1. Kenny Lofton: 1998 - 54 Stolen Bases
At last, the name everyone has been waiting for. The one, the only, Kenny Lofton.
Lofton is the last Cleveland baseball player to steal 50 or more bases in a single season, with 54 during the 1998 campaign. This was the first season of Lofton's second stint with Cleveland, having being traded to the Atlanta Braves for the 1997 season and returing via free agency for 1998.
Unlike the previous two entries, Lofton's stolen base total was not as much of a lopsided runaway as Omar Vizquel would go on to steal 37 that season.
Even though Lofton would steal the third-most bases in all of baseball and the second-most in the American League, it is a familiar name taking top honors in both, Rickey Henderson. Henderson's 66 would again prevent a Cleveland player from being the stolen base leader in the American League.
Having eclipsed 50 stolen bases in a season times previously, the 54 during the 1998 season would be the last time that Lofton stole more than 33 in a season. Lofton would surpass the 30 stolen base mark three more times in his career. Stealing 30 in his second to last season in his second go around with Cleveland (2000), 30 steals were split between the Pirates and Cubs in 2003, and his 32 swipes in 2006 with the Dodgers being the final time he would steal 30 or more in a season.