Monday, August 20, 2007

Baseball weekend

Baseball dominated much of my weekend, including a symposium presentation on Saturday and the meeting of the Iowa chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research on Sunday in Cascade.

In both cases, the center of attention was Red Faber, the late Hall of Fame spitball pitcher and subject of my biography.

My Saturday program was part of "Farm Team: Iowa's Contributions to Baseball," a symposium at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch.

On Sunday, members of the Iowa chapter of SABR, as well as some out-of-state visitors, checked out the newly renovated Faber exhibit at the Tri-County Historical Society museum in Cascade. In the month since the grand re-opening, a beautiful mural of Faber has been added.

I'm pleased to say that the visitors -- they can be picky about their baseball -- came away most impressed with the exhibit in Cascade.

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