By John Rosengren. Paperback. Non-Fiction - History, Baseball. A 2014 Casey Award finalist for the best baseball book of the year, The Fight of Their Lives is the story of baseball's most violent incident-August 22, 1965-when Giants pitcher Juan Marichal clobbered Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat: the stories of the players, the American cultural backdrop, and the baseball competition and culture that led to the explosive moment, plus the incident's lasting effects.
The Fight of Their Lives