Cleveland Indians: 5 Indians Jerseys to Buy This Christmas

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Oct 10, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sport
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sport /

Unlike the first four players on this list, Andrew Miller did not play a full season with the Indians in 2016, yet he still arguably had the biggest impact on the team’s postseason success.

Miller was acquired from the New York Yankees at the trade deadline, and quickly showed Indians fans why the trade was made. He gave Terry Francona another dominant arm in the bullpen, allowing Francona to have flexibility late in games.

But Miller made his biggest statement in the postseason, finishing with 19.1 innings of work in 10 games. He struck out 30 and only allowed three runs, which came in his final two appearances.

The lefty is helping to change the way team’s use relievers, and may be the new face of the franchise after such a dominant postseason. And with him being under contract through 2018, buying his jersey as a gift would be an amazing present this holiday season.

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Fans undoubtedly stood in front of their televisions and tried to mimic Miller’s delivery all postseason, so giving them his jersey allows these individuals to be more authentic. It also shows that one loves new bullpen tactics, making any wearer of a Miller jersey someone who supports the new age of baseball. It’s also just a cool gift, so grab one soon before they all run out.

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