Who is in the Cleveland All-Time WAR lineup?

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Left Field: Albert Belle 27.4 WAR

The only player in baseball history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season, Albert Belle leads the way for Cleveland left fielders. Belle totaled just over 1,000 hits with nearly one quarter being home runs and is 27th among all Cleveland hitters in WAR. Four straight Top-10 American League MVP finishes, including three consecutive Top-3 appearances, were crucial to Cleveland's mid-90's success.

Center Field: Tris Speaker 74.9 WAR

Second all-time among Cleveland hitters and taking his place in center field is Tris Speaker. Speaker was patroling center field in Cleveland from 1916 to 1926, winning a batting title (.386) in his first season to go with his league-leading 211 hits. While Speaker did not get any MVP consideration during his time in Cleveland, he did lead all of baseball in doubles in 1918 and from 1920-1923.

Right Field: Shoeless Joe Jackson 34.9 WAR

Before "Shoeless" Joe Jackson found himself blacklisted due to the Black Sox Scandal, he spent six seasons in Cleveland hitting a modest .375. Jackson finished in the Top-10 of MVP voting in four consecutive seasons with three of those being in the Top-5. Jackson was baseball's hits leader in 1912 (226) and 1913 (197) while hitting a casual .385 over that span.