In writing the masterpiece, Praying For Gil Hodges, guest Tom Oliphant* gave the world a unique gift. The gift? Valuable lessons in harsh reality & disappointment, resiliency, hope overcoming doubt, relentlessness and how the Dodgers, in the blue-collar New York borough, Brooklyn, subordinated 5 previous World Series losses to the Yankees to win in all in ’55. Tom, who with his parents, growing up in a two room apartment in lower Manhattan, lived this story and shares priceless nuggets of that time and experience. Tuning in you’ll come away wiser, refreshed and more equipped to coach and play. *Tom, Harvard University graduate and correspondent for the Boston Globe, has received numerous writing awards including a Pulitzer Prize in ’75 for his coverage of desegregation in Boston. He has been a frequent guest on television news programs, including Nightline on ABC-TV, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, Face The Nation, the Today show, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.