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Top 10 AA Level Indians 1963-2015

While the Indians have had many minor league affiliates over the years, one constant, at least since 1989, has been that the AA club has been nearby in Akron, Ohio. It is difficult to compare minor league franchises from the early years, but we have consistent data from the Indians AA farm club heading back […]

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All-Time Indians: Jesse Orosco

Name: Jesse Russell Orosco Position: Relief Pitcher     Number: 47 Tribe Time: 1989-1991 DOB: 04/21/1957 Stats W L W% ERA G SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO K/9 WHIP BAA Best Season (1989) 3 4 .429 2.08 69 3 7 78.0 54 18 7 26 79 9.1 1.03 .198 Indians Career 10 […]

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All-Time Indians: Frank Duffy

Name: Frank Thomas Duffy Position: Short Stop     Number: 15 Tribe Time: 1972-1977 DOB: 10/14/1946 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1973) 116 361 34 95 16 4 8 50 25 41 6 6 .312 .396 .263 .708 Indians Career 805 […]

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All-Time Indians: Tris Speaker

Name: Tristram E. Speaker Position: Center Field/Manager Tribe Time: 1916-26/1919-26 Nick Name Grey Eagle Accolades: Hall of Fame (1937) DOB: 04/04/1888 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1923) 150 574 133 218 59 11 17 130 93 15 8 .469 .610 .380 1.079 […]

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All-Time Indians: Charlie Spikes

Name: Leslie Charles Spikes Position: Right Field     Number: 24 Tribe Time: 1973-1977 DOB: 01/23/1951 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1974) 155 568 63 154 23 1 22 80 34 100 10 7 .271 .431 .271 .702 Indians Career 539 […]

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Top 10 Indians Who Got Away

While I generally focus on the great work that players did for the Cleveland Indians in these top ten lists, this one is focusing on the effort former Indians made for other teams after leaving, particularly focusing on how they left. Over the decades, the Indians have been referred to as a farm team for […]

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All-Time Indians: Joe Heving

Name: Joseph William Heving Position: Closer Tribe Time: 1937-38, 1941-44 DOB: 09/02/1900 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1944) 8 3 .727 1.96 63 1 0 10 119.2 106 26 2 41 46 1.23 .229 Indians Career 28 14 .667 3.16 190 […]

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All-Time Indians: Harry Bemis

Name: Harry Parker Bemis Position: Catcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 02/01/1874 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1902) 93 317 42 99 12 7 1 29 128 19 3 .366 .404 .312 .770 Indians Career 704 2229 214 569 92 29 5 234 […]

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Top 10 Advanced A Indians 1990-2015

Advanced A is the newest level of the minor leagues as the first ever Indians affiliate was created in 1990, the Kinston (North Carolina) Indians. This level allows the Major League team to house another 25 minor leaguers and giving them an extra transitional step between single A and AA. From 1990 through 2011 the […]

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All-Time Indians: Addie Joss

Name: Adrian Joss Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 04/12/1880 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1978)   Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1908) 24 11 .686 1.16 42 35 29 9 325.0 232 42 2 30 130 0.81 .192 Indians Career […]

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All-Time Indians: Chris Perez

Name: Christopher Ralph Perez Position: Closer Nick Name: Pure Rage Number: 54 Tribe Time: 2009-2013 DOB: 07/01/1985 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (2011-12) Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2010) 2 2 .500 1.71 63 9 23 27 63.0 40 12 4 28 […]

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All-Time Indians: Charles Somers

There is an argument to be made that Charlie Somers is not only an All-Time Indian, but the first and possibly most important as if it weren’t for him, there would not have been a Cleveland based American League franchise in 1901. While baseball may have eventually returned, the years of history of the Cleveland […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Jim Thome #25 of the Cleveland Indians pinch hits against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of their game on September 25, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins defeated theIndians 6-4. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Jim Thome: Class of 2018?

Hall of Fame selections will be released today, not coincidentally, our most recent series analyzing potential Indians’ Hall of Famers wraps up with possibly the most deserving of any player from the mid-90’s teams. Jim Thome played  22 seasons in Major League Baseball, with his best years coming as a member of some of the […]

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All-Time Indians: Tony Bernazard

Name: Antonio Garcia Bernazard Position: Second Base Tribe Time: 1984-1987 Number: 4 DOB: 08/24/1956 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1986) 146 562 88 169 28 4 17 73 53 77 17 8 68% .362 .456 .301 Indians Career 518 1794 244 […]

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All-Time Indians: Napoleon Lajoie

Name: Napoleon Lajoie Position: Second Base/Manager Tribe Time: 1902-14/1905-09 DOB: 09/05/1874 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1937), Top 20 MVP (1911, 1913) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1904) 140 553 92 208 49 15 5 102 27 19 29 .413 .546 .376 .959 […]

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