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Kenny Lofton

Inducted 2010
Outfielder 1992-1996, 1998-2001, 2007

"I didn't take any shortcuts, I played the game right, played hard and I had fun doing it."

Kenny Lofton terrorized opponents with his blazing speed and his dynamic glove. After joining the Indians before the start of the 1992 season, Lofton immediately became one of the top base-running threats in baseball, as he led the American League in stolen bases for five consecutive seasons. From 1992-1996, Lofton led the AL in stolen bases and averaged 65 steals per season in that span.

In addition to his speed on the basepaths, Lofton was a renowned fielder and an extremely effective hitter during his time in Cleveland. He earned Gold Gloves in four consecutive seasons (1993-96), and he was named to five All-Star teams (1994, 95, 96, 98 and 99) during his Indians career.

There are two plays that stand out amongst a career full of highlights. During Game 6 of the 1995 ALCS, Lofton managed to score from second on a passed ball. He surprised Seattle ace Randy Johnson as he slid past a late tag to score the second run of the play.

The second occurred on August 4, 1996. Lofton, drifting back towards the wall, climbed the center field fence and robbed Baltimore's B.J. Surhoff of a home run. The play was later commemorated in 2010 with a bobblehead.

Lofton completed his Major League career with the Indians in 2007, after amassing 2,428 hits, 622 steals, and a batting average of .299 over his 17-year career. Kenny holds the franchise record for career stolen bases and ranks in the top 10 for hits and runs. He owns six of the single-season franchise records for stolen bases.

  • POSITION: Outfielder
  • BATS: Left
  • THROWS: Left
  • HEIGHT: 5'11"
  • WEIGHT: 190
  • BORN: May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, IN
  • DEBUT: September 14, 1991
  • FINAL GAME: September 29, 2007
Indians Career Statistics
1276 5045 975 1512 87 518 611 652 452 .300 .375 .426