On November 30, 1948 — “Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make” – BILL VEECK, the Indian owner’s observation about a possible deal that wasn’t made.

Lou Boudreau is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player, becoming the only manager to win a World Series and be named the Leagues MVP in the same season. Boudreau had appeared in the top 10 for MVP voting several times. In 1948 he hit 18 homeruns, drove in 106 runs a career high and batted .355.  The future hall of Famer hit .273 in the 6 game World Series win over the Braves.

The popular Indian shortstop, who had almost been dealt to the Browns earlier in the year but for the protest of the Tribe fans, prompts owner Bill Veeck to rethink the transaction.