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July 24: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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July 24: Baseball Night

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, July 24, with a look at all things baseball. Four authors of recent baseball books will be sharing the stage: • Sports Illustrated writer Jay Jaffe, author of The Cooperstown Casebook: Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques • Ron Kaplan, author of Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War • MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand author of The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List • Faith and Fear in Flushing blogger Greg Prince, author of Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star

June 19: Richard Sandomir and a Tribute to Frank Deford

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, June 19, with some of our favorite authors: New York Times author Richard Sandomir, will read from and discuss his new bookThe Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic. Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim and some of his colleagues will be paying tribute to the legendary sportswriters Frank Deford, who recently passed away.

May 23: Sam Walker, Hamilton Nolan and Sarah Deming

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, May 23, with two returning authors, Sam Walker and Hamilton Nolan. Walker, the former editor at the Wall Street Journal sports section, will be reading from his new book The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams. Nolan, who writes about boxing for Deadspin, is a contributor to the new collection, The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside.

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