Now that baseball is back, News 5 checked Goodreads.com and found the most popular literature about the Cleveland Indians, according to members of the site.
TOP 5 (Rating scale 1 to 5, ranked according to number of ratings)
1. Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck, by Bill Veeck, Ed Linn (2001) | 1,496 ratings, score 4.15
This "classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball..."
2. Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a Thirty-Year Slump, by Terry Pluto (1999) | 177 ratings, score 3.99
"Anybody can have an off-decade. But three? It's enough to make you believe in the supernatural."
3. Our Tribe: A Baseball Memoir, by Terry Pluto (2003) | 95 ratings, score 4.02
"This remarkable baseball memoir will touch the heart of any baseball fan who has ever shared a love for the game with a parent or child."
4. Dealing: The Cleveland Indians New Ballgame: Inside the Front Office and the Process of Rebuilding a Contender, by Terry Pluto (2006) | 90 ratings, score 3.89
"Go behind closed doors in the Cleveland Indians front office as award-winning sportswriter Terry Pluto analyzes the team's controversial recent moves..."
5. Omar! My Life on and Off the Field, by Omar Vizquel, Bob Dyer | 52 ratings, score 3.73
"Omar Vizquel doesn't just make the tough plays look easy. He makes the toughest plays look fun."
It's not about the Indians, but this new book about baseball is climbing the bestseller charts. It follows the hopes and dreams of baseball players who achieve varying degrees of success.
- Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream, by Tabitha Soren (2017)