Splendidly researched and vivid as today....Remarkable. (Roger Kahn)
The best baseball book no one has read. (ESPN the Magazine)
Sowell did a masterful job of research in bringing to life the incident and all the things that were going on in baseball then. (Phil Tatman Orlando Sentinel)
Sowell twirls tragedy with triumph in a thoroughly engaging manner and delivers a book as captivating as it is well-written. (Mark Luce Chicago Tribune)
…An outstanding book…. In short, one hell of a year, which Sowell captures perfectly. (Mudville)
A 2004 Best bet.... Glorious and horrifying baseball book. (Poughkeepsie Journal)
A fascinating study of the circumstances behind the only time a major leaguer was ever killed by a pitched ball. (Baseball Book Survey)
Sowell's outstanding book tells the story of both men and of the thrilling pennant race that followed Chapman's death. (Golfdom) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.