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May 10, 2008

Indians Sweep Doubleheader Over Red Sox, Extend Winning Streak to Four

by @ 3:48 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 10, 1948 at Fenway Park
Indians 4, Red Sox 1  (9-4)

Bob Feller held the Red Sox to just one run as he pitched into the tenth inning to lead the Indians to their third straight game.  He gave up eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings. 

Ken Keltner had a huge day at the plate.  He went three for four with two solo homers.  Lou Boudreau went three for five with a double and an RBI.

May 10, 1948 at Fenway Park
Indians 9, Red Sox 5  (10-4)

This game started out on a discouraging note as Indians’ starter Russ Christopher was knocked around for three runs in the first inning.  He didn’t even pitch out of it but after that, the Indians piled on the offense to win their fourth straight game.  Ken Keltner and Larry Doby both went yard in the contest and Dale Mitchell went two for four with two runs and an RBI.

Ed Klieman picked up the win for the Indians.  He gave up just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

May 8, 2008

Gene Bearden Pitches Indians to Victory In First Big League Start

by @ 3:06 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 8, 1948 at Griffith Park
Indians 6, Senators 1  (8-4)

Gene Bearden made his first major league start today and it was a good one. He pitched the Indians to a win and he gave up one run on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.  The only run against him didn’t come until the ninth inning.

Larry Doby hit a monster shot eighth inning.  His homerun hit the loud speaker in centerfield, which is 408 ft. away from home plate and 35 feet high. It was the first homerun to straight away centerfield since Babe Ruth did it in 1920.  Thurman Tucker had a nice game and he singled three times and scored a run.

May 7, 2008

Bob Lemon Throws Four Hit Shutout

by @ 3:02 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 7, 1948 at Griffith Stadium
Indians 8, Senators 0  (7-4)

The Indians ended their four game skid in grand fashion with a 8-0 beatdown over the Senators.  Bob Lemon got the win and he was impressive in a four hit shutout.  He walked two and struck out five in the impressive start.

Lemon also helped out his own cause at the plate with three hits.  Joe Gordon had a nice game and he singled, doubled, homered, drove in three and scored twice.

May 6, 2008

Bob Feller Is Shelled In Indians Fourth Straight Loss

by @ 3:50 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 6, 1948 at Shibe Park
Athletics 8, Indians 5  (6-4)

Bob Feller was touched up for eight runs in 4 1/3 inning in the Indians fourth straight loss.  He gave up the runs on eiht hits and five walks.

Ken Keltner belted a homerun and he drove in four runs.  Dale Mitchell and Hank Edwards both had a pair of hits.

May 4, 2008

Indians Drop Third Straight

by @ 3:43 am. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 4, 1948 at Shibe Park
Athletics 8, Indians 6  (6-3)

In April, the Indians couldn’t lose.  Now in May, they can’t win as the dropped their third straight as they hit the road to take on the Athletics.  Neither pitcher was very effective as the two teams combined to score 14 runs on 24 hits in the ten inning game.  Butch Wensloff gave up a two run shot in the bottom of the tenth and he took the loss.

Thurman Tucker had a nice day at the plate and he went three for five with two runs and an RBI.  Eddie Robinson went deep and he drove in a pair.

May 2, 2008

Indians Held to Three Hits In Second Straight Loss

by @ 5:36 pm. Filed under 1948 Indians, 1948 Indians Diary - May

May 2, 1948 at Cleveland Stadium
Tigers 4, Indians 2  (6-2)

Just one day after suffering their first loss of the season, the Indians dropped their first series as they were doubled up by the Tigers.  Bob Lemon took the loss despite having a nice day at the plate.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Lemon provided most of the Indians offense with a single and a solo homer.  Lou Boudreau drove in the other Indians run with a solo shot of his own.

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.

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