Sportswriter Terry Pluto tells the story of a son and a father and the relationship they shared through their resilient devotion to one particularly frustrating baseball team, the Cleveland Indians (who always seemed to need just one more run to win).
The story includes the joys and struggles of growing older together, of coping with a sick parent, and, finally, of burying the man who indelibly shaped his son's life.
It also includes a lively history of the Cleveland Indians franchise, full of personal recollections about remarkable players and memorable moments from seasons past.
* Softcover / 272 pages
* 5.5'' x 8.5''
* ISBN 978-1-886228-71-9
About the Author:
Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for The
Plain Dealer. He has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and
twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the
nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is a
nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has
received more than 50 state and local writing awards. In 2005 he was
inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame.
He is the author
of 23 books, including False
Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail, and Loose Balls, which
was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 sports
books of all time. He was called "Perhaps the best American writer of
sports books," by the Chicago Tribune in 1997. He lives with his wife,
Roberta, in Akron, Ohio.