Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Cleveland Indians History

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Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Cleveland Indians documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Indians highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include...
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Overview

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Cleveland Indians documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Indians highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the impressive playoff run in 2007 and the opening of Jacobs Field, but also the 23-2 loss to the Twins in 2003 and the debacle that was the “ten cent beer night” in 1974. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600780479
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Series
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 787,459
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Schmitt Boyer is a general assignment sports reporter for the Plain Dealer. An award-winning sportswriter who has specialized in covering basketball and the Olympics, she has served as president of the Association for Women in Sports Media and received the organization’s Pioneer Award. She has written or coauthored six sports books. She lives in Avon Lake, Ohio. Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer. He is an award-winning writer who has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers, and is a nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award. He is an inductee to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame and the author of over 20 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito and Loose Balls. He lives in Akron, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
The Good     1
The Newest Star     1
The Indians' First Championship     7
Champions Again     11
"A Beautiful Place to Play Ball"     14
A Ray of Sunshine     17
The Bad     21
Snow Days     21
Two Outs Away     29
Trader Lane     31
The Ugly     36
A Black Eye for the Franchise     36
An Angry Man     41
Big Losers     47
In the Clutch     52
Saving Grace     52
Grace Under Pressure     57
More Clutch Performers     61
Numbers Don't Lie (Or Do They?)     64
Homers Are a Hit     64
A Great Bargain     70
Mass Appeal     77
It's Not Over 'Til It's Over     79
The Indians' Greatest Comeback     79
On the Other Hand     83
Two More Games for the Ages     89
Race Relations     97
A Shining Example     97
A Monumental Move     105
Another HistoricDebut     110
Take This Job and Shove It     113
A Man of Mystery     113
Calling Dr. Hardy     121
Working for a Living     125
Soldier Boys     129
Doing His Duty     129
He Lived to Tell about It     132
Patriotic Acts     138
Pain and Suffering     143
Unspeakable Tragedy     143
A Deadly Pitch     149
A Career Cut Short     153
Answers     159
Notes     161
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