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September 27, 2012

October 4 Varsity Letters: Baseball's Hall of Nearly Great

Gelf's Varsity Letters, New York's sports reading series, returns on October 4 with a night devoted to players who won't make it to Cooperstown unless they buy a bus ticket. And yet their Major League Baseball careers are, in their own way, more colorful and eventful than those of many Hall of Famers. They get their due in the new digital collection of essays, The Hall of Nearly Great. And they'll get their due at Varsity Letters, featuring editor Marc Normandin, who also wrote the essays on Ray Lankford and Bret Saberhagen. Also appearing: Previous Varsity Letters speakers Will Leitch and Emma Span, who wrote about Darrell Porter and Lenny Dykstra, respectively, and who both also contribute to the new sports website Sports on Earth. They'll be joined by occasional Gelf contributors David Roth, who is an editor of the Classical and wrote about Keith Hernandez; and Craig Fehrman, who contributes to Deadspin and wrote about Eric Davis.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Read Gelf's interview with Fehrman.

Read Gelf's interview with Leitch.

Read Gelf's interview with Normandin.

Read Gelf's interview with Roth.

Read Gelf's interview with Span.

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.)

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