CLEVELAND (AP) - Former general manager John Hart and three-time All-Star second baseman Carlos Barega have been inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
Hart was the architect of the Indians' most successful sustained run in franchise history, winning five straight AL Central titles and two pennants in the 1990s. Hart turned a perennial loser into what many believed to be a model franchise during that decade. Cleveland won its first pennant in 41 years in 1995.
The Indians were known in that era for their powerful offense, which included Baerga, Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and Sandy Alomar Jr. Baerga, who played second base, made the All-Star team in 1992, `93 and `95. He hit over .300 for four straight seasons from 1992-95.
The ceremonies took place at Progressive Field prior to Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.
Thumbnail 2017 MLB Win Totals The 2017 MLB regular season win totals have been released and the Cubs have the highest win total, while the Padres own the lowest.

MLB Team Pages