Synopses & Reviews
This beautiful keepsake highlights the people and moments which have defined Yankees baseball throughout the years, from Babe Ruth's 60 home runs and the '27 Yankees, to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, to the Mantle-Maris home run race, the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, and the latter years of the Core Four giving way to the current crop of stars. Historic newspaper columns and front pages accompany an unbeatable selection of both celebrated and rare photos, making for the ultimate tribute to the singular culture and heritage of this franchise.
In 1995, Cleveland rocked. With Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It," blaring in the locker room, the Indians racked up 100 wins in a strike-shortened season and reached the World Series for the first time in 41 years. Fans were on a first-name basis with the stars that lit up the city: Omar, Manny, The Thomeinator, A.B. Cleveland Rocked is the complete story of the team that brought sellout crowds and walk-off wins to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Author Zack Meisel traces the roots of the pennant winner, from trading All-Star Joe Carter for Sandy Alomar and Carlos Baerga in 1989 to the campaign to build a new stadium. Meisel introduces readers to a cast of characters that larger-than-life personalities, including Belle, Thome, Kenny Lofton, Eddie Murray, and manager Mike Hargrove, who managed to keep the clubhouse at peace. Thrilling come-from-behind wins jump off the page as the Indians race toward clinching the division. Then Meisel details the Indians' October to Remember, from thrilling playoff triumphs over Boston and Seattle to the first World Series games in Cleveland since the days of Bob Feller. Cleveland Rocks offers the story of a team that brought baseball back in Northeast Ohio.