Calling all baseball fans! Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL) is offering a new program this spring called Baseball Books-on-Deck 2021.
Join KPL and celebrate the beginning of the baseball season by attending four special author/historian presentations about America’s Pastime. Hear about a little-known Tigers shortstop from Kalamazoo, spring in pre-Castro Cuba featuring rookie Jackie Robinson, learn about the lives of the great women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League after playing baseball and Kalamazoo baseball from 1880-1920. Do not strikeout and miss learning about some of baseball’s unique history! Register for all four, it’s like hitting a home run!
These programs require registration to receive the Zoom link to attend. Please visit kpl.gov/events to register.
The Shortstop from Kalamazoo: The Life and times of Neil Berry
Thursday, April 8, 6:30 pm
Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League
Thursday, April 15, 6:30 pm
The All-American Girls After the AAGPBL and Isabell “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star
Dr. Kat D. Williams
Thursday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Baseball in Kalamazoo 1880-1920 – A Contrast in Colors
Presented by Keith Howard
Thursday, April 29, 6:30 pm
Read complete descriptions of each book and presenter from KPL (PDF)
SABR Southern Michigan is a proud sponsor of this series. Attend all four events for a chance to win SABR prizes!