Hall of Fame Authors Series

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DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT has just reached another important milestone, as we can now announce that the No. 1 baseball bestseller is headed into the Hall of Fame!

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has selected 14 baseball books for its prestigious Authors Series this year in Cooperstown. We will be leading off this year’s schedule with a speaking and signing event at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 6. Save the date and please share this post with baseball fans!

I will be talking about DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT in the Hall’s 55-seat Bullpen Theater, which is adjacent to the hallowed Gallery of plaques. That means crowds of visitors to the Hall that day will see the appearance listed on the official Schedule of Events brochure they receive when they walk through the admission gate. Fans can come and go during the event.

The theater, which features dramatic murals of great relief pitchers on its walls, has a giant video screen, with a computer built into the top of the podium for presentation fun. 

All programs throughout the Authors Series will be immediately followed by a signing in the Library Atrium. Whether you are there that day or are attending the Hall later in the summer, you will be able to find signed copies of DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT!

The Hall of Fame Bookstore is loaded with great books devoted to Hall of Famers. That element was a criteria to be included in this Authors Series, and our book certainly qualifies! Brooks Robinson, the impetus for my decade-long journey of discovery with 115 legends, wrote the Foreword. He is among at least 40 Hall of Famers who are involved in the work, which answers the question: “What hit meant the most to you and why?”

The June 6 event will be great timing for DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT because the book is an ideal Father’s Day (also Mother’s Day!) gift and it will allow us to showcase it in the days leading up to that. The next month, the following respondents in the book will be among the Hall inductees: Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Alan Trammell and Bob Costas (Frick winner).

I invite you to join us on June 6 for this special event, a great time to explore the Hall! The Hall of Fame will be making the official announcement in the days ahead. 

(Here was last year’s Authors Series, to give you an idea: )

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