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  • SubGenre:Baseball / History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:284
  • eBook ISBN:9798350955118
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350955101

Ten Cent Beer Night

The Complete Guide to the Riot That Helped Save Baseball in Cleveland

by Scott Jarrett

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"Ten Cent Beer Night" chronicles what contributed to one of the most infamous promotions-gone-wrong in baseball history. It is a frothy tale that could have only happened in 1974.
Dive into the uproarious chaos of "Ten Cent Beer Night" in this gripping guide! Explore the infamous June 4, 1974 clash at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, where cheap beer - and many other factors - fueled a riot during a game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. Unravel the perfect storm of '70s baseball, Watergate, Vietnam War hangovers, and streaking. This book offers a nostalgic journey into baseball's past, revealing how this riot paradoxically helped save the sport in Cleveland. Raise your stein and get in line for this unforgettable tale!
About the author
Scott Jarrett interviewed over 25 Ten Cent Beer Night eyewitnesses - including players, fans, coaches, and journalists - to put together the most comprehensive look at Ten Cent Beer Night ever. Jarrett has also thoroughly studied beer - as well as dimes - for many years. He is the author Traffickwocky, a collection of Austin (TX) traffic poetry. Writing and publishing a traffic poetry book, he says, a feeble attempt at therapy. He is also the author of Asking For Bread and Getting Beaten, a lighthearted travel guide to Bulgaria. It met with mixed reviews from his Bulgarian bride. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and the proud father of two fine ball players. He currently teaches middle school journalism/yearbook in Austin, Texas.