The extraordinary life of an Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame broadcaster is shared in this firsthand account of the highs and lows of Major League Baseball. Pete Van Wieren's legacy began in 1976, when he and a young Skip Caray were hired to call Atlanta Braves games. During the next three decades, "the Professor" and Caray became the voices of a team known nationwide as America's Team courtesy of Ted Turner's SuperStation TBS. In this heartfelt autobiography, Van Wieren shares his memories of thrilling moments in Braves history, such as the 1995 season when the Braves won the world championship; the pitching mastery of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz; the heartbreak of the 1996 World Series loss to the Yankees; and Atlanta's unprecedented run of 14 consecutive division titles.
Pete Van Wieren is the former play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Braves. He is an 11-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year Award and was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2004. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. Jack Wilkinson is an official scorer for the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field and has worked for newspapers in Miami, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. He is a three-time Georgia Sportswriter of the Year.