Authors on Stage With Mike Shalin

Category: Authors

Mike Shalin, author of Donnie Baseball : The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly," will be at the Library on Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

During his time wearing his now-retired #23 for the New York Yankees, Don Mattingly was loved by Yankees fans because of his passion for the game and thrilling batting title chases.  Known affectionately as "Donnie Baseball," Mattingly was an example of consistency and greatness while playing first base in the Bronx for 14 seasons.

In Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly, the exhaustive research of sports biographer Mike Shalin sheds new light on a baseball legend, exposing the Hall of Famer's moxie and lifelong dedication to baseball.  Shalin goes in-depth and follows an incredibly talented and hard-working player who is now continuing his baseball dream by managing the Los Angeles Dodgers.  During his time with the Yanks, Mattingly became one of the most beloved and popular players in the glorious history of the Yankees franchise.

Shalin leaves no stone unturned in this enlightening and comprehensive biography, revealing stories from both on and off the field that have never before been told.  Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly is a must-read not only for passionate Yankee fans, but for all baseball enthusiasts who want to become better historians of the game.

Mike Shalin is a 35-year sports journalism veteran. The 1976 graduate of Wichita State University started with the wire services in New York in the 1970s, moved to the New York Post from 1980-82 and then spent 22 years at the Boston Herald, covering the Red Sox for 12 years and then Boston College football and basketball before leaving the newspaper in 2005. A Baseball Hall of Fame voter since 1989, Shalin is now a freelancer in the Boston area whose varied duties include working as an official scorer at Fenway Park. He co-authored Out by a Step, The 100 Best Players Not in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Gilles Villemure's Tales from the Rangers Locker Room and has authored several books for young readers. Shalin resides in Easton, Massachusetts.

This event is part of the program Summer Read 2011:Memoir, Biography, and Autobiography.
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