Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's Bergino Baseball Clubhouse. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Harvey Frommer, Jonah Keri, and Lang Whitaker will read from and talk about their work. Frommer will hit the highlights of Fenway Park history, Keri will explain how the Tampa Bay Rays have contended despite a small budget and limited fan base, and Whitaker will trace the interwoven history of his own life and Braves manager Bobby Cox's.
NOTE NEW VENUE (for this month only)
Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
More on this month's authors:
•Harvey Frommer, author of Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox (Frommer appeared at Varsity Letters in September 2008)
Read Gelf's interview with Frommer
•Lang Whitaker, executive editor of SLAM Magazine and author of In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me
Read Gelf's interview with Whitaker
Upcoming Varsity Letters (at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)
•Alan Hirsch, visiting assistant professor of legal studies at Williams College and co-author of The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball
•Steve Friedman, author of Driving Lessons: A Father, A Son, and the Healing Power of Golf (and a previous Varsity Letters guest)
•Sports Illustrated's Kostya Kennedy, author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports
•Sports Media Guide's Steve Marantz, author of The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the '68 Racial Divide
•Other authors TBA
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