Rocky Colavito

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Birthdate 8/10/1933
Death Date
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Dodgers, Indians, Tigers, White Sox, Yankees
Position Right Field

Thanks to 11 straight 20-homer seasons, only 2 AL right-handed batters had more career homers than Rocky Colavito when he retired in 1968.

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Rocky Colavito found immediate success at the big league level in 1955

Rocky Colavito found immediate success at the big league level in 1955

The runner-up in Rookie of the Year balloting in 1956, Rocky Colavito immediately established himself as a fan favorite for the Cleveland Indians. After hitting 87 home runs in his first three seasons Colavito had a breakout season in 1959, leading the league in homers and total bases in his first A
Rocky Colavito hit his 90th career homer on 4/25/59, the day this autographed card was postmarked

Rocky Colavito hit his 90th career homer on 4/25/59, the day this autographed card was postmarked

Government postcards like this one signed by Rocky Colavito provide context to the signature. This card was postmarked in Cleveland on April 25, 1959. That day Colavito hit his 90th career homer in a four-run 7th inning against the Chicago White Sox. Though Colavito signatures are fairly common, vin
Here is Don Baylor's signed lineup card as manager the night Sammy Sosa passed Rocky Colavito on the all-time home run list

Here is Don Baylor's signed lineup card as manager the night Sammy Sosa passed Rocky Colavito on the all-time home run list

Rocky Colavito played in nine All Star games and ended his 14-year Major League career with 374 home runs. A prolific slugger, Colavito averaged 33 homers per season from 1956 to 1966. At the time of his retirement in 1968, only two AL right-handed hitters topped

8 responses to “Rocky Colavito”

  1. Walt Maki says:

    Great memories of a GREAT Player!!

  2. John Danklefsen says:

    ROCKY COLAVITO IS BY FAR THE BEST BASEBALL PLAYER TO EVER WEAR A CLEVELAND INDIAN UNIFORM!!!

  3. John Danklefsen says:

    SEND ROCKY COLAVITO TO COOPERSTOWN

  4. Marc says:

    To say the best is totally ridiculous. He was probably the most well liked, but now near the best

  5. BuckeyeDale says:

    Rocky Colavito was why I became a baseball fan. Doing the famous behind the neck stretch, and finishing your warm up swings with the bat pointed at the pitcher’s head…
    and let’s not forget his trip into the stands at Yankee Stadium to stop the drunk who was assaulting Rocky’s wife and father.
    The man should be in the HOF.

  6. Mike says:

    Kaline and Colavito were the heart and soul of the Tigers line up in the early 60’s. The Colavito stretch was unforgettable .

  7. frank jr. tagliareni says:

    Why isn’t ROCKY COLAVITO not in MLB Hall Of Fame????????

  8. Sean wrenn says:

    Just imagine if he was playing today in these bandbox tiny stadium he would have 800 home runs A real gentlemen was to his house in Reading Pa with a friend of his from Milford Pa. Had one of the greatest arms ever in baseball. A great great player

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