Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861 - 1961

Recognize the name Dizzy Dean? Maybe Chick Hafey or Ron Santo sound familiar? If you know who those guys were, you’ll want to meet Mike Vance, Bob Dorrill and Bill McCurdy, the three men behind Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861 - 1961, a detailed history of the first century of baseball in this city. They’ll be stopping by Brazos Bookstore to sign copies of their new book, which is jammed with insider stories on Houston’s rise from the minor leagues to the majors. Contrary to popular belief, no, Houston’s love affair with baseball did not start with the first pitch at the Astrodome. In fact, that’s where the story in Houston Baseball ends. (We guess they’re saving that up for the next book.)

7 p.m. 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Tue., Sept. 9, 7 p.m., 2014

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