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  • Title: Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump
  • Author: Terry Pluto
  • ISBN: 9781598510355
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback

  • Anybody can have an off decade But three It s enough to make you believe in the supernatural The Cleveland Indians were surely tempting the fates when they traded away Rocky Colavito He was young, strong, rugged, popular, and coming off back to back 40 home run 100 RBI seasons He was the type of player you just don t trade, especially not for a three years older singlAnybody can have an off decade But three It s enough to make you believe in the supernatural The Cleveland Indians were surely tempting the fates when they traded away Rocky Colavito He was young, strong, rugged, popular, and coming off back to back 40 home run 100 RBI seasons He was the type of player you just don t trade, especially not for a three years older singles hitter, even if Harvey Kuenn had just won the American League batting title Frank Lane s blunder could be expected to hurt the Tribe s pennant chances for a while But for a generation In the thirteen years before the trade, the Indians finished above.500 twelve times, and were first, second, or third in the league nine times In the thirty three years since the trade, they ve finished above.500 six times, and were in the top three in their league just once never finishing as high as third in their division With the sharp edged wit and keen eye for detail that have made him Cleveland s favorite sportswriter, Terry Pluto looks at the strange goings on of the past thirty plus years, unusual occurrences that could only be the result of some cosmic plan Other teams lose players to injuries the Indians lose them to alcoholism Sam McDowell , a nervous breakdown Tony Horton , and the pro golf tour Ken Harrelson okay, so it was only for a little while Other teams bask in the glow when a young star plays in the All Star Game in his first full season the Indians saw catcher Ray Fosse s career derailed by a homeplate collision with Pete Rose in the 1970 midsummer classic Other teams make deals to improve the ballclub the Indians had to trade young Dennis Eckersley because his wife had fallen in love with hisbest friend and teammate, Rick Manning Through long years of trials and tribulations that would have tested Job, the Indians faithful have continued to come to huge, drafty Cleveland Stadium Pluto understands the fierce attachment Tribe fans feel for their team, because he s
    Terry Pluto
    Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nations top sports columnist for medium sized newspapers He is a nine time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received than 50 state and local writing awards In 2005 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame He is the author of 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989 , and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrateds list of the top 100 sports books of all time He was called Perhaps the best American writer of sports books, by the Chicago Tribune in 1997 He lives with his wife, Roberta, in Akron, Ohio.


    Commentaires:

    Jacob
    Good book to accompany me into the stretch run of the Indians pennant race. Good writing from Mr. Pluto. He's pretty frank and brutally honest in it. I could see this book pissing off more than a few people who's names came up in it unfavorably. Go Tribe!!

    Kathy McC
    "The Indians didn't knock the Rock, they just traded him. The date was April 17, 1960." That was the day my hero worship of Rocky Colavito began. He is still my favorite ball player. I am not alone. "Many are aware of Rocky's limitations. But they love him because he is Rocky Colavito. No more than half a dozen players in the history of Cleveland baseball have been accorded the hero worship he enjoys."I was hoping this book would have more information about The Rock, but I still enjoyed reading [...]

    Mark
    I rarely give a book any stars at all, but mostly because I tend to start at 2.5 and figure the author has to push me one way or another. Seeing that many others give out 4s and 5s with wreckless abandon, I simply choose not to give out stars unless I REALLY like something. Well, as a lifelong Cleveland fan, I loved this book. I'll likely ship it to my oldest brother sometime soon, because he and I were introduced to baseball via WWWE in the mid 70s, back in Bedford, Ohio. If you grew up as an I [...]

    Dan
    Any baseball team can have a bad decade. All it takes is a few bad trades mixed with a few underperforming players and suddenly your team resides in the cellar of their respective division.But three bad decades? That's quite an accomplishment (sort of). Terry Pluto does indeed take a lovingly look at his hapless Cleveland Indians from 1960-1993 and shows us not just the bad trades and inept managers, but also the really weird stuff that just happens to the Indians. Like a star pitcher discoverin [...]

    Ron
    One of my favourite baseball books. Reading about decades of mediocrity is usually more interesting than writing about winners. This is how it was for the Cleveland Indians of the 1960's through to the 1980's. Matinee idols abound: Joe Charbonneau, Duane Kuiper, Rick Manning. Top players who left for greener pastures, Rocky Colavito, Luis Tiant, Dennis Eckersley. In the 1990's the Indians finally found success, making it to two World Series (losing both). This book tells the tale of the long har [...]

    Cora
    Interesting time to read this book, since some of our Cleveland Indians were fighting their way through slumps! Terry Pluto, a great Cleveland sports writer, focuses on that long dark era between the 1960s and early 1990s. He ends just before the Tribe's exciting mid-90s resurgence. It was cool to get an inside glimpse of baseball ownership and management, their impact on teams, and some Tribe history.

    Donald Ozello
    Cleveland based sportswriter Terry Pluto does a fantastic job describing how the Indians began and stayed in a long stretch finishing at the bottom or close to the bottom of the AL East standing. If you are a Cleveland sports fan or a MLB fanatic you should read this book. It is informative, interesting and fun.

    Steve
    An insightful, although sometimes dry, "loving look at a thirty year slump." Pluto has plenty of behind the scenes gossip and enough entertaining stories to tell to keep the book moving along. His ultimate conclusion: an amazing string of coincidences and bad trades had more to do with the slump than Colavito.

    April Helms
    Probably more for diehard sports fans. I found it somewhat interesting. Rocky Colavito, considered one of the best baseball players the Indians had ever seen, was traded abruptly by "Trader" Lane -- and hence Cleveland has been cursed since.

    Lauren
    Any diehard Indians' baseball fan that grew up in the 50's and or 60's will relate to this book, tracking the Indians' streak of bad luck, poor ownership, etc starting with the trade of Rocky Colavito just prior to the 1960 season.

    Terry
    Fun book to read. Very interesting stories. Thepart about the Kuntz sisters with Mudcat Grantwas hilarious. Loved it!

    Evan
    This book had me laughing out loud on more than a few occasions. What a boring review!

    Chris Dean
    Nice history of a era (1960-1994) and a team that is largely forgotten. Lots of funny stories mixed in with the tragedies of Tony Horton, Max Alvis, Steve Olin, etc.

    Jonathan Shaver
    Hands down, the best sports book I've ever read. I am a tad biased being a life-long Tribe fan though so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    Robert
    Ah, those lovable Cleveland Indians and their Mistake by the Lake.

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