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TFD: Read an excerpt of local author's book on ugly MLB brawl, redemption

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Target Field Updated: April 23, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Local author John Rosengren has a new book out titled, "The Fight of Their Lives," which chronicles not only the infamous 1965 brawl ignited when Juan Marichal hit John Roseboro on the head with a bat, but also the story that followed.

Rosengren dropped us an e-mail this week to let us know the book is excerpted in SI.com. He describes the work thusly: "I was drawn to this event as a baseball story, set in the context of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry, then saw it had deeper cultural dimensions, dealing with Latino immigration and domestic racial tensions, but when I learned the two men turned their fight into an occasion of redemption, I knew it was my kind of story, one I had to write."

Rosengren has multiple local events coming up to promote the book, including one May 2 at Target Field. If this sounds interesting, have a look-see at the excerpt at SI.com.

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