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The Bad Guys Won, award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New …
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * THE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

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