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Kevin Baker, The New York Game

July 31, 2024, 7:00pm–8:00pm

History as seen through the eyes of preeminent authors.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Kevin Baker, The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City

Kevin Baker is a novelist, historian, and journalist. He has been a professional writer since the age of 13, working originally for the Gloucester Daily Times as a stringer covering school-boy sports. He is the coauthor of Reggie Jackson's Becoming Mr. October. His work as appeared in Harper’s, where he is also a contributing editor, New York Observer, The New York Times, and The New Republic. He lives in New York City. His latest book is The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City.

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