For many years Woodward was sports editor of N.Y. Herald-Tribune, with a page outstanding because of the coverage, the light touch, the down to earth detailed accuracy. In this book he tells of the trials and tribulations of getting out a sports page, of the selection of writers, their training, how they get and write their stories. He includes some of the best pieces of recent years, tells of most of the outstanding writers- the country over- and what makes them tick. Not only good reading for the average sports fan who turns to the sports page first, but also for anyone interested in the mechanics of getting out a newspaper. A great sports editor and writer makes ""a touchdown, a homer, a knockout"" -- and should find a wide audience.