Tribe fan recalls skipping job interview to watch 1948 World Series

Tribe fan recalls skipping job interview to watch 1948 World Series

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Dorothy Wetzel, Dottie to family and friends, may be hesitate to tell her age but she's not shy about talking about skipping out on a job interview so she could watch the 1948 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Braves.

"I wouldn't leave my house on account of the game," she said. "They kept calling me wanting to know when are you coming in for your interview. I said can't leave the Indians are on. I have to wait."

It was worth the risk. The Indian won four games, taking the series in six and Dottie still got the job.

"Best job I ever had," she said. "I love it. They say good things are worth waiting for."

She said she worked there until she got married and then pregnant.

"I had to leave," she said. "My boss begged me to stay longer and I said no."

She became an auditor at the old Cleveland Trust Bank. The building now houses Heinens.

"Lou Boudreau was the manager. He got the MVP, which is a big, big honor," said Wetzel. "Lemon and Feller were both big pitchers in those days. They pitched. There were six games and it was very exciting."

Dottie says there's only one player from that 1948 World Series Championship team still alive.

"Eddie Robinson. He's 95 now. He lives in Forth Worth, Texas. He's going to watch the game. He's all excited," she said.

Dottie's daughter-in-law got her a 2016 World Series cap and she's proud to put it on to root for the Tribe.

"I'm going to watch it sitting right here in this chair on my TV," she said.

As for as her prediction on who's going to win the World Series, she says she has no idea, she's just going to do a lot of praying.

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