Tapping into the nostalgic era of feel-good baseball in the late 1940s and moving up to the Mitchell report, this collection documents the story of baseball as seen through the eyes and experiences of the post-war generation. From daytime games heard on the radio to players testifying before Congress on steroid usage, baseball has undergone a major transformation over the past 60 years. This chronicling of such vast changes features stories involving famed players such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Roger Maris, and Nolan Ryan.
Talmage Boston is a sportswriter, a member of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame, and the author of 1939: Baseball's Pivotal Year from the Golden Age to the Modern Era, and 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point. Frank Deford is a six-time U.S. Sportswriter of the Year winner, a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, and the author of numerous books, including An American Summer and Everybody's All-American, which was named one of Sports Illustrated's Top 25 Sports Books of All Time.