Rob Ruck

Rob Ruck teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Author of "Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh" and "The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic, " he made the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men." He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Maggie Patterson, his coauthor for "Rooney: A Sporting Life." "From the Hardcover edition."