Steve Fainaru is an investigative sportswriter for The Wash-ington Post. He was a reporter for The Boston Globe for eleven years, covering major-league baseball, Wall Street, and Latin America. He lives in Washington, D.C. More information can be found at LeagueOfDenial.com.
Ray Sanchez writes a column for Newsday, where he served four years as Latin America correspondent. He lives in New York City.
Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Villard On Sale: March 20, 2001 Price: $19.00
In 1998, a mysterious right-handed pitcher emerged from the ashes of the Cold War and helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Championship. His origins and even his age were uncertain. His name was Orlando El Duque Hernandez. He was a fallen hero of Fidel Castro's socialist revolution.