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May 1, 2008

Bob Feller Is Hit Hard In Indians First Loss of the Season

by @ 3:30 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

May 1, 1948 at Cleveland Stadium
Tigers 10, Indians 3  (6-1)

Larry Doby made three errors and the Indians as a team made six as they suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Tigers.  Bob Feller took the loss and he was touched up for five runs in 4 2/3 innings. 

Thurman Tucker singled and doubledin the loss.  Jim Hegan went two for four.

April 29, 2008

Lou Boudreau Slugs Indians to Seventh Straight Win

by @ 3:26 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 29, 1948 at Sportsman’s Park
Indians 5, Browns 2  (7-0)

The Indians closed out the month of April with a perfect record and in this one, you had a great individual performance at the plate combined with some solid pitching.  Lou Boudreau racked up four hits including a double and a homerun and he drove in three and scored twice. 

Bob Lemon got it done on the mound and he improved to 2-0 on the season.  He gave up the two runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. 

April 26, 2008

Lou Boudreau Racks Up Five Hits, Four RBIs In Indians Fourteen Inning Win

by @ 3:41 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 26, 1948 at Comiskey Park
Indians 12, White Sox 11  (5-0)

It wasn’t pretty and the pitchers gave up eleven runs but the Indians escaped with their fifth straight win to open up the season.  Lou Boudreau had the big game with five hits, four RBIs and two runs.  All but three of the runs were scored in the first five frames and it was basically two different games.  Eddie Robinson had the game winning hit with a solo homer in the top of the fourteenth and that was his second homer of the game.

Bob Feller was called on to pitch the final inning when Warren Christopher got into trouble in the bottom of the fourteenth.  With two men on, Feller came on to get the Indians out of the jam so they could keep their perfect record intact.

April 25, 2008

Ken Keltner Homers Twice In Indians Fourth Straight Win

by @ 3:23 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 25, 1948 at Briggs Stadium
Indians 7, Tigers 4  (4-0)

The Indians became the only unbeaten team in baseball with another impressive offensive performance.  Ken Keltner had hit second multi-homer game of the season with a pair of homers with four RBIs.  Jim Hegan also had a nice game with a double, a triple and two RBIs.

Al Gettel got the start but he lasted just two innings after a four run Tigers fourth inning.  Bob Muncrief picked up the win with 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief.

April 24, 2008

Bob Feller Throws Three Hitter In Indians Third Straight Win

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 24, 1948 at Briggs Stadium
Indians 4, Tigers 1  (3-0)

It’s hard to follow up a two hit shutout like Bob Feller did on opening day but he almost did it with a three hitter against the Tigers on the road.  He did give up a run on those three hits and a walk and he struck out a six Tigers.

Joe Gordon was the hitting star in the win. He went three for four with three RBIs and a stolen base.  Larry Doby also got it done with a single, a triple and two runs.

April 23, 2008

Indians Rack Up Fifteen Hits In Win Over Tigers

by @ 3:13 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 23, 1948 at Briggs Stadium
Indians 8, Tigers 2  (2-0)

The Indians rained on the Tigers opening day festivities with an eight run, fifteen hit barrage.  Larry Doby had a big day at the plate.  He finished with three hits including his first major league homer of his career.  Lou Boudreau picked up three hits while Ken Keltner led them all with a pair of homers and four RBIs.

Bob Lemon threw a solid game to pick up the win.  He gave up two runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in the complete game.

April 20, 2008

Bob Feller Throws Two Hit Shutout In Indians Home Opener

by @ 3:05 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - April

April 20, 1948 at Cleveland Stadium
Indians 4, Browns 0  (1-0)

Bob Feller got it done for the home crowd in the Indians season opener with an impressive two hit shutout over the Browns.  Up to the task, Feller pitched in front of a crowd of over 73 thousand fans, the largest opening day crowd ever.  Feller finished the game with just two walks and he struck out three in the contest.

Thurman Tucker didn’t waste much time and he led of the Indians in the first with a walk.  A stolen base and a Lou Boudreau single later and the Indians had all they’d need for the win.  Jim Hegan was the hitting star though.  He singled twice, belted a two run homer and he drove in three of the Indians four runs. 

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