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Baseball program

Like any tool, social media can be a force for good if used properly. Case in point, it’s allowed me to “meet” some really cool people, including Dan Epstein, whose book tour for Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76 brought him to the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse last night. I […]

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Brought to you as a public service announcement on behalf of the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse: Baseball Storytelling returns to the Clubhouse Thursday, July 17 @ 7 PM “Baseball As Good Medicine: The Amazing, Magical, Mysterious Healing Qualities of Baseball” A competitive storytelling event to benefit the Photo ID Foundation The Photo ID Foundation is an […]

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But I have a softball playoff game scheduled for tonight. And sorry for the late posting, but if you’re in NYC tonight, The Museum of the City of New York is hosting… New Yorkers and Baseball: A Book Talk Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 pm Join noted authors and baseball fans George Vecsey, Kevin Baker, […]

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From the Baseball Hall of Fame: The story of baseball is told every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But this summer, some of the latest unique and inspirational stories of the National Pastime will be celebrated through the Museum’s Authors Series program. The Hall of Fame will host 11 Authors […]

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is connecting with the Google Cultural Institute to make highlighted exhibits and an interior interactive view of the Museum accessible to baseball lovers worldwide. The Hall of Fame’s Cultural Institute presence consists of two digital exhibits and indoor Street View imagery. The first exhibit, Picturing America’s Pastime, […]

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Not if you’re former Major League arbiter-turned-author Al Clark. It was nice meeting Clark and his co-author Dan Schlossberg yesterday at the Yogi Berra Museum. There weren’t a lot of people there. That’s was too bad for the book-signing aspects, but good for me because it gave us more opportunity for casual chatting. Clark shared […]

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The latest list of goings-on at the Bergino. I don’t get there often, but I’m hoping to finally meet Dan Epstein in June. Wednesday, May 28 @ 7:00 PM The Fight of Their Lives with John Rosengren _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday, June 4 @ 7:00 PM Wrigley Field, with Ira Berkow _________________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday, June 19 @ 7:00 […]

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The Yogi Berra Museum will be hosting three book events in the coming weeks including: May 5 Mookie Wilson Booksigning Former Mets star Mookie Wilson, one of the most electrifying and popular players in team history, will sign copies of his new book: “Mookie: Life, Baseball and the ’86 Mets” from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mr. Wilson […]

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A chance to look over the overlooked. * Not exactly “Throwback Thursday,” but this piece on the Peoria Journal Star website is an appreciation for The Bronx Zoo, published by relief pitcher Sparky Lyle (then with the NY Yankees) and Peter Golenbock. * And another one from PJS about Double Play, a memoir written by […]

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As in Extra Hot Great, one of my favorite podcasts. While listening to EHG on my way to work this morning, I learned that Sarah D. Bunting (Bunting!), one of the regular hosts, was absent because she was delivering a paper at baseball conference. I did a quick search and deduced it was this one: […]

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The Yogi Berra Museum and Education Center on the campus of Montclair State University is holding a fun and potentially profitable event on Saturday: America’s Roadshow: Memorabilia Appraisal Event Wondering what an old baseball card or autograph or your other memorabilia is worth? Check out America’s Roadshow at the Museum on Sat. April 5 from […]

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Brought to you as a public service announcement on Behalf of the Baseball Reliquery: In conjunction with its current exhibition at the Arcadia Public Library, “Purpose Pitch: Ben Sakoguchi and the Baseball Reliquary,” the Baseball Reliquary will host a panel discussion on Los Angeles baseball history on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at […]

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I’m going to be writing a lot in the days and weeks to come about the fun new “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American” exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and its companion book, a lovely anthology. To kick things off, and in recognition of the NCAA basketball tournament, here’s […]

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From the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Jon Leonoudakis is at the Nine Conference in Tempe, Arizona. I’ve never been to one of these but hope to go some day. In the meantime, according to this picture he posted in Facebook, I’m represented. A reminder: If you’d like an autographed bookplate and/or checklist for your copy […]

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The women’s game

March 11, 2014 · 0 comments

A few items of interest regarding women and baseball: Caryn Rose will celebrate the release of her novel “A Whole New Ballgame” with an all-female talk on all things baseball at Word bookstore in Brooklyn on March 12. Author Joan Walsh (S”), and bloggers Taryn Cooper (A Gal for All Seasons), Amanda Rykoff (Awful Announcing), […]

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It’s a hard-knock life for many of the young men in the Dominican Republic aspiring to become major leaguers. Baseball fans have long known about the economic and social discrepancies between American-born athletes and their Latin American counterparts, especially when it comes to signing bonuses. Sometimes it’s even more nefarious. Look it’s a business, we […]

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The author of Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players, will be the featured speaker for a program on “Jews in Baseball” at The Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan, on Sunday, March 2 at 4 p.m. For information, call 212-674-5750.

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Bits and pieces, Feb. 14

February 14, 2014 · 1 comment

One of these days I have to get out to the San Diego Public Library. They frequently have good baseball-themed programs, including this one, which starts tomorrow. Tom Clavin, author of The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream will be a keynote speaker on March 8 at 1 […]

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Bits and pieces, Feb. 7

February 7, 2014 · 0 comments

“Roy Berger, a baseball aficionado since his childhood days growing up in New York, has written a humorous and popular first person look at the world of fantasy baseball camps, The Most Wonderful Week of the Year.” Now I realize this piece comes from a marketing company, but I’m still looking forward to reading it […]

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Editor’s Note: Not exclusively baseball, but pertinent enough to include here. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Program and six host locations in New Jersey, welcomes the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, to the Garden State in 2014. What […]

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