of the American League. He was a baseball pioneer, and he did so in spectacular fashion. Doby played 13 years in the big leagues, 10 of those with Cleveland. He finished his career with 253 home runs and 969 RBIs.
CAREER: Mel Harder's career spanned 20 seasons, the most by any Indian. He broke into the majors in 1928 and he concluded his career after the 1947 season, finishing with a 223-186 record and a 3.80 ERA. Harder was a four-time All-Star and he reached double-figures in victories 14 times.
CAREER: Bob Feller joined the Indians in 1936 and played 18 seasons. He is Cleveland's all-time leader in shutouts (46), innings pitched (3,827), wins (266) and strikeouts (2,581). "Rapid Robert" appeared in 8 All-Star games and won 20 games six times. He also led the league in strikeouts seven times and tossed three no-hitters.
CAREER: Lemon spent his entire 13-year playing career in a Cleveland Indians uniform, compiling a career record of 207-128 with a 3.23 ERA. Lemon, a seven-time All-Star, won 20 or more games seven separate times in his career, one of only four American Leaguers to do so. He led the A.L. in wins three times.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson integrated American sports by breaking baseball's color barrier. He overcame numerous obstacles off the field, and he helped lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to six pennants and one World Series Championship. In recognition of his legacy, his number has been retired "in perpetuity", never to be worn again in the Major Leagues.
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