Not at Cleveland. Their last world series win was under Bill Veeck. And, yes, he did have weekend fireworks and offered some great promotions, but he also brought in Joe Gordon from the Yankess to stabilize his infield and gave Lou Boudreau, the greates shortstop of his time, the reins as manager and then proceeded to spend money to build up the talent on the club. Veeck was a shrewd baseball guy. He knew the value of promtion, but he also knew talent and kept Cleveland in contention even after forty eight with some smart moves that had to do with talent more than promotion. The great Early Wynn was another smart pick up. He also brought in Mickey Vernon, a great first baseman from Washington, but Micky didn't do all that great in Cleveland. But Wynn certainly did. I spent many summer afternoons and nights in Cleveland stadium back then and the Indians were a fun team to watch. Of course, Bob Feller was my favorite and I have an authographed ball from him. A great part of my youth finally died when he passed away last year.