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

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Johnny Berardino

Tribe Celebrates World Championship with Fans Before Heading Home

March 18, 2014 |

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 dozen slow moving vehicles carrying Indians players and personnel traveled from the Cleveland Terminal to University Circle. It was estimated that between 200,000 and 500,000 fans turned out to honor the first baseball championship in Cleveland in 28 years. Fans lined both sides of the street and threw paper and held signs from building windows.

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

March 9, 2014 |

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 Tigers headed west with their season complete, the Cleveland Indians now made plans to travel east to Boston. However, after today’s 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Bengals, the Indians will not be headed Beantown to take on the Braves in the World Series. Instead, Cleveland will battle the Boston Red Sox for the 23rd time this season in a one-game playoff Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. It is the first time in the American League’s 48-year history that two teams tied after 154 games. It’s only the second time in baseball history.

“The loss didn’t get (us) down,” Indians manager Lou Boudreau said after the game. “The boys just feel they’re going to Boston a day early.”

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Indians Give Game Away In the Ninth; Yankees 3, Indians 2

February 1, 2014 |

Walkoff victories come in many shapes and forms. This afternoon the Yankees collected a walkoff victory that was delivered to them with a bow on it, courtesy of the Cleveland Indians.

After eight strong innings from Sam Zoldak, the heat got the best of him and he was unable to pitch the ninth. The 100-degree heat left the southpaw fatigued and unable to finish the six-hit masterpiece he had been toiling. What transpired was two runs from the Yankees against the Indians’ bullpen and a 3-2 walkoff victory. New York did not log a hit, or even get the ball out of the infield, in the ninth inning.

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Tribe Falls Just Short, Just Half Game Ahead of Boston; White Sox 4, Indians 3

January 26, 2014 |

August 22, 1948

The Indians now find themselves in a precarious position as a big series with the Red Sox looms.

A ninth-inning rally was stalled as the Tribe dropped a 4-3 decision before more than 57,000 fans in the nightcap of a doubleheader against the White Sox, who have taken three of four from the Tribe in this series. Prior to that, they had beaten the Indians three times in the previous 15 matchups.

With the loss, the Indians’ lead over Boston has been trimmed to half a game. The Red Sox beat the Senators 4-2 on Sunday. Steve Gromek is expected to take the hill for the Tribe in the first game of the series, and Crimson Hose manager “Marse Joe” McCarthy is expected to give the nod to Joe Dobson.

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Lemon Loses Game in Ninth; White Sox 3, Indians 2

January 25, 2014 |

August 21, 1948

Fans at Saturday’s game were treated to Ladies’ Night and watching the Indians set a new record for scoreless innings as Bob Lemon piled up goose eggs for eight straight innings.

But fans were also treated – if that’s the word – to watching Lemon give up back-to-back home runs to Aaron Robinson and Dave Philley as the shutout and then the game slipped away. The White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 to snap the Tribe’s eight-game win streak.

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Paige Shuts Out Chicago For Second Time; Indians 1, White Sox 0

January 24, 2014 |

August 20, 1948

There are those who derided Bill Veeck’s signing of Satchel Paige from the Negro Leagues as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

And while fans are coming out in droves to see Satch pitch for the Tribe, the ageless wonder has proven to be more than effective as a spot starter.

Paige got one run of support from the Indians offense, but it was all he needed as he threw a three-hitter against the White Sox at Municipal Stadium. The Indians won 1-0, their eighth win in a row and their eighth straight against the Pale Hose. A crowd of 78,382 – a major league record for a night game – witnessed Paige’s second start in Cleveland.

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Bearden Shuts Out Browns in Rout; Indians 8, Browns 0

January 21, 2014 |

August 16, 1948

The last time Gene Bearden faced the St. Louis Browns the Indians issued a 26-3 beating. Today, the Browns were more than three times better, but Bearden’s effort improved, too.

The left-handed, rookie, knuckleballer went the distance in an 8-0 victory for the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night. It was Bearden and the Tribe’s sixth straight win, respectively. The favorite for Rookie of the Year helped the Indians get some space between themselves and their pennant contenders. Philadelphia was rained out in Boston, is now two games back, the Red Sox three games back and the New York Yankees five.

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Lemon’s Shutout Earns Doubleheader, Series Sweep; Indians 8, White Sox 0

January 19, 2014 |

August 15, 1948

Cleveland’s Bob Lemon became baseball’s first 16-game winner this season behind an 8-0 complete game shutout of the White Sox on Sunday, completing the series sweep in Chicago.

Lemon (16-10) has shut out the Sox twice this season and has seven total on the year.

He allowed singles in the first and second innings and erased the runners on a caught stealing and a double play. In the third, he allowed a pair of two-out hits with no damage and, in the fourth, allowed the White Sox to load the bases with two outs before striking out Mike Tresh to end the inning.

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Mullin Mashes Feller For Three-Run Homer Again; Tigers 7, Indians 3

January 14, 2014 |

August 10, 1948

It’s a story Tribe fans have read too many times this season. Bob Feller started, got in a jam and gave up a critical home run, costing the team the game.

Some of the characters may have changed along the way, but the script still worked on Tuesday afternoon. Feller gave up a three-run home run to Detroit’s Pat Mullin in the fifth inning, breaking a tied game and giving the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish, winning the game 7-3. Despite winning his last two decisions, Feller’s 13th loss tonight is the league lead.

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Robinson Homer Send Tribe Ninth Win in 10 Games; Indians 6, Tigers 2

January 13, 2014 |

August 9, 1948

For much of July the Cleveland Indians and Eddie Robinson were each stuck in a slump, trying to survive in a pennant race. Often, Robinson drew brunt of the blame, citing if he would get hot and provide power in the middle of the order, the Tribe too would get hot.

Those people might have been right.

Robinson hit his fourth home run in three games Monday night, pacing the Indians past the Tigers 6-2 at Briggs Stadium in front of 56,586 fans. The crowd was the largest in Detroit’s home schedule. Gene Bearden benefitted from Robinson’s offense stifled the Tigers for his seventh complete game of the season.

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Doby, Robinson and Gromek Help Tribe Sweep Bombers; Indians 2, Yankees 1

January 12, 2014 |

August 8, 1948

If Sunday’s second game is any indication of how the remainder of the season will go, the Indians have little to worry about.

With their leader and manager Lou Boudreau coming up with a key base hit to help win the first game, the supporting cast came to the rescue of their ailing skipper in the second game. After up and down seasons for each, Larry Doby, Eddie Robinson and Steve Gromek carried much of the load in the nightcap and taking the Tribe a tightly contested, 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in front of 73,484.

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Robinson and Boudreau Lead Five Run Rally to Take Game One; Indians 8, Yankees 6

January 12, 2014 |

August 8, 1948

In front of another record setting crowd of 73,484 Sunday afternoon the Cleveland Indians rose to the occasion with one of their biggest victories of the season.

Trailing by five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tribe rallied to score five runs behind home runs from Eddie Robinson and Johnny Berardino and a key, two-out base hit by the injured Lou Boudreau. Boudreau’s base hit tied the game at six in the five run rally and Robinson’s second homer of the game an inning later gave them an 8-6 come from behind victory.

“I saw Lou eyeing those bats as that rally progressed,” recalled Coach Bill McKechnie. “I knew what he was going to do.”

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