A look back at the 1954 Cleveland Indians

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest teams in Major League Baseball history, the 1954 Indians, who went 111-43 and won the American League pennant. All season at Let's Go Tribe, we'll be looking back at that wondrous squad.

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'54 flashback: Big week, and a Larry Doby profile

After a successful 6-1 week prior, the Indians had an 82-33 record, but were clinging to just a three game lead over the hated Yankees. This week would be four games at home with the Tigers and then three in Baltimore with the Orioles.

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'54 flashback: A big week, and an Al Rosen profile

Finally gaining some breathing room, a four game lead on the Yankees, the Indians took the train to Detroit for three games and then came back home for a weekend set with the Orioles.

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'54 flashback: 5-2 week; George Strickland profile

Just as the Indians finally pushed the lead to 2.5 games, the Yankees arrived in town to try and make up ground, with the Athletics next.

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'54 flashback: 6-1 week adds one game to lead

After seventeen straight road games, the Indians headed home to take on the Red Sox and Senators.

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'54 flashback: Two ties highlight 5-1 week

Still nursing just a half game lead, the Indians had a full week of road games slated, one with the Senators, four with the Red Sox and three with the Yankees.

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'54 flashback: All Star week, Rosen shines

A rough week prior had the Indians thankful for the All Star break. Unfortunately it wouldn't be a full break for most of them.

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'54 flashback: Unknown hits big, but lead shrinks

It's a good thing our beloved Tribe went 6-0 the previous week, because this week’s schedule was brutal: Nine games, including two doubleheaders, without a day off.

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'54 Indians flashback: Tribe go 6-0, extend lead

A poor week against the Athletics and Yankees let the White Sox creep within 1.5 games. This week, a short to gamer in Baltimore and a Fourth of July weekend with the White Sox.

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'54 Indians flashback: Tribe go 2-4, lead shrinks

The Indians had finally gained some breathing by taking seven of eight from the Red Sox and Senators the week before. They looked to keep the lead or even extend it with visits from the Athletics and Yankees.

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'54 Indians flashback: Tribe go 7-1, build a lead

A four city trip through New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston had resulted in a 9-4 record. But there was one last game in Boston before home rematches with the Senators and Red Sox.

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'54 Indians flashback: Tribe romps in Fenway

Deadlocked with the White Sox, and the Yankees hot on their heels, the Indians looked to successfully complete the road trip in DC and Boston.

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'54 Indians flashback: The race tightens

With just a one game lead, the Indians faced the White Sox, Yankees and A’s in an eight game week.

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'54 Indians flashback: Tribe dominates Tigers

After going a perfect 6-0 the week prior, the Indians were riding high on an eleven game winning streak. A short trip to Chicago was on tap, and then back home to face the Tigers before another lengthy road jaunt.

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'54 Indians: Grand slams pace an eight game week

A month into the season, the Indians found themselves in third place just a game out of first and one game up on the defending champion New York Yankees.

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'54 Indians: Going the distance (again and again)

A perfect week prior helped make this lengthy road trip much more bearable. Next on the docket, a pair of series in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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1954 Indians: Let the winning commence

After two weeks, the Indians were just a half game out of last place, but the season was still young as they also stood just 2.5 games out of first.

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1954 Indians: No-hitter avoided

After a losing record in the first week of the season, the Indians started a three week road trip with visits to Baltimore and Detroit.

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1954 Indians: An early win by Early Wynn

After four straight 90 win seasons and three consecutive second place finishes, the Indians were desperate to find a way to overcome the Yankee juggernaut.

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1954 Cleveland Indians: Offense by the splits

Last week we perused how the hitters by position fared against the league, this week we examine their splits.

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A Look Back at the 1954 Indians: The hitters

In February we looked at pitching staff. We now will shift our focus to the bats. First off is a position by position breakdown compared to the rest of the league.

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A Look Back at the 1954 Relievers

Earlier this week we looked at how the starting pitching from 1954 was one of the most dominant ever. But on occasion (very few of them in fact) a reliever was needed. This is a look at the how the relievers performed that season.

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A Look Back at the 1954 Starting Rotation

Last month we looked at how the 1954 roster was constructed. This month, we will review how that pitching staff fared for that dominating squad. We will first look at the starters that season.

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Acquiring the 1954 Cleveland Indians

A look back at the squad with the best winning percentage in franchise history.

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