Date(s) - 08/30/2018
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Auditorium of the Central Library
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The City Club of San Diego, Joined by the Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Regional San Diego Chamber of Commerce, United States Marine Corps, and the City of San Diego’s Central Library, Proudly Present:
REMEMBERING TED WILLIAMS ON THE OCCASION OF HIS ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY – WITH CLAUDIA WILLIAMS, DICK FLAVIN & BILL NOWLIN
SPECIAL PROGRAM OF REMEMBRANCE:
5:30-6:30 pm – Thursday, August 30
Auditorium of the Central Library
300 Park Blvd.
This a Free Public Event but Reservations are Required:
RSVP: CityClubSD@gmail.com, or call: 619-235-4041
EVENT SPONSOR: JOAN & IRWIN JACOBS
CLAUDIA WILLIAMS, author of, “Ted Williams: My Father”, is the last surviving child of legendary Boston Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Ted Williams, tells her father’s story, including never-before-told anecdotes about his life on and off the field that reveal the flesh and blood man behind “The Kid.”
Born after her father retired from baseball, Claudia Williams grew up with little idea that her dad was one of the most revered sports figures of all time – until she finally saw him in uniform at Fenway Park, receiving the adulation of thousands of fans.
Now in this moving and surprising memoir, Claudia offers an unexpected look at Ted Williams, viewed from a unique and fresh perspective. Here she recalls her childhood growing up with a baseball legend after his heyday, capturing their loving yet tumultuous relationship, and shares the beloved stories he passed on to her. Reconciling his talent on the field with his life off of it, Claudia reveals the myriad passions—including baseball and much more—which shaped who he was.
DICK FLAVIN is the poet laureate and senior ambassador of the Boston Red Sox and voice of Fenway Park, serving as public address announcer for Red Sox day games. His television commentaries won seven New England Emmy Awards, he is a nationally known speaker, and is a member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
He wrote and starred in According to Tip, the acclaimed one-man play about legendary Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses, a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.
BILL NOWLIN was one of the first fans to the mound when Jim Lonborg induced the final out and the Red Sox won the 1967 pennant.
He was elected as SABR’s Vice President in 2004 and re-elected for five more terms before stepping down in 2016, when he was elected as a Director. He is also the author of dozens of books on the Red Sox or Red Sox players, including Ted Williams At War and Love That Dirty Water: The Standells and the Improbable Victory Anthem of the Boston Red Sox (both from Rounder Books.)
He has written Johnny Pesky’s biography (Mr. Red Sox) and co-edited a series of Red Sox “team books” written by numerous SABR authors that focus on different years when the Red Sox fielded exceptional teams, including: ’75: The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball (2005); The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox (2007); When Boston Had The Babe: The 1918 Red Sox (2008); and Lefty, Double-X, and The Kid: The 1939 Red Sox, a Team in Transition (2009).
Bill is also co-founder of Rounder Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s traveled to more than 100 countries, but says there’s no place like Fenway Park.