Lyman Bostock is one of the many legendary athletes the author writes about. Bostock offered to return his salary to his team, the California Angels after a month in which he had batted a dismal .147! His desire to earn his paycheck makes him unforgettable.
Ken Stabler was faced with a decision on the last play of a football game. He could either take a sack and lose the game or deliberately fumble (and flaunt the rules) and win the game. His decision to break the rules makes him a legend and caused the author to think about ethical situations in life, of which he writes.
Frenchy Fuqua will never tell whether he touched the ball in the play known as the "Immaculate Reception." If he touched the ball and opponent Jack Tatum did not, then the Pittsburgh Steelers got away with one. The author analyzes the play in detail and comes to a conclusion about it in the chapter appropriately titled "Pittsburgh Justice."
The book's point is that legends are not born on third base; they are created inside of us from the third down and longs we face in life. Read the author's folklore as he uses stories of athletes and games to explain lessons he has learned through his own experiences.