View Full Version : History favors Cleveland over Boston

10-10-2007, 09:08 AM
There are very few bright spots in the history of the Cleveland Indians, 5 pennants and 2 World Series wins since 1901.

But they have a very good history against Boston teams.

In 1948 Boston and Cleveland tied for the American League lead and would play a one game playoff. Boston manager Joe McCarthy had a dream and instead of fiving the ball to Mel Parnell he instead elected to start Denny Galehouse. The Indians won easily at Fenway.

The Indians then traveled 1 mile up Commonwealth Ave to Braves Field and beat the Braves 4-2 in the Series ( the last one they have won )

Cleveland is one of only 2 teams of the charter AL franchises to have a lifetime winning record against Boston. ( the Yankees are the other )

Boston and Cleveland have met 3 other times in the post-season and Cleveland won in 1995 and 1998. Only in 1999 when the Indians blew a 2 game lead and then lost to Pedro in relief in Game 5 has Boston beaten them when it counts.

Braves Field Game 6 1948 World Series