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The Fight Of Their Lives

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It was an ugly moment in baseball history. 

One of the game's greatest pitchers came up to the plate to take a turn at bat… and began bashing the opposing team's catcher with his bat. 

Baseball fans will know instantly that this is the story of Juan Marichal's encounter with John Roseboro in the summer of 1965.  Sports journalist John Rosengren looks back at the event and its long aftermath in The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball's Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption. 
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.