Join us for a conversation with journalist Sridhar Pappu, author of The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the end of Baseball’s Golden Age, to learn about two remarkable pitchers, Bob Gibson (Cardinals) and Denny McLain (Tigers), who would dominate the 1968 season and lead their teams to one of the greatest World Series contests ever.
About the Author
Sridhar currently writes "The Male Animal" column for The New York Times. He's interested in and writes about all kinds of things, including national politics, media, and sports. He began his career as a feature writer for the Chicago Reader and has served as a columnist at The New York Observer and as a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. In addition he worked as a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in numerous publications including New York Magazine, Fast Company, Mother Jones and Men's Journal.
Michigan Notable Books Authors Tour
This presentation is part of the Michigan Notable Books Authors Tour. Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state's rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State.