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“Split Season 1981” with Jeff Katz, the Mayor of Cooperstown

May 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Mayor of Cooperstown, an author, and a former options trader walk into a Clubhouse…

The never-before-told, behind-the-scenes story of the exciting and memorable 1981 baseball season. The year of Fernando Valenzuela, Pete Rose, the last Yankees-Dodgers World Series — and the mid-season players’ strike that cut the heart out of the American summer.

Sourcing extensive interviews with almost all of the major participants in the strike, “Split Season 1981” returns us to the on- and off-field drama of an unforgettable baseball year.

Join Jeff Katz — the Mayor of Cooperstown, author, former options trader — on May 20 for our Clubhouse conversation…

RSVP required to attend.

Autographed and personalized copies of “Split Season 1981” will be available for purchase. The author will sign only books purchased in the Clubhouse.

Jeff Katz is the Mayor of Cooperstown. As a sportswriter, Katz had his first short story published in “Play It Again.” His first full-length book, “The Kansas City A’s & The Wrong Half of the Yankees,” was released in 2007 and received notable mentions. Katz has also authored two blogs: “Maybe Baby (or, You Know That It Would Be Untrue)” and “Mission of Complex,” a blog about raising his autistic son, who, after years of struggling, has graduated from college and started a successful career in art. Katz was also music editor for “Ragazine.” Once upon a time, he lived in Chicago and traded options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. With his wife and their three sons, Katz headed east in 2003 for a new life and never looked back.

Following the event, a ballgame on the Clubhouse screen. As always, complimentary ballpark beer.


May 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11 Street
New York, New York 10003

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