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Dale Mitchell from the Chronology
Sep 18, 1954 - In rainy Detroit the Indians clinch their 3rd pennant in history and the first since 1948 with a 3-2 win over the Tigers. Early Wynn is the winner while Jim Hegan and pinch-hitter Dale Mitchell belt homers.
Sep 11, 1949 - Cleveland drops to 4th place 6 games in back of the lead when the Browns trip them 5-4. Dale Mitchell hits his 23rd triple of the year for the Tribe the most since Pittsburgh's Adam Comorosky had the same number in 1930. No one will hit 23 again this century.
Sep 28, 1948 - In Cleveland 60405 fans are on hand for "Joe Early Night." Early a night watchman had written Bill Veeck asking why the average fan is never celebrated and Veeck took advantage of the promotional opportunity. The first 20000 female fans at the stadium receive a Princess Aloha orchid flown in overnight from Hawaii while Early receives a host of gifts including a convertible appliances easy chair and a cocker spaniel. The Indians then take advantage of the White Sox winning 11-0 behind Gene Bearden's 18th win. Dale Mitchell hits his 4th homer of the year and Allie Clark has a homer and three singles With the Yankees and Red Sox losing the Indians now lead by two games with four to play. The Tribe have now won 17 of their last 20.
Jun 30, 1948 - In his first full season as a pitcher Bob Lemon of the Cleveland Indians pitches a no-hitter beating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in front of 49628 at Briggs Stadium. Lemon has only two scares: Dale Mitchell makes a miraculous catch of a George Kell drive in the 4th and Ken Keltner makes a great stop behind 3B in the 5th. This is the first no-hitter pitched at night.