Our Author Series brings noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings during the summer months. These programs are included with the cost of admission. The program includes a presentation in the Bullpen Theater, followed by a book signing in the Library Atrium. Presentation at 1 pm.
The Hall of Fame will welcome author Peter Bjarkman to talk about his new book, Cuba's Baseball Defectors.
A noted Cuban baseball expert reveals the complete truth behind the wave of Cuban big league talent coming to major league baseball. Given rare access to Cuba and its ballplayers, Peter C. Bjarkman has spent over 20 years traveling to all corners of the island getting to know the top Cuban stars and witnessing their struggles and triumphs.
Bjarkman tells the stories of colorful and controversial Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, American League Rookie of the Year José Abreu, Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Céspedes, and radar-gun busting reliever Aroldis Chapman.