Author Series: John D'Acquisto & David Jordan

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

Our Authors Series brings noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings during the summer months. These programs are included with the cost of admission.

On Wednesday, July 19th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome authors John D'Acquisto & David Jordan as they talk about their new book: Fastball John.

In what some reviewers have called a modern day version of Ball Four, Fastball John recounts the triumphs and travails of former major league pitcher John D’Acquisto. Assisted by co-author David Jordan, D’Acquisto looks back at a professional career that began as the first-round draft choice of the San Francisco Giants in 1970. D’Acquisto recalls tragedy at spring training in 1974, his own role as a pawn in a clubhouse power struggle with the Giants, the endless nightlife of San Francisco in 1976, and the backroom dealings between players and management during the 1981 players’ strike. The book tells the story of what it was truly like to be a major league player in the 1970s and eighties.

The program includes a presentation in the Bullpen Theater, followed by a book signing in the Library Atrium. Presentation at 1 pm. Book signing at 1:30 pm.

For more information call (607) 547-0362.

2017 Schedule

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June 14:

Frick: Baseball's Third Commissioner
John Carvalho

June 17:

Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character
Marty Appel

June 21:

Game Worn: Baseball Treasures
Stephen Wong

June 28:

The Pride of the Yankees
Richard Sandomir

July 5:

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
Ed Henry

July 6:

Redbird Relics
Brian Finch

July 12:

The Last Innocents
Michael Leahy

July 19:

Fastball John
John D’Acquisto & David Jordan

July 26:

Saving Bernie Carbo
Bernie Carbo & Peter Hantzis

July 27:

The New Baseball Bible
Dan Schlossberg

August 2:

The Passion of Baseball
Bob Wirz

August 9:

Finley Ball
Nancy Finley

August 16:

Hank Greenberg in 1938
Ron Kaplan