Today in Tribe History: July 1, 1951

1951Bob Feller ends the Cleveland Indians’ no-hitter drought at three years and one day as he tosses his third and final no-no of his career in a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Stadium in game one of a Sunday doubleheader.

The win for Feller was his eleventh of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.75 on the year. He allowed just one unearned run in the fourth and made two runs of support stand up on the mound. He walked three and struck out five while committing one of the Indians’ two errors in the game.

Cleveland got on the board in the first on an RBI-groundout from Luke Easter, scoring Dale Mitchell from third after his leadoff single. Detroit tied it up in the fourth when Johnny Lipon reached on an error at short, then stole second and advanced to third on the throwing error from Feller. A sacrifice fly from George Kell knocked in the tying run.

The game remained deadlocked at one until the eighth. Sam Chapman tripled to right with one out and was replaced by pinch runner Milt Nielsen, who scored on a single to right by Easter. With his first lead since the fourth, Feller induced a pair of flyouts from Charlie Keller and Kell before striking out Vic Wertz looking to end it.

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