List of Cleveland Indians managers

The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball franchise based in Cleveland, Ohio that formed in 1901. They are members of the Central division of Major League Baseball's American League.[1] The current manager of the Indians is Terry Francona, who replaced Manny Acta after the end of the 2012 season.

The Indians have had 46 managers in their history. Jimmy McAleer became the first manager of the then Cleveland Blues in 1901, serving for one season. In 1901, McAleer was replaced with Bill Armour. The Indians made their first playoff appearance under Tris Speaker in 1920. Out of the six managers that have led the Indians into the postseason, only Speaker and Lou Boudreau have led the Indians to World Series championships, doing so in 1920 and 1948, respectively. Al López (1954), Mike Hargrove (1995 and 1997) and Terry Francona (2016) have also appeared in World Series with the Indians. The highest winning percentage of any manager who managed at least one season was Lopez, with a percentage of .617. The lowest percentage was Johnny Lipon's .305 in 1971, although he managed for only 59 games. The lowest percentage of a manager with at least one season with the Indians was McAleer's .397 in 1901.

Armour became the first manager who held the title of manager for the Indians for more than one season. Boudreau has managed more games (1383) than any other Indians manager, closely followed by Hargrove (1364). Charlie Manuel, Eric Wedge, Speaker, Boudreau, Lopez, and Hargrove are the only managers to have led the Indians into the playoffs. Speaker, Boudreau, Lopez, Walter Johnson, Joe Gordon, Nap Lajoie and Frank Robinson are the seven members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who are also former managers of this club. Of those seven, Lopez is the only one inducted as a manager.[2][3][4]

The highest win–loss total for an Indians manager is held by Boudreau, with 728 wins and 649 losses.[2] Wedge became the first Indians manager to win the Manager of the Year award, in 2007.[5]

Table key

WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
WS
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by this manager
or
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (‡ denotes induction as manager)[6]

Managers

Statistics current through November 3, 2018

#[a] Manager Seasons Wins Losses WPct PA PW PL WS Ref(s)
1 Jimmy McAleer 1901 54 82 .397 [7]
2 Bill Armour 19021904 232 195 .543 [8]
3 Nap Lajoie 19051909 397 330 .550 [9]
4 Bill Bradley 1909 20 21 .488 [10]
5 Deacon McGuire 19091911 91 117 .438 [11]
6 George Stovall 1911 74 62 .544 [12]
7 Harry Davis 1912 54 71 .432 [13]
8 Joe Birmingham 19121915 170 191 .471 [14]
9 Lee Fohl 19151919 327 310 .513 [15]
10 Tris Speaker 19191926 617 520 .543 1 5 2 1 [16][17]
11 Jack McCallister 1927 66 87 .431 [18]
12 Roger Peckinpaugh 19281933 415 402 .508 [19]
13 Bibb Falk 1933 1 0 1.000 [20]
14 Walter Johnson 19331935 180 168 .516 [21]
15 Steve O'Neill 19351937 199 168 .542 [22]
16 Ossie Vitt 19381940 262 198 .570 [23]
Roger Peckinpaugh 1941 75 79 .487 [19]
17 Lou Boudreau 19421950 728 649 .529 1 4 2 1 [24][25]
18 Al López 19511956 570 354 .617 1 4 [26][27]
19 Kerby Farrell 1957 76 77 .497 [28]
20 Bobby Bragan 1958 31 36 .463 [29]
21 Joe Gordon 19581960 184 161 .549 [30]
22 Jo-Jo White 1960 1 0 1.000 [31]
23 Jimmy Dykes 19601961 103 115 .472 [32]
24 Mel Harder 1961 1 0 1.000 [33]
25 Mel McGaha 1962 80 82 .488 [34]
Mel Harder 1962 2 0 1.000 [33]
26 Birdie Tebbetts 1963 79 83 .488 [35]
27 George Strickland 1964 33 39 .458 [36]
Birdie Tebbetts 19641966 199 176 .531 [35]
George Strickland 1966 15 24 .385 [36]
28 Joe Adcock 1967 75 87 .463 [37]
29 Alvin Dark 19681971 266 321 .453 [38]
30 Johnny Lipon 1971 18 41 .305 [39]
31 Ken Aspromonte 19721974 220 260 .458 [40]
32 Frank Robinson 19751977 186 189 .496 [41]
33 Jeff Torborg 19771979 157 201 .439 [42]
34 Dave Garcia 19791982 247 244 .503 [43]
35 Mike Ferraro 1983 40 60 .400 [44]
36 Pat Corrales 19831987 280 355 .441 [45]
37 Doc Edwards 19871989 173 207 .455 [46]
38 John Hart 1989 8 11 .421 [47]
39 John McNamara 19901991 102 137 .427 [48]
40 Mike Hargrove 19911999 721 591 .550 5 27 25 [49]
41 Charlie Manuel 20002002 220 190 .537 1 2 3 [50][51]
42 Joel Skinner 2002 35 41 .461 [52]
43 Eric Wedge 20032009 561 573 .495 1 6 5 [53][54]
44 Manny Acta 20102012 214 266 .446 [55]
45 Sandy Alomar, Jr. 2012 3 3 .500 [56]
46 Terry Francona 2013–present 545 425 .562 3 12 9
Totals 8,839 8,543 .509 10 44 35 2
Jimmy McAleer (1909 baseball card)

Jimmy McAleer became the first manager of the then Cleveland Blues in 1901.

Nap Lajoie

Nap Lajoie served as player-manager from 1905 to 1909.

MikeHargrove

Mike Hargrove (seen here as the manager of the Seattle Mariners) led the Indians to five playoff appearances in the 1990s.

9TH Manny Acta

Manny Acta served as manager from 20102012.

Eric Wedge

Eric Wedge served as manager from 20032009.

Terry Francona on June 26, 2013

Terry Francona is the Indians current manager.

See also

Notes

  • A A running total of the number of managers of the Indians. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms is counted only once.

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Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994, they have played at Progressive Field. The team's spring training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships: in 1920 and 1948, along with 10 Central Division titles and six American League pennants. The Indians' current World Series championship drought is the longest active drought among all 30 current Major League teams.The name "Indians" originated from a request by club owner Charles Somers to baseball writers to choose a new name to replace "Cleveland Naps" following the departure of Nap Lajoie after the 1914 season. The name referenced the nickname "Indians" that was applied to the Cleveland Spiders baseball club during the time when Louis Sockalexis, a Native American, played in Cleveland. Common nicknames for the Indians include the "Tribe" and the "Wahoos", the latter being a reference to their former logo, Chief Wahoo. Also, the team's mascot is named "Slider."

The franchise originated in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1894 as the Grand Rapids Rustlers, a minor league team that competed in the Western League. The team then relocated to Cleveland in 1900 and changed its name to the Cleveland Lake Shores. The Western League itself changed its name to the American League while continuing its minor league status. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the major league incarnation of the club was founded in Cleveland in 1901. Originally called the Cleveland Bluebirds, the team played in League Park until moving permanently to Cleveland Stadium in 1946. At the end of the 2018 season, they had a regular season franchise record of 9,384–8,968 (.511). From August 24 to September 14, 2017, the Indians won 22 consecutive games, which is the longest winning streak in American League history.

Cleveland Indians all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared in at least one game for the Cleveland American League franchise known as the Blues (1901), Bronchos (1902), Naps (1903–14) and Indians (1915–present).

Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Players in Italics have had their numbers retired by the team.

List current as of the 2015 season

List of Cleveland Indians owners and executives

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Manny Acta

Manuel Elias Acta (born January 11, 1969) is a former professional baseball manager who is currently the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners, and formerly a broadcast analyst for ESPN and ESPN Deportes. He has served as manager for the Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. In the Dominican Winter League, he is currently the general manager of the Águilas Cibaeñas. He managed the Tigres del Licey from 2003–2005, including leading them to victory at the 2004 Caribbean Series. Acta managed the Dominican Republic team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

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