The Glass is Half Something—Random Thoughts from May

“Wait…I’m starting to suffocate…And soon I anticipate…I’m coming undone…What looks so strong’s so delicate.”  -Korn The 2014 Cleveland Indians are so incredibly frustrating.  The second I think…

Rosen was a Missed Base Away from Being Tribe’s Triple Crown Winner

Two years ago, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera became the first major league baseball player to win the offensive triple crown – leading the league in home runs,…

Mays Catch Swept Tribe Out of World Series

Just two seasons ago, American League Central Division foe Detroit Tigers were swept by the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series. The Indians knew about…

After the Cleveland Indians 1948 Season

The 1948 World Championship was the crowning moment in Bill Veeck’s career as an owner – and one of the loneliest in his life. Veeck would own…

Tribe Celebrates World Championship with Fans Before Heading Home

October 12, 1948 This morning the Cleveland Indians arrived home from Boston, victors of the 1948 World Series and received a heroes parade upon their arrival. A…

Tribe Routed Early, Will Face Boston In One Game Playoff Tomorrow; Tigers 7, Indians 1

October 3, 1948 The pennant winning party scheduled for all weekend set over the horizon of Lake Erie without even a single champagne pop. As the Detroit…

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…

Lemon Wins 20th, Tribe Keeps Pace with Sox; Indians 9, Browns 1

September 11, 1948 In just his first full season as a starting pitcher, Bob Lemon has asserted himself as the ace of the Indians staff several times,…

Rosen Recalled After Successful Minor League Season

Al Rosen, the American Association’s batting champion and league’s most valuable rookie, joined the Indians yesterday. Indians manager Lou Boudreau said he would not hesitate to use…

Ken Keltner Day was Well-Deserved for Longtime Indian

September 10, 1948 Just like he had hoped, Ken Keltner has been with the Cleveland Indians for a long time now. When Keltner joined the ballclub in…

Indians Aging Infield Gets a Youthful Boost as Boone is Promoted—Rosen Could Follow Soon

September 1, 1948 Lou Boudreau, Ken Keltner and Joe Gordon have done a fantastic job holding down the infield-fort this season, as the three premier hitters are…

Rosen Was An All-Star Hero Decades Before Alomar

OK, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Indians host an All-Star Game in the same season they end up going to the World Series….