Lecture: Barry Sparks – Sports Writer to Speak on Home Run Baker

Lecture: Barry Sparks – Sports Writer to Speak on Home Run Baker 2019-08-06T12:41:33-04:00

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On Wednesday, August 14th at 6 pm, author and historian Barry Sparks will speak about baseball on the Eastern Shore through the 1940s.  Born in Cambridge, MD, Barry has authored books and articles on baseball history for over 40 years, particularly baseball on the Eastern Shore. Barry wrote the book Frank “Home Run” Baker: (Hall of Famer and World Series Hero), published in 2005.

In the early 1970s Mr. Sparks wrote a weekly column for the Daily Banner focusing on local sports under Sports Editor and author Bill Mowbray.  A Towson University graduate, he became a freelance writer and has sold more than 600 articles to publications nationwide.

Also on display at the Heritage Museum is the Cambridge Baseball Exhibit which chronicles the history of baseball here from the 1920s forward.  The MidAtlantic League batting trophy from 1929, won by Mr. Fred Lucas will be on display.  This exhibit includes uniforms, photos, World Series artifacts and much more.  On hand, Curator and Board member Donnie Davidson will interpret the exhibit.

This offering will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge, MD and is open to the public.  While no admission will be charged, donations are always welcome.  For information please call 410.228.7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.