Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tales from the Colorado Rockies

Tony DeMarco

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ISBN: 159670232x
Retail Price: $19.95

Out of obscurity the Rockies charged to close the 2007 season, winning 21 of 22 games to capture the National League pennant and shock the baseball world. In just one month, an entire franchise was dramatically reincarnated and thrust into the national spotlight. This book captures that magical 2007 season, but also chronicles the entire 15-year history of the Mountain Time Zone’s big-league franchise. From that inaugural spring training, when the castoffs that formed an expansion team jokingly put name tags on their jerseys, to a surprising playoff appearance only three seasons later, to the wondrous exploits of the Blake Street Bombers, and lastly, the dawn of a new generation of home-grown and humble success stories. These are the stories of the players, managers, and executives themselves, told in their words.


Tony DeMarco has covered Major League Baseball for more than 20 years and currently serves as a baseball writer/columnist for in addition to doing freelance writing. He covered the Texas Rangers for seven years before moving to Denver in 1994 to be the beat writer for the Denver Post covering the Colorado Rockies, a post he held for five years. DeMarco resides in Centennial, Colorado. Past titles include The Sporting News' 50 Greatest Sluggers (Sporting News, 2000), Larry Walker: Canadian Rocky (Sports Publishing, 1999), and Ed McCaffrey: Catching a Star (Sports Publishing, 1999).

2008 * 192 pp * b/w photos throughout5.5 x 8.25 hardcover