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Author Michael Sokolove

Sokolove is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. His new book, The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw, is about the former baseball star whose drug addiction ended his career and the high school team he played for in South Central Los Angeles. Sokolove calls it the greatest assemblage of talent in the history of high school baseball.

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Other segments from the episode on April 19, 2004

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 19, 2004: Interview with Michael Sokolove; Review of Ian Rankin's "A question of blood" and Andrew Taylor's "An unpardonable crime." Review of debut album by the…

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