Our Author Series brings noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings during the summer months. These programs are included with the cost of admission.
On Wednesday, August 21st at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Paul Goldberger to talk about his new book, Ballpark: Baseball in the American City
Author Paul Goldberger explores the bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. The earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations: bleachers for the “riffraff” and grandstands for the middle-class. More recently ballparks like Baltimore’s Camden Yards have signaled a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball’s role in urban development. Throughout the book, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history reflects our cultural history.
The program includes a presentation in the Bullpen Theater, followed by a book signing in the Library Atrium. Presentation at 1 pm. Book signing at 1:30 pm.
For more information call (607) 547-0362.
Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, by Paul Goldberger