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ALL-TIME TEAMS

Rapid Robert & The Rock: The Cleveland Indians All-Time Team

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The Starting Lineup

C     Victor Martinez Victor Martinez
1B     Jim Thome Jim Thome
2B     Nap Lajoie Nap Lajoie
SS     Lou Boudreau Lou Boudreau
3B     Al Rosen Al Rosen
LF     Joe Jackson Joe Jackson
CF     Tris Speaker Tris Speaker
RF     Earl Averill Earl Averill
DH     Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez
Boudreau-to-Lajoie-to-Thome, a Hall of Fame double play trio, anchors this fine infield. But the outfield is where the batting pop is: Shoeless Joe, Tris Speaker, and two "Rock's": Earl Averill and Colavito in a platoon.
Lineup
1.   Lajoie
2.   Jackson
3.   Speaker
4.   Thome
5.   Ramirez
6.   Averill/Colavito
7.   Rosen
8.   Martinez
9.   Boudreau

The Rotation

SP     Bob Feller Bob Feller
SP     Wes Ferrell Wes Ferrell
SP     Early Wynn Early Wynn
SP     Bob Lemon Bob Lemon
SP     CC Sabathia CC Sabathia

The Bullpen

RP     Doug Jones Doug Jones
RP     Mel Harder Mel Harder
RP     Paul Assenmacher Paul Assenmacher
RP     Eric Plunk Eric Plunk
RP     Jose Mesa Jose Mesa

The Bench

C     Jim Hegan Jim Hegan
1B     Hal Trosky Hal Trosky
2B     Roberto Alomar Roberto Alomar
SS     Omar Vizquel Omar Vizquel
3B     Buddy Bell Buddy Bell
LF/DH     Albert Belle Albert Belle
CF     Kenny Lofton Kenny Lofton
CF     Larry Doby Larry Doby
RF     Rocky Colavito Rocky Colavito
Need a great defensive duo up the middle? Bring Omar Vizquel and Robbie Alomar in to spell the starting DP combo. Buddy Bell at third gives that backup group another great glove. Hegan will need to sub in for VMart quite a bit for defense too.

On most teams, Belle, Lofton, and Doby would get playing time, but it's tough with the starting outfield the Indians have.