ICYMI at DTTWLN – January 25 to January 31

Sometimes, no news is good news. The Indians still have their full contingent of starting pitchers and, this week, locked up one of the options for the starting rotation for the 2016 season by coming to terms on a contract extension with free-agent-to-be Josh Tomlin on Tuesday. The signing was made with the intentions on Tomlin pitching in the rotation, which could spell a trip to Columbus for one of the candidates for the fifth spot at the end of March.

If you stepped away for any reason last week, here is what you may have missed…

Stories You May Have Missed:
1/25/16 – Vizquel and Pinson Entering Cal League Hall of Fame (Bob Toth)
1/26/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 69 (Bob)
1/26/16 – Chamberlain Hoping to Make Squad and Erase Images of “Bug Game” (Craig Gifford)
1/26/16 – Tribe Fest Returns for Fourth Time This Weekend (Bob)
1/26/16 – Tribe and Tomlin Agree to Two-Year Extension (Bob)
1/27/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 68 (Bob)
1/27/16 – Johnson, Somers Driving Force Behind American League’s Founding (Vince Guerrieri)
1/28/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 67 (Bob)
1/29/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 66 (Bob)
1/29/16 – Claudio Bautista Slowly Climbing Through the Minor League Levels (Laurel Wilder)
1/29/16 – Cleveland Has a Choice in Their Spring Training Outfield Mix (Bob)
1/30/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 65 (Bob)
1/31/16 – Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 64 (Bob)

Last Week in Tribe History (Bob):
January 25, 1949
January 26, 1962
January 27, 2006
January 28, 1916
January 29, 1982
January 30, 1978
January 31, 1977

1948 Cleveland Indians weekly rewind

During the week of play that was August 6 through August 12, 1948, the Cleveland Indians dealt with another loss as manager and starting shortstop Lou Boudreau was sidelined with multiple injuries after diving for a ball at second base.

The team played strongly against the New York Yankees, taking three of four from one of the outside challenges to the American League pennant race, but then split with both Detroit and St. Louis. The latter series with the Browns included unpleasant back-to-back doubleheaders.

Boudreau to Miss Opener Against Yankees (Mike Brandyberry)
Feller Triumphs Over New York for First Time this Season; Indians 9, Yankees 7 (Mike)
Raschi and DiMaggio Snap Tribe Winning Streak; Yankees 5, Indians 0 (Mike)
More Attendance Records to be Set Today (Mike)
Robinson and Boudreau Lead Five Run Rally to Take Game One; Indians 8, Yankees 6 (Mike)
Doby, Robinson and Gromek Help Tribe Sweep Bombers; Indians 2, Yankees 1 (Mike)
Boudreau’s Presence Felt in Lineup and Dugout (Mike)
Cleveland Browns to Shift Game if Tribe Makes Series (Mike)
Robinson Homer Gives Tribe Ninth Win in Ten Games; Indians 6, Tigers 2 (Mike)
Mullin Mashes Feller For Three-Run Homer Again; Tigers 7, Indians 3 (Mike)
Five Days in August For Tribe Could Tell Tale of Season (Steve)
Lemon Struggles but Still Wins; Indians 7, Browns 5 (Steve)
Tribe Battered and Beaten – Cleveland Drops Game Two; Browns 12, Indians 4 (Steve)
Zoldak Beaten by Old Mates – Tribe Drops Game One; Browns 8, Indians 4 (Steve)
It’s Not a Misprint; Indians 26, Browns 3 (Steve)

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1948 American League standings (as of the end of day, August 12th)

TEAM W-L W-L % GB
Philadelphia 65-43 0.602
Cleveland 63-42 0.600 0.5
Boston 62-44 0.585 2.0
New York 59-44 0.573 3.5
Detroit 50-54 0.481 13.0
Washington 43-62 0.410 20.5
St. Louis 42-62 0.404 21.0
Chicago 36-69 0.343 27.5

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Photo: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

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