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Friday, June 23, 2006
The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Presents:
Bill "Spaceman" Lee and Joe Castiglione
Speaking on their respective books: “Have Glove, Will Travel” and “Broadcast Rites and Sites: I saw it on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox.”

12-Noon Luncheon
Crown Royal Room -- Fenway Park (enter off Brookline Avenue)
Red Sox Nation Members, $40
Non-Members, $50
(autographed copies of Mr. Lee`s and Mr. Castiglione`s books included)

To register for this event please contact Meghan Donovan of the Red Sox at 617-267-9440, or via e-mail: mdonovan@redsox.com.

Bill “Spaceman” Lee, the celebrated philosopher and left-handed pitcher (some may think that an oxymoron), pitched 10 seasons for the Red Sox (1969-78) and was an integral part of the starting rotation during that time. Despite his success on the mound, however, he would become more famous for his eccentric personality than his pitching. On his approach to life and the realm of the mind, Jon Goode, a writer, quotes Mr. Lee: "I don’t ask questions, I answer questions. I do things spontaneously and not pre-meditated. I take things as they come and live my life in the present. What I do everyday is what I want to do." Mr. Lee stays extremely busy. He owns his own bat company in New Brunswick called The Old Bat Company. Odd that, a pitcher owning a bat company, but its part of his undeniable charm. Mr. Lee comes to the series to talk about his books, of which there are three, but with special emphasis upon the third.

Joe Castiglione, is in his 23rd season behind the microphone on Red Sox radio. He previously handled play-by-play for the Cleveland Indians on TV in 1979 and 1982 and broadcast the Milwaukee Brewers on TV in 1981. The Hamden, CT native has announced the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, and did college basketball on New England Sports Network for six winters. During the off-season, he teaches broadcast journalism courses at Northeastern University and Franklin Pierce College. Joe also works in fund raising for the Jimmy Fund.

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