George Vecsey, a sports columnist forThe New York Times, has written about such events as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics but considers baseball, the sport he's covered since 1960, his favorite game. He is the author of more than a dozen books, includingLoretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter(with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Academy Awardwinning film. He has also served as a national and religion reporter forThe New York Times, interviewing the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Billy Graham, and a host of other noteworthy figures. He lives in New York with his wife, an artist. From the Hardcover edition.Vecsey, George is the author of 'Baseball', published 2008 under ISBN 9780812978704 and ISBN 0812978706.