By Lew Freedman

ISBN-10: 1613216475

ISBN-13: 9781613216477

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

Player-manager Lou Boudreau wouldn't basically lead his workforce to the playoffs, yet might additionally turn into the 1st shortstop to ever win the yankee League’s most respected 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 through just a couple of weeks in breaking the colour barrier in baseball.

The Indians complete the ’48 season at 97–58 and have been tied with Joe McCarthy’s Boston crimson Sox, which resulted in the first-ever one video game playoff in American League historical past. The Indians have been successful and may then defeat the Boston Braves in six video games to win the realm Series.

The Monsters of Municipal Stadium is a good looking examine one of many maximum groups ever to play the sport, and at how everybody fascinated about this amazing season—from the gamers to management—made 1948 a memorable 12 months for baseball and town of Cleveland.

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