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December 9, 1941
Although having a 3-C draft deferment due to being the sole support of his family, Bob Feller, last year’s American League-leading pitcher with 27 victories for the Indians, becomes the first major leaguer to enlist after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The 23-year-old navy recruit has already won 107 major league games.
November 30, 1948
Lou Boudreau is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player, becoming the only manager to win a World Series and be named the circuit’s MVP in the same season. The popular Indian shortstop had almost been traded to the Browns until fans protested, prompting owner Bill Veeck to rethink the transaction.
November 7, 1990
Receiving all of the writers’ 28 first-place votes, Cleveland catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year, joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only rookies to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Maas and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.
October 29, 2002
Eric Wedge is named the new manager of the Cleveland Indians, making him the youngest manager in the major leagues. The 34-year-old is younger than two of his players, Ellis Burks and Omar Vizquel.
October 11, 1947
The Yankees trade Joe Gordon, a future Hall of Fame second baseman who will leave the Bronx after playing in precisely 1,000 games and collecting exactly 1,000 hits, to the Indians for Allie Reynolds, who is called Superchief by his teammates due to his Creek heritage. The trade works well for both teams when Cleveland’s newest infielder plays a major role in the Tribe’s World Championship next season, with the Yankeess’ recently arrived right-hander compiling an amazing 131-60 (.686) record during his eight years with the team.