Complete List Of Cleveland Guardians Managers In Order

Complete List Of The The Cleveland Guardians Managers In Order

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The Cleveland Guardians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. Established in 1901 as the Cleveland Blues, the franchise became known as the Cleveland Indians in 1915, a name they held until 2021. Throughout their history, the Guardians/Indians have been an integral part of Major League Baseball (MLB), producing memorable moments, iconic players, and a dedicated fan base. The team’s home ballpark, Progressive Field, has been the site of many historic games and holds a special place in the hearts of Cleveland baseball enthusiasts. Over the years, the Guardians/Indians have been managed by various individuals, each leaving their mark on the team’s legacy. From their earliest days in the American League to the present, let’s explore the list of Cleveland Guardians (formerly Cleveland Indians) managers, along with the years they managed the team, their playing backgrounds, and their hometowns.

List of Cleveland Guardians (formerly Cleveland Indians) Managers:

  1. Jimmy McAleer (1901-1904)
    • Playing career: Cleveland Blues (1901-1908), Washington Senators (1908)
    • Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
  2. Bill Bradley (1905-1909)
    • Playing career: Cleveland Blues (1901-1910), Chicago Cubs (1911-1913), New York Giants (1914)
    • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  3. Harry Davis (1912)
    • Playing career: New York Giants (1895-1896), Pittsburgh Pirates (1896), Louisville Colonels (1896-1897), Philadelphia Phillies (1898-1901), Chicago White Sox (1902-1906), Washington Senators (1907), Cleveland Naps (1909-1911), St. Louis Browns (1912-1913)
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Joe Birmingham (1912)
    • Playing career: Philadelphia Phillies (1906-1908), Cincinnati Reds (1909), Boston Doves (1909-1910), Philadelphia Phillies (1910-1911), Cleveland Naps (1911-1912)
    • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  5. Harry Davis (1913-1914)
    • Playing career: New York Giants (1895-1896), Pittsburgh Pirates (1896), Louisville Colonels (1896-1897), Philadelphia Phillies (1898-1901), Chicago White Sox (1902-1906), Washington Senators (1907), Cleveland Naps (1909-1911), St. Louis Browns (1912-1913)
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  6. Joe Birmingham (1914)
    • Playing career: Philadelphia Phillies (1906-1908), Cincinnati Reds (1909), Boston Doves (1909-1910), Philadelphia Phillies (1910-1911), Cleveland Naps (1911-1912)
    • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  7. Lee Fohl (1915-1919)
    • Playing career: Pittsburgh Pirates (1902-1905), Cincinnati Reds (1906), St. Louis Browns (1906-1907), Washington Senators (1907), Cleveland Naps (1908-1910), New York Highlanders (1911-1912)
    • Hometown: Lowell, Ohio
  8. Tris Speaker (1919-1926)
    • Playing career: Boston Red Sox (1907-1915), Cleveland Indians (1916-1926), Washington Senators (1927)
    • Hometown: Hubbard, Texas
  9. Jack McCallister (Interim, 1926)
    • Playing career: Chicago White Sox (1919-1920), Boston Braves (1921), Washington Senators (1921), Cleveland Indians (1921), Boston Red Sox (1921-1922)
    • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  10. Roger Peckinpaugh (1928-1933)
    • Playing career: Cleveland Naps (1910), New York Highlanders (1910-1913), Washington Senators (1913-1920),
    • Boston Red Sox
    • (1921-1922), Washington Senators (1923-1926), Chicago White Sox (1927)
    • Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
  1. Walter Johnson (1933-1935)
    • Playing career: Washington Senators (1907-1927)
    • Hometown: Humboldt, Kansas
  2. Steve O’Neill (1935-1937)
  3. Ossie Vitt (1938)
    • Playing career: Detroit Tigers (1912-1923)
    • Hometown: San Francisco, California
  4. Oscar Vitt (1938)
    • Playing career: Detroit Tigers (1912-1923)
    • Hometown: San Francisco, California
  5. Roger Peckinpaugh (1939)
    • Playing career: Cleveland Naps (1910), New York Highlanders (1910-1913), Washington Senators (1913-1920), Boston Red Sox (1921-1922), Washington Senators (1923-1926), Chicago White Sox (1927)
    • Hometown: Wooster, Ohio
  6. Ossie Bluege (1940-1942)
    • Playing career: Washington Senators (1922-1939)
    • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  7. Lou Boudreau (1942-1950)
    • Playing career: Cleveland Indians (1938-1950), Boston Red Sox (1951-1952)
    • Hometown: Harvey, Illinois
  8. Al Lopez (1951-1956)
    • Playing career: Brooklyn Robins (1928), Boston Braves (1928), Brooklyn Robins (1929), Boston Bees (1930), Brooklyn Dodgers (1930-1935), Boston Bees (1935), Pittsburgh Pirates (1935-1936), Boston Bees (1937), Pittsburgh Pirates (1937-1940), Cleveland Indians (1941-1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947-1948)
    • Hometown: Tampa, Florida
  9. Bobby Bragan (1958-1960)
    • Playing career: Brooklyn Dodgers (1940), Philadelphia Phillies (1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1943), Philadelphia Phillies (1943-1945, 1948), Brooklyn Dodgers (1948), New York Yankees (1949)
    • Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
  10. Joe Gordon (1960-1961)
  11. Mel McGaha (1962)
    • Playing career: Chicago White Sox (1948-1951)
    • Hometown: Coalton, West Virginia
  12. Birdie Tebbetts (1963-1966)
    • Playing career: Detroit Tigers (1936, 1938-1942, 1946-1947, 1952-1953), Boston Red Sox (1948-1950), Cleveland Indians (1951)
    • Hometown: Burlington, Vermont
  13. George Strickland (1964)
    • Playing career: Boston Red Sox (1950-1951, 1953), Cleveland Indians (1952-1953, 1955-1957), Pittsburgh Pirates (1957-1959)
    • Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
  14. Joe Adcock (1967)
    • Playing career: Cincinnati Reds (1950-1952), Milwaukee Braves (1953-1962), Cleveland Indians (1963-1966), Los Angeles/California Angels (1966)
    • Hometown: Coushatta, Louisiana
  15. Alvin Dark (1968-1971)
    • Playing career: Boston Braves (1946-1949), New York Giants (1950-1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1956-1958), Chicago Cubs (1958), Philadelphia Phillies (1959-1960)
    • Hometown: Comanche, Oklahoma
  16. Ken Aspromonte (1972-1974)
    • Playing career: Boston Red Sox (1957-1960), Washington Senators (1960), Cleveland Indians (1960-1962), Washington Senators (1963-1964), Chicago White Sox (1965-1966), Atlanta Braves (1967-1968)
    • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  17. Frank Robinson (1975-1977)
    • Playing career: Cincinnati Reds (1956-1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966-1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972), California Angels (1973-1974), Cleveland Indians (1974-1976), Los Angeles Dodgers (1977)
    • Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
  18. Jeff Torborg (1977-1979)
    • Playing career: Los Angeles Dodgers (1964-1968), California Angels (1969-1970), Cleveland Indians (1970-1973), Seattle Pilots (1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1975), Boston Red Sox (1975-1977)
    • Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey
  19. Dave Garcia (1979-1982)
    • Hometown: East St. Louis, Illinois
  20. Mike Hargrove (1991-1999)
    • Playing career: Texas Rangers (1974-1978), San Diego Padres (1979), Cleveland Indians (1979-1985)
    • Hometown: Perryton, Texas
  21. Charlie Manuel (2000-2002)
    • Playing career: Minnesota Twins (1969), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-1971), Montreal Expos (1972-1974)
    • Hometown: Northfork, West Virginia
  22. Joel Skinner (Interim, 2002)
  23. Eric Wedge (2003-2009)
    • Playing career: Boston Red Sox (1991), Colorado Rockies (1991-1992), Detroit Tigers (1993), Boston Red Sox (1995)
    • Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
  24. Manny Acta (2010-2012)
    • Hometown: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  25. Sandy Alomar Jr. (Interim, 2012)
    • Playing career: San Diego Padres (1988-1990), Cleveland Indians (1990-2000), Chicago White Sox (2001-2002), Colorado Rockies (2003), Chicago White Sox (2004-2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006)
    • Hometown: Salinas, Puerto Rico
  26. Terry Francona (2013-present)
    • Playing career: Montreal Expos (1981-1985), Chicago Cubs (1986-1988), Cincinnati Reds (1987), Cleveland Indians (1988), Milwaukee Brewers (1989-1990)
    • Hometown: Aberdeen, South Dakota

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