If you are reading this article right now, then it shows that you are fan of Baseball. If yes, then here we will be telling you about the top ten players of Cleveland Indians. Along with the names of the players, we will also be telling you about the total number of games played by them till date. But, before beginning the countdown, let’s have a quick overview on the “Cleveland Indians” team.
Well, they are based in Cleveland, Ohio. The team originated back in 1990. Initially, it was named as Lake Shores, but as the American Leagues developed further, Lake Shores became famous by the name of Cleveland Indians. Till date, Cleveland Indians have won 7 American League titles. Coming back to the countdown of the top 10 best players of this team, here’s the countdown!
10. Stan Coveleski, 360 games
Born on 13th July, 1889, Stanley Anthony Coveleskiwas a great player of Cleveland Indians. He was the one who used to throw the spitball. During his entire career, he played in 14 seasons of American League. He not only played for Cleveland Indians, but was also a great player for Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees and Washington Senators. For Cleveland Indians, he played 360 games.
9. Paul Shuey, 361 games
Paul Shuey was a relief pitcher for the baseball teams for which he played. Throughout his career, he played wonderful baseball games for two others teams, namely Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles. He had a wonderful career in American League and was honored with numerous tags. He played 361 games for Cleveland Indians.
8. Rafael Betancourt, 371 games
Rafael Betancourt was the relief pitcher for Cleveland Indians. He was born on 29th April, 1975 and debuted his career with Cleveland Indians from 13th July, 2003 onwards. Later in 2005 he was suspended for taking steroids. Then, in 2008, he again signed a two year contract with team Cleveland Indians. Till date, he has played 371 games for the team.
7. Eric Plunk, 373 games
Born on 3rd September, 1963, Eric Plunk was the pitcher of Cleveland Indians baseball team. His career with Cleveland Indians was from 1986 to 1999 and in that much duration, he played 373 games for his team.
6. Mike Garcia, 397 games
Born on 17th November, 1923, Mike Garcia was the Pitcher in Cleveland Indians. He was also famous by some other names such as “Big Bear”, “Mexican Mike”, etc. He worked in the minor baseball league at the age of 18 and then joined army for three years. Later on, he again rejoined baseball and played 12 wonderful seasons for Cleveland Indians. During his career, he played 397 games for Cleveland Indians team.
5. Gary Bell, 419 games
Born on 17th November, 1936, Gary Bell is the pitcher of Cleveland Indians team. He is also famous by the name of “Ding Dong” in his team. Throughout his career with Cleveland Indians, he has played 419 games. Overall, he had a 12 year career in baseball.
4. Bob Lemon, 460 games
Born on 22nd September, 1920, Bob Lemon was the Pitcher and Manager of Cleveland Indians. His full name is Robert Granville “Bob” Lemon. He had nine years career in baseball and during that much time period, he played 460 games for his team.
3. Willis Hudlin, 475 games
Born on 23rd May, 1906, Willis Hudlinwas the Pitcher of Cleveland Indians. He played for the team from 1926 to 1940. During his baseball career, he played 475 games for Cleveland Indians.
2. Bob Feller, 570 games
Born on 3rd November, 1918, Bob Feller was the Pitcher of Cleveland Indians. He played 18 seasons for the team and spent 4 years in Navy too. During his career with Cleveland Indians as the Pitcher, he played 570 games.
1. Mel Harder, 582 games
First position in the list of top 10 players of Cleveland Indians who have played the maximum number of games is banged by Mel Harder. He was born on 15th October, 1909 and was the Pitcher of the team. He played 36 seasons for CI. Initially he played in the team from 1928 to 1947 and then he became the coach from 1949 to 1963.