Lecture - Subway Series, Past and...Present? with Kevin Baker

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Is this finally the year??  The first Subway Series in 22 seasons?!  Probably not.  But...maybe! Come hear and see the condensed, funny, thoroughly amazing history of the Subway Series—which started even before there was an American League. Or a subway!

Kevin Baker is a novelist, historian, and journalist, who has lived in New York since 1976, and has written extensively about the city.  Baker's fiction includes the historical novels, Dreamland, Paradise Alley, Strivers Row, and The Big Crowd—all set primarily in New York—and he has recently completed a history of city baseball, tentatively entitled, The New York Game, which is to be published by Kopf in the spring of 2024. Other work has included everything from a graphic novel, Luna Park, to a collaboration with Reggie Jackson on his time with the Yankees.  He is currently a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, wrote the story for the Ken Burns documentary on America and the Holocaust, out this fall; and is working on a history of the United States between the world wars. He has appeared on television many times to discuss both current politics and history, including an appearance on The Colbert Show, and on Joy Reid's AM Joy show on MSNBC. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1980. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, the playwright Ellen Abrams.

6:00pm reception; 6:30pm lecture, gratis. Advance registrations required. Members and one guest per member are invited to dine at The Club with the speakers following the lecture. Please click here to access the post program dinner registration page.