Monday, March 20, 2006

You're Gonna Like This

Got an invitation the other day that I thought I want to pass along. I think it's safe to say that you want to mark 7:00 on April 6th on your calendar.

Prepare for the opening of the baseball season with a look back at classic moments in Minnesota baseball history. Mill City Museum's monthly program series, "First Thursdays," continues with an illustrated presentation and book signing by Stew Thornley, author of the brand new book, Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History, from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Visitors can also meet members of the St. Croix vintage baseball team in period clothing who will show off their equipment, explain how the vintage game differs from modern baseball, and highlight their upcoming season. Copies of the book Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History will be available for sale in the museum store.

Dates: April 6, 2006
Time: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Fee: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, $4 for children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

This qualifies under the heading of "Books you're REALLY glad have been written", especially when it's written buy a guy who is as knowledgable as Thornley. This book doesn't just talk about the Twins, or the Minneapolis Millers. It covers the Virginia Orediggers from 1913, and that's 56 years after the first team it mentions. Am I mutant for liking to learn a little about the town teams that played as far back in 1857? Maybe, but Thornley makes it awfully easy to be a mutant. This isn't a text book.

Anyway, I'll likely be at the event, and I'll definitely be getting this book. You can find out more about the book
here, and more about the Mill City Museum (in downtown Minneapolis) here. See ya there.

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