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Indians Send Seerey, Gettel to Chicago for Kennedy

November 22, 2015 |

June 3, 1948

After being linked to several teams already this season, Pat Seerey finally was dealt to the Chicago White Sox late Tuesday evening with pitcher Al Gettel for outfielder Bob Kennedy.

Catcher Ray Murray, who had been travelling with the team because of the injury to reserve backstop Joe Tipton, has been added to the active roster to fill one of the spots on the team created by the trade. Read More

Triple Play Helps Tribe Take Third Game from Boston; Indians 12, Red Sox 7

October 29, 2015 |

May 10, 1948

Three’s were wild on Monday afternoon when the Indians used three runs in both the first and second innings to compensate for the three they gave up in the first frame, and a triple play in the eighth inning helped spur the Tribe to a three-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 12-7 victory in front of 11,101 Boston faithful kept the Indians even with their first place counterpart, the Philadelphia Athletics. Read More

Rotation Questions Abound After Five Games

October 16, 2015 |

April 27, 1948

Entering the season, the Cleveland Indians were aware that their major question mark was their starting pitching. After five victories, the questions remain and even might have grown.

At the top of the rotation, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon have combined for three quality starts. Feller shutout the St. Louis Browns last Tuesday in the home opener and beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Saturday. Lemon threw a complete game of his own in the Indians’ first game in Detroit, a 8-2 victory. Read More

Keltner Clouts and Bullpen Help Tribe Come Back; Indians 7, Tigers 4

October 14, 2015 |

April 25, 1948

After two days of occasional rain in Detroit, the sun came out to shine Sunday afternoon. While it appeared early that the rays of sun would give the Tigers some new life, the Indians proved they could hit in any weather.

Ken Keltner hit two home runs to help the Indians come back from an early deficit, and Bob Muncrief and Russ Christopher held the Bengals in check the final seven frames to give the Indians a 7-4 victory and sweep of the three game series. The 48,880 Detroit hopeful had little to cheer about after the second inning. The sweep asserts some muscle toward Detroit, a team the Indians will have to rival for third place throughout the season. Cleveland remains the only undefeated team in the American League circuit. Read More

Gettel Gets Blasted in Cleveland Return; Indians 14, White Sox 1

December 12, 2013 |

July 8, 1948

Thursday afternoon, the Indians showed Al Gettel with all too much certainty why he was dealt from their Tribe to the bottom dwelling Chicago White Sox.

Cleveland knocked out 15 hits and scored 14 runs, mostly at Gettel’s expense, while embarrassing him and the Chicago White Sox, 14-1. Every Tribe starter scored at least one run. The Tribe punished Gettel and his current team, as manager Ted Lyons left Gettel on the mound into the seventh inning to be battered around.

Dale Mitchell, Hank Edwards and Joe Gordon, who had three hits apiece, paced the Tribe. Lou Boudreau drove in three runs, Ken Keltner four and Jim Hegan had a career day, driving in five runs on the way to the Indians biggest day of the 1948 season, offensively.

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Mother Nature Washes Away Game, But Not Rumors

November 7, 2013 |

June 3, 1948

Mother Nature won the day’s matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators from Griffith Stadium in the nation’s capital on Thursday night.

Just prior to the 8:30 p.m. first pitch, a heavy rain fell and postponed the game between the two ball clubs. The Indians had taken batting and field practice, but at 8:15 p.m. the rain that had been expected fell and drenched those in attendance. A half-hour later, the game officially was postponed.

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Indians Send Seerey, Gettel to Chicago for Kennedy

November 7, 2013 |

June 3, 1948

After being linked to several teams already this season, Pat Seerey finally was dealt to the Chicago White Sox late Tuesday evening with pitcher Al Gettel for outfielder Bob Kennedy.

Catcher Ray Murray, who had been travelling … Read More

Tribe Shutout In Game Two, Remain in Second Place; Browns 6, Indians 0

November 4, 2013 |

May 31, 1948

For the second straight day the Indians had a chance to take two games from a lower division team and were unsuccessful.

St. Louis Browns right-hander Cliff Fannin shut out the Indians, obviously tired and depleted by injury. Despite having only won one game before his start this afternoon, Fannin limited the Indians to just four hits. No Indian reached second base.

“I had hoped for two today,” Indians manager Lou Boudreau. “The pitching was just too tough for us in that second one. Cliff Fannin had us hitting the pitches he want us to.”

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Four-Game Win Streak Blown Away in Afternoon Breeze; Red Sox 11, Indians 5

October 25, 2013 |

May 21, 1948

Last night the Indians walked to a victory. This afternoon the Boston Red Sox hit back to even the series. Boston used 18 hits — equal to the amount of walks the Indians drew last night — poor Indian defense and a strong wind off the lake to win 11-5 Friday afternoon.

Bill Kennedy was unable to recreate his first starting performance for the Tribe, and Ted Williams was 4 for 4, with two RBI and two walks to lead Boston in the matinee. The Splendid Splinter laced three singles around a mammoth home run in the sixth inning that landed in the right field upper deck. The crowd of 8,409 enjoyed a sunny afternoon for five innings before clouds and a stiff breeze entered the Stadium and sent many fans home early.

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Triple Play Helps Tribe Take Third Game from Boston; Indians 12, Red Sox 7

October 14, 2013 |

May 10, 1948

Three’s were wild on Monday afternoon when the Indians used three runs in both the first and second innings to compensate for the three they gave up in the first frame, and a triple play in the eighth inning helped spur the Tribe to a three-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 12-7 victory in front of 11,101 Boston faithful kept the Indians even with their first place counterpart, the Philadelphia Athletics.

Al Gettel’s second start of the season was his second short effort, as he did not survive the third inning. But Ed Klieman pitched six strong innings in relief to slow Boston’s offense enough for the Tribe to bang out 12 runs, 12 hits and two more home runs. They now have a league leading 28 home runs in just 15 games.

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Rotation Questions Abound After Five Games

October 1, 2013 |

April 27, 1948

Entering the season, the Cleveland Indians were aware that their major question mark was their starting pitching. After five victories, the questions remain and even might have grown.

At the top of the rotation, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon have combined for three quality starts. Feller shutout the St. Louis Browns last Tuesday in the home opener and beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Saturday. Lemon threw a complete game of his own in the Indians’ first game in Detroit, a 8-2 victory.

Read More

Keltner Clouts and Bullpen Help Tribe Come Back; Indians 7, Tigers 4

September 29, 2013 |

April 25, 1948

After two days of occasional rain in Detroit, the sun came out to shine Sunday afternoon. While it appeared early that the rays of sun would give the Tigers some new life, the Indians proved they could hit in any weather.

Ken Keltner hit two home runs to help the Indians come back from an early deficit, and Bob Muncrief and Russ Christopher held the Bengals in check the final seven frames to give the Indians a 7-4 victory and sweep of the three game series. The 48,880 Detroit hopeful had little to cheer about after the second inning. The sweep asserts some muscle toward Detroit, a team the Indians will have to rival for third place throughout the season. Cleveland remains the only undefeated team in the American League circuit.

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