Rocky Colavito

This comprehensive biography of “the Rock”—the first in more than half a century—recounts his origins in an Italian immigrant family, his close friendships with Herb Score and Roger Maris, and his rise through the minors to become one of the Cleveland Indians’ most beloved players. Colavito retired with the third-most home runs by a right-handed batter in American League history. 

Book Reviews

“Mark Sommer has written an irresistible story about one of baseball’s irresistible characters. You can’t knock the Rock, and you can’t knock this book. They’re both winners.”

Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day and Ali: A Life

“This book will easily stand as the definitive biography on Rocky Colavito. Mark Sommer captures the slugger’s achievements on the field as well as the joyous affinity felt by his fans.”

Marc Bona, feature writer, Cleveland.com

“A very good and easy read about a great player and a great gentleman with impeccable character and many insights heretofore unknown. Great surprises. Don’t miss reading this book.”

Sam McDowell, former Cleveland Indians pitcher

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