Friday, January 12, 2007
Thinking About Baseball
Yes, I know it's only the second week in January, but really, spring training is just around the corner, and opening day will be here before you know it.
Next Thursday, 1/18, at 7:00 pm we have sportswriter, Bill Nowlin, coming to the library to speak about "Ted Williams, Baseball Legend." Nowlin is the author of more than a dozen books about the Red Sox, and Ted Williams, and is a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe. The late Ted Williams played ball for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960 (with a little time off during WW II and the Korean War). That's an incredible span of time! During those years Williams earned baseball's Triple Crown for the best batting average, most home runs, and most runs batted in, a total of three times. He had 521 home runs, 1839 runs batted in, and a batting average of .344 during his career with the Sox. And, as befitting a legend, Williams hit a home run his last time at bat!
Besides the talk, Mr. Nowlin will have some of his books available for sale and signing. Reading will keep you busy between now and opening day!
Put next Thursday on your calendar and join us!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 10:49 AM