Daniel Nathan, “Baltimore Sports”

Nov. 5

Baltimore has its big-deal sports things—Babe Ruth was born here, the Ripkens, the early '80s Dunbar Poets basketball team, Michael Phelps—and then it's got its stranger, smaller things such as duckpin bowling, Hopkins lacrosse, boxer Joe Gans, and more. Both sides of Baltimore sports history are represented in Daniel Nathan's "Baltimore Sports: Stories From Charm City," a collection of 20 essays about sports here in Baltimore, including, "On the Courts of Druid Hill: Lucy Diggs Slowe and the Rise of Organized Black Tennis" by Amira Rose Davis, "Toots Barger: Queen of Duckpins" by Stacy Karten, "Orange and Black Forever: How a New Yorker Fell in Love with Earl Weaver’s Baltimore Orioles" by Lee Lowenfish, and "Baltimore Baseball Icons: The Babe, Mr. Oriole, The Iron Man, and the Forgotten Day" by editor Nathan himself. Join Nathan at the Ivy Bookshop to talk charm city and sports. 6 p.m. Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd., (410) 377-2966, theivybookshop.com, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

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