ICYMI at DTTWLN – December 21 to 27

This week in the life of Cleveland Indians fans, aficionados watched the Tribe collect more left-handed relievers like a child collects trading cards. Several roster decisions were decided and the countdown to Opening Day on April 4th has ticked under 100 days.

Here’s what you may have missed over the busy holiday week.

Stories You May Have Missed:
12/21/15 – Home Alone (Bob)
12/22/15 – Miracle on Ontario Street (1995): Tribe Comes Back on Memorial Day (Vince Guerrieri)
12/22/15 – Miracle on Ontario Street (2001): Sunday Night History (Steve Eby)
12/23/15 – I Won A Major Award! (Laurel Wilder)
12/23/15 – East-West Game Provided Large Stage for Buckeyes, Negro League Baseball (Vince Guerrieri)
12/24/15 – Indians Fans Long for a Big Gift This Holiday Season (Craig Gifford)
12/25/15 – Let it Snow: Open-air Stadium Always Ensures Adventures for April – or October – Baseball (Vince)
12/26/15 – Countdown to Opening Day: 100 Days (Danny Madden)
12/27/15 – Will the Indians Ever Spend Big Again Under the Dolans? (Bob)

Last Week in Tribe History (Bob):
December 21, 1940
December 22, 1944
December 23, 1978
December 24, 1940
December 25, 2013
December 26, 1948
December 27, 1982

Podcasts You May Have Missed:

Tribe Time Now 37: Hittin’ on Napoli and Davis, Missing on Frazier?
Do You Wahoo: Episode 5

1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind

The Indians continue with life after Bob Lemon‘s no-hitter on June 30th as they approach the All-Star break.

Mother Nature once again interfered, a common theme throughout the 1948 season, as the Fourth of July celebration is rained out in St. Louis. The Indians, prior to leaving town, did take the first two games from the Browns.

Home and against the Detroit Tigers, the Indians’ struggles at home continue after they win their series opener behind Lemon’s 12th win of the year.

Lou Boudreau and Joe Gordon are both selected by the voters as All-Star starters. The same day, the Indians announce the signing of Negro League legend, the ageless Satchel Paige, before an offensive explosion against the White Sox.

Indians Would Rather Play on Road than Hear Boos at Home (Mike Brandyberry)
Tribe Comes Back Early, Holds Off St. Louis Late; Indians 8, Browns 6 (Mike)
Veeck Comes to Defense of Indians Fans (Mike)
Boudreau and Robinson Lead Tribe Past Brownies; Indians 8, Browns 2 (Mike)
Cleveland at the Center of a New Integrated America (Vince)
Tribe Washed Out in St. Louis, Carry July 4 First Place Burden (Mike)
Big Fourth Inning Takes Lemon to 12th Win of Season; Indians 6, Tigers 3 (Mike)
Three-Run Homer Off Feller Blows Game in Eighth; Tigers 7, Indians 5 (Mike)
Tribe Embarrassed in Series Finale With Detroit Tigers; Tigers 9, Indians 0 (Mike)
Boudreau and Gordon Elected All-Stars (Mike)
Indians Sign Satchel Paige, Likely Add to Bullpen (Mike)
Feller Settles Down After Bumpy First Inning; Indians 10, White Sox 2 (Mike)
Gettel Gets Blasted in Cleveland Return; Indians 14, White Sox 1 (Mike)

***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***
1948 American League standings (as of end of day July 8th)

Cleveland 44-26 0.629
Philadelphia 46-30 0.605 1.0
New York 42-31 0.575 3.5
Boston 37-33 0.529 7.0
Detroit 36-37 0.496 9.5
Washington 33-40 0.452 12.5
St. Louis 26-44 0.371 18.0
Chicago 23-46 0.333 20.5

***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***   ***

Photo: Cleveland Memory Project

Related Posts

ICYMI at DTTWLN – April 18 to April 24

This past week sure looked like it was going to end on a nice, positive note for the Indians. Cleveland fought back from a big deficit on…

ICYMI at DTTWLN – April 11 to April 17

Isn’t baseball so much easier to enjoy when the weather cooperates for a solid dome? It does add something to the argument about domes in cold and…

ICYMI at DTTWLN – April 4 to April 10

Baseball is underway…sort of. In most places around the league, Major League Baseball action has returned and in force. The Cleveland Indians, however, have had a dark…

ICYMI at DTTWLN – March 28 to April 3

The long wait is over – baseball is back on the shores of Lake Erie. Today, the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox meet for the…

ICYMI at DTTWLN – March 21 to 27

A week from today, the city of Cleveland will be celebrating its unofficial holiday, the Indians’ home opener. Meanwhile, the team is still in Goodyear, Arizona, ironing…

ICYMI at DTTWLN – March 14 to 20

Almost nothing else that occurred in the past week in the world of the Cleveland Indians matters more than the triumphant return of Michael Brantley to Cactus…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.