About the Author
Harvey Rosenfeld is an English professor at City University of New York and Pace University and holds a Master of Arts in journalism and a Ph.D. in Elizabethan drama. He is the author of several highly regarded biographies, including Raoul Wallenberg: Angel of Rescue, Iron Man: The Cal Ripken, Jr.
Story, and Magnolia Grove, the story of naval hero Rear Admiral
Richmond Pearson Robson.
Rosenfeld is the founding editor of Martyrdom and Resistance, a bimonthly publication that focuses on the Holocaust.
Still a Legend: The Story of Roger Maris
In 1961 Roger Maris (1934-85) made baseball history by beating the great Babe Ruth’s home run record. Yet he’s still on the outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame. This book recounts the slugger's life before, during, and after his
headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one homers.
From his youth as a star high school athlete and American Legion baseball player, Maris went on to big-time sports with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York
Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. Author Rosenfeld argues that Maris's treatment by the press was both shabby and tragic and that the ballplayer's midwestern modesty and his strength, his need for privacy, and his straightforward bluntness were often wrongly interpreted as arrogance and sullenness, a factor
that led many to downplay his claim on the record books.