Chasing Detroit

Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine…

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…

Tribe Stomps Tigers, Earns at Least Tie for Pennant; Indians 8, Tigers 0

October 2, 1948 What has seemed imminent for days is still not official, but now even closer. This afternoon the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 8-0, in…

Tribe Drops Game, Pennant Tie in Ninth Inning; Tigers 5, Indians 3

October 1, 1948 Indians manager Lou Boudreau was clear after the game that his team was not tight on the field this afternoon. If they weren’t, they…

Cleveland Ready for a Pennant Party

October 1, 1948 Somewhere the champagne is on ice and the pennant is ready to be unfolded and hung high on the Municipal Stadium flagpole. But the…

Feller Fires Five-Hitter to Put Tribe in Sole Possession of First Place; Indians 4, Tigers 1

September 26, 1948 It’s not over, but the view for the Cleveland Indians could not look much better as they head home for the final five games…

O’Neill and Other Non-Contenders Sending Their Best in Final Week

September 26, 1948 Former Cleveland Indian player and manager Steve O’Neill is likely rooting on the inside for the Tribe to win the pennant, but you won’t…

Tribe Rides Bearden and 14 Hits to Remain Tied at Top; Indians 9, Tigers 3

With playoff scenarios for tie-breakers set a day ago, every game is starting to feel like a one-game playoff for survival in the American League pennant race….

Tribe Loses, Joins 3-Way Tie at Top of Standings; Tigers 4, Indians 3

It’s crowded at the top. A big name star or personality may feel crowded by the people around them, but in the case of the Cleveland Indians…

Tribe Head to Detroit Amidst Pennant Fever

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…

Pennant Chatter and Play on Center Stage in Detroit Today

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…

Bearden Uses Arm and Bat to Demolish Detroit; Indians 10, Tigers 1

September 10, 1948 Gene Bearden (14-7, 2.72) is proving that he can do it all, as he led the Cleveland Indians past the Detroit Tigers on Friday…