Rosen Eligible for World Series

September 28, 1948

The Indians have just a one-game lead with five games to play, but if they qualify for the World Series, their roster has been approved.

Commissioner Happy Chandler approved the roster last night, with one surprise. Rookie Al Rosen was given approval to be eligible for the Fall Classic. The Rookie of the Year in the American Association was declared eligible upon the petition submitted by the Indians after pitcher Don Black was injured.

Normally, Rosen would not be eligible because he did not report to the Indians prior to August 31.

Other eligible players for the Indians are:

Manager: Lou Boudreau

Pitchers: Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Gene Bearden, Satchel Paige, Steve Gromek, Sam Zoldak, Ed Klieman, Bob Muncrief and Russ Christopher.

Infielders: Joe Gordon, Eddie Robinson, Ken Keltner, Wally Judnich, Johnny Berardino and Ray Boone.

Outfielders: Dale Mitchell, Allie Clark, Bob Kennedy, Larry Doby, Thurman Tucker and Hal Peck

Catchers: Jim Hegan and Joe Tipton.

The Boston Braves, who clinched the National League pennant yesterday, also had their 25-man roster announced for the World Series. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees each had rosters approved for the Fall Classic as they are both still mathematically eligible to win the pennant.

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