By James E. Odenkirk
within the 10 years that the tip of global struggle II, even if, the franchise became the nook. Led by way of proprietor (and world-class showman) invoice Veeck, the boy-manager Lou Boudreau, ace Bob Feller, and the barrier-busting Larry Doby, Cleveland charged up the standings, completing within the first department each season yet one and successful all of it in 1948.
This meticulously researched background covers the Indians’ first six many years, from their minor league origins on the finish of the nineteenth century to the dismantling of the 1954 global sequence membership. it's a tale of unforgettable avid gamers, pissed off hopes, and excellent victories that fed a city’s unwavering devotion to its team.
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