Timothy M. Gay is a 30-year veteran of the Washington public-policy community, having served as press secretary to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Rep. (now Senator) Tom Carper (D-Del.). Gay now is a senior vice president at Dutko Grayling, a Washington government and public-affairs firm. He has written two previous books, Tris Speaker: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend (University of Nebraska Press) and Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson (Simon & Schuster), which won the Sporting News-Society for American Baseball Research Book of the Year for 2010. Tim’s essays on politics, public policy, history, and sports history have appeared in The Washington Post, TheBoston Globe, USA Today, and many other publications. He has appeared on NPR, CNN, and CNN International as a commentator. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Vienna, Va., with his wife, Elizabeth, and three children.