Baerga, Hart Inducted into Indians Hall of Fame

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CLEVELAND — Two major pieces of the Indians’ glory days of the 1990’s will be honored by the franchise this summer.

On Tuesday, the organization announces that second baseman Carlos Baerga and former general manager John Hart will be inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame on June 22 in a pre-game ceremony before their game against the Minnesota Twins.

Baerga racked up nearly 1,100 hits in his career with the Tribe that spanned parts of six seasons (1990-1995, 1996).  He still ranks among the franchise best in batting average, RBI and home runs.  He’s currently working as an Alumni Ambassador for the club and will assist Terry Francona’s staff at Spring Training.

Hart, was the mastermind behind the AL dominance of the 1990’s.  In his 10 seasons as general manager, 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. Hart will be inducted into the club’s Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel.

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