Albert Belle, the Indians' most excellent hitter and everyday player, placed second in the vote for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award. Belle appeared in 143 of the 144 games, recording more than 50 doubles and 50 home runs. His offensive output was equal to or greater than any other Indian during their championship season.
Belle's ability to hit for power in a major league ballpark with the benefit of grass under his feet made him one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball. He finished with 200 hits and 76 RBIs, batting.455 in May and June while helping the Indians reach the World Series for the first time in 16 years.
The winner of the AL MVP Award was Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox. Lowell played in only 91 games due to injuries, but he still managed to finish with 33 homers and 99 RBIs.
Lowell's award-winning season was cut short when he suffered a knee injury in August that required surgery to repair ligaments and cartilage. The Red Sox hoped that Lowell would be back on the field by the start of 2007, but the slugger won't return until late at least this year.
Cleveland's Barry Larkin finished third in the MVP voting. Larkin played in 152 games as the captain of the Indians, who won their first World Series title in 28 years.
As part of the club's 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, the Cleveland Indians unveiled the players that were chosen for the Top 100 Greatest Indians roster. A group of senior baseball writers, historians, and executives chose the Top 100 Greatest Indians.
As of September 14, 2017, the Indians held the American League all-time record for consecutive victories with 22 games. Lynchburg Hillcats (Adv. A)
Harry Heilmann of the Detroit Tigers, a.342 career hitter, hit.394,.403,.393 and.398 every other year beginning in 1921. In 1921, though, Heilmann was the most remarkable.
Cabrera is also a member of the all-time greats in terms of OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) and slugging percentage, placing in the top 25 in both categories. His professional life The 3165 batting average is also the highest of any active athlete.
His.592 slugging percentage tops all Indians right fielders, and he leads all Tribe right fielders in games played (967), runs scored (665), hits (1,086), doubles (237), homers (236), RBIs (804), walks (541), and OPS (.998). Top 5 Indians > Tartabull was one of the more intriguing players in Royals history. He hit.292 with 26 home runs and 102 RBI over 2 seasons with Kansas City before being traded to the Indians for Mike Strahler on August 31, 1977.
Tartabull's numbers in Cleveland were even better:.343 average, 1.022 OPS, 14 home runs, and 62 RBI in 77 games played.
The most obvious drawback to using Tartabull as your everyday right fielder is that he didn't play defense well at all. However, his ability to score runs via the homerun or walkoff shot makes him valuable enough to be considered by many as the best Indian right fielder ever.
December 2: St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jim Bottomley, who hit 325 with 31 home runs and 126 RBI, is elected National League Most Valuable Player with 76 points to 70 for Freddie Lindstrom, whose.358 batting average was third behind Rogers Hornsby (.387) and Paul Waner (.370).
Bottomley becomes the first Cardinal to win the award since Joe Medwick in 1919. It's also the first time that a first-year player has been voted MVP; however, three other players were within one vote of winning it - they were Babe Ruth (1927), Lou Gehrig (1931), and Carl Yastrzemski (1967).
Jim Bottomley: The Cardinals chose Bottomley over fellow nominees Fred Lindstrom, Eddie Mathews, and Charlie Gehringer by a vote of 19 to 13. It's the first time that a St. Louis player has won the award. Bottomley hits.325 with 31 homers and 126 RBI, helping the Cards to their first World Series title in 28 years. He's also named to his second All-Star Game. The next year, Bottomley leads the league in hits with 331.
After eight seasons with St. Louis, Bottomley is traded to the Boston Braves on November 17, 1936. He finishes his career with an incredible.293 average over 12 seasons, including seven 30-home run campaigns.
As of October 11, 2019, this statistic shows the Cleveland Indians' all-time home run leaders. With 337 home runs, Jim Thome holds the record for the most in Cleveland Indians franchise history. He broke into the big leagues with the Indians in 1987 and ended his career with them in 2013. Before Thome, Carlos Santana had 283 home runs from 2009 to 2014.
Thome's record was likely to be challenged by someone since he retired but died before the challenge could be made. The number one spot is now occupied by Josh Donaldson who has 234 home runs as a Indian. The two players are tied because they both played more than ten seasons with the team.
Donaldson hit thirty home runs in 2015 and 2016 before injuring his ankle while playing baseball. The injury required surgery to repair damage to his foot and ankle. After missing the entire 2017 season due to complications from blood clots in his leg, Donaldson returned to action in 2018. In 2019, he has thirty home runs again.
The most recent player to join the 300 homer club is Yonder Alonzo in 2019 with three home runs. This makes him the first player from the Puerto Rico Baseball League to hit 30 or more home runs. The last player to do so was Rafael Palmeiro who hit thirty home runs in 2001.
Hank Aaron has the most career RBI and has led the National League in four non-consecutive seasons. Matt Holliday won the RBI title in 2007, ending Ryan Howard's possible record-breaking string of four straight championships.
Aaron has more total bases (14,857) than anyone else, and his 1,977 hits are also good for first. He has hit more than one hundred runs batted in five times, and his.285 average is second only to Joe DiMaggio's.300.
In addition to being one of the all-time great hitters, Aaron is also third on the list of home run leaders with 755 homers. He remains among the top ten players overall.
After leaving baseball at age 30, Aaron came back three years later and finished his career with 595 RBI. The current leader of the league is currently Matt Holliday with 130, who replaced Aaron as the NL leader after he was traded to the Boston Red Sox prior to the 2009 season.
There have been two other players who have had multiple tenures as leaders of the league. Joe DiMaggio led the American League in RBI four times, while Mel Ott led the National League in 1931 and 1932 with 153 and 152 RBI respectively.