The Fight Of Their Lives

Apr 15, 2014

It was an ugly moment in baseball history. 

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One of the game's greatest pitchers came up to the plate to take a turn at bat… and began bashing the opposing team's catcher with his bat. 

Baseball fans will know instantly that this is the story of Juan Marichal's encounter with John Roseboro in the summer of 1965. 

Sports journalist John Rosengren looks back at the event and its long aftermath in The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball's Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption.