Baseball Books-On-Deck from the Kalamazoo Public Library

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 to register.

The Shortstop from Kalamazoo: The Life and times of Neil Berry
William Christiansen
Thursday, April 8, 6:30 pm

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League
César Brioso
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!

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