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1948 – Cesar Geronimo is born in El Seibo, DR. Used mostly as a defensive replacement in Houston, Geronimo would leave for Cincinnati as part of the infamous Morgan deal and hold down center field for the Reds for the next nine seasons.

1948 – Cesar Geronimo is born in El Seibo, DR. Used mostly as a defensive replacement in Houston, Geronimo would leave for Cincinnati as part of the infamous Morgan deal and hold down center field for the Reds for the next nine seasons.

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1948 – Tom Griffin is born in Los Angeles, CA. Great things are expected after his rookie 1969 campaign when he goes 11-10, with 200 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA but arm injuries ruin most of his remaining six years an Astro. His best season is 1974, when he delivers a 14-10 record.

1948 – Tom Griffin is born in Los Angeles, CA. Great things are expected after his rookie 1969 campaign when he goes 11-10, with 200 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA but arm injuries ruin most of his remaining six years an Astro. His best season is 1974, when he delivers a 14-10 record.

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1948 – Walter Francis “Buddy” Harris is born in Philadelphia, PA. The 6-7 reliever would post a 1-1 record with a 6.32 ERA over two seasons as an Astro (1970-1971). They were his only years in the majors.

1948 – Walter Francis “Buddy” Harris is born in Philadelphia, PA. The 6-7 reliever would post a 1-1 record with a 6.32 ERA over two seasons as an Astro (1970-1971). They were his only years in the majors.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1948

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1948 World Series – Cleveland Indians AL over Boston Braves NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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The Dodgers trade the much-heralded, but injury-prone Pete Reiser to the Braves for outfielder Myron McCormick. The marvelously talented but reckless Reiser crashed into too many outfield walls and, according to Red Smith, was carried off on a stretcher 11 times.

1948 – The Dodgers trade the much-heralded, but injury-prone Pete Reiser to the Braves for outfielder Myron McCormick. The marvelously talented but reckless Reiser crashed into too many outfield walls and, according to Red Smith, was carried off on a stretcher 11 times.

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The Cleveland Indians acquire future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and first baseman Mickey Vernon from the Washington Senators for first baseman Eddie Robinson and pitchers Joe Haynes and Eddie Klieman. Vernon will go back to Washington in 1950 but Wynn will stay in Cleveland and will win 163 games for the Indians over the next nine seasons.

The Cleveland Indians acquire future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and first baseman Mickey Vernon from the Washington Senators for first baseman Eddie Robinson and pitchers Joe Haynes and Eddie Klieman. Vernon will go back to Washington in 1950 but Wynn will stay in Cleveland and will win 163 games for the Indians over the next nine seasons.

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It’s a busy day for the Phillies as the team purchases pitcher Ken Trinkle from the Giants and trade pitchers Walter Dubiel and Dutch Leonard to the Cubs for first baseman Eddie Waitkus and pitcher Hank Borowy. Ruth Ann Steinhagen, a Chicago female fan totally obsessed with former Cub Waitkus, is very upset with the trade and will try to kill him upon his return to Wrigley Field with the Phillies.

It’s a busy day for the Phillies as the team purchases pitcher Ken Trinkle from the Giants and trade pitchers Walter Dubiel and Dutch Leonard to the Cubs for first baseman Eddie Waitkus and pitcher Hank Borowy. Ruth Ann Steinhagen, a Chicago female fan totally obsessed with former Cub Waitkus, is very upset with the trade and will try to kill him upon his return to Wrigley Field with the Phillies.

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1948 – After a year in New York, Red Embree is traded, along with young C Sherm Lollar, Dick Starr and $100,000, to the Browns. Embree will slump to 3-13 in St. Louis after having his only winning major league season in New York. Lollar is the prize, and will catch in the majors through 1963. The Yankees receive Fred Sanford and Roy Partee. Partee is ticketed for the minors, but Sanford will help the Yanks as a starter/reliever next season.

1948 – After a year in New York, Red Embree is traded, along with young C Sherm Lollar, Dick Starr and $100,000, to the Browns. Embree will slump to 3-13 in St. Louis after having his only winning major league season in New York. Lollar is the prize, and will catch in the majors through 1963. The Yankees receive Fred Sanford and Roy Partee. Partee is ticketed for the minors, but Sanford will help the Yanks as a starter/reliever next season.

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1948 – The minors started 58 leagues and 438 clubs this year. All the leagues finished their schedules, but when the minor leagues ask for curbs on television broadcasts into their areas, the Major League clubs sidestep the issue.

1948 – The minors started 58 leagues and 438 clubs this year. All the leagues finished their schedules, but when the minor leagues ask for curbs on television broadcasts into their areas, the Major League clubs sidestep the issue.

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1948 – Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected the AL MVP. Boudreau had almost been traded to the Browns earlier in the year, but protests by fans kept Lou in Cleveland. After the World Series win, owner Bill Veeck commented, “Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make.”

1948 – Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected the AL MVP. Boudreau had almost been traded to the Browns earlier in the year, but protests by fans kept Lou in Cleveland. After the World Series win, owner Bill Veeck commented, “Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make.”

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“Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make” – BILL VEECK

“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 circuit’s MVP in the same season. 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.

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National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.

1948 – National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.

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1948 – Commissioner Happy Chandler orders free agency for ten Detroit minor leaguers for the club’s cover-up of their contracts. One of the players who will make the major leagues is Bill Serena, with a six-year career.

1948 – Commissioner Happy Chandler orders free agency for ten Detroit minor leaguers for the club’s cover-up of their contracts. One of the players who will make the major leagues is Bill Serena, with a six-year career.

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The largest crowd ever to attend a World Series game, 86,288 fans, jam into Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium to witness a showdown between two future Hall of Famers. Braves’ southpaw Warren Spahn beats Bob Feller and the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic, 11-5.

The largest crowd ever to attend a World Series game, 86,288 fans, jam into Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium to witness a showdown between two future Hall of Famers. Braves’ southpaw Warren Spahn beats Bob Feller and the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic, 11-5.

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Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic, edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby’s home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe’s victory.

Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic, edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby’s home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe’s victory.

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Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic, edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby’s home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe’s victory.

Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic, edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby’s home run, the first by a black player in World Series history, proves to be the difference in the Tribe’s victory.

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1948 – In the opening game of the World Series, the Boston Braves beat Bob Feller and the Cleveland Indians, 1 – 0, with only two hits and the benefit of a disputed call on a pick-off attempt in the 8th inning by Feller.

1948 – In the opening game of the World Series, the Boston Braves beat Bob Feller and the Cleveland Indians, 1 – 0, with only two hits and the benefit of a disputed call on a pick-off attempt in the 8th inning by Feller.

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In a one-game playoff, the Indians, behind the five-hitter tossed by 28 year-old rookie southpaw Gene Bearden, beat the Red Sox for the AL flag, 8-3. The complete-game victory marks the young knuckleballer’s 20th victory of the season.

In a one-game playoff, the Indians, behind the five-hitter tossed by 28 year-old rookie southpaw Gene Bearden, beat the Red Sox for the AL flag, 8-3. The complete-game victory marks the young knuckleballer’s 20th victory of the season.

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In a one-game playoff, the Indians, behind the five-hitter tossed by 28 year-old rookie southpaw Gene Bearden, beat the Red Sox for the AL flag, 8-3. The complete-game victory marks the young knuckleballer’s 20th victory of the season.

In a one-game playoff, the Indians, behind the five-hitter tossed by 28 year-old rookie southpaw Gene Bearden, beat the Red Sox for the AL flag, 8-3. The complete-game victory marks the young knuckleballer’s 20th victory of the season.

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1948 – The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox, 8 – 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the American League pennant. The pitching of Gene Bearden and the hitting of Lou Boudreau key the victory.

1948 – The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox, 8 – 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the American League pennant. The pitching of Gene Bearden and the hitting of Lou Boudreau key the victory.

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10/3/1948 After taking his position in center field in the bottom of the eighth inning at Fenway Park, Joe DiMaggio, is removed from the game by Yankee manager Bucky Harris. As the superstar of their hated rivals limps off the field, the enthusiastic Red Sox crowd of 35,000 gives Joltin’ Joe a lengthy and loud standing ovation, a gesture he will later refer to as one of the greatest thrills of his career.

On October 3, 1948.00 After taking his position in center field in the bottom of the eighth inning at Fenway Park, Joe DiMaggio, is removed from the game by Yankee manager Bucky Harris. As the superstar of their hated rivals...

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A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day’, and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day’, and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

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A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day’, and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day’, and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

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The Red Sox loss to the Yankees, along with Detroit’s defeat of the Indians, results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff, between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.

The Red Sox loss to the Yankees, along with Detroit’s defeat of the Indians, results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff, between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.

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The Red Sox loss to the Yankees, along with Detroit’s defeat of the Indians, results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff, between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.

The Red Sox loss to the Yankees, along with Detroit’s defeat of the Indians, results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff, between the Tribe and BoSox, will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.

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1948 – The Braves clinch the National League flag by defeating the Giants, 3 – 2. They will finish 6 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers. Two days before the season is over, the Braves will lose their best hitter, OF Jeff Heath, who breaks an ankle sliding home against Brooklyn.

1948 – The Braves clinch the National League flag by defeating the Giants, 3 – 2. They will finish 6 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers. Two days before the season is over, the Braves will lose their best hitter, OF Jeff Heath, who breaks an ankle sliding home against Brooklyn.

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Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set a National League record and ties the major league mark established by Ty Cobb. Stan the Man’s hits, which include a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set a National League record and ties the major league mark established by Ty Cobb. Stan the Man’s hits, which include a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

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Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set a National League record and ties the major league mark established by Ty Cobb. Stan the Man’s hits, which include a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set a National League record and ties the major league mark established by Ty Cobb. Stan the Man’s hits, which include a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

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1948 – Joe DiMaggio hits his 300th career home run, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein and Hank Greenberg as the only major leaguers to reach this milestone.

1948 – Joe DiMaggio hits his 300th career home run, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein and Hank Greenberg as the only major leaguers to reach this milestone.

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Joe DiMaggio’s 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game win over New York at Briggs Stadium. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein, and Hank Greenberg as the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.

Joe DiMaggio’s 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game win over New York at Briggs Stadium. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein, and Hank Greenberg as the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.

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Joe DiMaggio’s 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game win over New York at Briggs Stadium. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein, and Hank Greenberg as the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.

Joe DiMaggio’s 300th career homer is the lone run yielded by Detroit starter Fred Hutchinson in his 2-1 complete-game win over New York at Briggs Stadium. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Chuck Klein, and Hank Greenberg as the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.

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The Phillies, for the 16th consecutive season, will have a losing season when the team loses its 78th game of the year, dropping a 13-2 decision to the Braves at Shibe Park. The drought, which began in 1933, will be the longest in big league history until the Pirates suffer through twenty downtrodden years from 1993 to 2012.

The Phillies, for the 16th consecutive season, will have a losing season when the team loses its 78th game of the year, dropping a 13-2 decision to the Braves at Shibe Park. The drought, which began in 1933, will be the longest in big league history until the Pirates suffer through twenty downtrodden years from 1993 to 2012.

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The Pirates sweep two from the Cardinals‚ winning 2 – 1 and 4 – 1‚ and the two teams combine for just 2 strikeouts in the doubleheader‚ a major league record. The two also turn 13 double plays‚ 8 by Pittsburgh‚ to tie a major league mark for a twinbill. Pittsburgh turns a record tying 6 DPs in the lidlifter to back Bob Chesnes’ 12th win as Ralph Kiner belts a 2-run homer‚ his 38th‚ for all the scoring. 2B Danny Murtaugh is involved in 5 of the twin killings in game 1, equaling the mark first set by Detroit’s Charley O’Leary on July 23‚ 1905. Murtaugh’s hitting streak is stopped at 23 games.

The Pirates sweep two from the Cardinals‚ winning 2 – 1 and 4 – 1‚ and the two teams combine for just 2 strikeouts in the doubleheader‚ a major league record. The two also turn 13 double plays‚ 8 by Pittsburgh‚ to tie a major league mark for a twinbill. Pittsburgh turns a record tying 6 DPs in the lidlifter to back Bob Chesnes’ 12th win as Ralph Kiner belts a 2-run homer‚ his 38th‚ for all the scoring. 2B Danny Murtaugh is involved in 5 of the twin killings in game 1, equaling the mark first set by Detroit’s Charley O’Leary on July 23‚ 1905. Murtaugh’s hitting streak is stopped at 23 games.

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