Tony La Russa - One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
Start: 1:00 pm
Tony La Russa discusses One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season ($27.99). Speaking candidly, the third-winningest manager in baseball history talks about his World Championship season with the St. Louis Cardinals, his lifetime spent studying the game, his famously intense style, and his decision to retire. La Russa also shares stories from throughout his career that shaped his outlook — from his first days managing the Chicago White Sox to his championship years with the Oakland A's, to his triumphant tenure as St. Louis's longest-serving manager.Tony La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2011, as well as the Oakland A's and the Chicago White Sox. He has three World Series wins, six league championships, and five Manager of the Year awards, and is ranked third in all-time major league wins. He and his wife, Elaine, founded the Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California.
Start: 7:00 pm
Steven Roby presents Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix ($24.95). This new book includes the most important interviews from the peak of Hendrix’s career, 1966 to 1970, as selected by one of the world’s leading Hendrix historians. “Uncovers a wealth of material that most diehard fans didn’t even suspect existed.” —Richie UnterbergerSteven Roby is a respected Jimi Hendrix historian-archivist and the author of Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix and Becoming Jimi Hendrix. He was the editor and publisher of Straight Ahead: The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine (1989–1996) and the editor of the Hendrix family’s authorized fanzine, Experience Hendrix. He has also written feature articles and reviews for Guitar World and Goldmine.