Authors, Actors & An Amazing Game on Oct 21 Agenda at Quinnipiac

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A great line up of speakers is in place for the Oct. 21 General Meeting at Quinnipiac University and here are the details:

Paul Hensler, author of The New Boys of Summer: Baseball’s Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties.  Hensler carefully examines how domestic racial issues, the war in Vietnam, assassinations of prominent public figures, youthful rebellion, and drug use each placed their imprint on the game just as baseball was about to celebrate its centennial season.

Kevin Cook, author of Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever.  The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series–and the ways that epic October changed their lives.

Ty Waterman on Tris Speaker.  If you know Ty then you know he is an author, a singer in the New Royal Rooters, a raconteur and a performer.  Multi-talented Ty will present on Ty Cobb’s rival for best CF in the Deadball era, The Grey Eagle.

Mickey the Lip Tangel will appear in character as Lipman Pike, “the first great Jewish Baseball Player”, according to SABR’s Robert Schaefer.  The smallish Lip packed a wallop.  He once hit 5 consecutive dingers for the Athletics against the Alerts in 1866.   (Final score, A’s win 67-25.)

Jordan Leite of Clutch Baseball.  Jordan is the co-inventor of a new board game that lets managers create a team with current players based on a set salary cap, choosing strategy cards that will solidify their strengths, and selecting the stadium that will give them a tough-to-beat home field advantage.  Boardgamegeek.com rates Clutch BB as Very Good, and recommends.

There will be a Book Sale and Refreshments.

Time:  12:30 PM

Date:  Sat., Oct. 21

Where:  Quinnipiac University, College of Liberal Arts, building #1, Hamden, CT.

 

DIRECTIONS:

From Hartford, Boston, and Upper New England
Take I-91 South to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately 3 miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Mount Carmel Avenue and then make a right onto New Rd.  After one-quarter mile, the New Rd. campus entrance is on your left.  After passing through the guard house, take your first right into the Pine Grotto and then take another right.  The College of Arts & Sciences in on the right.

 

From New York City and west
Take I-95 to New Haven. Then take I-91 North to Exit 10 (Route 40). Follow Route 40 approximately 3 miles to its end (at Whitney Avenue). Turn right onto Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and proceed north for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Mount Carmel Avenue and then take a right onto New Rd.  After one-quarter mile, the New Rd. campus entrance is on your left.  After passing through the guard house, take your first right into the Pine Grotto and then take another right.  The College of Arts & Sciences in on the right.

 

 

 

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