50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

"The definitive account of the race."

- James S. Hirsch in Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend


"There have been other historic baseball rivalries…but none can quite compare."

- Los Angeles Times


"Plaut expertly builds the suspense and sensitively handles the interplay of personalities."

- Publishers Weekly

A New Edition

With updates and a new preface, CHASING OCTOBER is a must not only for the fans of these two exciting franchises, but for any lover of baseball. In capturing the exhilarating spirit of the intense rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants, Plaut gets to the essence of baseball’s hold on the imagination.

Chapter 1

1962 is often considered "the last year of American innocence.” It is a label likely attached more for what took place the following year: the assassination of a US president. To many, the shocking death of JFK was the cataclysmic event which ended the soothing, if somewhat narcotizing 1950s, and dragged a shaken, stunned nation—and the world—into the uncharted cacophony of the true 1960s.

David Plaut

has been a producer with NFL Films since 1976. He is the winner of five Emmy awards and directed three of the best-selling sports home videos of all time.
AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS AN E-BOOK JUNE 12, 2012