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Top Ten Ohio Born Cleveland Indians

Professional baseball isn’t like the amateur ranks, where players generally stay where they are. The current Indians 40 man roster contains the same amount of players from Taiwan as from Ohio (one each in C.C. Lee and Nick Swisher). Despite 39 players on the current roster that hail from lands outside the Buckeye state, there have […]

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All-Time Indians: Joe Birmingham

Name: Joseph Leo Birmingham Position: Center Field/Manager Tribe Time: 1906-1914/1912-1915 Nick Name: Dode Accolades: Top 20 MVP 1912 DOB: 12/03/1884 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1911) 125 447 55 136 18 5 2 51 170 15 42 16 .334 .380 .304 […]

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All-Time Indians: Juan Gonzalez

Name: Juan Alberto Vazquez Gonzalez Position: Right Field Nick Name: Juan Gone Number: 22 Tribe Time: 2001, 2005 DOB: 10/20/1969 Accolades: 2001 All-Star, 2001 Silver Slugger, Top 5 MVP (2001) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (2001) 140 532 97 173 34 […]

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All-Time Indians: Dick Donovan

Name: Richard Edward Donovan Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1962-1965 Number: 30 Accolades: 1962 All-Star, Top 5 MVP 1962 DOB: 12/07/1927 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1962) 20 10 .667 3.60 34 34 16 5 250.2 255 100 23 47 94 […]

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All-Time Indians: Mel Hall

Name: Melvin Hall Position: Left Field Tribe Time: 1984-1988 Number: 27     DOB: 09/16/1960 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1986) 140 442 68 131 29 2 18 77 33 65 6 2 .346 .493 .296 Career 538 1765 244 498 101 […]

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All-Time Indians: Fritz Coumbe

Name: Frederick Nicholas Coumbe Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1914-1919 DOB: 12/13/1889 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1917) 8 6 .571 2.15 34 10 4 5 134.1 119 32 0 35 30 1.15 .228 Career 34 31 .523 2.83 145 59 […]

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All-Time Indians: Vic Wertz

Name: Victor Woodrow Wertz Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1954-1958 Number: 23 Accolades: 1957 All-Star, Top 9 MVP 1956-57 DOB: 02/09/1925 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1957) 144 515 84 145 21 0 28 105 78 88 2 3 .371 .485 […]

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Top Ten Indians Bullpens

Due to the success of the Indians bullpen in recent seasons, the subject of the greatest Tribe relief corps of all time has been brought up on multiple occasions. Now, we are making it official with the list of the top ten bullpens in Cleveland Indians history. Because bullpens vary in size, only the top […]

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All-Time Indians: Jake Westbrook

Name: Jacob Cauthen Westbrook Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 2001-2008, 2010 Number: 37 Accolades: 2004 All-Star DOB: 09/29/1977 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2004) 14 9 .609 3.39 33 30 5 1 215.2 208 81 19 61 116 1.25 .244 Career […]

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All-Time Indians: Fred Blanding

Name: Frederick James Blanding Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1910-1914 Nick Name: Fritz     DOB: 02/08/1888 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1912) 18 14 .563 2.92 39 31 23 1 262 259 85 4 79 75 1.29 .248 Career 46 […]

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All-Time Indians: Walter Johnson

Name: Walter Perry Johnson Position: Manager Tribe Time: 1933-1935 Nick Name: Big Train Accolades: Hall of Fame (1936) DOB: 11/06/1887 As Manager W L W% Finish   Best Season (1934) 85 69 0.552 3 Career 179 168 0.516 3.3 Walter Johnson is largely considered the greatest pitcher in baseball history, using an incredible fastball to […]

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The Five Most Trecherous Villains in Indians History

Earlier this Winter, BurningRiverBaseball.com highlighted the ten worst tragedies in Indians history and while some of these were accidental (like Don Black) and some were self inflicted (like Tim Crews), there have been plenty of terrible things in Tribe history that have come by the direct fault of someone involved in the game of baseball. […]

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All-Time Indians: Heinie Berger

Name: Charles Carl Berger Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1907-1910 DOB: 01/07/1882 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1908) 13 8 .619 2.12 29 24 16 0 199.1 152 47 1 66 101 1.09 .203 Career 32 29 .525 2.60 90 68 […]

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All-Time Indians: Roy Weatherly

Name: Cyril Roy Weatherly Position: Center Field Nick Name: Stormy Number: 22 Tribe Time: 1936-1942 DOB: 2/25/19915 Accolades: Top 11 MVP 1940 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1940) 135 578 90 175 35 11 15 59 27 26 9 5 […]

8 Jul 1997:  Sandy Alomar walks with a tropy after the MLB All-Star Game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /Allsport

The Hall of Fame Case for Sandy Alomar Jr.

With the latest crop of Major League Hall of Famers set to be announced later in the day, this will be the last in a series of four making the cases for some Indians greats to be included. All of these players have already missed out on the voting process, but could be considered in […]

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