Milwaukee's Baldassaro takes a swing at Italian-American baseball stars

Mar 24, 2018 872

BY: Bobby Tanzilo

Milwaukee's Larry Baldassaro is the author and/or editor of a number of great books about baseball history, including "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," "Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life" and co-editor of "he American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity."

You may also recognize Baldassaro's name from his work for the Milwaukee Brewers' Gameday magazine, to which he has contributed since 1990. Now, he's got a new one, called "Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza," published by Skyhorse, and Baldassaro appears at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 to talk about and sign copies of it.

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