Ira Berkow

Ira Berkow was a feature writer for the "New York Times" for more than 25 years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary. He is the author of numerous books, including "The Corporal Was a Pitcher," "Rockin' Steady," and "Summers in the Bronx," the bestsellers"Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar" and "Red: A Biography of Red Smith," as well as two memoirs, "Full Swing" and "To the Hoop." He was the coauthor and editor of "Hank...See more