The Launch Is About to Launch and One Other Tidbit

There seems to be a great deal of excitement building in Williamsport for the launch of Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser. That is rewarding and humbling at the same time!

Just as a reminder, the launch will be held this Sunday, the 27th from 1:00-4:00. I’ll be giving a power point presentation (we used to call that a “slide show”) at around 1:15 and refreshments will be served for as long as they hold out. Looking at the list of people who said they were coming, I don’t give the cookies much of a chance to make it until 4:00.

The event will be held in the Williamsport Town Museum at the Springfield Barn. If you’re not sure how to get there, go back one blog entry where there’s a map.

The book is also available direct from Summer Game Books or through as well as Barnes and For you relative locals, Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser is also available at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro and at the Williamsport Town Hall during regular business hours (8:30-3:30.)

The “one tidbit” referred to in the title of this blog is an article which I recently posted to I discovered a fascinating article in a 1949 Sunday Sun Magazine entitled, “Frontier Story With a Curve” about a Baltimorean who, in 1878 went off to join the cavalry. The boy could pitch, however, and is it turns out, giving preferential treatment to good athletes goes back along ways. You can read it here.

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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2 Responses to The Launch Is About to Launch and One Other Tidbit

  1. Don Hoover says:

    Enjoyed the game Monday, thanks for my signed copy, looking forward to reading it.


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