I'm bringing a new segment to this blog called This Day in '48. This will be posted several times a week but not every day.
With the Cleveland Indians struggling, it's nice to take a look back when times were better.
On June 23, 1948, the Indians lost 5-1 in 11 innings to the New York Yankees, allowing four runs in the top of the 11th.
It was a tight contest for most of the game, with the Yankees scoring once in the third and Cleveland scoring once in the seventh. Indians starter, Don Black, however lost his command in the top of the 11th, allowing a grand slam to Tommy Henrich.
On June 23, 2010, the Indians lost 7-6 to the Philadelphia Phillies in interleague play for their fourth straight loss.
The teams scored frantically, scoring runs in seven of nine innings. The real excitement, however, came in the ninth when Cleveland broke a 5-5 tie after Trevor Crowe scored on a fielder's choice. But, closer Kerry Wood blew that lead by allowing a two-run home run to Jimmy Rollins in the bottom of the ninth.