Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau autograph
Birthdate 7/17/1917
Death Date 8/10/2001
Debut Year 1938
Year of Induction 1970
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox
Positions Manager, Shortstop

The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series was in 1948; Lou Boudreau was their player-manager and the AL’s Most Valuable Player.

Be sure to visit our page on Facebook.

Leave a comment

In the collection:

Lou Boudreau was the 1948 MVP when he led the Tribe to a World Series title

Lou Boudreau was the 1948 MVP when he led the Tribe to a World Series title

Lou Boudreau broke into the big leagues with the Indians in 1938 and was a regular two seasons later. In his first season as an everyday player, the shortstop hit .295, knocked in 101 runs, and was named to the All Star team. Cleveland added managerial duties to Boudreau’s plate in 1942. The 1
Boudreau signed the previous piece after the Indians won the Series

Boudreau signed the previous piece after the Indians won the Series

Government postcards give a signature provenance and often help determine the likelihood of authenticity. Shown here is the reverse of the postcard Lou Boudreau signed. Notice the postmark dated February 17, 1949. The date traces to four months after the Indians’ world championship season. Tha
Lou Boudreau got news of his election to Cooperstown on January 20, 1970

Lou Boudreau got news of his election to Cooperstown on January 20, 1970

On January 20, 1970 Lou Boudreau received the news of his inclusion to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In this letter dated the same day, he shares his thoughts. “I’ve waited 12 years for this. It’s a dream.” Boudreau writes. It’s something you keep with in yourself. You just keep hoping, but you never really say it
Boudreau was inducted with Jesse Haines, Ford Frick and Earl Combs

Boudreau was inducted with Jesse Haines, Ford Frick and Earl Combs

Lou Boudreau was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27, 1970. A sweltering Monday morning in Cooperstown, New York played host to the ceremonies attended by 22 members of the Hall of Fame. Earle Combs, the leadoff hitter for the 1927 Yankees Murderers’ Row team was the other American Leagu
Boudreau managerial career includes 1,162 wins and 1,224 losses

Boudreau managerial career includes 1,162 wins and 1,224 losses

Lou Boudreau played big league baseball for 15 years. He made seven All Star teams including five straight from 1940-1944. The shortstop also spent 10 seasons as player/manager of the Cleveland Indians. Overall Boudreau spent 16 years as a big league skipper. In addition to his time with Cleveland,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954