members can meet legendary announcer Joe Tait, "the Voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers," when he visits the Strongsville store at 16690 Royalton Rd. on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 6-8 pm.
Tait will autograph copies of his new book, Joe Tait: It’s Been a Real Ball, which will be available for sale at the event.The book is co-written with award-winning sports writer Terry Pluto.
Based on a series of in-depth interviews, and with memories contributed by Tait’s fans and colleagues, the book covers Joe Tait’s hall-of-fame broadcasting career from his early days announcing high school sports to his retirement from basketball in 2011 after four decades with the Cavaliers.
His animated voice brought the excitement of the game home to listeners, from the "Miracle at Richfield" to the LeBron James years. Many also fondly recall him as one of the best play-by-play announcers ever to broadcast Cleveland Indians games (1973 to 1987) and as the longtime announcer for Mount Union football.
For more information about Tait’s appearance at Costco in Strongsville call 440-783-3415. For more information about Joe Tait: It’s Been a Real Ball (softcover / $15.95 / 264 pages), call Gray & Company, Publishers at 800-915-3609 or visit their web site.