What was going on 1948?

In 1948 when Victoria and District Baseball started did you know……….

- On January 29, 1948 - Commissioner Happy Chandler fined the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies, $500 each for signing high school players!

- On June 13, 1948 - The New York Yankees retired Babe Ruth's number “ 3 ” during a special pre-game ceremony at Yankee Stadium. This will be Ruth's final appearance at the Stadium, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

- In 1948, Popcorn sold on a mass scale for the first time.

- On June 30, 1948 - Bob Lemon pitches a no-hitter as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0.

- USC defeated Yale (9-2) to win the NCAA College World Series.

- August 12, 1948 - In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians rap out 29 hits in a 26-3 win over the St. Louis Browns. The Indians set a major-league record as 14 different players hit safety.

- August 16, 1948 - George Herman Ruth, Jr. - Babe Ruth - the Bambino - sadly passes away at age 53.

- September 9, 1948 - Rex Barney pitches a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers in a 2-0 win over the New York Giants.

- September 26, 1948 - At Braves Field, Boston Braves' Bob Elliott hits a three-run homer, as the Braves beat the New York Giants 3-2 and clinch the Braves' first N.L. pennant since 1914.

- The Most Valuable Players for the 1948 Major League Baseball Season were
Lou Boudreau, American League and Stan “the Man" Musial, National League

- The 1948 MLB World Series: saw the Cleveland Indians over Boston Braves(4-2)

- Born on November 24. 1948 - was Golden Baseball League (GBL home to the Victoria Seals) Manager and former Major Leaguer, Steve Yeager. He was later drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 6, 1967.

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