Rare Vintage Cleveland Indians American League Champions Pennant- World Series 1948. The pennant is made of red, white, and yellow felt with red and white lettering and measures approximately 8.5" x 23.75" (21 x 60 cm). The pennant has some wear and tear (Please see pictures above), however it is a great collectors item.
The Cleveland Indians won the American League championship in 1948, the year this pennant was produced. The Indians went on to win the World Series later that year. The team also set an attendance record of 2,602,627 in 1948 and lead American League in batting average and E. Although professional baseball in Cleveland dates back to 1869, Cleveland played in the first American League game April 24, 1901 at Chicago. Due to rain, all of the other games scheduled for that date were rained out.
The Cleveland team, known as the Blues in 1901 and the Broncos in 1902, became the Naps in 1903 in honor of future Hall of Fame player Napoleon Lajoie. When Lajoie left the team in 1914, the name Cleveland Indians was chosen for the team.