Cleveland Municipal Stadium, June 30, 1950 – A stunning photo of this enormous ballpark taken during a night game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. 50,882 were on hand to see the Tribe in a 11-3 romp with slugger Luke Easter hitting two home runs and driving in four runs.
The Tigers ace Hal Newhouser only lasted one inning giving up five earned runs on six hits. After winning 136 games the previous six seasons, Newhouser would struggle in 1950 going 15-13 and a hefty 4.34 ERA.
Mike Garcia took the mound for Cleveland and despite struggling some he did get the complete game win to improve his record to 6-4 on the season. The California native gave up just five hits but walked seven Tigers batters.
-Ron A. Bolton