Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau autograph
Birthdate7/17/1917
Death Date8/10/2001
Debut Year1938
Year of Induction1970
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.

 

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Boudreau was player/manager for ten seasons with Cleveland

Boudreau was player/manager for ten seasons with Cleveland

Lou Boudreau played big league baseball for 15 years, playing in seven All Star games including five straight from 1940-1944. He spent 10 seasons as player/manager of the Cleveland Indians and ended up piloting three other clubs in a managerial career that spanned 16 years. The 1944 American League
Lou Beaudreau got news of his induction on January 20, 1970

Lou Beaudreau got news of his induction 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

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