lou boudreauOn January 25, 1949, Bill Veeck and the Cleveland Indians reward player-manager and American League MVP Lou Boudreau with a two-year contract worth $62,000 with the World Champion Indians to remain the team’s player-manager. The future Hall of Famer will pilot the Tribe for nine years, six as a player, and will compile a 728-649 (.529) record with the club.

He will play his last full season as an everyday player in 1949 at age 33, hitting .284 over 134 games and be released when the contract expires because of tension with Hank Greenberg.

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