Sunday, January 21, 2007

Public radio interviews

On Friday, I experienced role reversal. Instead of being the journalist/interviewer, I was the interviewee.

Rob Dillard, of Iowa Public Radio, interviewed me in Des Moines concerning my Red Faber biography. Rob is a fan of the game and its history, and his questions reflected that background.

A broadcast time for the segment has not been set.

Meanwhile, on Feb. 7, I will be interviewed on "About Books" on WVIK, the public radio station on the campus of Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. (90.3 FM in the Quad Cities and 95.7 FM in Dubuque.) My interviewer will be Faye Clow of the Bettendorf Public Library.

On the road again

Three weeks after making a couple of Chicago-area presentations about Red Faber, I will be back in Chicago to promote my biography of Faber and to promote Chicago baseball history.

This event is the White Sox FanFest, at the Palmer House. I will be helping a former high school classmate promote his major project, creating a Chicago Baseball Museum, by working a shift at the museum's booth. Meanwhile, I hope to sell a few copies of the Faber book available and make some contacts for my Ray Schalk project.

I don't have much feel for how productive this trip will be, but I'm overdue for a visit to downtown Chicago anyway.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Chicago presentations Saturday/Deadball photos

I will be presenting two slide shows on Red Faber in the Chicago area on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Grayslake Historical Society
9 am Saturday, Jan. 6
State Bank of the Lakes community room
50 Commerce Drive
Grayslake, IL

Chicago Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research
1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6
Roden Branch/Chicago Public Library system
6083 Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL

Books will be available for sale. If you are in the Chicago area on Saturday, I hope to see you there.

MEANWHILE, here is a link to a YouTube slideshow featuring photos from baseball's "Deadball Era." Though Faber is not shown, there are plenty of Chicago photos (as well as one of the great Honus Wagner). Note what access the news photographers received during game action.