Archive for December 2011

Part Two with acclaimed columnist/author George Vecsey.

Enjoy this Q&A from a special evening in the Clubhouse...

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In light of the St. Louis Cardinals astounding 2011 World Series victory -- and with the holidays upon us -- we couldn't think of a better time to welcome acclaimed columnist/author George Vecsey to the Clubhouse for a baseball discussion/book signing regarding Stan Musial and all things Cardinals.

Whether you're a Cardinal fan, or just someone nostalgic for the very best of what our national pastime has to offer, please join "metroBASEBALL" Magazine in welcoming one of journalism's perennial MVP's for an evening celebrating one of baseball's finest players ever.

George Vecsey, a sports columnist for The New York Times, has written about such events as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics, but considers baseball -- the sport he's covered since 1960 -- his favorite game.  He is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game" and "Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter" (with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Aceademy Award-winning film.  He has also served as a national and religion reporter for The New York Times, interviewing the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Billy Graham, and a host of other noteworthy figures.

Enjoy Part One of the podcast with Mr. Vecsey...

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Neil Lanctot's biography of Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella -- filled with surprises -- is the first life of the Dodger great in decades and the most authoritative ever published.

Based on interviews with dozens of people who knew Campanella and diligent research into contemporary sources, Campy offers a three-dimensional portrait of this gifted athlete and remarkable man whose second life after baseball would prove as illustrious and courageous as his first.

Neil Lanctot is a historian who has written extensively about baseball. His book Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution was widely praised and won the SABR Seymour Medal for the best book of baseball history or biography.

Celebrate Campy with a wonderful podcast featuring expert author Neil Lanctot.

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An evening of baseball memories with Matthew Stevenson.

Matthew is a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine and has written for a number of national publications.  He is the author of  "An April Across America," "Letters of Transit: Essays on Travel, History, Politics, and Family Life Abroad" and "Expatriate American."  He is a graduate of Bucknell and Columbia universities.  Matthew grew up on Long Island and has worked both in magazines, as an editor, and as a chief executive in international banking.  Although residing in Switzerland, he remains a lover of the American pastime.  Enjoy Matthew's lifetime of baseball memories...

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