Charles Krug Winery is pleased to announce the launch of our new speaker series, a Series of Interesting People (SIP), with special guests, Jean Fruth, author/photographer of Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin and Jeff Idelson, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The evening will include both a book signing and a live audience Q&A moderated by local sports reporter Gus Morris, (who just happened to play on Fruth’s little league team in his youth).
Jean Fruth was the traveling photographer for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and now shoots for their Latino media partner, La Vida Baseball. Some of her most memorable images will be on display at this event. Her first book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, features more than 250 of her best images from all levels of the amateur game in the US, as well as from several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Among the 16 legends, 13 are Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken, Jr., Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson and Randy Johnson.
Jeff Idelson Jeff Idelson has spent 33 years in baseball, eight with the Red Sox and Yankees, and the last 25 with the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Retiring this summer after 11 years as president, Idelson has a deep knowledge of The Game and its history, and stories about its legendary players.
Tickets to this event are free.
Book: Signed copies of Jean Fruth’s book will be available for sale for $60. For each book sold a matching $60 will be donated to Oakland Little League
Refreshments, wine, and light snacks available for purchase.
Purchase a copy of the book online if you can’t make it. Use the code noll/soll or Oakland LL and help raise funds for NOLL/SOLL.