Author Series: Ed Henry

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Our Author 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 5th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Ed Henry to talk about his new book, 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story.

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry, the White House correspondent at the Fox News Channel, reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into the baseball record books and the annals of civil rights history. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.
The book reveals Branch Rickey, the man who signed Robinson to his first Brooklyn Dodgers contract, as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Rickey struggled with his decision to sign Robinson, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he had just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

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

To the top

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