Illustration by Robert Hunt
ESPN PRESENTS 1927: THE DIARY OF MYLES THOMAS.
Written in the form of a diary authored by a pitcher on the fabled 1927 "Murderers' Row" New York Yankees, 1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas explores the real-life nexus between baseball, jazz, and the criminal underworld that existed at the height of the Roaring Twenties, and details the social, racial and sexual insanity brought on by Prohibition.
The novel—and accompanying online presentation, featuring stunning photos and original artwork—chronicles the lives and adventures of Jazz Age entertainers and musicians, baseball immortals, bootleggers, gamblers, murderers, and Wall Street swindlers. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Al Capone, Arnold Rothstein, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Artie Shaw and Barbara Stanwyck, all come together in Myles Thomas's intimate exploration of youth, greatness, morality, race, sex, and the meaning of heroes.
“1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas” can be experienced at ESPN.com/1927.