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Miracle Men
Miracle Men

Miracle Men

Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers
By Josh Suchon, Foreword by Orel Hershiser

SPORTS & RECREATION

352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600788062

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2013)

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Overview

Commemorating the passion and intensity of LA’s last Series win
The 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are best remembered for Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run, Orel Hershiser’s pitching dominance, and manager Tommy Lasorda’s masterfully corny motivation, but there was much more that made the season memorable, bittersweet, and controversial, and this book explains it all. Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans and combing through newspapers and magazines, Josh Suchon takes a new generation of Dodgers fans back to their memorable 1988 championship season. From the end of Don Sutton’s Hall of Fame career and the memorable 46-day stretch of pitching by Hershiser that hasn’t been equaled since to unlikely playoff heroes Mike Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher, and Mike Davis, Miracle Men encapsulates the fever and fervor that surrounded the team and the city of Los Angeles in the summer and fall of 1988.

Author Biography

Josh Suchon was the co-host of "Post Game Dodger Talk" on 790 KABC-AM, and the reporter on the "Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network" from 2008 to 2011. He is a former newspaper reporter who spent 10 years covering baseball for the Oakland Tribune and authored This Gracious Season, which chronicled Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73-homer season of 2001. Suchon grew up in the Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton, studied radio-TV journalism at San Diego State University, and is currently a freelance broadcaster living in Los Angeles.

Media

Josh Suchon, author of Miracle Men, interviews live on "Gridlock" on KWWN, an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Miracle Men was mentioned on ESPN.com. Author Josh Suchon was also interviewed.

Miracle Men was featured on Farther Off The Wall.

Josh Suchon, author of Miracle Men, interviews live on "SportsTalk with Steve Kaplowitz" on KROD, an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Miracle Men was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times.

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Miracle Men was mentioned on InsideSoCal.com, in conjunction with upcoming author signings.
Miracle Men was featured on the blog Vin Scully Is My Homeboy in conjunction with an upcoming author signing.
Josh Suchon, author of Miracle Men, was interviewed on the blog Baseball Trash Talkin'.
Miracle Men was mentioned in the Rio Rancho Observer.
Miracle Men was mentioned on the web site for the Miami Herald.

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Press Releases

Miracle Men: Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers

By Josh Suchon
Foreword by Orel Hershiser

 

Contact: Kathryn Tumen, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ktumen@ipgbook.com

 

The 1988 World Series was a matchup to remember. Setting the heavily favored Oakland A’s against the improbable Los Angeles Dodgers, the series proved to be the perfect ending to the already fantastic season. There was injured Kirk Gibson’s dramatic homerun in the first game of the series, manager Tommy Lasorda’s memorable motivational speeches and the dominating pitching talent of Orel Hershiser. But these are just snapshots of what was an unforgettable season for the Dodgers.

 

Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, managers, broadcasters and fans, Miracle Men: Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers (Triumph Books, May 2013) by Josh Suchon brings the majesty of that 1988 season to a whole new generation of Dodgers fans. Combing through newspapers and magazines, Suchon transports fans back to the days of Don Sutton’s final season of a Hall of Fame career and Hershiser’s remarkable 46-day pitching stretch in a way that they will never forget. With a foreword by Hershiser himself, Miracle Men gives Dodger’s fans not only the famed pitcher’s take on the season but also:

  • Interesting facts and trivia, such as who was originally named MVP of the 1988 World Series Championship (Hint: It wasn’t Hershiser!)
  • An entire chapter devoted to Kirk Gibson’s memorable homerun game
  • Miraculous tales of how the team defied all odds in their playoff run without Fernando Valenzuela and Pedro Guerrero, their two most iconic players from 1981-1987
  • Stories from some of the playoff’s unlikeliest heroes, including Mike Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher and Mike Davis

 

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Dodgers last championship, Miracle Men encapsulates the fever and fervor that surrounded the team and the city of Los Angeles in the summer and fall of 1988. Perfect for fans of both the Dodgers and baseball, Miracle Men is a must-have for the highly anticipated 2013 season.

 

About the Authors:

Josh Suchon was the co-host of Post Game DodgerTalk on 790 KABC-AM, and the reporter on the Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network from 2008 to 2011. He is a former newspaper reporter who spent 10 years covering baseball for the Oakland Tribune and authored This Gracious Season, which chronicled Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 73-homer season of 2001. Suchon grew up in the Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton and studied radio-TV journalism at San Diego State University. He was a freelance broadcaster in Los Angeles before he moved to Albuquerque, NM to serve as the play-by-play announcer for the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the LA Dodgers.

 

Orel Hershiser pitched 18 years in the major leagues for the Dodgers, Indians, Giants and Mets. He was the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series and World Series in 1988. Hershiser now lives in Las Vegas, NV, and is an analyst on ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball.”

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