By Lew Freedman
Player-manager Lou Boudreau wouldn't simply lead his staff to the playoffs, yet may additionally turn into the 1st shortstop to ever win the yankee League’s most precious participant award. He additionally depended on pitchers Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, and Negro leagues legend Satchel Paige (then 41 years old), in addition to moment baseman Joe Gordon and correct fielder Larry Doby, who Jackie Robinson by means of just a couple of weeks in breaking the colour barrier in baseball.
The Indians entire the ’48 season at 9758 and have been tied with Joe McCarthy’s Boston crimson Sox, which ended in the first-ever one online game playoff in American League heritage. The Indians have been triumphant and may then defeat the Boston Braves in six video games to win the area Series.
The Monsters of Municipal Stadium is a beautiful examine one of many maximum groups ever to play the sport, and at how every body concerned about this awesome seasonfrom the avid gamers to managementmade 1948 a memorable yr for baseball and the town of Cleveland.
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