The Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club will host Bill White, former first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and author of “Uppity: My Untold Story About Games People Play,” at its next book club event. The event will take place Wednesday, April 6, from 9 – 11 a.m. on the patio of Mike Shannon’s Restaurant, 620 Market St., downtown St. Louis.
The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 314-444-1827 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a name and phone number and reference the “April” book club to reserve a spot today.
Bill White was a member of the 1964 World Series Cardinals champions, playing alongside Cardinals broadcaster and St. Louis’ own, Mike Shannon. During his athletic career, White also played for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies. He began his broadcast career on KMOX Radio, later becoming the voice of the Yankees for 18 years. He would serve for five years as president of the National League, the first African-American to hold that title in either league. “Uppity” is a memoir about his life in baseball.
Learn more about playing baseball at Fontbonne.