The Great Chase is an exciting day-by-day report of the miracle run of 1951, baseball’s most exciting pennant race.
The Dodgers-Giants rivalry is the longest-standing rivalry in baseball history—a feud that began in the late nineteenth century when both clubs were based in New York City. Then, on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard around the world” ended their pennant race—one of the most dramatic ever. Interviews, contemporary newspaper articles, and memoirs of participants are used to describe the intense rivalry and provide a day-by-day look at the Giants’ pennant run, including a fascinating examination of the strategy of the final game.
“Whitener offers a pleasant, gentle reading, always kindly and well paced. For all baseball lovers.”—Kliatt
About the Author - Harvey Rosenfeld
Harvey Rosenfeld, a lifelong baseball fan, is the author of several highly regarded biographies, including Raoul Wallenberg: Angel of Mercy and Roger Maris: A Title to Fame, one of the American Library Association’s best books of 1991. He teaches at Pace and St. John’s universities and is the founding editor of Martyrdom and Resistance, a Holocaust bimonthly.
About the Narrator - Barrett Whitener
Barrett Whitener has won half a dozen coveted AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration. His audiography includes A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite, Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, and Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.