#4- Lou Boudreau

PRO BLOGS

12. *touch* ’em all (Alyssa Milano)
16. MLBlogosphere lol
28. Bally’s Blog (Collin Balester)
33. Perk’s Place (Glen Perkins)
44. Behind the Mask (Bengie Molina)


FAN BLOGS

21. Statistician Magician
22. sittingstill
23. THE BOSTON RED SOX BL
OG
24. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
25. 66ers Baby Blue Blog
26. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
27. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
28. Yankees Chick
29. Unfinished Business- Congrats Kaybee
30. The Redbird Media
31. Mets’ Main Man
32. Flair For The Dramatic
33. Redbird Chatter
34. Cambios y Curvas
35. I Live for This
36. Yawkey Way Yaker
37. Baseball Bats
38. Plunking Gomez
39. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
40. Bringing Diamond Back(s)- Congrats Caroline
41. Perfect Pitch
42. Phillies Red Pinstripes
43. San Diego Wannabes
44. Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
45. Displaced Tribe Fan
46. Red Sox Hen
47. This Fan’s Life
48. King Yankees
49. The Brewer Nation
50. Baby Paul’s Baseball Blog- Congrats Baby Paul


As you might have noticed I wrote two or one word sentences to some of my favorite bloggers. Sorry if I missed you.

So I got forth again. I already dedicated my first 4 to Joe Cronin so this time I going with another hall of famer. This one didn’t play with the Red Sox as long though.

Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau was born on July 17, 1917 in Harvey, Illinois. His carer stats include a .295 batting average, 1,779 hits, 68 home runs, 789 RBI’s, and 51 stolen bases. Boudreau spent two seasons as a player/manager and two seasons just as a manager with the Red Sox. He played  13 seasons of his carer with the Cleveland Indians. He also managed the Kansas City Athletics and the Chicago Cubs. Boudreau played four different positions, first base, shortstop, third base, and catcher. His primary position was shortstop. He made 230 carer errors and had a .973 fielding percentage. Boudreau was a seven time all-star who won a World Series and a MVP in 1948 while with the Cleveland Indians. That same season he hit .355 with three stolen bases, eighteen home runs, 106 RBI’s, and 199 hits. In 1970 Boudreau was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with 77.33 percent of the vote on his ninth try. Later in that year he had his number 5 retired by the Indians. Boudreau also had a great announcing carer. He was the announcer for the Chicago Cubs from 1958-1959 and from 1961-1987. The one year he was not in the broadcast both he was in the dugout as manager of the Cubs. He also announced the Chicago Bulls on the radio from 1966-1968. He died on August 10, 2001. Even though he wasn’t a Red Sox legend he should be honored.

Lou Boudreau Autographed / Signed Post Card BWPC067

Lou Boudreau and his wife before 1948 World Series game

Photos
1- wikipedia.com
2- hollywoodcollectibles.com
3- clevelandseniors.com
Also before I leave go check out Mets’ Main Man’s big project.

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7 comments

  1. Elizabeth D

    Congratulations Bob, and thanks for the ‘congratulations’. Nice dedication to Boudreau! Four different positions is incredible!! And they’re all so diverse too! Almost every single infield position… each one is different in their own way. I agree with you that even though he isn’t necessarily a ‘Red Sox legend’, he should still definitely be honored.
    -Elizabeth
    http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

  2. jimmy27nyy

    Hi, Bob …

    “Congratulations” on ranking #4 on the latest “Leader’s List” !!! … Nice dedication, and pictures, in honor of Lou Boudreau … He truly was one of the all-time greats in baseball history !!! … Also, thanks for including the “Leader’s Lists” in your above post, and the congratulations you offered me for my #15 ranking on the list !!! … And, one more thank you for including my mlblog on your Link List [I just noticed it] … I appreciate your very kind words in the description of my blog on the list !!! … Bob, it is my pleasure to also include your blog on my “Red Sox Link List” on my blog !!! … Take care, and have a great day !!! … Jimmy[27NYY],”BY&L” … http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

  3. mlbtribefan

    Way to pick Lou! He is a legend for us who follow Cleveland Indians’baseball history.

    Aaron
    http:mlbtribefan.mlblogs.com

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