The Fight of Their Lives…A Highly Recommended Book

Originally posted on Postcards From Elysian Fields:

fight-of-their-lives-cover-e1389888238627 So if you get a day off and have a three-hour flight to the West Coast, it means of course to bring along a good book.

A real book that is and not a Nook, and our house in Plano is overflowing with books read on the road over 26 years. At least you hope to read a good book, but you really never know until you open one and take the plunge, and there are still more than a few lying around that were never quite finished for one reason or another.

Just finished The Fight of Their Lives and it was terrific. Written by baseball historian John Rosengren, it is the story of Giants pitcher Juan Marichal and Dodgers catcher John Roseboro, and anybody who knows anything about baseball has heard of their famous 1965 fight in San Francisco. This fight stands out above all because Marichal used…

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