Cool of the Evening

-- Three Twin Cities authors

Three books about Minnesota baseball

Saturday, June 9, 1-3 p.m.
Borders Woodbury
8472 Tamarack Bay
651-578-2931


Saturday, June 16, 1-3 pm
Borders Coon Rapids
3577 NW River Rapids Drive
763-755-7550

Father's Day shoppers will have no problem finding a gift for dads who are big fans of Minnesota baseball. Three Twin Cities baseball authors will sign copies of their books June 9 at the Borders in Woodbury.

Dennis Brackin, whose Kent Hrbek's Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout was just published this spring, will be joined by Stew Thornley and Jim Thielman. Brackinís book is just in time for this 20th reunion season of the í87 World Champions.

Thornley's book, Baseball in Minnesota: A Definitive History surveys all aspects of baseball in the state, making it the ideal gift for those interested in everything from amateur ball to the Minnesota Twins.

Thielman's Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins, focuses on a storm-filled summer when the team overcame injuries to key players and drew Upper Midwest fans to Metropolitan Stadium to see the New York Yankees' dominance of the American League reach its end.

Thielman and Thornley will also sign books June 16 at the Coon Rapids Borders.


BOOK DETAILS

Kent Hrbek's Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout

with Dennis Brackin, Star Tribune sports editor

Sports Publishing, 2007

192 pages


Baseball in Minnesota: A Definitive History

by Stew Thornley, Twin cities baseball historian

Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2006

320 pages


Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins

by Jim Thielman, former journalist, internationally published writer

Kirk House, 2005

254 pages (paperback and hardbound)