Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/20/13
Cleveland, OH CARLOS BAERGA, one of the best second basemen in Cleveland Indians history and a member of the 1995 World Series team, will be inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame on June 22, while former general manager JOHN HART will be inducted into the clubs Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel.Of the 1,700-plus players who have worn a Blues, Bronchos or Indians uniform since 1901, Baerga is the halls 39th member. He and Hart will be honored in a ceremony before the Indians game against the Minnesota Twins and later will be recognized in Heritage Park, behind the center field wall at Progressive Field.Carlos and John are responsible for some of the best memories in Cleveland Indians history, and were proud to honor their contributions, Indians president MARK SHAPIRO said.In just his second season, at age 22, Baerga batted .288 and racked up 171 hits. His next four years were even better: He averaged 180 hits, 19 home runs and 97 RBIs, and batted .312 or better in each of those seasons. All told, he accumulated 1097 hits in an Indians uniform, and ranks in the clubs top 20 all time in home runs, RBIs and batting average.He led the team in hits from 1991-1993 and in 1995, and in the 1992-93 seasons became the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1922 to have back-to-back seasons of 200 hits, 20 home runs and 100 RBI.He made three All-Star teams (1992, 1993, 1995) and won two Silver Slugger awards (1993, 1994), and batted .292 with 9 RBIs in the 1995 postseason as the Indians advanced to the World Series. Baerga works as an Alumni Ambassador for the club and will assist new manager Terry Franconas staff at Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz. Most recently, he was named Manager of the Year in la Liga de Bisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente Walker in Puerto Rico.Hart, the Indians general manager from 1991 to 2001, will be the sixth member of the Indians Distinguished Hall of Fame, which was established in 2010. He joined the team in 1989 as a special assignment scout, but managed the team for the final 19 games of that season, posting an 8-11 mark.He was the Indians director of baseball operations from 1990-1991, and then succeeded Hank Peters as the clubs general manager. In his 10 seasons at the helm, the Indians were 870-681 (.561), won six American League Central Division championships, and won two American League championships and appeared in the World Series in 1995 and 1997.Sporting News in 1994 and 1995 named Hart its Baseball Executive of the Year. He was the Texas Rangers general manager from 2002 to 2005, and now is an analyst for MLB Network.Other Distinguished Hall of Fame members include owners Bill Veeck and Dick Jacobs, GMSuper Scout Cy Slapnicka, athletic trainer Jim Warfield and longtime broadcaster Jack Graney.The Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame was established in 1951, and players who spent at least three seasons with the club and have been retired for at least one year are eligible.This years Hall of Fame celebration will include fireworks, an opportunity for fans to pre-register for pictures with Indians players, and a Rally Alley presented by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, at which fans can access games, live music and other entertainment on Larry Doby Way, north of Progressive Field. Game time for June 22 is 7:15 p.m.Indians season ticket packages are on sale now; visit Indians.com or call (216) 420-HITS for more information. Single-game tickets go on sale on Monday, Feb. 25.CLEVELAND INDIANS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS (38)CA SANDY ALOMAR- Inducted 2009OF EARL AVERILL- Inducted 1951P JIM BAGBY, SR.-Inducted 2007SS LOU BOUDREAU- Inducted 19543B BILL BRADLEY- Inducted 1957SS RAY CHAPMAN- Inducted 2006OF ROCKY COLAVITO- Inducted 2006P STAN COVELESKI- Inducted 1966OF LARRY DOBY- Inducted 1966P BOB FELLER- Inducted 1957P WES FERRELL- Inducted 2009OF ELMER FLICK- Inducted 1963P MIKE GARCIA- Inducted 2007MGR2B JOE GORDON- Inducted 2008P MEL HARDER- Inducted 1951MGR1B MIKE HARGROVE- Inducted 2008CA JIM HEGAN- Inducted 1966OF JOE JACKSON- Inducted 1951P ADDIE JOSS- Inducted 20063B KEN KELTNER- Inducted 19512B NAP LAJOIE- Inducted 1951P BOB LEMON- Inducted 1960OF KENNY LOFTON- Inducted 2010MGR. AL LOPEZ- Inducted 2006P SAM McDOWELL- Inducted 2006P CHARLES NAGY- Inducted 2007CA STEVE ONEILL- Inducted 1951P SATCHEL PAIGE- Inducted 1965RHP GAYLORD PERRY-Inducted 20123B AL ROSEN- Inducted 2006P HERB SCORE- Inducted 2006SS JOE SEWELL- Inducted 1951OF LOUIS FRANCIS SOCKALEXIS-Inducted 2006OF TRIS SPEAKER- Inducted 19511BDH ANDRE THORNTON- Inducted 20071B HAL TROSKY- Inducted 1951P EARLY WYNN- Inducted 1972P CY YOUNG- Inducted 1951
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