Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the San Francisco 49ers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with 49ers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include “the Catch” and the magic of Super Bowl XXIX, as well as the joke Gale Sayers made of the 49ers defense one muddy day in 1965 and the 1972 playoff loss to Dallas. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books—including One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds—and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California. Bob St. Clair is a Pro Football Hall of Fame member for his career as an offensive tackle with the San Francisco 49ers. He was team captain for three years and a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.
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