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  1948 World Series by Baseball Almanac
On October 9, 1948, a new World Series single game attendance record was set during Game 4 when 81,897 fans packed Cleveland Stadium.
It was the first time in World Series history a fl pitcher had taken the mound.
The first with a pair of homers was Benny Kauff of the New York Giants during the 1917 World Series and as a side note, there had already been ten (10) instances where an American League player hit two long balls.
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 World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
Every sport has their pinnacle trophy, but none is as coveted as baseball's World Series; a best of seven contest that celebrates our national pastime.
The World Series is the crushing blow of Fred Snodgrass dropping a routine fly ball and Willie McCovey hitting the final out straight to Bobby Richardson.
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
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 WhoWins(tm) -- Consecutive Missed World Series (CMWS)
In 1995, the Atlanta Braves were only one World Series removed from their previous appearance in 1992, but the Cleveland Indians had missed 39 consecutive World Series since their previous appearance in 1954.
In 1980, the Philadelphia Phillies had missed 29 consecutive World Series since their 1950 appearance, while the Kansas City Royals, which debuted in the 1969 MLB season, were making their first-ever World Series appearance in 1980 (taking 11 Consecutive Missed World Series into that appearance).
In 1944, the St. Louis Cardinals were returning to the World Series fresh off their 1943 appearance (and thus with 0 CMWS), while the St. Louis Browns were making their first-ever World Series appearance in 1944, bringing 40 CMWS with them.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Cleveland's other big winners in '48, Bob Feller and Bob Lemon, were Boudreau's pitching choices for the first two games of the World Series against Boston's other big-time representative, the Braves, who under Manager Billy Southworth had captured the National League pennant by 6 1/2 games.
Since Feller had broken into the majors in 1936, the World Series wait had been a long one for the 29-year-old Iowan, and the hard-throwing righthander pitched superbly in his fall-classic debut.
Cleveland prevailed against the Braves despite the Series slumps of Joe Gordon and Ken Keltner and the failure of Feller to beat the National Leaguers.
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 Baseball Direct - Ultimate online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The official MLB highlight film of the '52 World Series, along with a World Series preview of the NL champion Dodgers, and a short wrap-up of the World Series produced by a national sports news service.
The 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox is treasured by baseball fans as one of the most exciting in history.
This was the first trip to the World Series for the Angels, and the first since 1989 for the Giants, both wildcards this year.
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 World Series Game Baseball History, History Of The World Series Games.
Before the birth of the World Series in 1903, there were other postseason championships that took place as early as 1884.
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged between the champions of the older National League (founded in 1876) and the American League.
Identical to the ball used during the 2005 world series.
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 1948 World Series Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Braves.
The Braves had won the National League pennant for the first time since the "Miracle Braves" team of 1914 but the Indians spoiled a chance for the only all-Boston World Series by winning a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox.
Though superstar pitcher Bob Feller failed to win either of his two starts, the Indians won the Series in six games to capture their second championship and their first since 1920.
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 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Ban Johnson, promoter that first proposed the World Series
The first Olympic Games since 1936 would in themselves have made 1948 a notable year in sports history, but of equal significance and, perhaps, interest were performances and performers in sports outside the classic sanctity of Olympic walls.
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 Free Enterprise Forever! - author uses National League baseball statistics to illustrate his belief in free enterprise ...
Do the citizens of the real world (and the baseball world) have the courage and wherewithal to succeed or fail in a capitalistic economy, free from the onerous tentacles of government regulation, or will these individuals eschew the concept of "equality of opportunity" for the unfair and vain attempt at "equality of result"?
They then won three straight division rifles, claimed their first (and still only) World Series crown in 1980, won a pennant in 1983, another in 1993, and have been laughingstocks ever since.
In the 46 World Series between 1921 and 1966, the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers were represented in 35.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Braves.
Though superstar pitcher Bob Feller failed to win either of his two starts, the Indians won the Series in six games to capture their second championship and their first since 1920.
In the 1947 World Series, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Dan Bankhead appeared as a pinch-runner in the 6th inning of game six (6), eventually scoring on a Pee Wee Reese single!
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 Fogdog Sports - MLB Cooperstown: Cleveland Indians Mens Cooperstown Caps: Cleveland Indians 1948 World Series Logo ...
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Commemorate your Cleveland Indians and their 1948 World Series Championship win in this adjustable cap by New Era!
The relaxed-fit cap features an embroidered patch with the authentic 1948 World Series logo sewn at center front.
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 World Series - 1948 - Rotten Tomatoes
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 Alumni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sebastian D. Sisti, a former Major League baseball player who saw spot duty in the 1948 World Series, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness.
He played every position but pitcher and catcher in his 13 years in the majors, which included pinch running and two at-bats with the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series.
Sisti was hitless during the series, including an ill-fated bunt attempt of a knuckleball that he popped up, resulting in a double play in the ninth inning of the final game.
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 Favorite Moments of the World Series - American Profile
It was the bottom of the fifth in the first game of the 1974 World Series, and the Oakland A’s reliever had been called in to snuff a Dodger rally that had narrowed the A’s 2–0 lead to one run.
The first modern World Series involving pennant winners of the National and American leagues dates back to 1903, when the American League champion Boston Pilgrims—forefathers of the Red Sox—beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (National League) in a best-of-nine championship series, five games to three.
His most memorable World Series was when Dodger catcher Mickey Owen couldn’t hold a pitched ball with two out in the ninth inning in Game Four of the 1941 Series against the New York Yankees.
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 World Series at Gifts For Baseball Fans
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
The first two games of the series are played in the home ballpark of the team awarded home-field advantage; the next three are in the other team's ballpark, and the final two, if necessary, are back in the first team's ballpark.
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 World Series History
The Washington Nationals (Twins) won the 1924 World Series with 4 games, over the New York Giants (Giants) who won 3 games.
The Cleveland Indians (Indians) won the 1948 World Series with 4 games, over the Boston Braves (Braves) who won 2 games.
The (Angels) won the 1959 World Series with 4 games, over the Chicago White Sox (White Sox) who won 2 games.
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 PSK - Signet Archives - PSK
Shortstop and manager of the 1948 World Series champion Cleveland Indians, Brother Boudreau was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1948.
In 1948 he batted.355, second best in the league, and drove in 106 runs.
The Indians went on to beat the Boston Braves in the World Series, four games to two, with Lou batting.273.
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 Vintage Radio Logs
Series 1 Series 2 "The Decapitation Of Jefferson Monk"
Series 1 Series 2 "The Pirate Loot of the Island Of Skulls"
Series 1 Series 2 "The Widow With The Amputation"
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 Johnny Sain, 89, star pitcher in rhyme about '48 Braves - The Boston Globe
In September 1948, Boston Post sportswriter Gerald Hern published a poem that became part of the city's sports lore, one that Boston Braves fans remember to this day.
Sain was in four World Series as a player and five as a pitching coach; he was on the winning side six times.
Sain, Gustafson, and Feller attended the 50th anniversary of the broadcast and World Series as part of the annual Boston Braves Historical Association reunion.
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 BY THE NUMBERS -- Marlins' White Thrives With Playoffs on Line
He was 2-for-11 against the Giants, but in six previous postseason series (two World Series, four LCS) he hit.290 or better five times, including a record- setting 12-for-27 (.444) performance in the '93 ALCS for the soon-to-be champion Blue Jays.
Wilson was 2-for-33 with 10 strikeouts during the 1995 Division Series and LCS, giving him a whopping total of two hits in 46 postseason at-bats (.043).
O'Neill's slam was the eighth in Yankees' postseason history and the first since Joe Pepitone's in Game 6 of the 1964 World Series against the Cardinals.
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 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Video: Baseball's Best
The Tribe had fashioned an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in the first-ever AL pennant playoff, and awaiting Cleveland just a short trip south of Fenway were the Boston Braves, champions of the National League.
The Series shaped up as a battle of stellar pitching staffs - the Indians featured a trio of top-notch starters in Bob Feller, Bob Lemon and Gene Bearden, while the Braves boasted the famous pair of Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain.
The Series got underway at Braves Field on Wednesday, October 6, with a pitching matchup for the ages as fireballer Bob Feller (19-15, 3.56 ERA) squared off against the crafty Johnny Sain (24-15, 2.60).
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 Knowledge Test No. 12
Plank also appeared in the World Series for the A's in 1911, '13 and '14, winning decisions in two of those series.
Mathewson's teammate, Rube Marquard, was the first National League lefthander to win two decisions in one World Series when he put up a pair of wins in the 1912 classic.
Despite being known for his remarkable fielding prowess, there was an MVP shortstop, who led his team into the World Series and once he got there, committed a World Series record eight errors-including a critical, late-inning Game 7 miscue-causing his team to lose the series.
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 Retro and Nostalgia - Golden Age Era Sports: Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
During World War II, the Grays played their home games at both Forbes Field (Pittsburgh) and Griffith Stadium (Washington, D.C.) when the white Major League clubs were on the road.
Before World War I, they were the bedrock of fl baseball, giving players like Hall of Famer Oscar Charleston, Elwood "Bingo" DeMoss, "Biz" Mackey, Ben Taylor and flame thrower "Cannonball" Dick Redding their initial claim to fame.
Their last World Series title came in 1942, when they swept the powerful Homestead Grays, featuring Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard, in four games.
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 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: History: World Series History
For the first time in American League history, two teams finished the season tied, but the Indians advanced to the World Series with a one-game playoff victory over the Red Sox, thus preventing an all-Boston Fall Classic.
Feller once again aimed for his first Series victory in Game 5, and once again Rapid Robert fell short.
In the ninth, Bearden held the Braves again, thus clinching Cleveland's first World Series since 1920.
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 CBS News | Hall Of Famer Lemon Dies | January 12, 2000 21:39:37
Lemon led the American League in victories three times and won two games in the 1948 World Series the last time the Indians were champions.
He was such a calming influence and, of course, he guided the club to the world championship in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
In 1948, sometimes pitching on one day's rest, he went 20-14 with a 2.82 ERA and led the AL with 20 complete games, 10 shutouts and 293 2-3 innings pitched.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/01/12/archive/main148957.shtml   (698 words)

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