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Curse of Rocky Colavito by Terry Pluto
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Feb 08, 2012

really liked it
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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 hard climb back to respectability. As a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, I can appreciate the frustration.
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