Happy Hour with Baseball Historian Peter Golenbock
October 22nd, 2013
The St. Petersburg Museum of History will host a special-edition of the successful Happy Hour with the Historian lecture series on October 22, with famed sports author and historian Peter Golenbock.
Since 1975, Golenbock has written some of sports’ most important books, including five New York Times best sellers.
Some of his best-known books include: The Bronx Zoo, which he wrote in 1979 with New York Yankee pitcher Sparky Lyle; BUMS: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers (1984), Personal Fouls (1988), a look at corruption in college basketball; American Zoom (1993), a history of NASCAR; and Wild, High and Tight (1994) his lurid biography of Yankee manager Billy Martin.
Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, became an instant best-seller.
Golenbock was also a radio sports talk show host in 1980 on station WOR in New York City. He was the color broadcaster for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball League in 1989-90 and has been a frequent guest on many of the top television and radio talk shows including Biography on A&E, the Fifty Greatest Athletes and the Dynasties on ESPN, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and Up Close with Roy Firestone.
Doors open at 6pm for Happy Hour with the Historian and will include baseball-era food and a cash bar. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the lecture.
Purchase at the door.