Rocky Colavito tribute

Jul 16, 2021 392

Fans of former Cleveland Indians player Rocky Colavito, who was a fan favorite right fielder and once led the league in home runs, are invited to a Tribute to Rocky Colavito at 7 p.m. July 26 at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, in the Porter Meeting Room. Ground was broken June 1 in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood for a statue of Colavito. It’s set to be dedicated on Aug. 10, Colavito’s 88th birthday, in Tony Brush Park. 

Colavito, a New York native who lives in Pennsylvania, is expected to attend the dedication. He played for the Indians from 1955 to 1959 and 1965 to 1967. In an unpopular move, he was traded in April 1960 to the Detroit Tigers and, supposedly, a curse was placed on the Indians.

At the tribute event, attendees are invited to share stories about Colavito, view rare video clips, play Rocky Colavito trivia and hear from Rocky Colavito statue committee members Randy Mintz and Joe Gazzo. There will be drawings for Colavito-related door prizes. Seating is limited. RSVP to


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