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The Sultan of Swat

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Jr. in her new book, The Story of Babe Ruth (Rockridge Press, 2021). The book takes readers back to Babe’s early years as a poor kid growing … Continue reading

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New from Mike Lupica

In his latest book for tweens and teens, Strike Zone (Philomel Books, 2019), Mike Lupica tells the story of 12-year-old baseball prodigy Nick Garcia, the dreams he has about playing professional ball and worries he has for his sick sister … Continue reading

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The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge has co-authored a new book about fellow BC grad Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. Frates, a former BC Baseball captain, was … Continue reading

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The Francona years

Award-winning sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe will sign copies of his new book, Francona: The Red Sox Years, on Apr. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the McElroy Commons Bookstore. The book, written with former Boston Red Sox … Continue reading

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Hope diamond

Each summer, Boston College asks its incoming freshmen to read a book whose theme can provide a starting point for reflection and conversation that will later be illuminated through an address by the author at the annual First Year Convocation … Continue reading

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Baseball stories

Author Lenny Cassuto will deliver a lecture on “Baseball and the Business of American Innocence” to mark the publication of his new co-edited (with Stephen Partridge) book, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball, on Apr. 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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