Josh Chetwynd - The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and Bat

Colfax Avenue: Josh Chetwynd is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. A former professional baseball player, he’s also broadcasted Major League Baseball games in Great Britain on BBC Radio. Chetwynd will discuss and sign his new book The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind the Things We Love to Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and Bat ($13.95 Penguin). You may fancy yourself a sports fan, but chances are you don’t know: A fish eyeball was used as the center of some nineteenth-century baseballs? The race to make better billiard balls led to the invention of plastics? The Nerf ball was originally created to be part of a board game featuring cavemen? Chetwynd’s book mines these stories, and many more, from backyards to stadiums around the globe.

Request a signed copy: books@tatteredcover.com

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
us