Pitching staff fueled Cleveland Indians 13-game win streak in 1951, too

1951 Team Photo

Our pitchers are on fire: Our rotation has a 1.86 ERA with a 10-0 record during our current 13-game win streak.

The last time we won 13 straight? Pitching fueled us then, too.

Looking back at the 1951 streak, fans can see that pitching played a major role in the team’s success. The streak included three wins by Bob Feller, three wins by Mike Garcia, three wins by Early Wynn, and two wins by Bob Lemon. (Lou Brissie and Steve Gromek accounted for the other two wins). Feller (HOF), Garcia, Wynn (HOF) and Lemon (HOF) were known as “The Big Four” and dominated opposing batters—they also helped the Tribe win a franchise record 111 games in 1954.

–Tribe curator Jeremy Feador

 

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