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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 Indians have had 42 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 Lopez lost the 1954 World Series in four games to the New York Giants. Mike Hargrove lost the 1995 World Series and 1997 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] The current manager of the Indians is Terry Francona, who replaced Manny Acta after the end of the 2012 season.

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 October 3, 2012

#[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 Lopez 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
Totals 8,839 8,543 .509 10 44 35 2

See also

Baseball portal
Cleveland portal

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.

References

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