In honor of my 30th birthday that took place during this baseball season, I wanted to compile the best Indians roster from my lifetime.
Here are the rules.
I chose the player who in my mind had the best career at his given position. On that player's slide I will list the stats from his best season.
This is a full 25-man roster.
Positions are only available to guys who actually held that role. For example, the bullpen will only have one closer. It will not be full of closers acting as set-up men.
A player had to be with the Indians for more than one season to qualify. One year does not make you a lifetime Indian.
To be eligible for a best season, the player had to remain with the Indians for an entire year.
At the end tell me if you loved this team (I am guessing you will) or if you think I made an omission.
One thing is for certain: I have loved the Indians for 30 years now and John Adams with his drum deserved to be pictured on the lead slide given that he and Chief Wahoo have been the only constants during my lifetime with the Tribe.