A pioneer of the long form sports story W C Heinz wrote with a freshness of perception a gift for characterization and a finely tuned ear for dialogue Here is a first of its kind audio edition of some of his finest work selected and read by Bill Littlefield NPR's Only a Game including “Brownsville Bum”—“the greatest magazine sports story I’ve ever read bar none” Jimmy Breslin—and the unforgettable “Death of a Race Horse” As a special feature this exclusive audio edition includes Bill Littlefield's 2001 interview with W C Heinz as well as commentary and recollections from the author's daughter Gayl Heinz