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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians List: First Basemen

November 15, 2011 |

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. No Cy Young type players. Second, the pitchers eligible needed to have played at least five seasons and position players needed at least three seasons in a Cleveland uniform. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.
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Remembering Indians #11 on 11/11/11

November 11, 2011 |

 

Several wannabe numerologists have made a big deal about today being 11/11/11, including weddings and other memorable events being scheduled for today. While November 11 does not provide too many memories for the Cleveland Indians, it is the off season, they have had three notable #11’s in the last 25 seasons.

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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians List: Catchers

November 8, 2011 |

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. No Cy Young type players. Second, the pitchers eligible needed to have played at least five seasons and position players needed at least three seasons in a Cleveland uniform. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.

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Jim Thome Signs One Year Deal With Phillies

November 5, 2011 |

 

If blogs existed in 2002 we might be able to recycle the lede of the story, but Jim Thome has left the Cleveland Indians to play for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians: Designated Hitters

November 1, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. Second, the pitchers eligible needed to have played at least five seasons and the hitters at least three seasons in a Cleveland uniform. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.

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Remembering Game 7 and the 1997 Season

October 26, 2011 |

It has been well documented that the last major sports championship of any kind for the city of Cleveland came all the way back with the 1964 Cleveland Browns. For Indians fans, the wait has been even longer, having to go back to 1948 since the Tribe stood atop the baseball world. Fourteen years ago today that waiting nearly came to an end.

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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians: Closers

October 25, 2011 |

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. No Cy Young type players. Second, the players eligible needed to have played at least five seasons in a Cleveland uniform. No Gaylord Perry’s. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.

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Thome Speaks Of Past, Present and Future With Cleveland City Club

October 25, 2011 |

Monday afternoon Jim Thome added his name to another elite list, few baseball players have achieved when he spoke to the City Club of Cleveland. Thome became only the second Major League Baseball player to speak to the group, joining Babe Ruth.

The nearly hour long speech, moderated by Tom Hamilton, and question and answer can be heard in its entirety on istream, and has been reported upon and picked apart for nearly 24 hours already but I found several things interesting from the 41-year old slugger. Many of Thome’s comments can easily be interpreted.

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The All-Time Best Cleveland Indians: Starting Pitcher

October 18, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

The Cleveland Indians have a storied franchise that began back in 1901 when they were established in the American League. Over the years players have come and gone through the organization that have made a lasting impact. Some of these players have been talked up and others have not been talked about enough. I have decided to put a stamp on who I believe the best Tribe players were at their respective positions. Over the next several weeks I will be posting my Top Five Tribe Players at each position. Through research, analysis and opinion I will rank the players I see to be the best. I have a specific criteria I am looking for. For starters, I will only include players that played from 1901 and on. No Cy Young type players. Second, the players eligible needed to have played at least five seasons in a Cleveland uniform. No Gaylord Perry’s. Last, I took into account comparisons of what might have been. Sometimes players play so long that their legend becomes inflated or they play on terrible teams that do not get their accomplishments recognized like they should be. With that said I hope you enjoy these lists and I encourage you to give your own opinions as well. So without further adieu, I give you the top five Indians players of all-time at each position.
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Martinez and Peralta Similar In Many Ways, Yet Remembered So Differently

October 13, 2011 |

Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta. One is loathed by Cleveland Indians fans, one is still held in high regard. That is about where the differences end for the two former Indians now enjoying postseason life with the Detroit Tigers. Each of the two one-time Tribe cornerstones is in the ALCS for the first time since helping to get the Indians their in surprising 2007 campaign.

Both players made their debuts with the Indians, Martinez in 2002, Peralta a year later, and have put up very similar numbers ever since. Their career paths have been very similar, as well, from switching positions with the Tribe, to making a strong postseason run in 2007, to being sent packing before it was time for a free agent raise.

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What Happened to Tribe History?

October 6, 2011 |

By Jason Kaminski

This may come off as very opinionated and “rant”-like but I feel it should be said. Why have the Indians’ powers-that-be neglected to build statues for key players in the franchise’s history?

It was announced on September 26th, Jim Thome Day, that the team would be erecting a statue of Thome in the location of his record setting 511 foot homerun. I won’t get into whether or not Thome deserves a statue or not but I will definitely pose the question: why is he only the second Tribe player to have such an honor?

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Today In Tribe History: September 18, 1954, Indians Clinch Pennant

September 18, 2011 |

By Vince Guerrieri

On Sept. 18, 1954, 57 years ago today, the Indians clinched the American League pennant on the way to making league history.

The Tribe was taking on the Tigers at what was then called Briggs Stadium in Detroit. The Tigers got out to a 1-0 lead after Indians starter Early Wynn gave up a sacrifice fly to Ray Boone, scoring Harvey Kuenn in the bottom of the third inning.

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