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St. Louis Baseball History Presentation and Book-signing Event

July 16, 1:00 pm TO 3:00 pm | Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum

Join us at our Historic Hotchkiss Chapel for a book presentation from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Question and answer time with the author will follow, with a book-signing event from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 

Bellefontaine Cemetery has a rich Baseball history dating back to the Club Era up to the modern age of baseball, including one of the original owners of the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

“St. Louis has a well-deserved reputation for the best fans in baseball and a rich baseball history that stretches back to before 1860. Visit the Musial Statue and learn the history of an iconic city landmark. Tour the final resting places of baseball Hall of Famers such as George Sisler and Cool Papa Bell. Stop by the building Curt Flood used to create his paintings when he was off the field. Travel to a funeral home owned by a player nicknamed Bow Wow. Author Brian Flaspohler takes you on a tour of the best baseball sites in the Gateway to the West.”

 

About the author:  “Brian Flaspohler is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan who grew up in a small town in central Missouri. He retired from a real job as a manufacturing engineer and now spends his days researching and writing about baseball history. He still watches the Cardinals but has officially reached the age where it is more fun to read about past baseball exploits than to watch the current game. He is a longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research and a contributor to both the Bio Project and the Games Project. He has also written about the 1880s St. Louis Browns for a book on Sportsman’s Park. When not occupied with baseball, he spends his time running the byways and trails in and around the St. Louis area. As of this writing, he has run every single day for more than nine years.”

 

This event is free. Books will be available for purchase. Sign up now!

 

Upon arriving at the cemetery, and entering the cemetery gates, follow white signage with green arrows to Hotchkiss Chapel.

 

This event is free, however, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted.

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