Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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National Museum of American Jewish History
Location:
101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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The National Museum of American Jewish History’s mission is to present educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Our purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to

Old Jews Talking Baseball

March 25, 2014 7:00 PM

Longtime friends, baseball experts, and fans Dan Okrent and John Thorn sit down for a chat about life and baseball. They’ll ponder why Fantasy Baseball is a metaphor for what Jews and other minorities have always longed for in baseball and in American life. They might even tell a joke. Or two.

Bestselling writer Daniel Okrent was the first public editor of The New York Times, and is perhaps best known for inventing Rotisserie (aka "Fantasy") Baseball and for bringing Old Jews Telling Jokes to the stage. John Thorn is the Official Historian for Major League Baseball and served as the chief consultant to Chasing Dreams. Both were significant contributors to Ken Burns’ Baseball, among countless other accomplishments.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the light reception to follow.

$18/$15 Members
Registration required

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

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