Boots Gains Recognition

Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser received some nice recognition over this weekend in several ways. Many people stopped by the Winchester Book Gallery on Saturday to purchase a signed copy and to talk some baseball. Three different people were proud to tell me that they knew Boots personally. The book signing was covered in a nice feature by free-lancer Alison Laurio in the Winchester Star the day before.

The book (and its author!) were also featured in a large spread in the Sunday Herald-Mail. The interview was conducted by Meg Partington and the on-line version may be seen here.

The signing schedule for Williamsport’s Canal Days has finally been finalized. (Is that redundant?) I will be at the Town Museum from 1:00-4:00 BOTH Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd & 24th. This is different from what appeared in the Herald-Mail, however the error was not theirs. The interview was conducted a couple of weeks ago when the times which Meg listed were the most accurate available.

At approximately 1:15 on the 24th, I will be presenting a slide show on Boots’ career, the same presentation that I gave at the book launch.

That should bring everyone up to speed. I apologize for such a fact-filled entry. Usually, the only facts that I present are the ones that I invent for purposes of illustration. To make it up to you, however, here is a photo of Boots that was previously unknown to me and was posted to the Sulphur Dell Ballpark Facebook page by a Mr. Jay Richards. I’d love to know what Boots was thinking about in this shot.

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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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6 Responses to Boots Gains Recognition

  1. Bonnie Lane says:

    I enjoyed reading your interview! 🙂

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  2. Jerry Lane says:

    I just copied you on the Star article, via the rags email feature. If you didn’t get it, let me know and I’ll try again.

    I’m just getting started on BH:3HR. So far have read enuf to be reminded of who Boots looked like. Personally, I thought he rather looked like a young J. Edgar Hoover. But Lou Costello is a tad closer, I will agree. 

    You mentioned you needed more proof readers for the next press run. Here’s an immediate, glaring faux pas (is that similar to sham poo?): the two pages of Acknowledgements are printed in different fonts.

    Jerry

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    >________________________________ > From: Austin Gisriel >To: jalan1964@yahoo.com >Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 5:59 PM >Subject: [New post] Boots Gains Recognition > > > > WordPress.com >Austin Gisriel posted: “Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser received some nice recognition over this weekend in several ways. Many people stopped by the Winchester Book Gallery on Saturday to purchase a signed copy and to talk some baseball. Three different people were” >

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    • Thanks for the Star article, Jerry. I looked at the Acknowledgments in a copy here and I don’t see a difference in the fonts. It may be a different point size. In any case, THAT one I can blame on the printer because my in my manuscript it is all NTR 12!

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  3. al smith says:

    Keep on plugging Giz. This book is a must read for all baseball fans.

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