Feb. 21, 2001
March 3, 2001
Larry Powell, Ph.D., a UAB associate professor of communication studies and avid baseball fan, will be signing copies of his new book "Bottom of the Ninth: An Oral History on the Life of Harry `The Hat' Walker" at the UAB vs. Saint Louis basketball game on March 3 at Bartow Arena. Harry "The Hat" Walker was UAB's first baseball coach (1978-86). Highlights in Walker's life include his National League batting title in 1947, his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Chicago Cubs, and his successful management of three National League teams. In addition, Walker became a decorated hero in World War II. Copies of this new book will be on sale at the UAB Bookstores "Dragon's Den" located on the concourse of Bartow Arena.
In addition, current Head Baseball Coach Larry Giangrosso, his staff and team will also be present at this event. Coach Giangrosso is a UAB graduate and the first UAB alumnus to serve as head coach of the Blazer baseball team.
For more information, contact Robert Brooks at 934-7252