April 21 2012
From the beginning, 1968 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country.
In vivid detail, "Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball, And America, Forever" tells the story of this unforgettable season -- the last before rule changes and expansion would alter baseball forever -- when the country was captivated by the national pasttime at the moment it needed the game most.
Tim Wendel is the author of nine books, including "High Heat," "Far From Home," "Red Rain," and "Castro's Curveball." A founding editor of "USA Today Baseball Weekly," he has written for "Esquire," "GQ," and "Washingtonian" magazines. He teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University and has appeared on CNN, ESPN, SiriusXM, and NPR , and recently served as an exhibit advisor to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Join Tim -- our first returning author to the Clubhouse Event Series -- in this fascinating evening...