American novelist, biographer, and teacher who wrote Bang the Drum Slowly (1956), in regards to a baseball season using the fictional NY Mammoths. His various other works are the racially-themed Trumpet towards the Globe (1946) as well as the 1953 book, The Southpaw. He graduated from both College or university of Denver as well as the College or university of Minnesota. He started his journalistic profession being a reporter for The Daily Item of Interface Chester, NY. He is most widely known for his books about football players. He grew up by parents Carlyle and Ruth Finkelstein in Support Vernon, NY. His delivery name was Tag Harris Finkelstein. His book, Bang the Drum Gradually, was adapted right into a tv series starring Paul Newman.