Mike Hargrove to appear with author Jim Ingraham at special signing


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jim Ingraham and Mike Hargrove are scheduled to appear at a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Ingraham, a longtime Northeast Ohio sportswriter, has written “Mike Hargrove and the Cleveland Indians: A Baseball Life” (Gray & Co., 323 pages, $16.95). While Ingraham has several signings scheduled, this is fairly rare in that the book’s subject will appear with the author.

The signing is 7 to 8 p.m. The bookstore is at 198 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake.

Hargrove played the final seven of his 12 years in the Major Leagues for Cleveland. He would go on to win 791 games in nine seasons as the Tribe’s skipper. He is now a special advisor with the team.

In Hargrove, Ingraham saw someone privy to a lot of baseball history in Cleveland.

“It was a lot of fun to do,” said Ingraham, a part-time columnist for the Elyria Chronicle and Medina Gazette and contributor to forbes.com. “People don’t realize how many big events he was involved in.”

Ingraham, who worked for The News-Herald for about 30 years, got to know Hargrove in 1985. It was the writer’s first year covering the team and Hargrove’s last as a player.

“It helped in writing the book that…

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