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, August 7th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Chris Epting to talk about his new edition of his book, Roadside Baseball.
Capturing such American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded third edition of Roadside Baseball chronicles more than 500 important locations and landmarks in baseball history. Author Chris Epting has packed this latest volume with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore. The book include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballpark sites, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations no longer standing.
The third edition of Roadside Baseball includes hundreds of newly discovered landmarks, including the former locations of stadiums that have been torn down in recent years, including Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, and Tiger Stadium. There is also information on the Negro Leagues Baseball Marker project, which has placed headstones around the country to honor forgotten African American ballplayers, and suggestions on daytrip itineraries located near your favorite stadiums.
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.