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:: Cleveland's Finest
Sports Heroes From the Greatest Location in the Nation
No one can measure the heart of a champion. It is that one distinct quality that can make any challenger a champion. Cleveland has been a part of the some of the greatest moments in sports history. They produced a football dynasty in the forties and fifties. They have won two World Series and came within outs of winning a third. Their basketball franchise has risen from the ashes to produce a miracle, and a chosen one. We have had rookie sensations that have been “super” and a night on the mound that was simply perfect. The city produced a team that electrified the world of indoor soccer with multiple championships.
It is a blue collar town that works hard to support their teams the most vocal way they can. The loyalty of the fans can never be questioned as they have stuck by their teams in good times and it bad. The fighting spirit of Cleveland and its fans can never be denied and when all the cards are dealt and the money is counted, it will be Cleveland that will once again be the finest in all of sports cities.
In his book
, author Vince McKee highlights the best moments, players, and media members in Cleveland sports history. It has in depth extremely personal interviews with some of the top names in Cleveland sports. Each interview is a no holds bar tells all of the most intimate and sometimes controversial details of the largest impact moments in our town’s sports history.
Read all about baseball legends Joe Charboneau, Len Barker, Mike Hargrove, Carlos Baerga and, John Hart. Discover all the details basketball stars Joe Tait, Fred McLeod, Austin Carr, Larry Nance and Craig Ehlo shared with the author. Soccer fans will enjoy reading the stories of Otto Orf, Bruce Miller, Hector Marinaro and Zoran Karic. And who would not want to know what football star Joe DeLuca told Vince McKee?
Equally important are the opinions of sports journalists Jerry Mires, Kenny Roda, Ken Carman, Emmet Golden, JG Spooner and Gene Winters who all provided their take on Cleveland's Finest.
is the first book written from the player’s point of view, mixed in with the media that covered it and the fans that watched.
will change the way the entire sports nation looks at Cleveland. Finally, the true stories are told!
About Vince McKee
Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. His first four books
Hero, Cleveland's Finest, Jacobs Field,
The Cleveland Cavaliers: A History of the Wine & Gold
, all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince is also the MMA correspondent for
InscriberMag: Digital Magazine
. He is an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, and daughter, Maggie.
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