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Baerga, Hart to be inducted intoTribe Hall of Fame

By Sheldon Ocker Published: February 20, 2013

   GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Former second baseman Carlos Baerga and John Hart, the general manager who presided over the Indians' glory years of the 1990s, have been chosen by the club for induction into thr Tribe'sd Hall of Fame.

   Baerga was a strong offensive player, who made the All-Star Team in 1992, 1993 and 1995, and led Cleveland in hits from 1991-'93 and again in 1995. In 1992 and '93, he became the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1922 to put together consecutive seasons of 200 hits, 20 home runs and 100 RBI.

   Hart was responsible for building the powerhouse Indians teams that won six Central Division championships and two American League pennants, appearing in the 1995 adnd 1997 World Series.

  Among the players he acquired or developed were Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, Omar Vizquel, Jim Thome, Sandy Alomar,Kenny Lofton, Eddie Murray, Orel Hershiser, C.C. Sabathia, Dennis Martinez, Jose Mesa and Baerga.  

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