Today in Tribe History: January 28, 1916

Bob Muncrief, who will become a member of the 1948 World Series winning Cleveland Indians team, is born in Madill, Oklahoma.

Muncrief had already logged nine seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Browns when he was traded with outfielder Wally Judnich to the Cleveland Indians in November of 1947 for outfielders Joe Frazier and Dick Kokos, pitcher Bryan Stephens, and cash.

Muncrief appeared in 21 games for the Indians that season, posting a 5-4 record with a 3.98 ERA in 21 games appeared. He pitched two innings in one game of the World Series, allowing a hit. He was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates following the season and later pitched for the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees to conclude a 12-year career.

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