Please join legendary Mets’ pitcher Ron Darling in a talk and signing in honor of his recent book, 108 Stitches.
About this Event
Please join legendary Mets’ pitcher and announcer Ron Darling in a talk and signing in honor of his recent book, 108 Stitches. He’ll be in conversation with former NY1 personality Budd Mishkin on Saturday, November 16th at 12 Noon at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood, NJ.
$30–Admission to Ron’s talk, a copy of his book, 108 Stitches, and a chance to meet Ron and have your photo taken with him.
$15–Admission to Ron’s talk, and a chance to meet Ron and have your photo taken with him. (NO BOOK).
*Seating is general admission. Line-up will begin at 11:00 A.M, and seating will start at 11:30. Ron’s talk will be start at 12:00 P.M. You must present a copy of your ticket–either print or electronic–for admission, at which time you will be given a presigned copy of Ron’s book.
*ALL BOOKS WILL BE PRESIGNED. Due to time constraints, NO OTHER MEMORABILIA IS PERMITTED. Candid photographs will be allowed with Ron.
In 108 Stitches, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Darling offers his own take on the “six degrees of separation” game and knits together wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime.
Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling’s reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other early twentieth-century greats.
Like the 108 stitches on a baseball, Darling’s experiences are interwoven with every athlete who has ever played, every coach or manager who ever sat in a dugout, and every fan who ever played hooky from work or school to sit in the bleachers for a day game.
Darling’s anecdotes come together to tell the story of his time in the game, and the story of the game itself.