Today in Tribe History: January 20, 1970

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.

Old Shufflefoot was a staple of the Indians lineup throughout the 1940s. He made seven All-Star teams in that span and earned votes on the MVP ballot in ten consecutive seasons, including his victorious 1948 season when he hit .355 with a career high 18 home runs and 106 RBI as a player-manager for the World Series champion Indians team.

He hit .295 over his 15 year MLB career, which including 13 seasons in Cleveland and two final seasons with the Boston Red Sox. He spent 16 seasons in total as a manager, including ten as a player-manager (nine with Cleveland), but made just one trip to the postseason.

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