Author Series: Richard Sandomir
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, June 28th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Richard Sandomir to talk about his new book, The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic.
New York Times writer and columnist Richard Sandomir presents the full story behind the pioneering movie that detailed the courageous life of Lou Gehrig. Filled with larger than life characters and unexpected facts, The Pride of the Yankees shows us that Samuel Goldwyn had no real desire to make a baseball film but was persuaded to strike a hasty agreement with Gehrig’s widow, Eleanor. As Sandomir lays out in full detail, Hollywood legend Gary Cooper had little prior knowledge of baseball, but managed to become a quick study on how to play the game. Insightful, nostalgic, and fun, Sandomir’s book captures a lost time in film and sports history.
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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Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character
Game Worn: Baseball Treasures
The Pride of the Yankees
42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
The Last Innocents
John D’Acquisto & David Jordan
Saving Bernie Carbo
Bernie Carbo & Peter Hantzis
The New Baseball Bible
The Passion of Baseball
Hank Greenberg in 1938