The Indians’ Sweep the Yankees on Their Way to the 1954 Pennant

Posted: 7th January 2010 by Harold Friend in MLB
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Paula Volpoff loves the Cleveland Indians. She suffered through the early 1950s, when great Cleveland teams were edged out by the slightly better, or as she says, "luckier," Yankees. Volpoffávividly recalls what happened to the Yankees in 1954. á An Indians' Fan in New York

I was still living in New York on Sept. 12, 1954. It was a little unusual for a member of the stronger sex to be so involved with a baseball team during the 1950s, and even more unusual for that team to be the Cleveland Indians. All the other kids rooted for one of the three New York teams, which might have contributed even more to my dedication to the Indians. á My Grandfather Came From Brooklyn, But Not From New York

The fact that my great-grandfather came from Brooklyn, Ohio, didn't hurt. I reall ...

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