Lou Boudreau

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Lou Boudreau, SS

 

Career: 1938-52, Indians, Red Sox
Fun fact: Set a record by turning 134 double plays as a player-manager in 1944


The Indians last won a World Series in 1948. Who was their manager? Boudreau, who also won the AL MVP Award that season while hitting a career-high 18 home runs. It was an unusual achievement in an unusual career.

As a manager, Boudreau is best remembered for his tactical innovation of deploying an infield shift to defend against Ted Williams.

Previous rank: 119

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