I usually don’t post on a weekend, but I just found out that Larry Rutman, author of American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball, will be speaking tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at 86th and Lexington in Manhattan, which used to be my favorite lunchtime haunt when I was working at the American Jewish Congress, way back when. So I wanted to post this and maybe get some of you local folks to get out there and say hi. The program follows a discussion format with Marty Appel, author of Pinstripe Empire and very involved in Jewish baseball topics.
I met Larry last year at the Jewish Baseball Retreat at the Isabella Freedman Center in Falls Village, Connecticut and learned that among many things we shared was a publisher. His book will also be officially released tomorrow by the University of Nebraska Press, just like my 501 project.
Larry was nice enough to spend some quality time talking about his new project. Enjoy.