Baseball by the Book: WHS Authors Discuss the National Pastime

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

Please join us during this baseball playoff season for a discussion on the sport by two former Wilton High School graduates.  Ed Porcelli and Jonathan Silverman will discuss their books about baseball and how they connect to the current state of the national pastime. Ed's book, The Last Dance: The Eagles' Rise to Extinction, is about the last season of a collegiate baseball team, while Jonathan's edited collection, Astros and Asterisks: Houston's Sign-Stealing Scandal, Explained, covers the 2017 baseball scandal in context.

Ed Porcelli is an entrepreneur, baseball coach, and former professional baseball player who has been involved with baseball for 45 years. He is the author of Scabs Heal All Wounds, about his experience playing with Milwaukee Brewers during the 1994-95 MLB strike that caused the cancellation of the 1994 World Series. His latest book is titled, The Last Dance: The Eagles’ Rise to Extinction, about the shutting down of the baseball program at North Carolina Central University.  Jonathan Silverman is a professor and chair of English at UMass Lowell. He is the editor of Astros and Asterisks: The Houston Sign-Stealing Scandal Explained and the co-author with Michael Hinds of Johnny Cash International: How and Why the World Loves the Man in Black, which recently won the biennial Peggy O'Brien Book Award. He is a former Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies.  Each of the author's books will be available for sale at the event.  Cash is appreciated.

Please register online or call 203-762-6334.  For more information, contact

Event Type(s): Author Talk
Age Group(s): Adults

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