2017 Regional History Series: The Newport Reds & Newport's Wiedemann Club: Shaping the Sport of Baseball at the Turn of the Century

Registration not required

Thursday, June 15, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Newport Branch

Description

Join baseball historian Gary Cieradkowski as he shares some of the fascinating stories he discovered about the early baseball clubs based in Newport, Kentucky and the surrounding region.  Most famous, perhaps, is the talented Wiedemann Baseball Club, the semi-professional team sponsored by the Wiedemann Brewing Company in the early 1900s.  Featuring both local talent and big league ringers, the Wiedemann club has a special place in the sports history of Newport, Kentucky.  You’ll also learn about the Newport Reds, a semi-pro team that beat the real Cincinnati Reds in the 1890s and the Fort Thomas Cochrans, baseball champions of the U.S. Army….and more!  Known for presentations that are entertaining, as well as informative, Mr. Cieradkowski will deliver an evening filled with fond recollection of baseball in our region during a bygone era. 

Gary Cieradkowski is a sought after speaker, artist, and author of The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes.  His next book, with an anticipated 2017 publication date, is an illustrated history of baseball in Kentucky, and will offer further insight on the subject being discussed at this Regional History presentation.  A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Three of this year’s 2017 Regional History Series events will run in conjunction with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams.  Each presentation will focus, at least in part, on some aspect of Newport’s sports history.  In addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, a companion exhibit was created by the Library to showcase the sports history of Newport, KY.  Those attending Regional History events prior to June 3 will be invited to enjoy a tour of the exhibition following the presentation.

Hometown Teams, made possible in Newport by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., is part of the Museum on Main Street program, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Kentucky Humanities Council.  Support has been provided by the United States Congress.

Funding for each of the presentations in our 2017 Regional History Series was made possible through a mini-grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and also through the generous financial support of The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library.

 

Registration Required

Age range: Adult

Snacks provided

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Join baseball historian Gary Cieradkowski as he shares some of the fascinating stories he discovered about the early baseball clubs based in Newport, Kentucky and the surrounding region.  Most famous, perhaps, is the talented Wiedemann Baseball Club, the semi-professional team sponsored by the Wiedemann Brewing Company in the early 1900s.  Featuring both local talent and big league ringers, the Wiedemann club has a special place in the sports history of Newport, Kentucky.  You’ll also learn about the Newport Reds, a semi-pro team that beat the real Cincinnati Reds in the 1890s and the Fort Thomas Cochrans, baseball champions of the U.S. Army….and more!  Known for presentations that are entertaining, as well as informative, Mr. Cieradkowski will deliver an evening filled with fond recollection of baseball in our region during a bygone era. 

Gary Cieradkowski is a sought after speaker, artist, and author of The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes.  His next book, with an anticipated 2017 publication date, is an illustrated history of baseball in Kentucky, and will offer further insight on the subject being discussed at this Regional History presentation.  A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Three of this year’s 2017 Regional History Series events will run in conjunction with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams.  Each presentation will focus, at least in part, on some aspect of Newport’s sports history.  In addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, a companion exhibit was created by the Library to showcase the sports history of Newport, KY.  Those attending Regional History events prior to June 3 will be invited to enjoy a tour of the exhibition following the presentation.

Hometown Teams, made possible in Newport by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., is part of the Museum on Main Street program, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Kentucky Humanities Council.  Support has been provided by the United States Congress.

Funding for each of the presentations in our 2017 Regional History Series was made possible through a mini-grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council and also through the generous financial support of The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library.

 

Registration Required

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