Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments, by Joe Posnanski
November 5, 2023
The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents:
BAGELS AND BASEBALL!
Admission: $18 | Books: $29 + tax
The Lessans Family Literary Series is thrilled to welcome Joe Posnanski, author of Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments. We will enjoy “Bagels and Baseball” and hear more about Posnanski’s book. The program will be moderated by local sportscaster Andy Pollin.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Why We Love Baseball is a love letter to baseball, a fresh and heartfelt look at the game’s greatest moments and how they continue to grab at our hearts. Whether it’s Willie Mays’ over-the-shoulder catch, Babe Ruth’s called shot, Shohei Ohtani’s exploits as both a pitcher and a hitter, or Josh Gibson or Sandy Koufax’s perfect game, these timeless and magical moments take us to the heart of why we love baseball after almost 150 years.
Baseball has always drawn Jewish attention, whether it was players like Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, broadcasters like Mel Allen, Gary Cohen, and Al Michaels, writers like Roger Kahn, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig, executives like Theo Epstein and Bud Selig. The Jewish love of baseball is powerful and enduring.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Baseball 100, Paterno, and The Secret of Golf. Joe has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations. He writes at JoePosnanski.com and currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.
*Book will be available for purchase and the author will be signing after the event.