Eliot Asinof was a great friend, a formidable enemy, and wrote with a born-again passion. He called a ball a ball and a strike a strike and never gave an inch in the batter’s box. William Farina gets to the heart of the work of ‘God’s angry man.’
John Sayles wrote and directed the sports film Eight Men Out based on Eliot Asinof’s book of the same name. The film depicts the Major League Baseball scandal in which members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 Word Series.