One Pitch Away: The Players' Stories of the 1986 LCS and World Series
Award-winning author Mike Sowell's provides thoughtful and intimate profiles of all the key participants to recount the drama of the1986 American and National League Championship and World Series. The result is top-notch baseball history with a very human touch of what many consider the greatest post season in the annals of baseball. More
It has been nearly 30 years since the Mets, Astros, Red Sox, and Angels waged their epic playoff and World Series battles, and since then no post season has matched their drama. It can be argued that none before 1986 did so either.
Bill Buckner's error that ended Game 6 of that year's World Series and the Mets' miracle comeback against the Red Sox have come to overshadow what was unquestionably one of the most exciting League Championships and World Series in baseball history.
From the heroics of Dave Henderson, Billy Hatcher, and Ray Knight, to the heartbreak of Donnie Moore, Calvin Schiraldi, and Gene Mauch, October baseball has never had so many extra-inning battles, last-minute heroics, unbelievable victories, or devastating defeats.
ONE PITCH AWAY is the inside story of these incredible games and the men who played them. Renowned baseball historian Mike Sowell, author of THE PITCH THAT KILLED, combines expert research with intimate access to all the key actors in the unmatched post-season drama. Featuring portraits of Mike Scott, Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, Mike Witt, Bob Stanley, and many more, ONE PITCH AWAY brings you inside the locker room and into the hearts and minds of the players who made the 1986 post season one for the ages.
Named a New York Times Notable book of the year when originally published.
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