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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Boston Red Sox & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Harvey Frommer – Author of “Celebrating Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of Red Sox Nation – 1912-2010”

6:30 PM Dinner & Reception
Esplanade Room – Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue (above the Kenmore Square “T” Stop)
$70, Friends of The Writers Series and Season Ticket Holders (price includes an autographed copy of Mr. Frommer`s book)

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About Harvey Frommer

Dr. Harvey Frommer received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Professor nominee, Recipient of the "Salute to Scholars Award" at CUNY where he taught writing for many years, the prolific author was cited by the Congressional Record and the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist.

His forty sports books include autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and Tony Dorsett, the classics "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," "New York City Baseball: 1947-1957," "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia," "A Yankee Century," "Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry" (with Frederic J. Frommer), and "Five O`clock Lightning: The 1927 Yankees." His "REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM" was published to acclaim in 2008.

Together with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories "It Happened in the Catskills," "It Happened in Brooklyn," Growing Up Jewish in America," "It Happened on Broadway" and "It Happened in Manhattan."


Highlights from Dr. Frommer`s life:

Along with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he is a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral and cultural history. Dr. Frommer has also taught "Sports Journalism" and "Sports and Culture at Dartmouth College, Adelphi and New York University.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today and other publications.

Sampling of acclaim for Harvey Frommer:

"Dartmouth`s own Mr. Baseball"
· Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

"Harvey Frommer brings a vast amount of experience in the art of the oral history, one of the many tools at the disposal of the historian. From his Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball to Red Sox-Yankees The Great Rivalry, Frommer shows that he is a baseball writer and historian of repute."
· SABR executive director John Zajc

"Harvey Frommer is an accomplished writer about many facets of baseball."
· George F. Will

"First among equals is Harvey Frommer, a great expert on all things baseball and New York (and that city within a city – Brooklyn)."

· John Thorn – Baseball Historian

What Others Are Saying:

“Remembering Fenway Park is an elegant, pennant-winning look-back that should warm the hearts of Red Sox fans young and old. Ted, Yaz, Rico, Roger, Nomar, and Big Papi – they are all there, in the shadow of the Green Monster. What a feeling! “
· Peter Golenbock, -- author of “Red Sox Nation”

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