Mile High Madness:: A Year with the Colorado Rockies

Bob Kravitz, Author, Don Baylor, Foreword by
Bob Kravitz, Author, Don Baylor, Foreword by Crown Publishers $22 (249p) ISBN 978-0-8129-6359-5
Reviewed on: 02/28/1994
Release date: 03/01/1994
In 1993 the Colorado Rockies was one of two expansion teams added to the National League, and the predictions about their initial season were extremely gloomy. The prophets were wrong: the team finished with a record of 67-95, the best ever for an NL expansion club. The Rockies first baseman, Andres Galarraga, won the batting title; some four and a half million baseball fans from the Mountain States (``The Time Zone Baseball Forgot'') flocked to Denver's Mile High Stadium, a record attendance for any team in any professional sport. Rocky Mountain News sports columnist Kravitz, who sums up the year as a ``wondrous romp,'' captures the season's excitement and joy, and manager Baylor's foreword adds to the appeal of this book. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (Apr.)
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