St. Louis' shared hobby is baseball, but even in a good year, that's only gonna fill seven months. The year-round hobby is talking about baseball. So, if you're in a chatting mood this afternoon at 3 p.m., head down to the Central branch of the St Louis Public Library (1301 Olive Street; 314-241-2288 or www.slpl.org
) and Let's Talk Baseball
. Dr. Gerald Early, Washington University's delightfully insightful essayist and baseball fan, leads a panel discussion about the history of African American baseball players from the years of the Negro Leagues to the present day and beyond. Dr. Ted Savage, who played with the Cardinals in 1965 and '66, is a member of the panel. Admission to the talk is free, as is admission to the library's Pride and Passion
exhibit on the history of the Negro Leagues.
Image credit: Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.
Sat., Aug. 15, 2009