Steve Kettmann has reported from more than twenty countries on five continents for publications including the New York Times, the New Republic, the Village Voice, GQ, and Salon.com; he was a San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter for nearly a decade. He conceived and edited Game Time, Roger Angell's collection of baseball writing. This is his first book.
"An ambitious undertaking and a riveting read."
-- The Boston Globe
"Fierce...Fun...and often riveting. A rare inning-to-inning insight into the sport."
-- John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"I was blown away...Steve not only captured the intensity on the field but also the layers of interest that surround the greatest rivalry in sports."
-- Billy Beane, general manager, Oakland A's
"Fascinating...The Black Hawk Down of baseball."
-- Madison Smart Bell