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By James E. Odenkirk

Over their first 4 a long time within the American League, the Cleveland Indians have been recognized extra for excellent gamers than always nice play. Its rosters choked with all-time greats like Cy younger, Nap Lajoie, Elmer Flick, Tris Speaker, and the ill-fated Addie Joss and Ray Chapman, Cleveland frequently came across itself within the thick of the race yet, with 1920 the lone exception, appeared consistently to complete a online game or again within the ultimate standings.
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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