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Viva Medias B's
08-07-2006, 08:04 AM
The polls for the "Best Giant Ever" remain open with Willie Mays way out in front at 81% of the vote.

Today, we look at the Cleveland Indians. Jake Taylor, Willie "Mays" Hayes, Pedro Cerrano, Roger Dorn, Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn and the other fictional Indians are not eligible candidates.

eastchicagosoxfan
08-07-2006, 08:55 AM
I'll vote for Tris Speaker, although Feller and Lajoie are certainly just as deserving.

Railsplitter
08-07-2006, 09:32 AM
Nap Lajoie. I like the way the name rolls off the tounge

For pitchers, Bob Feller.

TornLabrum
08-07-2006, 09:33 AM
I went with Speaker.

Fenway
08-07-2006, 10:01 AM
I met Bob Feller some 15 years ago and he told me the problem with pitchers today is aluminum bats.

He gets my vote

I want Mags back
08-07-2006, 11:43 AM
travis Hafner

The Dude
08-07-2006, 12:22 PM
Greatest lineup had Ramirez, Thome, and Belle in the heart of it! What was the actual order in the lineup were those 3?

Dan Mega
08-07-2006, 12:24 PM
travis Hafner

Give him another 6-7 years of what he is currently doing and he'll be on the list.

I went with Speaker.

The Racehorse
08-07-2006, 12:31 PM
Bob Feller.

Btw, too bad Ralph Kiner's career was cut short due to injuries or he would have been right at the top of the baseball heap.

PKalltheway
08-07-2006, 12:44 PM
I voted for Bob Feller, but this man is worthy of consideration:
:thome:

The Dude
08-07-2006, 12:46 PM
Give him another 6-7 years of what he is currently doing and he'll be on the list.

I went with Speaker.

Nah, he'll be traded to the Yankees before then and then hit his HOF numbers as a Yankee.:tongue:

Grzegorz
08-07-2006, 01:05 PM
Jeez, Speaker played a lot of years with the Indians; I always thought of him as a Red Sock...

That being said, my vote goes to "Rapid Robert" Feller.

"A ballplayer doesn’t spend 10 years on the same team without developing an affection for the uniform, the city, the park and certain teammates." - Bob Feller

slobes
08-07-2006, 01:25 PM
Bob Feller, with honorable mention going to Jim "Mr. Incredible" Thome.

buehrle4cy05
08-07-2006, 01:32 PM
Bob Feller narrowly over Tris Speaker.

NoShoesJoe
08-07-2006, 01:50 PM
Nap Lajoie. I like the way the name rolls off the tounge

For pitchers, Bob Feller.

Afterall it was the Cleveland NAPS. In fact, Shoeless Joe played on the Naps, although his name was not listed. What's up with that.

DoItForDanPasqua
08-07-2006, 03:19 PM
Lajoie hit .338 over his twenty one season career: I'm going with him. It's too bad this list doesn't also include players from the now defunct Cleveland Spiders, of the National League, then Cy Young would get the award.

ZachAL
08-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Greatest lineup had Ramirez, Thome, and Belle in the heart of it! What was the actual order in the lineup were those 3?

that team was insane. I think it was something like Sandy Alomar Jr, Matt Williams, Omar Vizquel, Robbie Alomar, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, David Justice, Bartolo Colon, Jack McDowell, Charles Nagy, Jaret Wright....there were many more. I'm throwing names out there off of the top of my head, possibly they didn't all play together. 1997 indians were incredible though.

misty60481
08-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Check out Fellers record,,he lost 4 years to WW2,, age 24--28 and still won 266 games..If he hadnt served in service I bet he would be right at 350 wins....

Frater Perdurabo
08-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Crazy Horse or Mahatma Gandhi, depending on whether you are talking about Native Americans or folks from the subcontinent. :tongue:

DaleJRFan
08-07-2006, 05:51 PM
travis Hafner

Dammit!! I was gonna post that! :D:

DaleJRFan
08-07-2006, 05:57 PM
that team was insane. I think it was something like Sandy Alomar Jr, Matt Williams, Omar Vizquel, Robbie Alomar, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, David Justice, Bartolo Colon, Jack McDowell, Charles Nagy, Jaret Wright....there were many more. I'm throwing names out there off of the top of my head, possibly they didn't all play together. 1997 indians were incredible though.

Matt Williams
Jim Thome
Omar Vizquel
Manny Ramirez
Marquis Grissom
David Justice
Sandy Alomar
Bip Roberts
Brian Giles
Richie Sexson
Pat Borders

Charles Nagy
Oral Hershiser
Bartolo Colon
Jack McDowell
Jaret Wright
Jose Mesa
Mike Jackson (yikes!)
Danny Graves
Steve Kline
Paul Assenmacher
David Weathers

Daver
08-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Sitting Bull.

RKMeibalane
08-07-2006, 07:30 PM
Speaker

jabrch
08-07-2006, 11:30 PM
Speaker had a .500 slg in an era when people just didn't do that. He wasn't Babe Ruth, but he wasn't far off. 6th all time career batting avg, 12th all time OBP, 93rd all time slg, 42nd all time OPS (I still hate that stat), All Time #1 Doubles Leader, 6th all time in triples...11th all time XBH, hardly ever struck out...

I'd take Speaker...without a doubt.

SOXandILLINI
08-07-2006, 11:40 PM
feller.. speaker... uh... lou budreaux (sp) can't believe he wasn't even mentioned, unless i missed it.

Brian26
08-07-2006, 11:50 PM
Rick Manning. Great defensive CF.

http://www.steinersports.com/ssm/p/01/225/01225_mannphsbas001.jpg

areilly
08-08-2006, 12:03 AM
I can't believe no one's mentioned Joe Charboneau.