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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | April 26, 2018

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Lou Boudreau

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 5 – Lou Boudreau

March 24, 2018 |

While the offseason has been historically slow and the winter has crawled along at an even slower pace, we at Did The Tribe Win Last Night look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 5 days

Number five on our countdown is one of the handful of players honored in Indians history with a retired number. He was a man who held two very distinct titles during his tenure in Cleveland and several more nicknames for good measure. Whether you called him “Old Shufflefoot”, “Handsome Lou”, “Boy Wonder”, “The Good Kid”, or skipper, Lou Boudreau was one thing in the end – a Hall of Famer.

The Indians honored Boudreau on August 5th last season with a statue outside of Progressive Field, where he was immortalized alongside former teammates Bob Feller and Larry Doby, legendary slugger Jim Thome, and fellow former player-manager Frank Robinson, who was recognized earlier in the year. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 34

February 23, 2018 |

Happy first day of Cactus League play for the Cleveland Indians as they start the spring schedule against the Cincinnati Reds. Join us at Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we look ahead to the warmer days of the 2018 season by remembering Tribe players past and present.

Countdown to Opening Day – 34 days

Two future Cy Young award winners in Cleveland, one future league Most Valuable Player, and an American League Rookie of the Year spent time in the number 34 for the Cleveland Indians. None of those apply to the current wearer of the number, Zach McAllister, but it does not take anything away from his role in the team’s bullpen for the year ahead. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 25, 1949

January 25, 2018 |

After leading the Cleveland Indians to their first World Championship in 28 years, shortstop-manager Lou Boudreau is given a two-year contract by the club. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 20, 1970

January 20, 2018 |

Lou Boudreau is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 232 of 300 votes necessary from the Baseball Writers Association of America. He was on the ballot for the first time in 1956. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 21, 1940

December 21, 2017 |

Writers in Chicago name Cleveland Indians rookie shortstop Lou Boudreau their outstanding rookie in the major leagues. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 30, 1948

November 30, 2017 |

Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He becomes just the second Cleveland player to earn the honor (George Burns, 1926). Read More

Youth Was Served When Indians Hired Boudreau as Player-Manager

November 29, 2017 |

The Indians suddenly found themselves in the market for a manager after the 1941 season.

Although Cy Slapnicka was celebrated as a scout, unearthing pitching talent like Mel Harder, Herb Score, Bob Lemon, and, most famously, Bob Feller, he had a rough go as the team’s general manager. After missing out on the pennant in 1940, the Indians ended up four games below .500 in a tie for fourth place – 26 games behind the pennant-winning Yankees. Slapnicka, who had had a heart attack in 1938, wanted to return to scouting, which he said was his first love. After one year as manager, Roger Peckinpaugh was promoted to the front office, but that opened a vacancy in the Indians’ dugout.

And as it turned out, the new manager was found in the Tribe dugout as well. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 25, 1941

November 25, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians name 24-year-old shortstop Lou Boudreau manager of the club. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 10, 1950

November 10, 2017 |

The Indians announce the firing of popular manager Lou Boudreau and name his successor, long-time Major League catcher and successful minor league manager, Al Lopez. Read More

Today in Tribe History: October 11, 1948

October 11, 2017 |

The Cleveland Indians are champions of the baseball world for the second time in club history as they hold on to defeat the Boston Braves by a 4-3 final at Braves Field. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 19, 1939

September 19, 2017 |

In front of a reported crowd of 500 at Griffith Stadium, the Cleveland Indians pull off a triple play in the fifth inning. It does not help their final score, however, as despite rallying to tie the game in the ninth, they fall 10-9 to the Washington Senators. Read More

Today in Tribe History: September 9, 1938

September 9, 2017 |

Lou Boudreau cracks the Indians lineup for the first time as he replaces Ken Keltner at third base and walks once in two plate appearances in his Major League debut as Cleveland falls to the Detroit Tigers, 11-5. Read More