Diamond Gems in Autumn is Warren Goldfein's tribute to America's national pastime and its most memorable games. His story is a factual, year-by-year account of fifty of the most exciting major league games ever played between the years 1946 and 1993. The description of those fifty battles reads like fifty enlightening stories. They take the reader back to, as former President George H.W. Bush once called it, "A kinder, gentler time." Each year holds a memorable classic that had more of an impact on a pennant race, playoff, or World Series than any other game that season. Each year features drama, such as the home runs by Bobby Thomson and Bill Mazeroski that won a pennant and a World Championship, Don Larsen's perfect game, and Willie Mays' sensational game-saving catch.
Here is a light, easy-to-read, and sometimes humorous account of some of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history. The games stretch from the end of World War Two until the infamous strike of 1994. The narrative comes complete with a summary of the notable headlines of each year and a list of major winners from the world of sports and entertainment. Reading Diamond Gems is like riding a time machine back to the days when baseball was truly a sport.