Author Series: Michael Leahy

Wednesday, July 12, 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 12th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Michael Leahy to talk about his new book, The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The winner of the Casey Award as the best baseball book of 2016, The Last Innocents relives the riveting odysseys of seven members of the Dodgers during the 1960s. Award-winning journalist Michael Leahy examines the fortunes of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax and six other players—Jeff Torborg, Wes Parker, Maury Wills, Dick Tracewski, Tommy Davis, and Lou Johnson—who encapsulated the broad spectrum of 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, pro-Vietnam and anti-war. Leahy places each man within the context of a tumultuous America that was affected by unprecedented political and social change. Despite all of the difficulties, the Dodgers prospered, winning two World Series and three National League pennants during an unforgettable decade.

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