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Varsity Letters

September 29, 2009

October 1: Gelf's All-Baseball Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns with an all-baseball night on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m, a week before the season kicks off. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Joe Posnanski, Jennifer Ring, and Larry Tye will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Posnanski will relate the history of the Big Red Machine, perhaps the greatest lineup ever; Ring will explain the shameful history of baseball closing itself off to girls at a young age; and Tye will describe the colorful and groundbreaking life of Satchel Paige. Plus, Jonathan Hock will present scenes from his film The Lost Son of Havana.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

JLA Studios (Official site, map)
63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Next to the F train. Close to the A,C. Accessible by the 2,3.

Doors open at 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.

Visit reBar, around the corner, afterward; attendees of Varsity Letters and other Gelf events get discounts on food and drink.

More on this month's authors:

Joe Posnanski, newly of Sports Illustrated and author of The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds and a previous Varsity Letters guest
Read Gelf's interview with Posnanski

Jennifer Ring, author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
Read Gelf's interview with Ring

Larry Tye, author of Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
Read Gelf's interview with Tye

Jonathan Hock, maker of the film The Lost Son of Havana

Upcoming Varsity Letters

November 5
Shawn Boburg, co-author of Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger
Tony Leonardo, co-author of Ultimate: The First Four Decades and Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented by Man
Jeff Leen, author of The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend

December 3

Phil Hanrahan, author of Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans
David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, and When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi
•Another author TBA

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