Negro Leagues Museum: 2017 Baseball Book Festival (Kansas City, MO)

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO

Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) for the kickoff to baseball season with a literary “tripleheader.” Enjoy discussions and meet authors of national acclaim at this day-long event held on at the Field of Legends exhibition area. The Book Festival is presented in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Historic Area and Park University.

All books will be available at the Extra Inning Museum Store. The event is free with your paid admission to the NLBM. Museum members can enter for free by showing their membership card. For questions or information, call 816-221-1920 or email

Authors are expected to include SABR members Sherman Jenkins (Ted Strong, Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star), Christopher Lamb (Jackie Robinson, A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero), along with Paul Dickson (Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son), Jonathan Eig (Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season)

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