A Chance to Win
Aired: October 26, 2014
When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark’s rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. In this episode Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jonathan Schuppe discuss his book A Chance to Win, winner of the NJ350 History and Culture Book Award, which tells the story of Mason and his team, both on and off the field.