Author, Photographer Jean Fruth and newly-retired Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson will be giving a pair of presentations on Jean’s new book Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, with each followed by a book signing. 100% of the proceeds from every book sold ($60/book) during the two events will be donated to Oakland Little League.
On Wednesday, September 25, they will be appearing at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley at 7:30pm.Berkeley Info
On Saturday, September 28, they will be appearing at Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7:00pm.Corte Madera Info
About the Book
Jean’s book includes more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in the US as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Some of the stars highlighted include Cal Ripken, Jr., Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Vladimir Guerrero and Juan Marichal. The Oakland chapter is really special and includes an entertaining first-person essay from Rickey Henderson about growing up in the area.Purchase Book
About the Author
Jean Fruth has been a photographer for nearly two decades and shooting baseball for the past 15 years. She covered the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive. Today, Fruth is the traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company and Hall of Fame partner that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America. She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 Sony Artisans of Imagery, world-wide.