Spencer: Eight decades a fan: SABR member Jim Odenkirk pens book on Tribe

From Jon Spencer at the Mansfield News Journal on October 29, 2015, with mention of SABR member Jim Odenkirk:

It was going to be one of the greatest days of his life. Jim Odenkirk had a ticket to watch his beloved Cleveland Indians in the fifth game of the 1954 World Series.

Only one problem. The Tribe, winners that season of a then-major league record 111 games — remarkable, given there were only 154 regular season games — got swept in four games by the New York Giants.

That deflating end to what had been a glorious season is captured in Odenkirk’s recently-published book: Of Tribes and Tribulations, The Early Decades of the Cleveland Indians.

Read the full article here: http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/sports/2015/10/27/indians-tribe-cleveland-odenkirk/74441808/

Originally published: October 29, 2015. Last Updated: October 29, 2015.