I’m just going to drop a few names: Gomer Hodge, Joe Charboneau, Wayne Garland, Joe Azcue, Fred Whitfield and Frank Duffy. If those names mean something to you, so will this book. Schneider covered many of these players when he was on the beat for the Plain Dealer. He knew them back in the day, and he brings up to date on what they are doing. It’s an easy read, and should be irresistible to Tribe fans. (Terry Pluto, Direct from Pluto
These good old guys from the bad old days on the lakefront make for a nostalgic trip down a memory lane only Cleveland fans can appreciate. (Barry Goodriich Currents
Russell Schneider wrote about baseball for Cleveland newspapers during many of these years, which gives him a unique vantage point from which to write about these sometime warriors. Without sentimentality, he plays the game of ‘whatever happened to . . .’ as well as anyone. This is a very readable book, whether a chapter at a time, or just to go straight through it, wallowing in our ‘what might have been’. (Kelly Ferjutz CoolCleveland.com
A breezy read, and when it’s at its best is when the players are candid about their days at cavernous Cleveland Municipal Stadium. (Anthony Castrovince MLB.com
About the Author
Russell Schneider was a sportswriter and columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer for 32 years. He covered the Indians daily from 1964 through 1977. He has written one book on the Cleveland Browns and 12 books about baseball and the Indians, including The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia, Lou Boudreau: Covering All the Bases, and The Glorious Indian Summer of 1995, and he is a lifelong fan of the team. He lives in Seven Hills, Ohio.