The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Rose­boro Turned Base­bal­l’s Ugli­est Brawl into a Sto­ry of For­give­ness and Redemption

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May 22, 2014

The moment is immor­tal­ized by an icon­ic pho­to: Juan Marichal’s bat poised to strike John Rose­boro’s head. The Fight of their Lives tells the sto­ry behind that moment, when Juan Marichal was trou­bled by civ­il war in his native Domini­can Repub­lic and John Rose­boro had just faced down the Watts riots, and how these social ten­sions spilled into the nation­al pas­time dur­ing 1965’;s sum­mer of fury.”; It also tells how these two men, for­ev­er linked by that moment, trans­formed it into an occa­sion of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and an endur­ing friendship.

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