Calling all Ted Williams baseball fans: Hosts Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and the Hampshire House invite you to start baseball season off with a hit by meeting local author Ben Bradlee Jr. on Monday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hampshire House (84 Beacon St.) for a book signing of his new book “The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.” The evening will include a talk by Bradlee who will share his insight into baseball legend Ted Williams.
“As we all, know at the age of 23, Ted Williams was the last hitter in baseball to bat over .400 with his .406 average in 1941. But did you know that 17 years later, after serving in WWII and Korea, he almost did it again with a .388 average in 1957,” said Mark Duffield, co-owner of Blackstone’s and an avid baseball fan.
“Boston and baseball go hand-in-hand so we are thrilled to have Ben Bradlee on our roster of authors this season,” added Jennifer Hill, co-owner of Blackstone’s.
The event is free, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Space is limited, though, so R.S.V.P. to the Hampshire House at firstname.lastname@example.org.