Joshua Harris Prager
(born 1971) is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal
and author of the book The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World
, about the Shot Heard 'Round the World
, a famous 1951 baseball playoff
game between the Brooklyn Dodgers
and the New York Giants
Prager often writes of secrets. He revealed the unknown heir of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the classic children's book Goodnight Moon. He confirmed the decades-long rumor that the New York Giants had stolen signs en route to the 1951 pennant.. And he tracked down the Iranian photographer Jahangir Razmi, the only anonymous winner in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes .
Born in Eagle Butte
, South Dakota
, Prager attended the Moriah School
in Englewood, New Jersey
and attended high school at the Ramaz School
Prager is the son of Columbia University physician and medical ethics expert Kenneth Prager and the nephew of commentator Dennis Prager.