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Literary Lorain Week: Historic Baseball Barriers

Lorain native, Wayne Pearsall, takes us behind the scenes to baseball players who didn’t get the recognition they deserved (such as Sam Jethroe) or who ran into barriers that are quite surprising, such as Eddie Klep. He will be joined by Kelly Boyer Sagert, the author of Joe Jackson: A Biography, who will recount Jackson’s life from mill worker to major leaguer to a central figure in a national scandal that banned him from baseball for life.

Special thanks to the Nord Family Foundation for their support of this program series. An exhibit of Cleveland Indians Baseball memorabilia is also on display, on loan from Rob and Katarina Levit.

Admission fee for this program is $5, payable at the door.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets ($5 each) for 4 Cleveland Indians tickets + a parking pass. These tickets are located behind home plate and are for the Friday, April 19th game vs. the Atlanta Braves. Winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Thursday, April 11 at the conclusion of the program.