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We continue our look back on the death of Ray Chapman on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy. This supplemental interview appeared in the November 1920 issue of “Baseball Magazine” and tells more a little more of the story. – BT
Carl Mays is unpopular. And his big league career has been stormy beyond all precedent. But a fair minded public knows there are always two sides to a story. The case against Mays has been thoroughly aired. We thought it but fair to allow Mays to state his side of the case. And this he has done with unusual frankness in the following remarkable interview with the Editor of the Baseball Magazine.
He thought he was going to be a lawyer. Circumstances forced him into newspaper work. He ended up becoming a Hall of Fame umpire and a sports executive for two Cleveland teams in different sports.
He’s Billy Evans, and he’ll be the topic of a presentation by Did the Tribe Win Last Night staff writer Vince Guerrieri at noon Saturday at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park. The program is free to the public and made possible, in part, by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).
October 12, 1948
Cleveland’s official civic welcome to its returning baseball champions, a parade of open cars bearing team members and officials from Union Terminal to University Circle along Euclid Avenue, will begin about 8:30 this morning.
This triumphant homecoming celebration will be simple and swift, according to Mayor Thomas A. Burke, out of deference to wishes of the team, but he expressed the hope that what the parade lacked in elaborateness would be made up by the enthusiasm of onlookers.
October 3, 1948
Cleveland’s stick to the finish club – more than 1,000 jostling, noisy fans – tonight saw the Indians entrain for Boston and their playoff game for the American League pennant.
The Tribesmen entered the Union Terminal singly and in groups of two and three, and with recognition of each new arrival cheers went up from the crowd.
The Cleveland Indians are working on a positive finish to a roller-coaster August.
Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam and Josh Tomlin worked into the eighth inning, leading the Indians to a 9-2 win over the slumping Los …
Cody Allen didn’t get credit for a win or a save Thursday night. He did record the biggest out of the Cleveland Indians’ 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Following a rain delay of 1 hour and 16 minutes in …
Carlos Santana homered and Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory Saturday.
Carrasco (8-5), who started the game 1-4 with a 9.45 ERA in six outings at Comerica Park, struck out …
Taijuan Walker showed the Seattle Mariners how good he can be.
Walker allowed just two hits over eight innings and Seth Smith hit a two-run homer to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday …
The Indians scored early and often, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning before plating eight runs in the third inning, en route to a 12-3 victory Wednesday afternoon. The Indians used home runs from Carlos Santana, Lonnie …
Yan Gomes remembers the Indians coming to Minnesota last year and clinching a playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.
Now Cleveland is back in Minnesota, trying to sneak into the postseason through the back door.
Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
The Indians pulled to 3 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot after Oakland, Kansas City and Seattle all lost ahead of them earlier in the day.
House (1-2) scattered nine hits, struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. The rookie left-hander was making the eighth appearance, and seventh start, of his career.
Akron Wins Battle of Sacrifices to Force Decisive Game Five; Aeros 2, Baysox 1.
By Ron Tellalian
Game four between the Akron Aeros and the Bowie Baysox turned out to be a clinic in small ball tactics. That strategy did not prove productive however, as only three runs scored while 18 men were left on base between the two clubs. When the dust settled, the Aeros came out on top, and tied the series up at two apiece with a nail biting 2-1 victory.
Taking the hill for the home team Akron Aeros was 27-year old, Japanese born, Toru Murata (3-1, 2.60). Murata’s last start came against Richmond on August 31 where he got the win throwing six shutout innings. He would look to duplicate that performance against Baysox LHP Jake Petit (11-3, 3.86). Despite dropping to the 42nd round before finally being drafted by the Orioles, Petit has shown success at every minor league level, boasting a 3.41 ERA in three professional seasons.