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Literature of Baseball: The Boys of Summer

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ClassGraphic Our fall 2020 season discusses one of the most acclaimed nonfiction baseball books ever: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn (Harper & Rowe, 1972). Mr. Kahn recently passed away at the age of 92 after a lifetime of being a fan of, reporting on, and writing about baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. The first half covers his childhood and his relationship with his father through the lens of baseball, continuing through his two years as a newspaper reporter for the team in the early 1950s. The second half gives us a seldom seen view of the same players well past their glory years in their middle age. The players reflect on their times as ballplayers, and they discuss the great successes and tragedies of their lives, both on and off the field. In addition to the book, class members will engage in lively discussions each week about our favorite teams and their rivals, great plays and follies, and our personal takes on MLB events past, present, and future. In baseball, hope springs eternal. There’s always next year!

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Robert2.Mark Rosenberg 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2020 - 12/9/2020 Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Mark Rosenberg  ; Robert