Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments, by Joe Posnanski

Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments, by Joe Posnanski

November 5, 2023
10:30 AM

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The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents:


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.


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.


Joe Pos­nan­s­ki is the #1 New York Times best­selling author of six books, includ­ing The Base­ball 100Pater­no, and The Secret of Golf.  Joe has been named Nation­al Sports­writer of the Year by five dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tions. He writes at Joe​Pos​nan​s​ki​.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.