Steven K. Wagner is a longtime author and freelance writer. He began his career as a newspaper reporter, working for several small papers before joining United Press International's Idaho State Bureau as assistant bureau chief. He left there to become a suburban bureau editor with Oregon's largest daily newspaper, The Oregonian, and later worked as the newspaper's night police reporter. After four years with The Oregonian Mr. Wagner moved to Los Angeles and began working as a freelance journalist. His writing and photography appeared in the Los Angeles Times for 15 years and he has also completed assignments for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service, Portland Tribune, Oklahoma City Oklahoman, Baseball America and other newspapers and magazines. His first book, titled "Perfect: The Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball's Greatest One-Game Wonder," was published in March 2015. Other books include "Seinsoth: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Dodger" and "The Four-Home Runs Club: Sluggers Who Achieved Baseball's Rarest Feat." His most recent book, titled "Game Won: How the Greatest Home Run Ever Hit Sparked the 1988 Dodgers to Game One Victory and an Improbable World Series Title," was released in July 2021. Mr. Wagner currently resides in Southeastern Pennsylvania.