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A Special Sports History Presentation:


Red Sox-Yankees: The Greatest Rivalry in Sports

Tuesday, April 16th, 7-8 P.M.  Doors open at 6:30 P.M.
Lovell Room at the Stratford Library
Free and open to the public. General seating.

Welcome to the most intense rivalry in American sports – maybe the world on Tuesday, April 16th in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hosted by award-winning sportswriter, baseball beat writer and book author Marty Gitlin, “Red Sox-Yankees: The Greatest Rivalry in Sports” features videos of the biggest moments of the rivalry from well over a century, as well as trivia questions for patrons to ponder.

 From the sale of Babe Ruth in 1919 that launched the Yankees dynasty and Curse of the Bambino to Joe DiMaggio vs. Ted Williams to the Brawl of 1967 to Bucky “Freaking” Dent to Munson vs. Fisk to the Red Sox Revenge of 2004 all the way to today, this lively program is a blast for sports fans.  Following his talk, Gitlin will have autographed copies of his Ultimate New York Yankees Time Machine Book and Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book for sale.

Martin Gitlin is a freelance book writer and journalist based in Cleveland. He has written several history books for students, including works on the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, Battle of The Little Bighorn and Stock Market Crash of 1929. He has also written biographies of NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Gitlin worked for two decades as a sportswriter, during which time he won more than 45 awards, including first place for general excellence from Associated Press. That organization also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in Ohio.

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