On Saturday, September 10th from 1-3 p.m. meet Tommy Shea, co-author of "Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Homeruns in Baseball History" at at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA.
About the book: From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight.
In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it s The Shot Heard Round the World or Hank Aaron s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore.
About the author: Tom Shea spent 40 years working at the Springfield Newspapers, starting as a sportswriter. He finished his sports career covering the Boston Red Sox. After leaving sports in 1985, he worked as a general assignment reporter for ten years before being given his own column in The Republican. It ran for 17 years and was noted by the Boston Globe as a column that chronicled “little-noticed acts of kindness and grace perpetrated by everyday people.’’ Most recently, he was senior foreign editor at The National, a newspaper in Abu Dhabi.