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.
The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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