Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs

Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs


Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994-1997 ❮Read❯ ➬ Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994-1997 Author Terry Pluto – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Relive the most thrilling seasons of Cleveland Indians baseball in recent memory Remember the excitement of those first years at Jacobs Field When it seemed the Indians could find a way to win almost Relive the most in Tribe PDF/EPUB Â thrilling seasons of Cleveland Indians baseball in recent memory Remember the excitement of those first years at Jacobs Field When it seemed the Indians could find a way to win almost any game When screaming fans rocked the jam packed stands every night When a brash young team snapped a forty year slump and electrified the city Those weren t baseball seasons, they were year long celebrationsStep back into the glory Glory Days eBook · days with sportswriter Terry Pluto and broadcaster Tom Hamilton as they share behind the scenes stories about a team with all stars at nearly every position a sparkling new ballpark wild comeback victories a record sellout streak two trips to the World Series and a city crazed with Indians feverRevisit baseball s most fearsome lineup Albert Belle s mighty swing and ferocious glare Jim Thome s moon shot home runs Omar Vizquel s poetry in Days in Tribe PDF É motion play at shortstop Kenny Lofton s exhilarating baserunning and over the wall catchesThese two Cleveland baseball veterans were there for it all Now, they combine firsthand experience and in depth player interviews to tell a rich, detailed story that Tribe fans will love.

    Kindle Welcome to the Kindle ereader store Jim Thome s moon shot home runs Omar Vizquel s poetry in Days in Tribe PDF É motion play at shortstop Kenny Lofton s exhilarating baserunning and over the wall catchesThese two Cleveland baseball veterans were there for it all Now, they combine firsthand experience and in depth player interviews to tell a rich, detailed story that Tribe fans will love."/>
  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994-1997
  • Terry Pluto
  • 13 August 2017
  • 1938441354

About the Author: Terry Pluto

Terry Pluto is in Tribe PDF/EPUB Â a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nations top sports columnist for medium sized newspapers He is a nine time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has receivedthan state and local writing awards In he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame He is the author of books, Glory Days eBook · including The Curse of Rocky Colavito selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of , and Loose Balls, which was ranked number on Sports Illustrateds list of the top sports books of all time He was called Perhaps the best American writer of sports books, by the Chicago Tribune in He lives with his wife, Roberta, in Akron, Ohio.



10 thoughts on “Glory Days in Tribe Town: The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994-1997

  1. Ashley Marie Ashley Marie says:

    3.5 starsAnd in case anyone cares, the paperback actually has 333 pages.Ideally, this would be a five star book Grammatical errors unfortunately litter it, which my inner English major cannot seem to ignore It s also written rather choppily, and repeats itself from chapter to chapter, as if it assumes you only pick it up to read a specific chapter and then you re done But if you re reading it the whole way through, it gets a little repetitive My favorite chapters were the ones about building 3.5 starsAnd in case anyone cares, the paperback actually has 333 pages.Ideally, this would be a five star book Grammatical errors unfortunately litter it, which my inner English major cannot seem to ignore It s also written rather choppily, and repeats itself from chapter to chapter, as if it assumes you only pick it up to read a specific chapter and then you re done But if you re reading it the whole way through, it gets a little repetitive My favorite chapters were the ones about building the new ballpark, and the hope that it brought, and the players chapters Omar, Kenny, Jim Thome It gets 3.5 stars because this was my team.I was eight years old in 1995 and ten in 1997 I grew up with a poster of Kenny Lofton on my wall alongside the NSYNC and Backstreet Boys posters I got to go to a baseball camp one summer and field grounders from Omar Vizquel I remember drawing up my own sign for the 1997 World Series, as if I were actually going to the game, and held onto it as we sat there watching everything unfold It said Hook the Marlins , if I remember properly I m sitting here listening to the Tribe duke it out with the Yankees in the 16th inning as I type this, and I ve been crying since I finished the book ten minutes ago For what could have been, I suppose, for what almost was and what really should have been, in 1997 But also because I recognize how truly incredible it was to grow up in that decade, believing we really had magic.Now to find out what hoops I have to jump through to get Tom Hamilton to sign this for me.update Cleveland beat the Yankees It s 12 30 and wayyyy past my bedtime

  2. Michael Michael says:

    For most Cleveland sports fans 1994 1997 was almost like a dream and with the help of Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton the dream can be relived in the Glory Days in Tribe Town The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994 1997 This book is written in three different sections with chapters making up each sections The chapters do not connect to one another so a reader could skip around reading the chapters that they find most interesting first My favorite chapters come at the end of each section ent For most Cleveland sports fans 1994 1997 was almost like a dream and with the help of Terry Pluto and Tom Hamilton the dream can be relived in the Glory Days in Tribe Town The Cleveland Indians and Jacobs Field 1994 1997 This book is written in three different sections with chapters making up each sections The chapters do not connect to one another so a reader could skip around reading the chapters that they find most interesting first My favorite chapters come at the end of each section entitled Readers Letters Pluto collected letters from the readers of his Plain Dealer columns and separated them based on topic It is interesting to read Clevelanders accounts of watching games with parents, meeting favorite players, attending Jacobs Field for the first time and reliving how it felt during and after Game 7 of the World Series against the Florida Marlins in 1997.The stories in the book are collected from interviews that Pluto conducted either during the seasons focused on or in interviews since Hamilton adds his memories throughout recounting being on Jacob s private plan when the trade of Kenny Lofton to the Atlanta Braves was being discussed, finding out that Herb Score was going to retire at the end of the 97 season but wanted it to be kept a secret and what the seemingly always angry Albert Belle was like away from the clubhouse.There is a lot of insight into the club that I m sure some die hard Cleveland sports radio fans knew, but that I found interesting learning about such as the reason behind Jim Thome signing with the Philadelphia Phillies, some of the fires that manager Mike Hargrove had to put out in the clubhouse, how players felt the organization disrespected Hall of Fame player Eddie Murray with a low contract and what the players thought of playing in Cleveland for the fans.This book was really interesting to read as a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan The only thing that I found disappointing was that chunks were repeated throughout the books Like details about the trade of Lofton to Atlanta is recounted a couple of times, information about Hargrove s playing career and Mark Shapiro s father being a agent for many players in the MLB Since I look at the book as being one that a reader could skip around and read the chapters in the order they choose I decided not to knock it for the repeats throughout the book I think that any Cleveland sports fan would be happy to add this book to their library collection

  3. Christina Christina says:

    Wanted so much to love this book as much as I love Tom It started entertainingly and reminded me of the joy of those years However, the poor writing of the book quickly distracted from the enjoyment It lacked a flow or structure and was often repetitive even down to the same lines being used in multiple chapters That in addition to fan quotes placed in non corresponding sections and a missing page 326 just left it feeling very sloppy.

  4. April Helms April Helms says:

    I m not a huge sports fan, but even I remember the heady days, from 1994 to 1997, when everyone had Tribe fever After decades of mediocrity, the Cleveland Indians had a new owner, a new stadium, new and promising players and a general feeling of optimism This combination got the Tribe to the World Series twice in 1995 and in 1997 Of course, Cleveland sports luck being what it is, we fell just short of winning the whole enchilada 1997 was especially painful , and a series of bad trades and b I m not a huge sports fan, but even I remember the heady days, from 1994 to 1997, when everyone had Tribe fever After decades of mediocrity, the Cleveland Indians had a new owner, a new stadium, new and promising players and a general feeling of optimism This combination got the Tribe to the World Series twice in 1995 and in 1997 Of course, Cleveland sports luck being what it is, we fell just short of winning the whole enchilada 1997 was especially painful , and a series of bad trades and bad decisions after 1997 had our all too brief Camelot dreams crash back into reality This was an enjoyable read, even for a very casual fan like me, easy to follow Some of thetechnical numbers went over my head but the book doesn t dwell too much on numbers Rather, it goes into the stories of the players, the front office, the managers, and there s even sections of the book dedicated to memories submitted by fans It was interesting how many chances the front office and coaching staff took chances that, for the most part, paid off offering long term contracts to young, promising but untried players in hopes of becoming contenders by 1994 Long term planning, what a concept Pluto, a longtime sports writer, and Hamilton, the longtime radio announcer for the Indians, put together a book that humanizes and fleshes out the players that became heroes for so many There s also a lot of interesting tidbits One, I didn t know Dick Jacobs, the former owner, grew up in Goodyear Heights the neighborhood where I grew up Also, I didn t know about the sweetheart deal former Browns owner Art Modell had at the stadium basically he paid a dollar to rent the facility and not only got the profits from the Browns, but a percentage from the Indians, who rented from him I can see why he was so bitter, having that gravy train yanked from him No sympathy here, on the contrary.But I digress This book was a nice walk down memory lane for even me, and bigger fans of baseball should enjoy this

  5. Vicki Davis Vicki Davis says:

    I have read all of Terry Pluto s books on the Indians, and this is another winner Anyone who lived through the glory days of the Cleveland Indians will love this book Tom Hamilton, as co author, also added many insider stories from his unique perspective as a Tribe radio announcer that I think will be new to most Tribe fans I waited fifty years to see the great teams of the Indians of the mid and late 90 s, and it is fun to relive those days again through this book Surprisingly, I found a s I have read all of Terry Pluto s books on the Indians, and this is another winner Anyone who lived through the glory days of the Cleveland Indians will love this book Tom Hamilton, as co author, also added many insider stories from his unique perspective as a Tribe radio announcer that I think will be new to most Tribe fans I waited fifty years to see the great teams of the Indians of the mid and late 90 s, and it is fun to relive those days again through this book Surprisingly, I found a story about me and my nephew on p 294 in the section called Players Fans Write In that my nephew had sent in about us There were several fan write in sections in the book which I thought really added to the story

  6. Johnny Biacofsky Johnny Biacofsky says:

    The topic is worth the time, particularly for people who lived it the mid 90s in Cleveland or for diehard Tribe fans the world over I had some problem with the writing, however, which seemed a bit helter skelter The stories are worth hearing, the histories worth telling, but in the case of this book, similar statements seemed to be repeated between chapters as if the writer had forgotten he had already written it already This came off as distracting to me Certainly worth a read, but there The topic is worth the time, particularly for people who lived it the mid 90s in Cleveland or for diehard Tribe fans the world over I had some problem with the writing, however, which seemed a bit helter skelter The stories are worth hearing, the histories worth telling, but in the case of this book, similar statements seemed to be repeated between chapters as if the writer had forgotten he had already written it already This came off as distracting to me Certainly worth a read, but there very well could be a better put together history and recollection of these events, and if there isn t then there is still room for it to be made

  7. Christopher Christopher says:

    Great topic One dear to my heart But the writing style seems disjointed and choppy If I didn t care so much about this team I d knock down the rating a bit lower.

  8. Casey Hickman Casey Hickman says:

    I really enjoyed reliving the 90s Indians in this book A third of this book is repetition though This book makes me feel the current Indians team is on a similar path as the 90s team.

  9. Paul Mahon Paul Mahon says:

    I really enjoyed getting Tom Hamilton s prespective in this book A fun read interesting to hear from the players and coaches perspective on the teams of the 90s.

  10. Laura Daugherty Laura Daugherty says:

    Excellent book about the Indians from 1994 1997.

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