Last living member of 1948 Indians not happy with franchise

Eddie Robinson, the lone surviving member of the 1948 Indians the last team in franchise history to win the World Series is upset that he has not heard from the club amid its run to this year’s Fall Cla sic.Robinson, now 95 and living in Fort Worth, Texas, was the starting first baseman on the 1948 champions. MORE: Each MLB team’s worst postseason memory”I haven’t heard a damn word from Cleveland. Not a word,” Robinson told the New York Daily News. “I’m disappointed. It just seems like they would want to talk to any member of the ’48 team, let the pre s talk to them. I don’t understand it. Maybe they’ll get in touch with me.”The ’48 Indians were loaded with Hall of Famers-to-be. Larry Doby, Satchel Paige, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Joe Gordon and player-manager Lou Boudreau were all on the squad, the Daily News notes.Robinson has another close tie to the current version of the Indians. He played with Tito Francona, the father of Cleveland manager Terry Francona, on the Orioles in 1957.Robinson said he isn’t holding any grudges. Even if he does not get a call from the Indians, he’ll be in their corner when they play either the Cubs or Dodgers.”I’m pulling for the Indians Fernando Valenzuela Jersey , he said. Who knew at the beginning of this season that (the Indians) were even going to be a contender? Maybe it’s their year.”

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