One Nation Under Baseball: How the Sixties Collided with the National Pastime
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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With John Florio, freelance writer and novelist, and Ouisie Shapiro, Emmy-winning writer and producer of sport documentaries.
This illustrated lecture highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, competition, and mythology—came under scrutiny.