2012 Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Class: Perry, Warfield, and Graney

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Gaylord Perry Lone 2012 Indians Hall of Fame Inductee

Indians to Induct Former Trainer Jim Warfield and LHP/Announcer Jack Graney into Distinguished Hall of Fame for Non-Uniformed Personnel

The Cleveland Indians recently announced they will induct right handed pitcher Gaylord Perry into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame. Jim Warfield and Jack Graney will be inducted into the Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel. The inductions will take place on Saturday, August 11 prior to the 6:05 p.m. game vs. Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field.  

Although more than 1,700 players have worn an Indians uniform — the total inducted into the player wing of the club’s Hall of Fame at Heritage Park now stands at only 38. The Distinguished Hall of Fame, established in 2010, now stands at five (Owners Bill Veeck and Dick Jacobs, GM/Super Scout Cy Slapnicka).  

INDIANS HALL OF FAME CLASS 2012

Gaylord PerryGaylord Perry (1972-1975)
Gaylord Perry is a Cooperstown Hall of Famer who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league. He won his first Cy Young Award in 1972 while with the Indians, winning 24 games with 1.92 ERA and 234 strikeouts. In his three-plus seasons with the Tribe, Perry went 70-57 with a 2.51 ERA and had a save in his only relief outing.  He was a two-time All-Star with Indians during the 1972 and 1974 seasons. Overall, Perry was a five-time All-Star with a record of 314-265 in 22 seasons (5350IP/3534Ks). 

“He (Gaylord Perry) should be in the Hall of Fame with a tube of K-Y Jelly attached to his plaque.” – Manager Gene Mauch

  

INDIANS DISTINGUISHED HALL OF FAME CLASS 2012

Jim Warfield (1942-2002) and Jack Graney (1886-1978) join the Indians Distinguished Hall of Fame posthumously alongside previous inductees Richard Jacobs, Bill Veeck and Cy Slapnicka; although, Jack had a distinguished carreer at second base with the Indians early in the 20th century.

Jim WarfieldJim Warfield 
Jim Warfield was an athletic trainer of the Cleveland Indians from 1965 until his death in 2002. He spent 26 years with the organization beginning with the Double-A affiliate before being named Indians head athletic trainer from1971-1996. He was then assistant athletic trainer from 1997-2002. Warfield was an American League athletic trainer for the 1981 and 1997 All-Star games. He was named “Trainer of the Year” in 1992 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.

“It’s hard to believe. He was always there for you, to comfort you. To not have him around is very strange.” — Omar Vizquel, Player

Jack GraneyJack Graney
Jack Graney was a left fielder and hit leadoff for the Cleveland Indians from 1908-1922. Graney was the American League doubles leader in 1916, a two-time AL base on balls leader (1917, 1919) and played on the Cleveland Indians World Series championship team in 1920 with a lifetime average of .250, with 148 stolen bases. He returned to the organization from 1933-1953 as a popular play-by-play announcer-the first player to enter the broadcast booth in baseball history.

“Listening to the Indians games on the radio being announced by Jack Graney back in the 1940s. He really made you feel you were at the game in person. I have not since heard anyone give play-by-play coverage like Jack Graney.” — Mary C. Booker, Cleveland

Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Roster

Position
First
Last
Inducted
2BROBERTOALOMAR2011
CASANDYALOMAR2009
OFEARLAVERILL1951
PJIMBAGBY, Sr.2007
RHPBERTBLYLEVEN2011
SSLOUBOUDREAU1954
3BBILLBRADLEY1957
SSRAYCHAPMAN2006
PSTANCOVELESKI1966
OFROCKYCOLAVITO2006
OFLARRYDOBY1966
PBOBFELLER1957
PWESFERRELL2009
OFELMERFLICK1963
PMIKEGARCIA2007
MGR/2BJOEGORDON2008
PMELHARDER1951
MGR/1BMIKEHARGROVE2008
CAJIMHEGAN1966
OFJOEJACKSON1951
PADDIEJOSS2006
3BKENKELTNER1951
2BNAPLAJOIE1951
PBOBLEMON1960
OFKENNYLOFTON2010
MGR.ALLOPEZ2006
PSAMMcDOWELL2006
PCHARLESNAGY2007
CASTEVEO'NEILL1951
PSATCHELPAIGE1965
3BALROSEN2006
PHERBSCORE2006
SSJOESEWELL1951
OFTRISSPEAKER1951
1B/DHANDRETHORNTON2007
1BHALTROSKY1951
PEARLYWYNN1972
PCYYOUNG1951
The Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame was established in 1951 to recognize individuals who made a significant impact during their playing careers with the Cleveland Indians. Inductees must have been active in an Indians uniform for at least three seasons and must be retired for one full year. Members of the Hall of Fame will be forever recognized in HERITAGE PARK located behind the center field wall of Progressive Field.

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