"Don't Knock The Rock", was written by Gordon Cobbledick and published by The World Publishing Company of Cleveland. Copyrighted 1966 this is one of the most sought after biographies of the Cleveland and Detroit baseball player, Rocky Colavito, who was a hero to generations of fans. Mr. Cobbledick was the sports editor of the Cleveland's Plain Dealer newspaper in the early 1950s. His successor at the paper, Hal Lebovitz, coined the national byword and title of this book. "During the first few weeks of the 1957 season, following Colavito's first full year with the Indians, Lebovitz received an avalanche of irate letters from fans who were keenly disappointed with Rocky's poor early-season showing. Lebovitz responded by publishing his now-classic phrase: "Don't knock the Rock!""
This sports biography has beige cloth covers with black titles. It contains black and white photographs of Colavito in uniform for both the Clevland Indians and the Detroit Tigers as well as fan photos and even a photograph of him kissing the bat with which he hit four home runs in successive at-bats (he was only the third man in history to perform this feat at the time). The book is 158 and pages in length and includes an appendix -- Rocky Colavito's Career Statistics. This Rocky Colavito biography is in excellent condition with only some very minor bumping on the corners. There is no dust jacket present.
This vintage book is hard to find and quite a great addition to any Cleveland Indians or baseball fan.
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