Today in Tribe History: February 26, 1991
Bill Veeck, the colorful owner of the Browns, Indians and White Sox (twice) is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Veeck owned the Cleveland Indians from 1946 until 1949 and his club won the World Series in 1948. During Veeck’s ownership, Larry Doby joined the Indians and became the first African-American player in the American League. Veeck also signed the legendary Negro League pitching star Satchel Paige, who made history as the oldest rookie to ever play in the Major Leagues.