About the Author
Despite suffering through the Phillies' infamous 1964 collapse -a traumatizing experience for a nine-year-old- Sam Carchidi became hooked on sports at a young age. He has been writing sports stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1976, and he has written for many national publications. In 2001 he co-authored "Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story." He lives in Wenonah, N.J., with his wife, JoAnn, and their two children, SaraAnn and Sammy.