It was the decade of Tito and Mudcat. Of Daddy Wags and Sudden Sam. Of the Duke and the Hawk.
The Cleveland Indians of the 1960s featured some of the best pitching in all of baseball ... too often frittered away by a lineup that promised hitting and delivered frustration. It was the decade that started with the shocking trade of Cleveland's beloved Rocky Colavito, and ended with a season where the Tribe fell from first to last.
In between, the Indians fielded a team with star power at the plate and on the mound. With outstanding pitchers like Perry, Grant, Donovan, Tiant, McDowell and Siebert. And outstanding hitters like Francona, Romano, Kirkland, Alvis, Wagner, Azcue, Whitfield, Horton and Harrelson ... and the short-lived return of Rocky.
Indians Pride recreates the Tribe's ups and down during baseball's real golden age, the 1960s. It takes you season-by-season, month-by-month, even game-by-game through a decade of triumphs and defeats, when the heroes of Cleveland summers won more hearts than games.
Enjoy the memories.
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About the Author
A graduate of Ashland University and Bowling Green State University, Carroll has spent more than 20 years as an advertising copywriter and marketing strategist. He has taught copywriting and brand theory at The Ohio State University and the Columbus College of Art & Design.
Carroll preaches the "gospel" of the 1960s as baseball's real golden age at 1960sBaseball.com/blog. Followers at twitter.com/Baseball1960s receive highlights of what happened each day in 1960s baseball.