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April 3, 2012

April 5: Varsity Letters Welcomes Back Baseball

Enjoy opening day, then come to Varsity Letters baseball night on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, four writers of recent baseball books will read from and talk about their work. New York Times columnist Dan Barry (interview here) will revisit the sport's longest game, a 33-inning saga. Steven Goldman and Jay Jaffe (interview here) are on the cutting edge of baseball stats, as editor and co-author, respectively, of Baseball Prospectus's new book on the crucial numbers behind the national pastime. And Glenn Stout (interview here) flashes back a century, to Fenway Park's remarkable first year.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

More on this month's authors:

•New York Times columnist Dan Barry, author of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game

Steven Goldman and Jay Jaffe, editor and co-author, respectively, of Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus

Glenn Stout, author of the Seymour Medal-winning Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year; and editor of the Best American Sports Writing series since its inception in 1991.

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan)

May 3

Josh Dean, author of Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred

Mark Hyman, author of The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families and a previous Varsity Letters guest

•Another author TBA

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