The Panelists Rev

John Thorn David Arcidiacono

William Ryczek  Joe Williams Gary O’Maxfield

In a Panel Discussion at The Mark Twain House.

“Base Ball in Mark Twain’s Time”

John Thorn, Official Historian of MLB, is author of the seminal The Hidden Game of Baseball and many other titles.

David Arcidiacono is the author of Major League Baseball in Gilded Age Connecticut and Middletown’s Season in the Sun: The Story of Connecticut’s First Professional Baseball Team.

Joe Williams writes for and is a contributing researcher on SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Committee.

Bill Ryczek is the author of Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball’s National Association, 1871 to 1875 and 6 other books.

Gary O’Maxfield is the Commissioner of The Friends of Vintage Base Ball and has researched Connecticut’s rich Baseball history for many years.

Admission: Free

Time: 7 p.m.

The Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT 06105

Contact Karl Cicitto,, 860-668-0160. This event is a co-production of the Smoky Joe Wood Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research and The Mark Twain House and Museum.


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