Admiration for Dale Mitchell

August 31, 1948 On the third day of May, Cleveland left fielder Dale Mitchell was still working his way into a regular spot in the Indians lineup. Nearly two months later, he is one of the most feared hitters in baseball. It is hard to pinpoint exactly what changed for Mitchell at the plate, but regular playing time certainly seemed to provide him with the eye and opportunity in...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Tribe Survives Late Washington Rally; Indians 2, Senators 1

July 18, 1948 Cleveland got back on the winning trail Saturday afternoon, scoring early and then holding off the Senators’ rally in the ninth inning. Gene Bearden logged his eighth victory of the season, scattering nine hits and just one run, as the Indians knocked off the Senators by a 2-1 final. Dale Mitchell and Jim Hegan each had two hits to pace the Tribe. Hegan’s triple...
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Mitchell Quietly Igniting the Indians Offense

July 17, 1948 After being a regular contributor to the Cleveland Indians lineup last season, Dale Mitchell’s job suddenly was up for grabs. Somewhat lost in the outfield shuffle in spring training, Mitchell broke camp with the club but was limited in his opportunities to crack the starting lineup consistently. Now, Mitchell is a fire starter at the top of the Cleveland lineup and...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Lemon Pitches No-Hit Victory; Indians 2, Tigers 0

June 30, 1948 He has not been a full-time member of the Indians’ starting rotation for very long, but he certainly has asserted himself as the ace of the staff quickly. Wednesday might be the loudest assertion sign yet. Bob Lemon tossed a no-hitter Wednesday evening in front of 49,628 fans at Briggs Stadium. He allowed just three base runners via walk and benefitted from a fine...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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