Author Series: David Mellor

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 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 Saturday, July 6th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author David Mellor to talk about his new book, One Base at a Time: How I Survived PTSD and Found My Field of Dreams.

As a young boy, David Mellor was struck by a car, derailing what could have been a promising career as a pitcher. In the wake of the accident, even after reaching the major leagues as a groundskeeper, David was tortured by the aftermath of his injuries and additional traumas. Now the head groundskeeper for the Boston Red Sox, Mellor details his problems with anxiety, nightmares and flashbacks, completely unaware at the time that he was experiencing the debilitating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD.

One Base at a Time recounts in vivid detail David’s subsequent 29-year struggle with PTSD. This harrowing but inspiring story documents the remarkable journey of a man debilitated by physical and psychological injuries but who refused to give up even when everything seemed hopeless.