Jack Torry, author of Endless Summers: The Fall and Rise of the Cleveland Indians, talked to the Club about The Tribe and the baseball season just underway. Jack is a fountain of fascinating information about the city’s major league baseball team.
Jack believes the present team is a contender, though he sees Detroit as a formidable foe. He likes Terry Francona, who he says is a great strategist and can see a season whole. Jack points to other Tribe strong points as a good farm system, good momentum to building a rotation of outstanding starters, and the ability to pick good young players from other teams.
Jack looks favorably on the Cleveland market, saying it is becoming more dynamic. He also points to signs that Cleveland will continue to grow as a baseball city, two major factors being good baseball weather most of the season and an outstanding stadium.