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Rocky Colavito on The Curse

Great article on Rocky Colavito, and his thoughts on his career and The Trade:

"I never put the evil eye on 'em," he says. "It's not like in the old country in Italy where one of those old grandmothers drops oil into water and if it doesn't spread, the curse is on. No. Anyway, I never put a curse on the Indians."

But there was bad blood between Lane and Colavito over the slugger's salary. Colavito says he wanted a $3,000 raise to $15,000 in 1957, and Lane refused. Colavito worked a second job on a mushroom farm.

"[Lane] said, 'If you have a good year, you won't have to call me. I'll call you,' " recalls Colavito. "When I hit my 35th home run, a grand slam which gave me 102 RBIs, this SOB had yet to call me."

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