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An Afternoon with the Pandemic Baseball Book Club

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June 27, 2:00 PM
Digital Event
Free with RSVP

NJCU Center for the Arts presents An Afternoon with the Pandemic Baseball Book Club. Join us for an amazing program featuring readings and a discussion with five baseball writers, led by Ralph Carhart - author of The Hall Ball. Joining Ralph will be Jason Turbow - author of They Bled BlueAnika Orrock author of The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueEric Nusbaum - author of Stealing Home, and Brad Balukjian - author of The Wax Pack.


All books from the Pandemic baseball book club

The Hall Ball: One Fan's Journey to Unite Cooperstown Immortals with a Single Baseball is the story of a quixotic journey across the United States and beyond. The Goal? To bring a single baseball to every member of the Hall of Fame, both living and dead.

They Bled Blue details the Los Angeles Dodgers' championship 1981 season, complete with a mid-season player strike, a storied lineup at the end of its tether, and the uniquely meteoric rise of a rookie named Fernando Valenzuela.

The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a fully illustrated history of America's first and, so far, only women's professional baseball league (1943-1954), as told by those who know it best: the players.

Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between reveals the messy, dramatic truth behind a great American civic drama: the construction of Dodger Stadium. It's a story of grand visions, evil schemes, Manifest Destiny, and the mystic power of baseball; and ultimately the story of a family caught within the grasp of it all.

The Wax Pack is the story of one man's quest to track down all the players in a single pack of 1986 baseball cards on an 11,341-mile road trip to answer the question, 'is there life after baseball?

Past Events


Author J.M. Kelly

June 6, 2020
2:00 PM
A virtual event

Join us for a stellar reading and workshop with author and educator J.M. Kelly.  James will read excerpts from his latest book in the Bobby Holmes series for young adults: Monster on the Moors, discuss his creative process with NJCU Director of the Center for the Arts, Stephanie Chaiken, and present a workshop for middle and high school ages about the process of writing a book.

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