The Cleveland Indians had won their only World Series appearance in 1920 when they returned in 1948.
The Indians made it 2 for 2 when the defeated the Boston Braves to win the 1948 championship in six games. The Indians defeated the Braves 4-3 in Game 6 on Oct. 11, 1948. The Indians would go on to win three more American League pennants but not another World Series championship.
Here's a photo gallery of the 1948 World Series from our archive.
Visual artist and Digital Storyteller at The Associated Press