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Charles Nagy

Inducted 2007
Pitcher 1990-2002

"I thought this was the greatest place on earth."
(Plain Dealer 8-11-2007)

A mainstay of the 1990s powerhouse Cleveland Indians ball-clubs, Charles Nagy's consistency guided the Tribe through highs and lows. Wearing the Cleveland uniform for 13 of his 14 Major League seasons, Nagy's 129 wins puts him 10th in franchise history. In addition, Nagy's 1,235 strikeouts and 297 games started each rank sixth in the franchise record book.

Before joining the Tribe, Nagy was a pitcher for Team USA. In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Nagy went 3-1 and guided Team USA to a gold medal finish. That same year, Nagy was selected by the Indians 17th overall in the draft.

As a core member of the 1990s Indians, Nagy posted a career-best 17 wins on three occasions. Charlie represented the American League at the All-Star Game in 1992, 96, and 99 while also receiving Cy Young consideration. Between 1995 and 1999, Nagy won 15 or more games in each season, a feat matched only by Hall of Famer Greg Maddux.

His ability to stay healthy resulted in a streak of 192 consecutive starts. Charles pitched in two World Series and 15 playoff games.

After his retirement, Nagy served as a pitching coach for the Columbus Clippers and Salt Lake City Bees. He also served as pitching coached for the Arizona Diamondbacks before being let go in 2013. Currently Nagy serves as a consultant with the Tribe.

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Left
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'3"
  • WEIGHT: 200
  • BORN: May 5, 1967 in Fairfield, CT
  • DEBUT: June 29, 1990
  • FINAL GAME: June 1, 2003
Indians Career Statistics
129 103 4.51 313 297 31 6 0 1942.1 2173 1054 974 583 1235 1.419