Today In Tribe History: October 8, 1948
Bob Toth | On 08, Oct 2014
The city of Cleveland hosts a World Series game for the first time since 1920, as the Indians play the Boston Braves in Game 3 at Cleveland Stadium. A crowd of 70,306 is treated to a pitching display from rookie right-hander Gene Bearden, who blanks the Braves on five hits in a complete game 2-0 shutout.
Bearden, the knuckleballing hero of the tie-breaker game between the Indians and the Boston Red Sox just four days earlier, throws his fifth straight complete game, three of which are shutouts. The Indians score Bearden, who doubled, in the third on a botched double play attempt. Jim Hegan drives in the second and final run on a one-out single to center the next inning.