Dead Ball Days with Jason Novak

Jason Novak at the Temescal Branch Library

Oakland's Jason Novak will present from his brand new "cartoon revisionist history" of the National Pastime, Baseball Epic: Famous and Forgotten Lives of the Dead Ball Era released by Coffee House Press in Minneapolis just in time for the new baseball season. In his book, Novak "explores the little-talked-about dead ball era of baseball―from 1900 to 1920, when a single ball was used for an entire game―and the men and women who shaped its course, ranging from mischievous in-game antics to the racial barriers being crossed well before Jackie Robinson, these miniature biographies highlight the joys and struggles, both on and off the field, of the unsung heroes who played pro ball before it was a profession."

This event is part of regular series of Saturday afternoon "salons" with people with ties to the Temescal neighborhood who are contributing to the cultural fabric of the community.





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Temescal Branch

5205 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 597-5049