Max Gordon

Life, Loss and Baseball’s Greatest Comeback

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About the Book

A left-handed batter in the NCAA’s Division 1, Max Gordon still had a lot to live for, provided he would live at all. Facing a devastating loss—the death of his brother, Nick—and a life-threatening physical injury, he went on a transformative personal journey that united his family through the most difficult time they had ever faced.
In this intimate narrative about the healing power of sports, a family is made whole again through the determination of a son who lost his brother, proving that in life as in baseball, no matter the score, as long as you have one more at bat, you’re still in the game. The authors, brothers Jacob and Dylan Kornhauser, tell the story from a familiar perspective of having shared relationships with the Gordon brothers.

About the Author(s)

Jacob Kornhauser is a digital video producer at FOX Sports in Los Angeles. He has also worked with Bleacher Report and ESPN.

Dylan Kornhauser was a Presidential Scholar at the University of Alabama where he studied cognitive philosophy. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bibliographic Details

Jacob Kornhauser and Dylan Kornhauser
Afterword by Pat Casey
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8483-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4255-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “One region of America’s ‘republic of baseball’ that gets far too little attention is the college game. Jacob and Dylan Kornhauser have explored that region and returned with a crackerjack book that will have you on the edge of your seat until you leap up from the excitement of the exhilarating story they tell.”—George F. Will, author of A Nice Little Place on the North Side

• “Most baseball stories take place far from the bright lights of the big leagues—and the best of those stories transcend baseball. Luckily, we have Jacob and Dylan Kornhauser to tell this one, about Max Gordon, who endured a horrifying tragedy to become an inspiring walk-on center fielder in the College World Series. Readers will treasure this richly reported story of devastation, desire and dreams.”—Tyler Kepner, national baseball writer, The New York Times

• “Max Gordon is a terrific baseball player who’ll never win a major league batting title, an MVP, or a World Series ring. But read Jacob and Dylan Kornhauser’s tale of Gordon’s inexhaustible passion and perseverance, and all Max will do is win your heart.”—Jon Pessah, author of Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask