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Gordon Cobbledick
September 27, 1954
THOSE INDIANS ?Casey Stengel watched unhappily as the Cleveland Indians stumbled through a pre-game warm-up at the Yankee Stadium on an early September afternoon. The Indians were leading Stengel's Yankees, World's Champions for five successive years, by five and a half games and time was running out.
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September 27, 1954

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As a tactician he will enter the World Series with one supreme advantage over his National League rival. Lopez will say, "Lem [or Gus or Mike or Bob or Art], you're pitchin' today. And Hal, you and Ray and Don are in the bull pen."

No other manager can make that statement.

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