All-Star Game Event: Between the Lines (Virtual)


From 1888, when the ballad of Casey At The Bat was written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer to the New York Times’ Best-Seller lists of today, baseball fiction has had a way of dropping the magic of the game into our laps. It has inspired such movie classics as Damn Yankees, The Natural and Field of Dreams, and it has claimed a spot on the shelf of great literature—No. 95 on the American Book Review’s 100 Best Last Lines from Novels is “From here on in I rag nobody,” from Mark Harris’s Bang The Drum Slowly.


Tim Wiles, the former baseball Hall of Fame librarian and an expert on baseball fiction and poetry, will moderate a panel that includes novelists Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) and Emily Nemens (The Cactus League). The Art of Fielding appears on most lists of the best baseball books of all time; and, The Cactus League has been named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR and LitHub. They will be joined by baseball writer Steve Wulf (Sports Illustrated, Time, ESPN Ret.). Richard Hunt, a professor at the University of Buffalo who once coached baseball in the collegiate division that provided the setting for The Art of Fielding; and, Daniel Okrent, whom Publishers Weekly has called “one of our most interesting and eclectic writers of nonfiction over the past 25 years.” Several of those books were about baseball, but perhaps his most enduring contribution to the national pastime was as the founding father of Rotisserie League Baseball, which helped give us the alternative universe of fantasy baseball.

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-- This is a free, live stream event using Zoom Live Streamed to YouTube. You may choose to purchase a book through the event link and still gain access to the event.

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-- Presentation begins at 5pm MT

-- The event will last about one hour but the official end time of this event is an estimate

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-- If you purchased a book, it will be mailed via media mail after the event

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