55 Years • 55 Heroes: A Celebration of Minnesota Sports
By Ross Bernstein
Forewords by: Bud Grant & Kent Hrbek
Pages: 124 (Paperback Coffee Table Book)
About The Book
Minnesota's wonderful sports history comes to life in "55 Years - 55 Heroes" Each year, going back 55 years, features one of the greatest moments in the world of Minnesota sports. That event is then tied into an interview and biography of a home-town or home-grown hero. While some chapters feature detailed historical accounts, interviews, extensive quotes and game summaries, others focus on different aspects of that particular event or person. With a Foreword by Bud Grant and an Afterword by Kent Hrbek, the book is both entertaining as well as insightful. Featured in it are literally hundreds of this past half century's greatest professional, minor league, amateur, collegiate and high school teams, along with countless biographies and stories of their star players - all chronicled in one amazing package. While some of those players accounts are inspirational, others are simply hilarious. Hundreds of wonderful pictures, stories, and tons of personal memories from the heroes themselves dot the canvas of this epic tale. From the Minneapolis Lakers and Minneapolis Millers title teams of the 1950s; to the Gopher Football Rose Bowl teams of the 1960s; to the Purple People Eaters and Gopher Hockey championship squads of the 1970s; to the Cinderella North Stars and World Champion Twins of the 1980s; to the upstart Timberwolves and Gopher basketball teams of the 1990s; to the rejuvenated Twins and Hockey Gophers of this new millennium - its all here.