Baseball legend Joe Garagiola will discuss his new book, "Just Play Ball," during the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club, July 30, 9 - 11 a.m., as part of Charlie Brennan's live radio show. It will be held at the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., in downtown St. Louis.
The event is free but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, leave your name and phone number and reference the book club to reserve a spot today. For more information, go to www.fontbonne.edu/bookclub.
A description from the publisher: Our fathers remember baseball the way it should be. Colorful characters who played for the love of the game, fresh cut grass, rosin bags, and pine tar remind them what the game is all about. "Just Play Ball," is an insightful look at what is right with America' s pastime.
Garagiola grew up in The Hill neighborhood in St. Louis, just down the street from another baseball legend, Yogi Berra, who provides a foreward for the book. He played more than nine seasons as catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and New York Giants before becoming a popular announcer and TV personality. Garagiola also authored "Baseball is a Funny Game" and "Anybody's Ballgame."