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The Curse of Rocky Colavito

A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump

by Terry Pluto

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Published by Gray & Co., Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball - History,
  • Sports - Baseball,
  • Sports / Baseball,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8898963M
    ISBN 101598510355
    ISBN 109781598510355
    OCLC/WorldCa123908198

    The once-vaunted Indians (think of Bob Feller, Larry Doby, Lou Boudreau, Bob Lemon) began the plunge to sub-mediocrity, Pluto writes, either in with Frank ``Trader'' Lane's infamous trade of popular slugger Rocky Colavito or back in , when Gil McDougald's line drive caught pitching phenom Herb Score smack in the : Terry Pluto. Buy Curse of Rocky Colavito, The: A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump by Terry Pluto (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(19).

    Colavito’s departure was a crushing blow to Indians fans and the team’s subsequent 34–year slump was dubbed “the Curse of Colavito.” About the Author(s) Mark . Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Curse of Rocky Colavito (Paperback) at nd: Terry Pluto.

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The Curse of Rocky Colavito by Terry Pluto Download PDF EPUB FB2

He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito (selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of ), and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top sports books of all time/5(20).

Top players who left for greener pastures, Rocky Colavito, Luis Tiant, Dennis Eckersley. In the 's the Indians finally found success, making it to two World Series (losing both). This book tells the tale of the long One of The Curse of Rocky Colavito book favourite baseball books/5.

In this book, long time Cleveland area writer Terry Pluto examines the plight the Indians faced in the wake of trading Colavito and the decades of cellar dwelling that followed. Pluto’s premise of the book is an examination of whether trading Colavito put a curse on the ball club.

The Curse of Rocky Colavito The White Sox weren't the only team to be cursed because of greed. The curse of Rocky Colavito, some say, can also be traced directly back to the tight-fisted financial practices of the Cleveland Indians general manager, Frank Lane.

Rocky Colavito, one of the most beloved athletes to grace a Cleveland field, is scheduled to return to Northeast Ohio for a special event with author Mark Sommer, who has written a biography on. Rocky Colavito: Cleveland's Iconic Slugger Paperback – J Colavito's departure was a crushing blow to Indians fans and the team's subsequent year slump was dubbed "the Curse of Colavito." The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it /5(19). Colavito is coming to town to promote a book, “Rocky Colavito: Cleveland’s Iconic Slugger,” by Mark Sommer of the Buffalo News. “When I heard the title, I nearly fell out of my chair. InRocky Colavito appeared in games, starting in right field times, and when the season was over, The Rock had a perfect fielding percentage - the first outfielder in baseball history to accomplish the fielding feat (Outfielder Fielding Average Records).A few years earlier, on Jhe was the first Cleveland Indian to ever hit four home runs in a single game, only.

Cleveland fans may already be cringing at any recollection of “The Curse Of Rocky Colavito,” which was the title of a book by longtime Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto. After dealing. The author also examines the controversial trade that sent Colavito, the AL's home run champion, to the Detroit Tigers for batting champion Harvey Kuenn.

Colavito's departure was a crushing blow to Indians fans and the team's subsequent year slump was dubbed "the Curse of Brand: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito (selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of ), and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top sports books of all time.5/5(1).

When I researched my book “The Curse of Rocky Colavito,” I discovered Lane was making $60, a year. He would receive 5 cents per person for every fan the team drew over ,Author: Craig Calcaterra.

Pluto, Terry. The Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Thirty Year & Company; Cleveland, In my mind, The Curse of Rocky Colavito is the definitive Cleveland Indians tale.

The team had some success in the late s and early s and recent playoff runs, but these were more aberrations than the soul of the team’s history. Buy a cheap copy of Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look book by Terry Pluto. “The year’s funniest and most insightful baseball book.” — Chicago Tribune A classic look at those years of baseball futility and frustration that make the rare Free shipping over $/5(5).

Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump Terry Pluto, Author Simon & Schuster $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. The idea of the curse took hold following the release of the book The Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Year Slump by Terry Pluto, a former writer for ‘The Plain Dealer.’ In the book, Pluto attributed the year stretch in which the Indians were unable to finish within 11 games of first place to the trade.

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The SABR Baseball List and Record Book. Scribner, Articles Cleveland Press, various articles between and Detroit Times, various articles in New York Times, various articles between Jason Colavito has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Jason Colavito’s most popular book is The Epic of Gilgamesh.

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Free shipping for many products!5/5(2). Rocky Colavito, the curse's namesake, was a popular Cleveland player when he was traded in Colavito did not place the curse, but the Indians have not won the World Series since the controversial trade.

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See more ideas about Cleveland indians, Rocky, Indians pins.The Curse of Rocky Colavito. From SABR member Steve Treder at The Hardball Times on September 5, Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto wrote a terrific book about the long-suffering Cleveland Indians of the s, '70s, '80s, and early '90s.

He titled it The Curse of Rocky Colavito, and every Tribe fan knew exactly what he meant.