Panel: "All-Star Week in D.C.: Baseball Past and Future" (Washington, DC)

"All-Star Week in D.C.: Baseball Past and Future"
6:00-7:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Join us on the eve of baseball’s first All Star Game in D.C. in half a century as SABR member David Rapp (author of Tinker to Evers to Chance) leads a stellar lineup of baseball experts and seers in a conversation about the intersecting destinies of baseball and American society. Bring your ideas, questions, and opinions! You can e-mail him at if you have questions.


Leslie Heaphy will be the moderator. She is the Vice President of SABR and chair of the Women in Baseball Committee since 1995. Leslie is an Associate Professor of History at Kent State University at Stark and publishes in the area of the Negro Leagues and women’s baseball.

Other speakers include:

Barry Svrluga, columnist for the Washington Post and former Post beat writer for the Nationals

Fred Frommer is author of You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions.

Aviva Kempner is writer and director of the Emmy nominated and Peabody awarded documentary, "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," about the Hall of Famer who faced anti-Semitism during the 1930s. She is now making a film on Moe Berg, a major league catcher who served as an undercover spy in the OSS during World War II.

Sponsored by SABR's Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter, the University of Chicago's D.C. Alumni club, and East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill. Free admission and open to the public.