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jue, 25 abr

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Brielle

Book talk with Phil Coffin, author of When Baseball Was Still Topps

Baseball history and story-telling in a novel form: Essays on each of the 572 cards in the 1959 Topps set. Book Talk, Signing. Free to attend. Book available for sale at event.

Book talk with Phil Coffin, author of  When Baseball Was Still Topps
Book talk with Phil Coffin, author of  When Baseball Was Still Topps

Time & Location

25 abr 2024, 15:30 – 16:30

Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA

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About the Event

About the Book: “When Baseball Was Still Topps”

Baseball history and story-telling in a novel form: Essays on each of the 572 cards in the 1959 Topps set. Relive (or live  for the first time) mid-20th century baseball, with insight into the issues of the game and revealing tales about the players. The slugger who had a date with Marilyn Monroe (no, not Joe DiMaggio), and the minor leaguer better known than Marilyn.  The hard-to-imagine target of a bribery attempt. The lefty catcher. The pitcher from Mayberry. The coolest socks in baseball. Ballplayers who were also basketball players—including the NBA’s No. 1 selection one year. Pick any card, and you’ll find another  engaging story about baseball.

About the author

Phil Coffin is a longtime editor at The New York Times and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research since  1994. The 1959 baseball cards helped make him a fan of the game. He and his wife, both avid runners (they know the hills of Brielle), live in Point Pleasant Beach.

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