An Afternoon with Jerry Reuss
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
9/20/2014 • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Sahara West Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Author: Jerry Reuss
Join us in welcoming former Dodger and World Series champion Jerry Reuss as he shares his hilarious new book, Bring in the Right Hander! My Four Decades in the Major League. His book puts us on the mound for the winning pitch in the 1981 World Series, and then takes us back to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Missouri, where Reuss first dreamed of that scene.
His baseball odyssey, dedicated to the mantra "work hard and play harder," began in 1969 with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals, (who traded him three years later for mustache-related reasons). Reuss carries us through his winning seasons with the Dodgers, taking in a no-hitter and that World Series triumph, and introducing us to some of baseball's most colorful characters. Along the way, as the grizzled veteran faces injuries, releases, and trips to the Minors, battling his way back into the Majors to finish his career with the Pirates, we get a glimpse of the real grit behind big league life, on and off the field.
Since his retirement as an active player, Reuss has worked in broadcasting as a color analyst for ESPN, the Anaheim Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. There will be a book signing following his presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702-507-3631.