From the Publisher
"These guys have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, and that comes from Charlie Manuel. They never put the blame on anybody else.... When Charlie makes a move, they pat the other guy on the back and say, `Go get 'em.' That comes down from Charlie. That's the effect he has."
--Gary Matthews, on the chemistry within the Phillies clubhouse
About the Author
Gary Matthews is a former professional baseball player who spent 16 seasons in the majors with the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Seattle Mariners. He was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1973 and MVP of the 1983 NL Championship Series. He is currently a television analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies. He lives in Chicago. Scott Lauber is the Phillies' beat writer for the Wilmington News Journal. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, and he won an Associated Press Sports Editors Award in 2005.