On October 8, 1948 — Facing only thirty batters, Indians’ rookie hurler Gene Bearden five-hits the Braves for a 2-0 victory in front of 70,000 fans in Cleveland.  For the third straight game, no home runs were hit by either team. This would not happen again in a World Series until 2014. The game’s two runs came on Larry Doby’s groundout in the third after a double and walk and Jim Hegan’s RBI single after a single and walk in the fourth, both off Vern Bickford. Gene Bearden pitched a complete shutout, allowing five hits while striking out four, as the Indians took a 2–1 series lead.


 

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