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  Lou Boudreau | BaseballLibrary.com
The innovative Boudreau oversaw the transformation of Bob Lemon from an infielder to a pitcher and created the "Williams Shift" and other tactics, but was unable to lift the Indians out of the middle of the pack.
Boudreau shifts all his players, except the 3B and LF, to the right side of the diamond in an effort to stop Williams.
Boudreau finishes the year with only 9 strikeouts, the best record by a RH batter in the AL since Stuffy McInnis fanned just 5 times in 142 games in 1922.
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  Lou Boudreau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boudreau quickly became regarded as one of the best all-round shortstops in the game, combining solid fielding with a good batting average and run production.
Boudreau took over managerial duties with the club in 1942 while remaining the club's everyday shortstop.
Boudreau is interred in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Frankfort, Illinois.
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 Lou Boudreau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Boudreau quickly became regarded as one of the best all-round shortstop s in the game, combining solid fielding with a good batting average and run production.
Boudreau took over managerial duties with the club in 1942 while remaining the club's every day shortstop.
Boudreau retired as a player during the 1952 season but retained managerial duties, something he wouldn't give up until 1960.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Lou_Boudreau.html   (415 words)

  
 wgnradio.com - Radio 720 WGN - Chicago's News and Talk . . . and Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Lou Boudreau was born on July 17, 1917, in Harvey, Illinois.
One of Lou's most remarkable on-field accomplishments occurred in 1942 when, at the age of 24, he was named player-manager and became the youngest person to manage a major league team for a full season.
Following his retirement, Boudreau along with Brickhouse and Lloyd returned to the Wrigley Field booth on several occasions for reunion broadcasts on "1970's Nights." Lou was married for over 60 years to Della, until her death in 1999.
wgnradio.com /history/boudreau.htm   (604 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Boudreau dead at 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Boudreau, who was born on July 17, 1917, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1970, the same year the Indians retired the Harvey, Ill., native's jersey.
At Boudreau's induction, commissioner Bowie Kuhn marveled at the shortstop's uncanny instincts.
Boudreau was a captain of the baseball and basketball teams at Illinois before beginning his pro career in 1938 as a minor league third baseman.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/stories/2001-08-10-boudreau.htm   (820 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau Studios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Lou believes in making portraits that reflect the uniqueness of who you are.
Lou wants to take the time to bring out the best in your portraits, which means bringing out the best in you.
Lou wants you to take home a portrait worthy of becoming a family heirloom to be treasured for many generations.
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 wgngold.com - The History of Chicago's WGN Radio 720
Lou Boudreau was born on July 17, 1917, in Harvey, Illinois.
One of Lou's most remarkable on-field accomplishments occurred in 1942 when, at the age of 24, he was named player-manager and became the youngest person to manage a major league team for a full season.
Following his retirement, Boudreau along with Brickhouse and Lloyd returned to the Wrigley Field booth on several occasions for reunion broadcasts on "1970's Nights." Lou was married for over 60 years to Della, until her death in 1999.
wgngold.com /people/boudreau-lou.htm   (538 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau - BR Bullpen
Boudreau was a basketball star in high school, leading his team to a state title and earning him an athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois.
Boudreau, as one of the youngest members of the team, was not approached during this dispute.
Boudreau transitioned to the broadcast booth for the Chicago Cubs in 1958 and remained a Cubs broadcaster through the late 1980s, except for 1960, when he managed the team.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Lou_Boudreau   (2008 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
Louis "Lou" Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001), was an outstanding defensive shortstop and adept hitter, Lou Boudreau combined his playing skills and intelligence to become an innovative manager, creating one of the most versatile careers in baseball.
Lou Boudreau was a great college basketball player, leading the University of Illinois to the Big Ten title in 1937 and earning All-American honors in 1938.
Boudreau is interred in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Frankfort, Illinois.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/Lou_Boudreau   (414 words)

  
 Famer shortstop Boudreau dies
Boudreau, shortstop and manager of the 1948 championship team, died of cardiac arrest at St. James Hospital and Health Centers.
Boudreau, whose daughter Sharon was married to former Tigers pitcher Denny McLain until a divorce in 1998, was hospitalized last month for circulatory problems, forcing him to miss the Indians' 100-year anniversary celebration honoring their top 100 players.
Boudreau was elected to the Hall in 1970, the same year he had his No. 5 retired by the Indians.
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 Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The greater loss, Boudreau's bat and glove having been laid down half a century ago, is the permanent departure of one who was the center of an event impossible to imagine today, a direct line to an aspect of baseball that has been permanently lost.
Boudreau's term began only one year after that of the despotic Ossie Vitt, a hypercritical martinet type who had alienated his team to the point where a group of them had banded together to demand his removal.
Boudreau constantly juggled his lineups and was as anxious to go to the bullpen as any manager in the game at that time.
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 Lou Boudreau
Boudreau, who was born on July 17, 1917, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1970, the same year the native of South suburban Harvey had his No. 5 jersey retired by the Indians.
Boudreau was hired on Nov. 25, 1941, and at 24 became the youngest manager in baseball history.
Boudreau was fired on Nov. 10, 1950, and replaced by Al Lopez.Boudreau is survived by four children - Lou Jr., Jim, Barbra and Sharon -15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
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 HickokSports.com - Biography - Lou Boudreau
As a sophomore at the University of Illinois, Boudreau was named captain of the basketball team for the 1936/37 season, but early in 1938 he signed a professional baseball contract, forfeiting his college eligibility.
Boudreau played one game with the Cleveland Indians in 1938 and was called up permanently during the 1939 season.
Boudreau was the AL's top hitter with a.327 average in 1944, but Cleveland had only indifferent success thorough his first seven seasons as manager.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/boudreau.shtml   (472 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau -- HOFer who was player and manager
Boudreau had played third base or caught during his college career, but Buffalo manager Steve O'Neill moved Boudreau to shortstop and teamed him up with second baseman Ray Mack.
Boudreau's career highlight as a manager and a player had to be the 1948 season.
Boudreau was nearly traded to the St. Louis Browns early in the season.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/b/boudreau_lou.html   (622 words)

  
 Athletics in the Hall of Fame: Lou Boudreau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Aside from his excellent fielding, Boudreau was also an excellent hitter, leading the league in 1944 when he batted.327, and leading the league with 45 doubles in 1941 while also knocking 8 triples and 10 home runs.
Boudreaus' first major league appearance came in 1938 when he appeared once as a pinch-hitter, and he was called-up permanently in 1939.
Though Boudreau is credited with the creation of this move, and probably came up with the idea on his own, Jimmy Dykes (who later managed the Philadelphia Athletics) had also tried the same move against Williams in 1941.
www.whitecleats.org /hof/boudreau.html   (629 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Boudreau stood out as a player and manager
Lou Boudreau bare-handed the bad hop and tossed it to Ray Mack at second, who completed the double play to Oscar Grimes at first.
Lou Boudreau was a hero in Cleveland, both as a player and a manager.
Boudreau began his pro baseball career in 1938 after losing his college eligibility as a University of Illinois basketball and baseball player.
espn.go.com /classic/obit/s/2001/0810/1237896.html   (1096 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau
He is often called a bold innovator and creative strategist, in large part because he is credited with devising the Ted Williams shift in 1946, bunching his infielders onto the right side of the second base bag and daring Williams to pull the ball through the barricade.
Boudreau had a losing record as a manager, and the evidence doesn't seem to support the reputation he developed.
His range was mediocre and his arm was so-so, but he used his intelligence and his knowledge of the hitters to put himself in the middle of the action.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Boudreau.html   (245 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited
The aptly-named "boy manager" Lou Boudreau, who has died of cardiac arrest aged 84, was the youngest man to run a team in baseball history and encouraged racial integration in the American League.
Boudreau's pacing of Paige kept him fresh, and was instrumental to the Indians' success.
But Boudreau's greatest asset as a manager was his own play at shortstop.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,3604,538636,00.html   (415 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Indians Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau is in stable condition after being admitted to St. James Olympia Fields Hospital in Frankfort, Illinois on Tuesday, July 17, his birthday.
Boudreau, 84, was taken into the hospital last week with a multitude of health problems.
Boudreau is the all-time winningest manager in Indians history with a record of 728-649 and managed the last Indians club to win a World Series in 1948.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/cle_20010725_boubreau_news.jsp   (161 words)

  
 The Goshen News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Boudreau, a slick-fielding shortstop for 13 seasons, was selected AL MVP in ’48 after batting.355 with 18 homers and 106 RBIs.
Boudreau, who was born on July 17, 1917, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1970, the same year the native of Harvey, Ill., had his No. 5 jersey retired by the Indians.
Boudreau was fired on Nov. 10, 1950, and replaced by Al Lopez.
www.goshennews.com /news/files/2001/8/8-11-2001/spt2.html   (808 words)

  
 Lou Boudreau, Baseball Hall of Famer, 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Friday August 10 6:14 PM ET Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau Dead at 84 CLEVELAND (Ticker) - Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau, whose play on the field for the Cleveland Indians was matched by his innovation, died Friday after battling a month-long illness.
Boudreau was admitted to an Illinois hospital on July 17 -- his birthday -- due to a series of health problems stemming from an infection that spread to his kidneys and caused fluid to build in his lungs.
Boudreau was on All-Star as a shortstop but most distinguished himself as a player-manager, guiding Cleveland to its most recent World Series title in 1948.
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 1948 AL MVP AWARD
Lou Boudreau played for 15 years; for ten of those seasons, he also managed his ballclub, both in Cleveland and Boston.
Boudreau was the best of a young group of shortstops that included Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, Vern Stephens, and Johnny Pesky.
Boudreau was a.300 hitter who drove lots of doubles, twice had 100 RBI in a season, and won a batting title.
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 Lou Boudreau, Baseball Hall of Famer, 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Friday August 10 6:14 PM ET Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau Dead at 84 CLEVELAND (Ticker) - Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau, whose play on the field for the Cleveland Indians was matched by his innovation, died Friday after battling a month-long illness.
Boudreau was admitted to an Illinois hospital on July 17 -- his birthday -- due to a series of health problems stemming from an infection that spread to his kidneys and caused fluid to build in his lungs.
Boudreau was on All-Star as a shortstop but most distinguished himself as a player-manager, guiding Cleveland to its most recent World Series title in 1948.
slick.org /deathwatch/mailarchive/msg00336.html   (246 words)

  
 Boudreau, Lou Sports Links - RealSportsNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Lou Boudreau, Baseball's "Boy Manager" - Family web-site of baseball Hall-of-Famer Lou Boudreau.
-- John Tudor Boudreau, Lou When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
-- Matt Groening, Love is Hell Boudreau, Lou As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
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 Andreas-Salome, Lou --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Lou, 36 years of age, was from St. Petersburg, the daughter of a Russian general and a German mother.
Boudreau later had a long career as a radio and television broadcaster in Chicago, becoming one of the first former athletes...
Lou Jacobs entertained audiences for more than 60 years as the master clown of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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 Encyclopedia: Lou Boudreau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years).
The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base.
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 Yogi Berra : MLB Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Boudreau was also one of the most successful player-managers.
Even though Boudreau was a fine shortstop, he’ll best be remembered for the “Williams shift.” In 1946 in the second game of a doubleheader, Boudreau directed his defense in such a way that the third baseman was directly behind second, leaving the left fielder as the only player on the left side of the field.
Boudreau died on August 10, 2001 in Frankfort, IL.
www.mlb-legends.com /legends/louBoudreau.php   (186 words)

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