Baseball's Starry Night gives you a fan's-eye view of a night that many have called the most exciting night in the history of Major League Baseball. Going beyond a standard retelling of the balls and strikes and homers and webgems, the book hears from 20 fans in their own words. Loyal fans of the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays provide exciting and deeply personal eyewitness accounts -- either from the stadiums or their living rooms. Get the "you-are-there" feeling.
“This is a magical book about a magical night. This beautifully told story captures baseball at its very best.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin
“September 28, 2011. It was a night that will forever be frozen in baseball time. A night of miracles. A night of magic. A night of heartbreak. A night for the history books. Somebody needed to write a book about that night. Thankfully, Paul Kocak volunteered for the job. And in this beautifully written book, he takes us not merely inside the astonishing ups and downs of this unforgettable evening, but inside the hearts and minds of ‘ordinary’ people -- the fans whose pulse rates haven’t come down yet.”
Jayson Stark, ESPN.com Senior Baseball Writer
“A retelling unlike any other of the greatest night in baseball regular-season history.”
Chris Mallonee, BirdsOnTheBat82.com
“With Baseball’s Starry Night, Paul Kocak captures an unforgettable moment in time in powerful, passionate prose that will bring fans to their feet all over again.”
Greg Tobin, former editor-in-chief of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. and author of Holy Holidays!
“Paul Kocak hits an ‘inside the park homer.’ What a night!”
Len Berman, Sportscaster/Author