July 08, 2015
Most 1st birthday parties involve lots of crying and cake everywhere (Everywhere!). Well since there's no crying baseball and we couldn't agree on a cake flavor, we're just going to roll with drinking beer (free beer, that is, supplied by our good friends at Ommegang) and talking about sports with people that really know sports.
Friday night we've got 1952 AL MVP Bobby Shantz of the Philadelphia A's doing an autograph signing at 6 p.m. If you've ever wanted to make yourself one degree of separation from Connie Mack, now's your chance. Shantz won the 1952 AL MVP, putting up a 24-7 record with a 2.48 ERA. Later in his career he played for the Yankees, winning a World Series in 1958. He finished his career on the infamous 1964 Phillies squad.
On Saturday, we'll have Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow from 2-4. They're going to be signing copies of their book, the Ultimate Book of Sports Movies. We'll also be unveiling a shirt that honors the movie that they picked as #1 of all time.
At 4 p.m., we'll have Bruce Kuklick, author of To Every Thing a Season, talk about the history of booze at the ballpark in Philadelphia.
Finally, on Sunday we've got our afterparty at McGillin's at 4 p.m., with a history of Philadelphia's oldest bar and the unveiling of our new McGillin's t-shirt. We'll also be displaying and talking a bout some of the coolest artifacts on their walls.
And everyone who attends any of the events will be eligible for a $100 gift card. We'd love to see you one day or all three!