All-Star Week in D.C.: Baseball Past and Future
Featuring University of Chicago Press Author David Rapp, Fred Frommer, and Aviva Kempner.
July 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
"All-Star Week in D.C.: Baseball Past and Future"
Join us on the eve of baseball’s first All Star Game in D.C. in half a century as University of Chicago Press author David Rapp ("Tinker to Evers to Chance") leads a stellar line-up of baseball experts and seers in a conversation about the intersecting destinies of baseball and American life. Bring your ideas, questions, and opinions! Speakers include:
- Fred Frommer, author of You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions, has agreed to join us to provide his expertise on the Senators, the Homestead Grays and the Nats.
- Aviva Kempner, a documentary filmmaker and director of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," and her new work-in-progress, "Moe Berg," will round out the panel with her insight into non-stereotypical images of Jews in history.
Co-sponsored by the D.C. and Baltimore chapters of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), and East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill.