Fall classics: a talk on the World Series
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
Eventbrite RSVP required
Program is FREE to attend
About the Event
Longtime baseball writer and Coffee House member Steve Wulf puts you in a box seat for the upcoming World Series with the help of Lindsay Berra, granddaughter of Yogi Berra, and Matt Meyers, the VP for Content at MLB.com.
Steve, who regularly writes for the Hall of Fame, will look back at the very first World Series, played by the Boston Americans of Cy Young and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Honus Wagner. Lindsay, an accomplished print and broadcast journalist, as well as the executive producer for It Ain’t Over, an award-winning documentary about her grandfather, will talk about Yogi, who played in an amazing 14 World Series and managed in two others. Matt will not only provide scouting reports on the two teams in the Series, but also assess how the new rule changes might affect the outcome.
Like Yogi said, “the baseball season ain’t over.”
About the Speakers
Steve Wulf is a native of Troy, N.Y., one of the original major league cities. That may explain why he has been writing about baseball for more than 50 years, first for various newspapers, then for Sports Illustrated, Time and ESPN, and now for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is the author of several books, including I Was Right On Time, the memoir of Buck O’Neil, a legend of the Negro Leagues.
As the oldest grandchild of Carmen and Yogi Berra, Lindsay Berra inherited a love for sports and a desire to tell stories. She played varsity softball and men’s club hockey at the University of North Carolina, where she received a degree in journalism.
From 1999 through 2012, she was a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine, covering ice hockey, tennis, baseball and the Olympics. She spent another five years at MLB.com, establishing herself as an authority on baseball fitness and injuries. A board member of the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, N.J., Lindsay served as the executive producer for It Ain’t Over, a SONY Classic documentary directed by Sean Mullin that was recently nominated for two Critics’ Choice Awards.
As vice-president for content at MLB.com, Matt Meyers not only knows the game’s nuanced beauty, but he also has an appreciation for the winding path players and coaches take to the majors. A graduate of Bates College, where he wrote about sports for the school paper and called football games on the radio, Matt landed a job at ESPN The Magazine as a fact-checker and worked his way up from there, eventually becoming an editor. He joined MLB.com as a director of content in July of 2014 and now oversees the home page while planning the site’s overall strategy.
Ticketed guests are welcome to stay for dinner by indicating so in their Eventbrite RSVP.
There will be an a la carte menu to choose from. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash).