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Rocky Colavito - by Mark Sommer (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 246

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Baseball

Format: Paperback

Publisher: McFarland & Company

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: History

Author: Mark Sommer

Language: English

Street Date: June 4, 2019
TCIN: 77894685
UPC: 9781476673974
Item Number (DPCI): 247-63-8935


"This impressive and extremely well-done story of an Italian-American kid from the Bronx who makes it big in the big leagues is a great read. Mark Sommer does an impressive job of conveying Rocky Colavito's love of the game, and makes very real the whole drama of being traded, not only in his wonderful opening about 'the trade, ' but in the more mundane but highly disruptive trades that plagued his career. Rocky Colavito: A Life in Baseball is about baseball, it's about Cleveland, and in a very real sense, it's about America."--Mark Goldman, historian and author of City on the Edge: Buffalo, NY; "Mark Sommer does a great job of taking us inside the life and times of Rocky Colavito. Rocky was a charismatic figure during his days as a Cleveland Indian. He was a legendary slugger in the days when the home run was a more special accomplishment than it is in today's game."--Jim Kaat, former pitcher and MLB broadcaster; "A very good and easy read about a great player and a great gentleman with impeccable character and many insights heretofore unknown. Great surprises. Don't miss reading this book."--Sam McDowell, former Cleveland Indians pitcher; "This book will easily stand as the definitive biography on Rocky Colavito. Mark Sommer captures the slugger's achievements on the field as well as the joyous affinity felt by his fans."--Marc Bona, feature writer, Cleveland.com; "Mark Sommer has written an irresistible story about one of baseball's irresistible characters. You can't knock the Rock, and you can't knock this book. They're both winners."--Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day and Ali: A Life.
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