Friday, March 9, 2012

1941 Play Ball Lou Boudreau

Cleveland Indians CTNW Fan Favorites #5

I'm putting together 5 "Cards That Never Were" fan favorites from each team. These are not necessarily the 5 best players from the franchise. So as David Letterman used to say before Stupid Pet Tricks, "This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Pleaseno wagering."

Lou Boudreau played for the Indians from 1938-1950. From 1942-1950 he was also the Manager. It is hard to imagine a 24 year old managing in the big leagues today. He managed the Indians to their last World Series title in 1948. The Indians only other title came in 1920. They would make 3 more World Series appearances in 1954, 1995, and 1997 losing all three.

My memory of Lou was as the radio voice of the Cubs along with Vince Lloyd when I was a kid. 


  1. Love the "Good Kid". I was listening along with you. "Lets go. Batter up. We're taking the afternoon off..."

  2. That song just made me wish I put him a little higher on the list.