Veteran baseball writer John Kuenster recalls fifteen of the game's most painful disasters of the last half-century and looks at them from the losers' point of view. With a reporter's skill and a fan's enthusiasm, he sets the scene for these memorable matchups, surveys the players who led each team to the big moment, and tells the story of the game and the emotions that can't be erased. Kuenster has hit a Grand Slam. -Sparky Anderson. John Kuenster lets those who suffered baseball's most epic defeats kw that he feels their pain. -Bob Costas, NBC sports. Illustrated.
John Kuenster is editor of Baseball Digest and a former staff writer and columnist for the Chicago Daily News. He has written extensively for newspapers and magazines and is also co-author of To Sleep with the Angels, the story of the Our Lady of the Angels school fire.