From the Baltimore Fishbowl Events Page…

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

7:00pm – 8:00pm | FREE!

Celebrate the opening of baseball season on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. as The Ivy Bookshop and Sports Legends Museum welcome Tom Dunkel to share a largely forgotten story from the sport’s past.In Depression-era Bismarck, North Dakota, one of baseball’s most unlikely champions assembled one of the most improbable teams in the sport’s history. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find to his semi-pro baseball team, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion.

Dunkel’s book Color Blind returns Churchill’s team to its rightful place in baseball history.

About the Author:Tom Dunkel is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.Join Tom Dunkel at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit The Ivy Bookshop website.