CANCELLED: The New Game of Baseball for Blind Athletes

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Athens Public Library
Raymond C. Cook Meeting Room

Event Details

DUE TO AN INDEFINITE DELAY IN PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED; IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED WHEN A NEW RELEASE DATE IS DETERMINED.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENTS.

Beep is the first book about blind baseball leagues. Our guest author, David Wanczyk will illuminate this sport and show us a remarkable version of America’s favorite pastime. With balls designed to beep three times per second and bases that buzz, “beep baseball” is both innovative and intensely competitive. Athletic rivalries are so intense that no player or spectator is thinking about disability. These athletes play their hearts out, especially for the championship games, which are international. Wanczyk follows teams around the world and even joins them on the field to create a gripping inside-narrative about the game and its players. The book explores such interesting questions as whether players come to terms with their blindness through the game, or does it provoke buried frustrations about their disability?

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the presentation.


Event Type(s): Literature and Writing
Age Group(s): Adults, College Students