Quick, durable outfielder Kenny Lofton returned to the Cleveland Indians roster after bouncing around the league during the past several seasons. This, of course, proves that Kenny Lofton has as many lives as Kenny McCormick, though Lofton has never disappeared for an entire season, as was the case with the orange-jacket hero during season six of South Park.

Alive managing editor Brian Lindamood has more about the return of Lofton and what he calls the Awesome Era, the Indians from 1994-1997. I like that phrase. I was there when it all went down, too, attending one game in every post-season series from 1994-1999.

What I like most about this era is remembering all the obscure players who played with the Tribe during that time. See them after the jump...

Quick, durable outfielder Kenny Lofton returned to the Cleveland Indians roster after bouncing around the league during the past several seasons. This, of course, proves that Kenny Lofton has as many lives as Kenny McCormick, though Lofton has never disappeared for an entire season, as was the case with the orange-jacket hero during season six of South Park.

Alive managing editor Brian Lindamood has more about the return of Lofton and what he calls the Awesome Era, the Indians from 1994-1997. I like that phrase. I was there when it all went down, too, attending one game in every post-season series from 1994-1999.

What I like most about this era is remembering all the obscure players who played with the Tribe during that time. See them after the jump...

Dave Winfield, 1995 The noted slugger played 46 games for the Tribe during the first World Series run.

Eddie Murray, 1995-1996 "Steady Eddie" was a hometown hero because of his stellar 20-year career and his .323 batting average in 1995.

David Justice, 1997-2000 In his inauguaral season with the Tribe, Justice batted .329 and drove in 101 runs.

Orel Hershiser, 1995-1997 The Dodger great came to the Tribe just in time, playing on both Series teams. He won at least 14 games each season with the team.

Julio Franco, 1996-1997 (also 1983-1988) Franco's second stint with the team was a good one, batting .322 in 1996.