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Cleveland Rocked
Cleveland Rocked ›
By Zack Meisel, Foreword by Sandy Alomar, Jr., Foreword by Jim Thorne

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629378794

Published Jun 2021

<div><div>In 1995, Cleveland rocked. With Montell Jordan&#39;s &quot;This Is How We Do It,&quot; 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.<br /><br /><em>Cleveland Rocked</em> 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&#39; 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. <em>Cleveland Rocked</em> offers the story of a team that brought baseball back in Northeast Ohio.</div></div>