Kurkjian will sign copies of his
latest book, “I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We
All Love,” and share his many baseball insights and anecdotes.
His appearance is part of the special programming offered in
conjunction with the Lincoln Presidential Library’s latest exhibit,
“Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry.” Other events in the works include
a family picnic and screening of “Field of Dreams,” a visit by the
makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, a presentation by an
expert on baseball’s Civil War connections and regular children’s
Kurkjian will sign books at 6 p.m. and then speak in the museum’s
Union Theater at 6:30.
The event is free for members of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library Foundation, with a minimal charge for non-members.
Visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov and click on “special event
“I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies” explores the customs,
superstitions and unspoken fears of major league baseball. In his
introduction to the book, columnist George F. Will writes, “Tim’s
love for what he does is, happily, infectious.”
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum dedicated to
telling the story of America’s 16th president through old-fashioned scholarship
and modern technology.
Its mission also includes preserving and exploring Illinois history – such as
the passionate competition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.
“Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry” explores nearly 150 years of baseball history
The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents,
photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to
all aspects of Illinois history. The museum uses traditional exhibits,
eye-catching special effects and innovative story-telling techniques to educate
For more information, please visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]