New PDF release: A Summer to Remember: Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller,

By Lew Freedman

ISBN-10: 1613216475

ISBN-13: 9781613216477

While the Cleveland Indians are identified in recent times extra for being cellar dwellers than global champions, that wasn’t the case in 1948. Ranked by way of the Sporting News because the ninth-best group in baseball historical past, the ’48 Indians have been a colourful workforce of men, led by means of the regularly colourful invoice Veeck, the longer term corridor of Famer who used to be operating his first staff. however the Indians weren’t simply good run within the entrance place of work; their workforce at the box was once made out of seven destiny corridor of Famers.

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 97–58 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 season—from the gamers to management—made 1948 a memorable yr for baseball and the town of Cleveland.

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