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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | October 25, 2021

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1948: When Boudreau Led the Boys

Tribe Head to Detroit Amidst Pennant Fever

March 13, 2016 |

September 23, 1948

After last night’s win at Municipal Stadium against the Boston Red Sox, it felt like the Indians had won the pennant. The reality remains however that the Indians have a lot of work to do.

Despite permission for the commissioner to begin printing World Series tickets, the Indians have eight games remaining in a very tight pennant race. The Tribe is now tied with the Red Sox for first place and the New York Yankees remain just one game behind the top spot.

Many players and sportswriters around the league believe the Indians are the favorite to take the flag, however. Cleveland’s eight games are against second division teams, while Boston and New York play each other five times in the last eight. Read More

Indians to Begin Accepting World Series Ticket Applications on Tuesday

March 13, 2016 |

September 23, 1948

Coming off of a huge 5-2 victory against the Boston Red Sox last night at Municipal Stadium the Cleveland Indians are starting to print World Series tickets.

The next week will determine if they are worth the paper they are printed on. Read More

Tribe Tied For First After Feller Three-Hitter; Indians 5, Red Sox 2

March 12, 2016 |

September 22, 1948

The American League pennant race is deadlocked at the top with just eight games remaining.

Cleveland, who was four and a half games behind Boston just two weeks ago, tied the front-running Boston Red Sox for the lead in the American League with a 5-2 victory in front of 76,772 spectators on Don Black Night. Black is the Tribe’s fallen pitcher who has been hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. He’ll receive approximately $40,380 of the gate receipts. The win extends the Indians’ current winning streak to seven games. Read More

Tonight’s Game a Big One in Many Ways

March 12, 2016 |

September 22, 1948

After 145 games, the Cleveland Indians have played many big games and key series this season. But tonight’s game is the Tribe’s newest “game of the year.”

With just nine games remaining on the schedule the Indians and Boston Red Sox will meet for the 22nd and final time this season. Currently, the Red Sox lead the Indians by one game in the American League pennant chase. A win tonight for Cleveland will tie them with Boston in the standings with an eight-game sprint remaining to the marathon season. A loss by the Tribe and they’ll be two back with just eight to play and a much more difficult road to the flag. Read More

Pennant Chatter and Play on Center Stage in Detroit Today

March 11, 2016 |

September 21, 1948

There was a lot of talk about the American League pennant around Briggs Stadium and the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox were the only game on Tuesday’s American League schedule. The Red Sox used a six-run third inning to beat the Tigers, 10-2, this afternoon and put Boston a full game ahead of the Tribe as they prepare for Wednesday night’s showdown at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Read More

Tribe Keeps Pace With Contenders Behind Bearden; Indians 6, Athletics 3

March 10, 2016 |

September 20, 1948

It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective in earning the necessary result.

It’s the best way to describe the Cleveland Indians and rookie left-hander Gene Bearden’s effort on Monday night. The southpaw and Purple Heart recipient matched up with fellow war hero Lou Brissie and earned the win 6-3 in front of 44,442 patrons at Municipal Stadium.

Bearden pitched the Tribe into the seventh inning but needed help from reliever Russ Christopher to complete the contest. It wasn’t Bearden’s best performance of his 16 wins this season, but it was enough to beat the struggling Athletics and keep the Tribe a half game behind Boston for first place in the standings and a half game ahead of third place New York. Each team won their game this evening. Read More

Tribe Sweeps Twin Bill, Trails Boston by Just Half Game; Indians 2, Athletics 0

March 9, 2016 |

September 19, 1948

Cleveland, we have a pennant race.

Just five days ago the Cleveland Indians trailed the Boston Red Sox by four games and were mired in third place. But riding a five-game winning streak, the Indians took a pair of games this afternoon from the Philadelphia Athletics and cut their deficit in the American League standings to just a half game.

The Tribe won the second game this afternoon, just 2-0, on the aid of two Lou Boudreau home runs and a shutout performance by Steve Gromek. Boudreau’s 15th and 16th homers were the first time in eight years the Indians’ player-manager has hit two bombs in a game. His two homers were the first in a game since he did the feat in Detroit in 1940 and were his 100th and 101st runs batted in this season. Read More

Doby Walkoff Homer Gives Tribe Game One Win; Indians 5, Athletics 3

March 9, 2016 |

September 19, 1948

On the final Sunday of scheduled American League twin bills, the Cleveland Indians made more attendance history and gave the fans a reason to keep hope alive in the pennant race.

In front of 75,382 spectators, setting a new single-season attendance mark, Larry Doby hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to break a deadlock between the Philadelphia Athletics and Indians. Doby’s homer gave the Indians a 5-3 victory in the first game of the twin bill. The win was the first registered on the center field scoreboard among the Tribe, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The other two teams remain tied in the late innings of their first games today. Read More

Boudreau Named Sporting News Outstanding Player of American League

March 9, 2016 |

September 19, 1948

On Saturday evening, the Cleveland Indians’ Lou Boudreau was named Outstanding Player of the Year in the American League by the Sporting News.

Boudreau and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Stan Musial received the honor for their respective leagues. The weekly baseball magazine picked Bob Lemon of the Indians and Johnny Sain of the Boston Braves as the top pitchers of the two leagues. Read More

Ten-Run Onslaught Paces Zoldak to Victory; Indians 10, Senators 1

March 8, 2016 |

September 18, 1948

Behind the strong effort of Sam Zoldak on the mound, the Cleveland Indians won a third straight game to sweep the hapless Washington Senators on Saturday afternoon, 10-1.

With the series sweep, the Indians defeated a team that they needed to beat and improved to 87-55 on the season. They kept pace with the first place Boston Red Sox, who came from behind to defeat the St. Louis Browns. They picked up a full game on the New York Yankees, who were dealt a 4-3 loss at the hands of Detroit’s Hal Newhouser, shrinking their lead to a half-game on the Indians.

The Indians have now won ten of their last 12. The Senators leave town after extending their losing streak to 18 games, two short of the Major League record. Cleveland finished 16-6 against Washington this season. Read More

Don Black Night Ticket Sales Soar

March 7, 2016 |

September 17, 1948

While Indians pitcher Don Black remains hospitalized at Charity Hospital in Cleveland while recuperating from a brain hemorrhage suffered during an at bat on Monday, the Cleveland Indians organization has reached out to help out their fallen player.

Friday morning, the Indians announced that Black would share in the receipts from the matchup between Cleveland and the Boston Red Sox in the first game of their series this coming Wednesday. Read More

Feller Dominates Slumping Senators; Indians 4, Senators 1

March 7, 2016 |

September 17, 1948

Indians veteran Bob Feller struck out a season-high eleven Senators in a complete game victory over Washington on Friday night, 4-1.

The win for Feller (16-14) extended an impressive month of September for the Cleveland mainstay. After allowing just one run on five hits in his nine innings on the mound, he lowered his ERA for the month to 1.10. He is 3-0 in five starts, and allowed just one run in seven innings in a no-decision against Detroit on the ninth and two earned runs in nine innings in the tie during the second game of the doubleheader against St. Louis last Sunday. Read More