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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 26, 2022

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Boston Comes Back, Continues to Roll; Red Sox 8, Indians 7

January 3, 2014 |

July 30, 1948

Maybe nothing can stop the Boston Red Sox.

Six runs in the first inning by the Cleveland Indians wasn’t enough as Bobby Doerr, Denny Galehouse and company came back to defeat the Tribe by a score of 8-7.

The surging Red Sox remained the hottest team on the planet, having now won 17 of their previous 19 games.  Doerr and Galehouse were the heroes on Friday; the former slamming three hits including a homerun and the latter allowing just one run on two hits in 8.2 innings out of the bullpen.  Doerr doing damage with his bat is nothing new, as the seven time All-Star has been tormenting American League pitchers for years.  Galehouse, on the other hand, turned in quite an impressive performance for an otherwise mediocre veteran.

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Doby’s Error in Eighth Hands A’s a W; Athletics 4, Indians 3

January 1, 2014 |

July 28, 1948

A costly error by Cleveland center fielder Larry Doby allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score in the eighth inning, as the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Indians by a 4-3 score.

Doby was seen with his head buried in his hands in front of his locker well after the game. He overcharged a fly ball to shallow left-center field by Philadelphia’s Don White and lost the ball in the sun. The ball glanced off of the tip of his glove and bounced off of his head, allowing both Barney McCosky and Ray Coleman to score the deciding runs with two outs in the inning.

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Surprise Feller Start Helps Indians Reclaim Second; Indians 10, Athletics 5

December 31, 2013 |

July 27, 1948

In an unexpected turn of events, Bob Feller replaced Ed Klieman as Tuesday’s starter and won for the first time since July 7th as the Indians moved back into second place with a 10-5 win over the Philadelphia Athletics.

The win did not come easy for the Cleveland hurler, who was lauded with cheers to start the game from the crowd of 60,260, only to be berated with a chorus of jeers after giving up a game-tying grand slam half way through the game. The club did not give any clue that Feller would be replacing Klieman until he began his warm ups on the field 15 minutes prior to the start of the 8:30 game. He hung around long enough to earn the victory and handed the ball to Klieman to close out the ball game.

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Four Yanks Homers Too Much for Tribe to Overcome; Yankees 7, Indians 3

December 25, 2013 |

July 21, 1948

The New York Yankees used four home runs from their lineup and three hits from Joe DiMaggio to take the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium by a score of 7-3.

Bob Muncrief, who once looked to be solidifying himself in Tribe’s rotation allowed two homers before giving way to Sam Zoldak, who gave up two more. Eddie Lopat, who scattered six hits over nine innings to defeat the wig-wammers, again stymied Cleveland. Had Lopat had an answer for Lou Boudreau, he could have shut out the Tribe rather easily.

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Clark Endures Changes as Big League Career Begins

December 25, 2013 |

July 21, 1948

The New York Yankees are expecting more than 125,000 fans during the next three days as they continue to battle the Cleveland Indians for the American League pennant. If Allie Clark doesn’t appear intimidated by the crowd or the pressure, don’t be surprised.

“Of course, I played before 73,000 crowd in the World Series last year, so I’m used to it,” Clark said.

Clark easily could be manning third base for the Yankees in this same series. Two years ago, he was a New York farmhand manning the hot corner, but Clark has endured an injury, position change and a trade. Even this year, his role has changed from Opening Day to now with the Cleveland Indians.

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Tribe Wins Thriller in 11 Innings; Indians 7, Senators 6

December 23, 2013 |

July 19, 1948

It took 19 Tribesmen, 16 Nats, 10 total pitchers and two hours and 54 minutes to play the 11-inning thriller, but after each team blew three-run leads, it was the Cleveland Indians who defeated the Washington Senators, 7-6.

Cleveland’s third straight win in the Capital City didn’t come easy, however. After scoring three runs in the first inning, Bob Lemon was knocked out of the box in the second inning. After pitching an inning and one-third in relief yesterday, it was apparent he did not have his best stuff today. At that point, the Tribe had to battle into extras to comeback and earn their victory.

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Tribe Holds Off Another Rally, Win in 12 and Gain a Game; Indians 6, Senators 4

December 22, 2013 |

July 18, 1948

It took nearly an entire team to win the second game of today’s Sunday doubleheader in Washington. Cleveland used 20 players — including six pitchers — to rally from down 3-0 early to win in 12 innings by a score of 6-4 in front of 28,631.

The doubleheader sweep, combined with former Indian Pat Seerey hitting four home runs in the first game of a doubleheader between Philadelphia and Chicago, gave the Indians a one and one-half game lead in the American League at day’s end. Seerey hit four home runs to push the White Sox past the Athletics, 12-11 in the first game of their twin bill.

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Feller Fails to Finish First as Philly Defeats Cleveland; Athletics 10, Indians 5

December 20, 2013 |

With an opportunity to even up his record on the season, Cleveland starter Bob Feller was battered for five runs and five hits and was pulled after just six batters, as the Philadelphia Athletics went on to beat the Indians by a 10-5 final on Friday.

After getting a 1-0 lead on a single by Allie Clark and an RBI-double to left field by Lou Boudreau, Feller (9-11) was hardly unhittable.

Eddie Joost led off the Philadelphia day at the plate with a double to center. A bunt single to third from Barney McCosky moved Joost to third. A base hit by Ray Coleman found Eddie Robinson unable to get to the bag unassisted and Feller was late covering the bag, enabling Joost to score to tie the game at one.

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Paige Steals the Show as Cleveland bests Brooklyn in Exhibition; Indians 4, Dodgers 3

December 18, 2013 |

July 14, 1948

Poor Jim Hegan had the game’s biggest hit, driving home All-Star Joe Gordon in the 11th inning during Wednesday’s exhibition against Brooklyn, but all anyone wanted to talk about was Satchel Paige.

The Indians won 4-3 in walk-off style in the second half of a home-and-home exhibition series against the Brooklyn Dodgers and Paige, but the former Negro League star stole the show. Ole Satchelfoot, the ageless wonder and newest Indians reliever, struck out the side in the top of the seventh frame using only 12 pitches. Paige walked off the field to a roaring standing ovation from the 65,922 fans at the Stadium. To add to his big day, Paige also worked a scoreless eighth inning and also got a base hit in his only at bat.

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Tipton sits out as Cleveland Romps Dayton in Exhibition

December 16, 2013 |

July 12, 1948

On the first day of the annual All-Star break, the Cleveland Indians not participating in the exhibition in St. Louis traveled to Dayton to take on the Tribe’s single-A affiliate, the Dayton Indians.

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Tribe Comes Back Early, Holds Off St. Louis Late; Indians 8, Browns 6

December 6, 2013 |

July 2, 1948

In a back and forth contest that featured several big innings, the Indians came from behind and held off a late eighth inning rally from the St. Louis Browns on Friday evening. The Brownies had the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the eighth, but Cleveland was able to squelch the rally and win, 8-6, in front of 5,647 spectators.

The Tribe was forced to come from behind when Don Black allowed four runs in the first inning. His struggles might have been due in part to taking a line drive off the shoulder while throwing batting practice two days ago. Cleveland used two home runs by Joe Gordon to get back in the game and take the lead.

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Feller Gets Back on Track Behind Two Homers; Indians 6, Tigers 2

December 3, 2013 |

June 29, 1948

In no way was it pretty, or dominating or brilliant, but it was a win. After a rough home stand for the Tribe and difficult June for Bob Feller, each seemed to find themselves as the Tribe defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 in front of  15, 171 fans at Briggs Stadium.

Feller benefitted from five runs in the first three innings and home runs from Lou Boudreau and Jim Hegan to take down Hal Newhouser, another struggling starter. Boudreau stacked the lineup with eight right-handed hitters against the southpaw. Feller had better control than in recent starts and struck out eight Tigers to take over the American League lead in whiffs.

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