CLEVELAND INDIANS MANAGERS

Every Cleveland Indians Manager in Franchise History

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Cleveland Indians organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

The year leads to the specific American League season in review; the manager(s) name leads to his career statistics; and the roster leads to a list of every player on the team during the year

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"It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager." - Cleveland Indians Manager (1975-1977) Frank Robinson

Cleveland Indians Managers
1901 - 2020

Cleveland Indians Managers & Finishes in Chronological Order

n/a
54
82
.397
7 th
29
n/a
Bill Armour
69
67
.507
5 th
14
n/a
Bill Armour
77
63
.550
3 rd
15
n/a
Bill Armour
86
65
.570
4 th
n/a
76
78
.494
5 th
19
n/a
89
64
.582
3 rd
5
n/a
85
67
.559
4 th
8
n/a
90
64
.584
2 nd
½
n/a
57
57
.500
6 th
27½
n/a
14
25
.359
n/a
71
81
.467
5 th
32
n/a
6
11
.353
3 rd
22
n/a
74
62
.544
n/a
54
71
.432
5 th
30½
n/a
21
7
.750
n/a
86
66
.566
3 rd
n/a
51
102
.333
8 th
48½
n/a
12
16
.429
7 th
44½
n/a
45
79
.363
n/a
77
77
.500
6 th
14
n/a
88
66
.571
3 rd
12
n/a
73
54
.575
2 nd
n/a
44
34
.564
2 nd
n/a
40
21
.656
n/a
98
56
.636
1 st
+2
n/a
94
60
.610
2 nd
n/a
78
76
.507
4 th
16
n/a
82
71
.536
3 rd
16½
n/a
67
86
.438
6 th
24½
n/a
70
84
.455
6 th
27½
n/a
88
66
.571
2 nd
3
n/a
Jack McAllister
66
87
.431
6 th
43½
n/a
62
92
.403
7 th
39
n/a
81
71
.533
3 rd
24
n/a
81
73
.536
4 th
21
10
78
76
.506
4 th
30
10
87
65
.572
4 th
19
10
26
25
.510
4 th
23½
10
48
51
.485
10
85
69
.552
3 rd
16
10
46
48
.489
3 rd
12
30
36
23
.610
30
80
74
.519
5 th
22½
26
83
71
.539
4 th
19
26
86
66
.566
3 rd
13
26
87
67
.565
3 rd
20½
26
89
65
.578
2 nd
1
27
75
79
.487
4 th
26
5
75
79
.487
4 th
28
5
82
71
.536
3 rd
15½
5
72
82
.468
5 th
17
5
73
72
.503
5 th
11
5
68
86
.442
6 th
36
5
80
74
.519
4 th
17
5
97
58
.626
1 st
+1
5
89
65
.578
3 rd
8
5
92
62
.597
4 th
6
10
93
61
.604
2 nd
5
10
93
61
.604
2 nd
2
10
92
62
.597
2 nd
10
111
43
.721
1 st
+8
10
93
61
.604
2 nd
3
10
88
66
.571
2 nd
9
2
76
77
.497
6 th
21½
2
36
36
.463
4 th
14½
35
46
40
.535
35
89
65
.578
2 nd
5
35
49
46
.516
4 th
21
35
26
32
.448
35
78
83
.484
5 th
30½
43
1
0
1.000
43
2
0
1.000
6 th
16
42
Mel McGaha
80
82
.494
1
79
83
.488
5 th
25½
1
79
83
.488
6 th
20
1
87
75
.537
5 th
15
1
66
57
.537
5 th
17
3
33
39
.458
6
75
87
.463
8 th
17
5
66
75
.534
3 rd
16½
5
62
99
.385
6 th
46½
5, 1
76
86
.469
5 th
32
1
42
61
.408
6 th
43
4
18
41
.305
2
72
84
.462
5 th
14
2
71
91
.438
6 th
26
2
77
85
.475
4 th
14
20
79
80
.497
4 th
15½
20
81
78
.509
4 th
16
20
26
31
.456
5 th
28½
7, 10
45
59
.433
10
69
90
.434
6 th
29
10
43
52
.453
5 th
28½
1
Dave Garcia
38
28
.576
1
Dave Garcia
79
81
.494
6 th
23
1
Dave Garcia
52
51
.504
6 th / 5 th
7
1
Dave Garcia
78
84
.481
6 th
17
2
40
60
.400
7 th
28
18
30
32
.484
18
75
87
.463
6 th
29
7
60
102
.370
7 th
39½
7
84
78
.519
5 th
11½
7
31
56
.356
7 th
37
32
30
45
.400
32
78
84
.481
6 th
11
32
65
78
.455
6 th
16
32
John Hart
8
11
.421
1
John McNamara
77
85
.475
4 th
11
1
John McNamara
25
52
.325
7 th
34
12
32
53
.376
21
76
86
.469
4 th
20
21
76
86
.469
6 th
19
21
66
47
.584
2 nd
1
21
100
44
.694
1 st
+30
21
99
62
.615
1 st
+14½
21
86
75
.534
1 st
+6
21, 30
89
73
.549
1 st
+9
30
97
65
.599
1 st
+21½
32
Charlie Manuel
90
72
.556
2 nd
5
32
Charlie Manuel
91
71
.562
1 st
+6
32
Charlie Manuel
39
47
.453
3 rd
20½
35
35
40
.467
22
68
94
.420
4 th
22
22
80
82
.494
3 rd
12
22
93
69
.574
2 nd
6
22
78
84
.481
4 th
18
22
96
66
.593
1 st
+8
22
81
81
.500
3 rd
22
65
97
.401
4 th
21½
11
Manny Acta
69
93
.426
4 th
25
11
Manny Acta
80
82
.494
2 nd
15
11
Manny Acta
65
91
.417
4 th
20
15
3
3
.500
17
92
70
.568
2 nd
1
17
85
77
.525
3 rd
5
17
81
80
.503
3 rd
13½
17
94
67
.584
1 st
+8
17
31
30
.508
1 st
+17
2
1
4
.200
17
70
26
.729
77
91
71
.562
1 st
+13
77
93
69
.574
2 nd
8
77
35
25
.583
3 rd
1
2021
77
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