Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: Frick: Baseball's Third Commissioner

Book Talk: Frick: Baseball's Third Commissioner

The public is invited to a talk by John Carvalho, author of Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner, on Monday, November 28 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the “asterisk” next to Roger Maris’s record.  But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through its more pivotal changes: television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest.  During those 14 years – and his 17 prior years as National League president – he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who started his career as a sportswriter.  This biography of Frick, whose approach to his work sparked lively debate about the commissioner’s role, provides a detailed narrative of his career and the events and characters of mid-20th century baseball.

John P. Carvalho is an associate professor of journalism at Auburn University. He has written extensively on sports media history, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s, and frequently writes about and discusses current sports journalism issues.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

 

 

Last Updated: November 21, 2016