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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 28, 2021

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1948: When Boudreau Led the Boys

Gordon and Keltner Help Tribe Close In On Pennant; Indians 5, White Sox 2

March 19, 2016 |

September 29, 1948

The 1948 pennant has not been spotted inside Municipal Stadium just yet, but its arrival is being eagerly anticipated.

The Indians took another step closer to earning their first World Series birth in 28 years with a come-from-behind victory to defeat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. The 13,559 fans in attendance saw Bob Feller win his seventh straight decision behind the offensive exploits of Joe Gordon and Ken Keltner. Each homered and doubled to provide the necessary offense for the Tribe in the sixth and seventh innings.

Both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees won their games to keep pace with the Tribe, but time is running out for both clubs. Both pennant chasers trail the Indians by two games with only three remaining on their schedules. Cleveland can guarantee itself no worse than a tie with another win and clinch the pennant with two victories. Read More

Hegan the Best There Is According to Bearden

March 19, 2016 |

September 29, 1948

Regardless of how the Indians’ season ends, it’s been one of breakout performances. None could be bigger than the emergence of rookie left-hander Gene Bearden.

Bearden tossed a four-hit shutout en route to an 11-0 victory last night against the Chicago White Sox. The win was Bearden’s 18th of the season and moved the Indians two games ahead of both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees with just four games remaining.

The 28-year-old Bearden spent six seasons in the minor leagues and two more years serving in the war. He was a Purple Heart recipient, suffering from leg injuries in combat. Upon leaving the military Bearden was told he’d likely never play baseball again, yet two seasons removed from his discharge, he’s pitching the Tribe to the pennant. Read More

Tribe Provides Big Show on Joe Early Night; Indians 11, White Sox 0

March 18, 2016 |

September 28, 1948

The Cleveland Indians and team president Bill Veeck like to give their fans a show on and off the field. On Tuesday evening they did just that while starting to take advantage of the American League pennant race.

Cleveland pounded out 13 hits and Gene Bearden threw a four-hit shutout to defeat the Chicago White Sox 11-0 in front of 60,405 spectators on Joe Early Night. The evening was orchestrated to honor the common fan, like Joe Early. The offensive outburst and shutout was anything but a common game on the shores of Lake Erie.

The victory, combined with afternoon losses by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, gives the Tribe a two-game lead in the standings over both contenders with just four games remaining. If Cleveland can win three of their final four games, they will clinch the pennant, regardless of what the other two teams do. Read More

Don Black Taken Off Danger List

March 18, 2016 |

September 28, 1948

Don Black yesterday was taken off the danger list at Charity Hospital.

Hospital attendants said that the Indians pitcher had spent his “best day” since admitted to the hospital two weeks ago after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while at bat during a ball game against the St. Louis Browns on September 13. Read More

Rosen Eligible for World Series

March 18, 2016 |

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. Read More

Out of Town Fans Working With Postmasters to Get to Series

March 17, 2016 |

September 27, 1948

The Cleveland Indians have yet to clinch a spot in the World Series, but that isn’t stopping fans around northern Ohio from making plans.

Last week Indians team president Bill Veeck announced that the organization would begin accepting World Series ticket requests by mail on Tuesday. No requests postmarked before 12:01 a.m. on September 28 would be considered for tickets. Despite the newspaper and radio announcements clearly stating the rules, the ball club has already received 20,000 requests that have been returned to senders since they are too early. Read More

Boudreau Likes Tribe’s Chances After Feller Gem

March 17, 2016 |

September 27, 1948

After a winter that had trade rumors and his managerial position being removed from his title, Lou Boudreau has endured quite a pressure packed season and a pennant race.

He appeared as relaxed and more calm than at any point this season when the Tribe traveled home on the train from Detroit to Cleveland Sunday night. The Indians player-manager just helped lead his club to a series win at Briggs Stadium over the Tigers that saw the team regain sole possession of first place in the American League for the first time since August 26. Even at his happiest moment, Boudreau didn’t want to get too excited.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” Boudreau said. “Remember the Red Sox are going home. Read More

Feller Fires Five-Hitter to Put Tribe in Sole Possession of First Place; Indians 4, Tigers 1

March 16, 2016 |

September 26, 1948

It’s not over, but the view for the Cleveland Indians could not look much better as they head home for the final five games of the season.

Bob Feller, a pitcher who has looked past his prime for much of the summer, has found the fountain of youth in the last month and pitched the Tribe back into sole possession of first place. Feller hurled a five-hitter this afternoon, allowing just one hit before the fourth inning and another afterward. The win, combined with the 6-2 victory by the New York Yankees over the Red Sox today, gives the Indians a one-game lead on both contenders with five games remaining. Read More

O’Neill and Other Non-Contenders Sending Their Best in Final Week

March 16, 2016 |

September 26, 1948

Former Cleveland Indians player and manager Steve O’Neill is likely rooting on the inside for the Tribe to win the pennant, but you won’t catch a glimpse of that on the outside or by his actions.

O’Neill, a Cleveland resident, will send left-handed ace Hal Newhouser to the mound this afternoon to try and stifle the Indians and their pennant hopes. The Tigers skipper makes no secret though, the Indians will see him in the final series of the season next weekend at Municipal Stadium.

Newhouser, looking for his 20th win of the season, will start this afternoon and if the Indians knock him out of the box early, he will start again on Friday in Cleveland. If he goes the distance today, O’Neill plans to use him Thursday against the St. Louis Browns and then in the season finale on Sunday on just two days rest. Read More

Tribe Rides Bearden and 14 Hits to Remain Tied at Top; Indians 9, Tigers 3

March 15, 2016 |

September 25, 1948

With playoff scenarios for tie-breakers set a day ago, every game is starting to feel like a one-game playoff for survival in the American League pennant race.

Today, the Indians won their most recent survival game, defeating the Detroit Tigers 9-3 in front of 30,087 spectators at Briggs Stadium. The Tribe used a stellar pitching performance from Gene Bearden, who did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, and 14 hits from the offense to take control early against five different Tiger hurlers. Cleveland’s five-run fifth inning put the contest away early. Read More

Tribe Loses, Joins 3-Way Tie at Top of Standings; Tigers 4, Indians 3

March 14, 2016 |

September 24, 1948

It’s crowded at the top.

A big name star or personality may feel crowded by the people around him or her, but in the case of the Cleveland Indians they’re crowded by the top of the standings.

This afternoon the Indians lost 4-3 at the hands of the Detroit Tigers in front of 10,464 fans at Briggs Stadium. Bob Lemon was not at his best and wild with control early, while the Tribe offense could not muster a big inning despite three home runs. Fred Hutchinson stifled the Tribe early and only allowed solo home runs through a cold, cutting wind. Read More

Playoff Scenarios Set By American League

March 14, 2016 |

September 24, 1948

If you were in Chicago this morning and heard something sounding like a bunch of change falling on the floor, it was just the American League determining home field for all their playoff scenarios.

Representatives from the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees met in Chicago at the office of Will Harridge, American League president, to determine home field if teams end the season in a tie for first place. Currently, the Indians and Red Sox are tied atop the standings and the Yankees are just a game behind. All three teams have eight games remaining on the regular season schedule. Read More