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.

2017 Schedule

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