Lecture: Rico Petrocelli and Tom Zappala, “Legendary Lumber: the 1967 Red Sox”

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Date(s) - May 17, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Falmouth Historical Society & Museums on the Green


Red Sox great Rico Petrocelli will reminiscence about the Impossible Dream team of 1967 and Tom Zappala will discuss “Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History” and how it showcases the most desirable professional model bats in the history of our National Pastime while detailing the story behind the professional and personal lives of the men who became famous for swinging the lumber. Hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult feats in sports and the baseball bat is the instrument to accomplish this tough task. Whether it is a thin-handled weapon built for bat speed or a hefty war club crafted for durability, the bat is the baseball player’s most customized piece of equipment. For each player featured in the book, you will find both a narrative highlighting a significant offensive accomplishment, as well as the story about the bat itself. Learn about the interesting characteristics of each gamer along with specific player ordering habits, the distinct bat preparation and relative scarcity of the gamers featured. These bat stories are brought to life with brilliant images and information, and along with the narratives of the players, make for a fascinating and fun read. You will also find a brief history of the baseball bat, and tips about collecting professional model bats. The players selected for this book represent a cross section of baseball history, from the early days to the present-Nap Lajoie, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and the ultra-popular stars of the post-1980 period such as Cal Ripken, Jr., and Derek Jeter. From stick magicians like Keeler to Suzuki and all of the greats in between, there is something here for everyone.

Lecture: Rico Petrocelli and Tom Zappala, "Legendary Lumber: the 1967 Red Sox"

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