Just One More Story

A Last Batch of Stories About the Most Unusual, Eccentric and Outlandish People I’ve Known in Five Decades as a Sports Journalist

Dan Coughlin


This fourth and final batch of humorous tales from Cleveland sports journalist Dan Coughlin includes a Pro Bowl left tackle who would try anything once (including being a state senator), the priest who got himself ejected from a baseball game, Art Modell’s attempt at high culture in Municipal Stadium, and an ordinary guy obsession with free throws.

Softcover / 196 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 24 photos / ISBN 9781598511062


Last call! Dan Coughlin swears this is his final collection of sports stories . . .

Meet the Pro Bowl left tackle who would try anything once (including canoeing across Lake Erie and serving as state senator) . . .

The junior high school teacher who became totally obsessed with making free throws . . .

The priest who got himself ejected from a baseball game . . .

The soccer hero who won a championship for Cleveland yet played for three teams that folded within three years . . .

The sandlot umpire and trivia whiz who won more than $100,000 by appearing on 195 TV game shows . . .

The bad boy of handball, universally despised for his drinking, cheating, and womanizing . . .

And witness Art Modell’s ill-conceived attempt at high culture in Municipal Stadium . . .

“Super Joe” Charboneau’s brush with Hollywood . . .

The heyday of amateur baseball in Lakewood, when big games sometimes ended in brawls . . .

The time the Russians and the FBI got involved with the Cleveland Marathon . . . and lots more!

By the author of Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It, Pass the Nuts, and Let’s Have Another.

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 0.5 × 5.5 in


Table of Contents


Dick Schafrath Lived on the Edge

When Art Went for Culture

25 Years on the 50

John Betchkal’s Story

Harry Leitch’s Story

Steve Bozeka’s Story

Harry Caray

Hollywood’s Version

Charboneau in the Movies

Handsome Jack

Soccer Announcer Signs Off

Hector Marinaro

She Shut Down the Mob

Participant Journalism

Hottest 500 Ever

Only a Freshman

On the Town with Warren Spahn

Dean Chance and Bo Belinsky

Sting Operation

Handball with Haber


When the Russians Arrived

Man Overboard

Gene Ditsler’s Obsession

Tackled by Polio Twice

The Buffalo Got Loose

The Great Wallenda

They Came Out Fighting

Depression Baseball

Always by the Book

The $57

Bought Himself a Million-Dollar Job

Third Life in Bronze

A Grand Farewell

The Priest Got Tossed

Little Big Man

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