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Baseball Historian Rob Garratt To Read At Royal Block


August 17, 2023

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Rob Garrett

WAITSBURG-The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes baseball historian Robert Garratt, who will read from his latest book, Jazz Age Giant, at the Royal Block in Waitsburg at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023. The event is free, and the venue is open to 21+ public.

Garratt's book portrays New York Giants owner Charles Stoneham, a Gatsby-like character who lived large during the roaring 1920s. He was known to host grand parties and associate with politicians, gamblers, entertainers, and showgirls.

The book also portrays a moment in US history when despite Prohibition, many Americans lived for the moment and pursued pleasure wherever they could find it.

"A wonderful, interesting, and informative book, even if you are not a baseball fan. By placing Charles Stoneham within New York's Jazz Age, Robert Garratt offers a unique perspective on the history of Giants baseball ownership." --Bob Lurie, SF Giants Owner, 1976-1992.

The Art Bar is open Thursdays and Fridays 4–8 p.m. and Saturdays 2–8 p.m. @theRoyalBlock


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