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Big First Inning Pushes Tribe to Split with Nats; Indians 4, Senators 1

December 1, 2013 |

June 27, 1948

Sometimes a little left is all right. That was Indians manager Lou Boudreau’s approach this afternoon.

Boudreau used seven right-handed hitters in his lineup to jump-start his offense against Washington southpaw Mickey Haefner. It paid off with four runs in the first inning, which was enough for the Tribe’s lefty, Sam Zoldak, to go the distance for a 4-1 victory in the second game of the double-dip. Zoldak earned his second victory in as many starts as a member of the Tribe.

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Yankees Salvage Final Game of Series in Front of Legends; Yankees 5, Indians 3

November 17, 2013 |

June 13, 1948

Maybe it was the cast of former Yankees in attendance at today’s game, or the fear of their pennant hopes starting to wilt in the summer sun, but the present day Yanks salvaged the final game of the four-game series with the Tribe this afternoon, 5-3.

Heavy hitting homers by Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto, plus two 400-foot triples by Joe Dimaggio, were the offense necessary to send Bob Feller to his fourth straight loss. The 49,641 fans in attendance celebrated 25 years at Yankee Stadium and Babe Ruth prior to the game. Originally, the Yankees expected more than 70,000 for the celebration, but a heavy rain last night and this morning kept some fans away.

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Indians Amazing Comeback Sinks Sox in Wild Game; Indians 13, White Sox 8

November 3, 2013 |

May 30, 1948

It was recently announced that the United States is going to send a rhesus monkey named Albert into space on a V2 rocket sometime this June. If you heard of this while attending Sunday’s second game at Comiskey Park, it was only the second craziest news of your day.

The Cleveland Indians used a nine-run eighth inning to come back and defeat the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a doubleheader, 13-8.

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Indians Eye a Return to the Top as they Travel to Chicago

October 31, 2013 |

May 27, 1948

The second-place Cleveland Indians (19-9) today will head to Chicago’s Comiskey Park to take on the lowly White Sox (7-22) in a four game series that runs Friday through Sunday. The Tribe has won 13 of its last 18 games, while the Pale Hose have won only seven games all season.

The Indians are fresh off of a 12-game homestand in which they compiled an 8-4 record. Most recently, the Tribe split a two game set with the Washington Senators during which the Cleveland club was banged up.

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Injured Offense Shutout by Washington to End Homestand; Senators 2, Indians 0

October 30, 2013 |

May 26, 1948

After 27 games, lots of hits and home runs and some good luck, the Indians finally were shutout for a game this season. Without Ken Keltner and Joe Gordon in the Tribe lineup the Washington Senators shutout the Indians 2-0 to end their 12-game homestand.

Washington’s Sid Hudson used an array offspeed and side arm curveballs to keep the Tribe scoreless all evening. Hudson allowed only three hits in eight innings and only one before his final frame of work.

“I was mixing them up,” Hudson said. “It was my side arm curve that was most effective.”

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Keltner Injured In Tribe Victory; Indians 4, Senators 0

October 29, 2013 |

May 25, 1948

The story should have been about the Indians’ Bob Lemon defeating the Washington Senators for the second time this season and keeping a thin half game lead over the Philadelphia Athletics.

However, Lemon’s complete game, four-hit, shutout with 11 strikeouts became a secondary story on Tuesday night in front of 23,417 fans when Ken Keltner was hit on the arm and forced to leave the game in the fourth inning. Originally, it was feared he could have broken his arm when he was hit by a throw diving back into first base.

“It’s a bruise,” Indians manager Lou Boudreau originally told Charles Heaton of The Plain Dealer. “He’ll probably miss a couple days, but it’s a relief.

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Tribe Walks to Victory Over Boston; Indians 13, Red Sox 4

October 24, 2013 |

May 20, 1948

Thursday evening the Indians casually strolled to a victory over the Boston Red Sox by a score of 13-4 in front of 43,158 fans at Municipal Stadium.

While the Indians did tally another home run, adding to their league lead, they circled the bases even slower than their normal trot. On this evening, the Indians needed to only walk the bases in order to score all the runs necessary. Cleveland was the beneficiary of 18 walks issued by the Red Sox, tying a modern day major league record.

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Tribe Rout Athletics to Reclaim Top Spot; Indians 6, Athletics 1

October 22, 2013 |

May 18, 1948

A strong pitching performance from southpaw Gene Bearden and a six-run outburst in the first two innings gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics on Tuesday night.

Bearden (2-0) held Philadelphia in check throughout the game in the first night game of the season at Cleveland Stadium. He easily outdueled fellow Purple Heart recipient Lou Brissie of the Athletics. Both men left their military obligations behind with the fear that severe injuries to their legs would prohibit them from ever playing professional baseball again. Both have defied the odds.

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Boudreau Booed—Tribe Toppled in Game One of Double Dip; White Sox 6, Indians 4

October 20, 2013 |

May 16, 1948

Home runs by Allie Clark and Pat Seerey were not enough to make Cleveland victorious — or even keep them in the lineup, for that matter— as the Chicago White Sox ended their nine game losing streak by defeating the Indians by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings at the Stadium.

The White Sox were led by the clutch performance of Bob Kennedy and by the outstanding hitting of star third baseman “Luscious” Luke Appling. The Indians were guided to defeat by the questionable managing of player/manager Lou Boudreau, who was booed mightily for decisions made late in the ballgame.

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Bullpen and Late Rally Helps Tribe Take Two; Indians 9, Red Sox 5

October 13, 2013 |

May 9, 1948

The Indians endured yet another sour start, but used a fine effort from the bullpen and a late rally to steal the second game of the Sunday doubleheader, 9-5. Cleveland used three more home runs to ignite the rally.

The two victories match the two wins posted by the Philadelphia Athletics today, leaving the Tribe in a virtual tie in the standings. Cleveland is a half-game behind in the standings, yet because of playing three fewer games, the Tribe has a .714 winning percentage to Philly’s .706.

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Lemon Turns Lights Out on Senators Friday Evening; Indians 8, Senators 0

October 11, 2013 | | 3 Comments

May 7, 1948

Desperate for a win and to snap a losing streak that is starting to grow as big as their original winning streak, Bob Lemon toiled a four-hit shutout for the Indians Friday evening in their first night game of the season, blanking the Washington Senators 8-0.

The Cleveland right-hander was in complete control from start to finish in the Capital’s cool air. He picked up his third win of the season, using his curveball to retire the last 10 consecutive hitters of the game. Lemon also helped the Tribe offense with three hits of his own. The Tribe produced their eight runs in three big innings.

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Tribe Bats Silenced by Tigers Three-Hitter; Tigers 4, Indians 2

October 6, 2013 |

May 2, 1948

The Detroit Tigers took a second straight game in Cleveland from the Indians behind a strong starting effort from Fred Hutchinson, as the Tigers won 4-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Hutchinson (1-1, 6.35 ERA) rained on the Indians’ parade on a dreary afternoon at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. He was solid on the mound for the Tigers, allowing just three base runners on the day in a complete game effort. Both runs scored on a pair of home runs and he gave up only one other base hit. He issued no free passes and struck out four.

It was a significant improvement over his previous outing against the Indians this season, when he allowed six runs on nine hits (including four home runs) in five and two-thirds innings for the loss.

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