DVD: Cleveland Indians (1948 World Series, 1995 Feature)

DVD: Cleveland Indians (1948 World Series, 1995 Feature)

  • USD $19.95
Publisher: Manufactured and distributed by A&E Home Video, 2007
Size: 2
Condition: Brand New.

Item #: AAE-77124


Re-live two great seasons of Cleveland Indians supremacy! This rare DVD gives you two amazing long-lost Major League Baseball presentations: the official film of the 1948 World Series, when the Indians won their one and only post-WWII championship, and "Wahoo! What a Finish", chronicling a dozen home-field last-at-bat victories during the 1995 AL Pennant-winning season.

First, the 1948 World Series film, narrated by Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Elson, featuring over 38 minutes of highlights from the series in classic, vintage black & white. All the key moments are here, including: the legendary Bob Feller vs. Johnny Sain duel in Game 1 at Boston's Braves Field, with Sain defeating Feller's two-hitter with a complete-game shutout; groundbreaking centerfielder Larry Doby showing hustle and heart, and Bob Lemon providing ace pitching, as the Indians tie up the series at 1-1 with a 4-1 victory; rookie Gene Bearden's shutout gem in Game 3 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium; Doby's home run, and Steve Gromek outduelling Sain in a 2-1 Game 4 victory; a record 86,288 fans jamming the stadium on a Sunday afternoon going home disappointed as Sain saves the day in relief, returning the series to Boston; and series aces Lemon and Bearden clinching victory with a 4-3 win in the finale. With rare, historic coverage that gives you great views of the long-gone ballparks, it also features memorable stars like Alvin Dark, Bob Elliott, Tommy Holmes, Mike McCormick, Marv Rickert, Eddie Stanky, Earl Torgeson, player-manager Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon, Jim Hegan, Ken Keltner, Dale Mitchell, Eddie Robinson, and an ageless Satchel Paige delivering a Game 5 relief pitch, this is an amazing find for any baseball lover.

Next, you get the bonus feature, "Wahoo! What a Finish!", the story of the incredible 1995 Cleveland Indians and their penchant for miraculous combeback victories at Jacobs Field. With exclusive interviews with the players and management, you'll see the stories of a dozen remarkable finishes, including Jose Mesa's record-setting 37th consecutive save, Kenny Lofton defeating the Twins in a 17-inning marathon, and walk-off home runs from Manny Ramirez (twice, including one off Dennis Eckersley), Jim Thome, Sandy Alomar Jr., Eddie Murray, Paul Sorrento, and three from Albert Belle (including two nights in a row against the Blue Jays in August, and a third off all-time great closer Lee Smith). Perhaps the greatest, most exciting Indians team of all-time, this is the club that re-captured the heart of the city, and came within two wins of another championship.

A fantastic, hard-to-find disc you likely won't find in stores! A must for any fan of the Tribe (or of the old-school Braves).

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