By Lew Freedman
Player-manager Lou Boudreau wouldn't in simple terms lead his staff to the playoffs, yet might additionally turn into the 1st shortstop to ever win the yankee League’s Most worthy participant award. He additionally trusted 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 way of just a couple of weeks in breaking the colour barrier in baseball.
The Indians accomplished the ’48 season at 9758 and have been tied with Joe McCarthy’s Boston crimson Sox, which resulted in the first-ever one online game playoff in American League historical past. The Indians have been successful and might then defeat the Boston Braves in six video games to win the area Series.
The Monsters of Municipal Stadium is a good looking examine one of many maximum groups ever to play the sport, and at how all people concerned with this outstanding seasonfrom the gamers to managementmade 1948 a memorable yr for baseball and the town of Cleveland.
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