Author: Russell Schneider
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
The third edition of The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia contains everything fans have ever wanted to know about one of baseball's most storied franchises.
The third edition of The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia contains everything fans have ever wanted to know about one of baseball's most storied franchises. From 1869, when professional baseball came to Cleveland, to 1901, when the Indians became charter members of the American League, to their consistently fabulous play in the 1990s, the team has featured innumerable stars over the years. This comprehensive volume traces the genesis of baseball in Cleveland, covering all of the team lore and legend, the controversies, the triumphs, and the heartaches, including: - Nearly 300 player profiles--from Napoleon Lajoie and Tris Speaker in the early part of the 20th century to 1960s stars Rocky Colavito and Sam McDowell to today's headliners like Omar Vizquel and Jody Gerut - Season-by-season descriptions of unforgettable moments and memories - Nearly 1,000 illustrations of players, game highlights, and memorabilia, including a panoramic foldout of Jacobs Field - Extensive statistics, including box scores, team and individual records, and trades - The World Series championship, the managerial strategies, the personalities, the honors, and the milestones - An immense treasure of little-known facts and surprising anecdotes