(1917 - 2001)
Louis Boudreau was a Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP in 1948. That same year he led the Cleveland Indians (as both star and manager) to victory in the World Series. As of 2006, it was the last World Series the Indians have won. He played 14 years, 12 with the Indians and 2 with the Boston Red Sox. Though overshadowed by Ted Williams for much of his career, Lou Boudreau was an amazing ballplayer who consistently had great hitting seasons. He managed both the Indians and Red Sox and eventually moved on to broadcasting. For almost 30 years he was a beloved baseball analyst and commentator for WGM (AM). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. The Cleveland Indians organization has retired his number.