Introducing the Cleveland Indians’ Franchise Four candidates

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Photo courtesy of hosts contest for fans to vote for four most impactful players who best represent the history of the Cleveland Indians

Who belongs on your Cleveland Indians’ Mount Rushmore?

Fans now have an opportunity to let their voices be heard this season, as Major League Baseball will name the Franchise Four for all thirty teams in the league, as well as the four greatest Negro League Players, pioneers of the game and the greatest living players.

The Indians have a rich, storied history in baseball. While the Tribe has not enjoyed the level of historical greatness achieved by franchises such as the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland is home to some of the greatest narratives in all of sports.

Each team has eight players selected from each team, as the league will announce the players receiving the most votes on July 14 at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Names appearing on the Tribe’s ballot are Earl Averill, Lou Boudreau, Larry Doby, Bob Feller, Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel.

The next eight slides will introduce each of these candidates in more depth. Take a look and use the comments section at the end to get the conversation started for your Franchise Four.

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