Nominate Your Indians: Fun-Time Baseball Hall

First, y'all have been great helping me review and ultimately induct Fun-Time Baseball Hall members. Every so often, from any given franchise, a name slips past me thus the nomination process is invaluable.
So, many thanks for playing along. I've enjoyed doing research on both the old-timers and newer generation players. Learning more about the game's history is the whole point of this for me.

But, without a doubt, the FTBH is wholly dependent on you - the world of blogging card collecting nerds.

Hey, that's no way to get votes, fella!

Oops, sorry, but I'm saying I'm a nerd too, so it's OK, right?


Next up, we'll turn our attention back to a more storied franchise - the Cleveland Indians. Perhaps the voting will pick back up after a pretty "meh" response to the San Diego Padres.

In the comments, please provide a few names of players from the Indians history (anyone who's been away from the franchise at least three full seasons - thus no Jim Thome).

Reminder: I'm looking for players who easily should make an All-Star franchise squad - strong players who spent many years with the franchise or perhaps even players who didn't spend many years but made a lasting impact in a short time.

I hold the right to make the final call on whether a player is placed on the ballot. I simply can't include everyone. I will limit the first-year ballot to 12 to 15 and then the top seven players will be elected to the Indians ' Hall given the FTBH's rules based on year of the franchise's formation.

Meanwhile, voting for the Padres has picked up but still trails our previous votes by quite a few. If you haven't had a chance, please vote.


  1. Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, Roberto Alomar, Carlos Baerga, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Al Rosen, Tris Speaker, Kenny Lofton, Nap Lajoie, Rocky Colavito, Larry Doby, Omar Vizquel, Sam McDowell, Early Wynn, CC Sabathia

    1. Thanks! Great contributions.

    2. I would like to add some old-school Indians:

      Earl Averill, Joe Sewell, Stan Coveleski, Mel Harder, Bob Lemon, Larry Doby, Bobby Avila, Jim Bagby, Sr, Bill Wambsganss, Ray Chapman, Elmer Smith, George Uhle, Elmer Flick, Addie Joss, Ken Keltner, Hal Trosky

      And a couple not so old school Indians

      Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel,Charles Nagy, Andre Thornton,

  2. Feller, Boudreau, Doby, Speaker, Nap LaJoie, Herb Score, Early Wynn, Belle, MannyBManny, Robbie Alomar, Omar Vizquel, Thome, Buddy Bell (sentimental favorite, saw him hit a grand slam first game I ever attended), Lofton, Sandy Alomar. I'll stop there, and hold myself back from adding all those guys I loved from those terrible 70s teams like Manning and Kuiper and Thornton


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