1.02.2010

1948 Leaf
Lou Boudreau

1948 was a big year for Lou Boudreau.

He won the league's MVP award, was named to the All-Star team and won a World Series as player-manager of the Indians. He was even named AP's male athlete of the year.

He also finished second – Ted Williams, .369 – in batting average with a .355 average. He batted .263 in the World Series and led shortstops in fielding for the season with a .975 average.

1948 was also a big year for Leaf as it produced one of the nicest baseball card sets ever.

2 comments:

Hackenbush said...

As a Cubs fan I grew up listening to Lou on WGN radio. He was a great guy. Every year during rain delays, on TV, they'd show film of the 1948 World Series, saying they had to because it was in Lou's contract.

Dave R said...

Very sweet card. I've been waiting for a cheap one to become availble to add to my collection. Love these 48 Leafs. Nice pick-up.