History of the Negro Leagues, Sun., May 22nd, 1:30-4:00pm
Joseph Caliro will give a presentation on the History of the Negro Leagues. On display will be over 150 pieces of memorabilia including 45 autographed baseballs. Among the signed baseballs are 8 Hall of Famers.
Viewing of the memorabilia begins at 1:30 PM with talk to follow at 2:00 PM.
Author Jonah Keri, Tuesday, May 24nd, 7:00-8:30pm
Baseball Writer, Business Journalist, and New York Times Best Selling Author
Jonah Keri is the author of The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League
Baseball Team from Worst to First. A New York Times bestseller, Keri's book tells the unlikely story of how three financial whiz kids with no baseball experience turned a disastrous organization -- The Tampa Bay Rays -- into World Series contenders by implementing the same strategies that fueled their previous success.
A deft story teller, Keri offers a nuanced look into innovation and how incorporating that little edge -- that extra 2% -- can help transform any organization, from a pro sports team to a Fortune 100 company to the neighborhood gas station.
Mr. Keri will sign books at the event. Copies will also be available for purchase at the library.