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Meet and Greet with baseball expert and author Joe Niese
Gift book alert! Come meet Joe Niese on Saturday 11/17 at 11am and hear about his book on baseball great Burleigh Grimes. We're looking forward to welcoming Joe, a Chippewa Falls native.
Award-winning author and sports historian Joe Niese is a library director in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He has written three biographies on sports legends from western Wisconsin : Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer, Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story and Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach.
"Joe Niese tells the story of Burleigh Grimes in marvelous detail, enriching bare numbers with anecdotes culled from a wide range of published sources.... Niece makes a candid assessment of how his subject's behavior contributed to both his successes and limitations, and the result is a very balanced work of scholarship...this excellent biography does justice to Burleigh Old Stubblebeard Grimes. It is a welcome addition to baseball scholarship"-- Nine; "for my money, Joe Niese did a great job with this book. He brought back to life someone that not many of us are familiar with. He portrays a different era in baseball in a light that all fans can relate to and understand.... This book introduces a new generation of fans to one of the games true characters. Check it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed"-- Gregg's Baseball Bookcase; "A well-researched biography essential for every fan of the Dead Ball Era"--Dorothy Seymour Mills, author of Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places.