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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 27, 2021

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Bob Muncrief

Walk-off off of Wensloff Sinks Indians; Athletics 8, Indians 6

October 8, 2013 |

May 4, 1948

As hot as the Indians started this season, they seem to be cooling down just as fast.

The previously 6-0 Cleveland squad dropped its third game in a row Tuesday afternoon at Shibe Park, and the Philadelphia Athletics moved to within percentage points of the American League-leading Indians with their 8-6 victory. The game was highlighted by a walk-off two-run homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning by Philly leadoff hitter Eddie Joost.

Joost, last year’s AL strikeout leader, continued his hot hitting of late as the shortstop extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his exciting blast. For the season, Joost has hit safely in 12 of 13 games. The homerun was his fourth of the season.

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Red Hot Tribe Cooled by Rain for Second Straight Day

October 2, 2013 |

April 28, 1948

To date, no team in the American League can find a way to defeat the Cleveland Indians. Mother Nature can’t beat the Tribe, but she’s stopped them from continuing their winning ways for the second straight day.

The Indians were rained out this afternoon in Chicago and now will board a train for St. Louis for a two-game series with the Browns. The second consecutive washout in Chicago changes the Tribe’s rotation for yet the second straight day. Bob Lemon (1-0), who was slated to pitch the last two days, will get the ball tomorrow in St. Louis against right-hander Cliff Fannin (1-0). Bob Feller (2-0) will pitch on Friday against the Browns. Feller already defeated the Browns once this season in the home opener.

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Tribe Game Canceled in Chicago Due to Morning Rain

October 1, 2013 |

April 27, 1948

The official record will list today’s Cleveland Indians game at the Chicago White Sox as a rain out, but unofficially it was canceled due to poor decision making.

Hard rain fell around the Chicago area around 9 a.m. and the game was canceled quickly by 10 a.m. However, the sun came out and it was a beautiful day that easily could have included baseball at Comiskey Park. The Pale Hose might have been quick to wash away the game with Bob Lemon (1-0) slated to pitch today and Bob Feller tomorrow for the Tribe. Chicago will be able to substitute rookie Bill Wight for staff ace Joe Haynes (0-2) tomorrow.

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Rotation Questions Abound After Five Games

October 1, 2013 |

April 27, 1948

Entering the season, the Cleveland Indians were aware that their major question mark was their starting pitching. After five victories, the questions remain and even might have grown.

At the top of the rotation, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon have combined for three quality starts. Feller shutout the St. Louis Browns last Tuesday in the home opener and beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Saturday. Lemon threw a complete game of his own in the Indians’ first game in Detroit, a 8-2 victory.

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Keltner Clouts and Bullpen Help Tribe Come Back; Indians 7, Tigers 4

September 29, 2013 |

April 25, 1948

After two days of occasional rain in Detroit, the sun came out to shine Sunday afternoon. While it appeared early that the rays of sun would give the Tigers some new life, the Indians proved they could hit in any weather.

Ken Keltner hit two home runs to help the Indians come back from an early deficit, and Bob Muncrief and Russ Christopher held the Bengals in check the final seven frames to give the Indians a 7-4 victory and sweep of the three game series. The 48,880 Detroit hopeful had little to cheer about after the second inning. The sweep asserts some muscle toward Detroit, a team the Indians will have to rival for third place throughout the season. Cleveland remains the only undefeated team in the American League circuit.

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A New View for Harder With Tribe

September 23, 2013 |

April 19, 1948

When the Indians take the field tomorrow afternoon to open the 1948 season, Mel Harder will begin the season in the same place he has every year since 1937 — on the bench. However, this year it likely will be a different feeling than he’s ever felt before, yet one he has demonstrated comfort in for years.

If No. 18 strides to the mound tomorrow, it won’t be in relief of Indians ace Bob Feller, it will be to offer advice or talk strategy. After 20 seasons in an Indians uniform, this year Harder no longer is on the active roster; he is in his first year as the Tribe’s pitching coach.

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