Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Cleveland Indians.
The origin of the Cleveland Indians begins in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1894, where they played in the Western League. The franchise relocated in 1900, becoming the Cleveland Lake Shores, and eventually were an inaugural team of the American League, going through multiple name changes (Bluebirds, Broncos, Naps) before becoming the Indians for over a decade.
Cleveland would become a great sports town, but the baseball team has not given them very much to cheer for over the years. The Indians have only won the World Series twice (1920 and 1948), with three other appearances.
The team has announced that they will soon drop the Indians nickname, though as of this writing, it is not sure what they will change it to and when precisely it will take place.
Our Top 50 lists in baseball look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always, we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Bob Feller
2. Nap Lajoie
3. Tris Speaker
4. Lou Boudreau
We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.
Look for our more material coming soon!
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