Funny to see him described as a “baseball legend,” but I guess it’s all relative. Aikens will put in an appearance at Williams College on Dec. 5 to discuss his life and new book, Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available online at 62center.williams.edu/62center or by calling the theatre box office, 413-597-2425, Tuesday through Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Aikens was one of tho players caught up in the cocaine scandal of the mid 1980s. Three other members of his KC Royals also served time, including Vida, Blue, Jerry Martin, and Willie Wilson.
Here’s an excellent book trailer for Safe at Home that includes comments from Gregory Jordan, with whom AIkens composed his memoir: