Author Series: John Carvalho

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, June 14th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author John Carvalho to talk about his new book, Frick: Baseball's Third Commissioner.

John Carvalho’s engaging biography of Frick provides a detailed narrative of the career of Commissioner Ford Frick, the man who supposedly put an asterisk next to Roger Maris’ home run record, but never actually did. In actuality, Frick oversaw the game during a time of pivotal change that included the growth of television coverage, continued integration of the game, West Coast expansion, and labor unrest. During his years as commissioner—and his long tenure as National League president—Frick witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who had begun his career as a sportswriter.

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.

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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