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.