BrooklynFans Of Books: A Look At A Long Time Owner Of The Red Sox

Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox

By Bill Nowlin 

University Of Nebraska Press, 560 pages, $36.95

Few owners have influenced their teams in the way Tom Yawkey did when he was owner of the Boston Red Sox.

Bill Nowlin examines this major figure in baseball history in the comprehensive work biography Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox. takes a close look at Yawkey’s life as a sportsman and as one of the leading philanthropists in New England and South Carolina. He also addresses Yawkey’s leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure with the Red Sox.

After purchasing the Red Sox for $1.2 million in 1932, Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again.

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Yankees Old Timers Day Roster; Boone, Pettitte Among First-Timers

(Whitey Ford being introduced at the 2016 Old Timers  Day – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees announced the roster of former players who will be on hand at the 72nd annual Old-Timers’ Day, which will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at Yankee Stadium.

This is the 10th Old-Timers’ Day at the current Yankee Stadium.

First-time participants include current Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, and Dion James.

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BookCon 2018 At The Javits Center June 2-3

BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

This is a worthwhile event to see many famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.

For more information, check out thebookcon.com and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Noir” As imagined By Moore

Noir

By Christopher Moore

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Christopher Moore has made a name for himself by reinventing beloved literary genres, and his latest work is no exception.

Moore’s new novel, simply titled Noir, is an off-kilter homage to the classic 1940s dime novel as only he could conceive of it.

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