Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito Jr. (born August 10, 1933) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, who is best known playing for the Cleveland Indians in right field. In 1959, he hit four consecutive home runs in one game. In 1965, he became the first American League (AL) outfielder to play a complete season with a perfect . 00 fielding percentage.
Rocky Colavito, the curse's namesake, was a popular Cleveland player when he was traded in 1960. Colavito did not place the curse, but the Indians have not won the World Series since the controversial trade. The Curse of Rocky Colavito is a sports-related curse that supposedly prevents the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise from winning, be it the World Series, the American League (AL) pennant, reaching postseason play, or even getting into a pennant race. In The Curse of Rocky Colavito, Pluto writes of many of the misfortunes that struck the Indians following the Colavito trade: Getting Colavito back in 1965, from the Kansas City Athletics, but sending pitcher Tommy John and outfielder Tommie Agee to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team trade.
Iconic ballplayer Rocky Colavito captivated fans during the 1950s and 1960s with his movie-star looks, boyish enthusiasm, powerful bat and cannon-like arm. 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.
Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito, Jr. (born August 10, 1933) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the Cleveland Indians. Colavito was the fifth player in American League history to have eleven consecutive 20-home run seasons (1956–66), and he exceeded 40 home runs three times and 100 runs batted in six times during that span. He also led the AL in home runs, RBI and slugging average once each.
Position: Rightfielder. Bats: Right, Throws: Right. 6-3, 190lb (190cm, 86kg). Born: August 10, 1933 in New York, NY us. High School: Teddy Roosevelt HS (New York, NY). Debut: September 10, 1955 (Age 22-031d, 8,898th in MLB history) vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB. Last Game: September 28, 1968 (Age 35-049d) vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB. Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season. More Rocky Colavito Pages at Baseball Reference.
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Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito Jr. (born August 10, 1933) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who is best known for his years with the Cleveland Indians. Colavito was the fifth player in American League (AL) history to have eleven consecutive 20-home run seasons (1956–66). During that span, he exceeded 40 home runs three times and 100 runs batted in, six times.
At the center of the story is Rocky Colavito, a worthy hero to any young fan of the era. A man of principal, work ethic and a fan friendly disposition, he is a legitimate star who the Indians mistreat and trade away for compensation that is not nearly his worth. So begins an epic era of bad trades and depreciation of a once proud franchise, banishing it to near oblivion.
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- Record Company – Columbia Records
- Copyright (c) – Sports Champions, Inc.
- Interviewee – Rocky Colavito
- Interviewer – Ernie Harwell
NotesSports interview record with player information, a photo, and statistics printed on reverse side. There were 16 records in this set which were available through a 1964 mail-in promotion from Milk Duds candy or Meadow Gold milk.
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- Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A Runout): M-7682-1C