The first two Saturdays in October will see me at two very interesting places. On October 4th from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 pm., I will be signing copies of Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser at the Third Base Tavern here in Williamsport. The Third Base Tavern, “Last Stop Before Home” as the sign says, is the former Ern’s Tavern, which was one of Boots’ favorite hangouts. I’ve never done a book signing in a bar before, but I am certainly looking forward to this one. I bet that I come away with a few more stories about Boots! Special thanks to owner Ed Cave for inviting me.
On the 11th at 11:00 a.m., I will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled, “Boots, Baseball, & World War II” as part of Williamsport’s World War II Days. The talk will focus on how the war affected baseball and I’ll use Boots’ experience in the Marines as a specific example. It will last 20 minutes or so (unless I get carried away by this very interesting topic!)
I hope to see at least some of you at one event or the other; or perhaps even both!