Friday, June 8, 2012
Baseball legend Johnny Antonelli at Greece Barnes & Noble booksigning tonight
For all my Rochester west-siders, Johnny Antonelli and I will be doing a talk and signing at the Greece Barnes & Noble tonight at 7. Please stop by to hear some great stories about playing with the likes of Willie Mays and Warren Spahn and against baseball icons such as Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. And don't forget, Father's Day is fast-approaching. The book tour continues on Saturday, June 16, at 7 at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble with another question-and-answer session and signing. On Tuesday, June 19 at 1, we'll be doing a talk and signing at the Bullpen Theater at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. Can't wait for that one. And on Friday, June 22, Johnny will be signing books outside the Red Wings Gift Shop in the Frontier Field concourse before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at that night's Wings game. It's been a lot of fun spending time with Johnny. The Rochester born-and-bred pitcher who went on to become a World Series hero and five-time National League All-Star and enormously successful entrepreneur is one of the nicest, most humble people you'll ever meet. And it's been great getting to know his wife, Gail, too. She's been a great aid to me, from helping arrange the interviews to the promotion of the book.