The Cleveland Indians had won their only World Series appearance in 1920 when they returned in 1948.
The Indians made it 2 for 2 when the defeated the Boston Braves to win the 1948 championship in six games. The Indians defeated the Braves 4-3 in Game 6 on Oct. 11, 1948. The Indians would go on to win three more American League pennants but not another World Series championship.
Here's the report from The Associated Press on the day the Indians won their last title.
(Associated Press Sports Writer)
BOSTON, Oct. 11 - (AP) - Thanks to stout-hearted relief pitching by Gene Bearden in the tense closing minutes of play, the Cleveland Indians...