By Lou Boudreau, Russell Schneider

Lou Boudreau: protecting the entire Bases is the non-public heritage of 1 the main impressive males in baseball background. whereas prime the Cleveland Indians to a global sequence victory in 1948, he invented the "Ted Williams shift", and have become the single player/manager ever to win the yankee League MVP award.

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But when I told them I was still in college and wanted to continue, they understood. Grimm said I was smart to get a college degree, which showed real class on his part, and told me to come back when I was ready to go into pro baseball. But after Irelan told me the Indians were interested, I didn't go back to see Grimm. I also attended a White Sox tryout camp but they didn't show any interest in me. Once I made it clear to Irelan that nobody had any strings on me, he followed me in the games I played with my amateur team that summer.

It's just that I was flattered to be promised a chance to play professional baseball, and anxious to help my parents. The Depression was still on and money was very tight in those days. It seemed like those things should have been taken into consideration by the Big Ten. After I was ruled permanently ineligible, I accepted an offer to play professional basketball with the Caesar's All-Americans of Hammond, Indiana. They were then a member of the National Basketball League, which was the forerunner of the National Basketball Association.

How about cocky. Even stupid. Pick one. But I'm glad now that I had enough confidence in myself then and that I was bold enough to believe I could manage a group of older, experienced players and continue to be a productive player myself. Still, if I could have reached into that mailbox and retrieved my letter to Mr. Bradley, the owner of the Indians, I know I would have done so. Page 2 I entered the gym and told the two men I was helping coach the university basketball and baseball teams what I'd done and asked if they knew how I could get my letter back.

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