2010 Hall of Fame Authors’ Series Features Diverse Offering of Baseball History

Programs Begin June 19 and Are Included with Museum Admission

June 11, 2010

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to telling the story of the National Pastime. Not surprisingly, some of the most honored authors in the country are bringing their stories to Cooperstown this summer.

The Hall of Fame’s Summer Authors’ Series kicks off June 19 and continues throughout July and August. The program brings several noted writers to the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater for special lectures as fans can hear first-hand how their stories became part of written history. These educational presentations allow visitors to learn the story behind the stories.

Several books feature close-up looks at Hall of Famers, including James S. Hirsch’s Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend and Howard Bryant’s The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron.

All programs are free with Museum admission.

The 2010 Authors’ Series schedule includes:

  • Saturday, June 19 – Hey Dad! Let’s Have a Catch by Harold Theurer Jr., 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 19 – The Baseball Fan’s Bucket List by Robert Santelli and Jenna Santelli, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 2 – Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made it Happen by Lew Paper, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 9 – Silver Seasons and a New Frontier: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings by Jim Mandelaro and Scott Pitoniak, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 23 – Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 30 – Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend by James S. Hirsch, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 6 – Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 13 – Fifty-nine in ’84 by Ed Achorn, 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 – The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 20 – 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg, 1 p.m.

For more information about these and other programs, please visit www.hofclubhouse.com.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily until Memorial Day Weekend. Ticket prices are $16.50 for adults (13 and over), $11 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $6 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.