About Bob Dolgan

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Bob Dolgan, author of Heroes, Scamps, and Good Guys

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    Bob Dolgan

    Bob Dolgan wrote thousands of columns, articles, and feature stories about sports for The Plain Dealer over six decades. His writing has also appeared in the Sporting News, Baseball Digest, and Golf Digest. He was named one of the top 10 sports columnists in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors in 1985, and has won many other national, state, and local sportswriting awards. He wrote frequently about sports history for The Plain Dealer, including contributions to a nationally recognized 1997 series on black baseball players and a 2001 series on the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Indians. In 1999 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame. He is also author of The Polka King, with Frank Yankovic. A Cleveland native and a graduate of John Carroll University, he lives in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

    Books by Bob Dolgan

    America's Polka King by Bob Dolgan
    America's Polka King
    The Real Story of Frankie Yankovic and His Music
    by Bob Dolgan

    The definitive biography of American music legend Frank Yankovic describes a life filled with triumphs, defeats, crises, and controversies.

    An uninhibited original, Yankovic earned his international reputation. For half a century he wowed polka fan . . . [Read More]

    Heroes, Scamps, and Good Guys by Bob Dolgan
    Heroes, Scamps, and Good Guys
    101 Colorful Characters from Cleveland Sports History
    by Bob Dolgan

    A veteran sportswriter profiles the most interesting Cleveland athletes ever.

    It takes all kinds to fill out the sports pages. Heroes, like Jim Brown and Rocky Colavito. Scamps, from “ Shoeless” Joe Jackson to Albert Belle. Good guys, like Bernie Kos . . . [Read More]


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