Top Five Cleveland Indians Relievers of All-Time

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May 5, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Cleveland Indians cap and glove in the dugout prior to the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Number Two: Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson replaced Jose Mesa as the Tribe’s closer in mid-1997 and remained in that role through 1999. Over those three years, he saved a total of 94 games. He may not seem like an obvious choice for the fourth best reliever in Tribe history, especially sine he posted a FIP of almost five in 1999, but he didn’t allow many baserunners. His 1.11 WHIP is the second best among included relievers; his 0.212 opponent average, sixth best.

Jackson pitched an impressive 1998 season for the Cleveland Indians, in which he stranded 90.1% of base runners and pitched to the tune of a 1.55 ERA. He didn’t strike out many hitters, but his 1.83 walks per nine innings more than made up for the fact.

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