Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kelly Boyer Sagert discussing her book:
Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13, 2010 to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson's rise from the cotton mills of the American South to the big cities of the North is a classic American tale of rags to riches. Born of sharecropping parents in South Carolina, Jackson's perfect swing and legendary fielding ability would make him a star in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, Jackson's legend was interrupted by his alleged involvement in baseball's darkest chapter, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, which ultimately banished him to participation in "outlaw" baseball leagues. Kelly Boyer Sagert recounts all phases in this legendary hitter's life--from mill worker to major league outfielder, to a central figure in a national scandal, and later, to his ventures as an entrepreneur and sometime ballplayer.
Kelly Boyer Sagert is a full time writer and editor who has sold over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, web sites and literary journals. She has written nine books, as well, and contributed material to more than one dozen other books --from http://www.kbsagert.com/.
There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk, courtesy of the CSU bookstore. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.