Joe Posnanski will Discuss and Celebrate his New Hardcover ~ The Baseball 100. ORDER AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVERS WHILE THEY LAST!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Joe Posnanski, #1 New York Times Bestselling Sportswriter, will be In Conversation with Bill James about his New Hardcover The Baseball 100 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A magnum opus from acclaimed baseball writer Joe Posnanski, The Baseball 100 is an audacious, singular, and masterly book that took a lifetime to write.  The entire story of baseball rings through a countdown of 100 greatest players in history, with a foreword by George Will and published in partnership with The Athletic.  An instant classic of baseball literature and a must-read for any fan, The Baseball 100 is a one-of-a-kind work by award-winning sportswriter Joe Posnanski that tells the story of the game through the remarkable lives of its 100 greatest players.

In the book’s foreword, Pulitzer Prize–​Winning Commentator George Will marvels, “Posnanski must already have lived more than 2 hundred years.  How else could he have acquired such a stock of illuminating facts and entertaining stories about the rich history of this endlessly fascinating sport?”  Baseball’s legends come alive in these pages, which are not merely rankings but vibrant profiles of the game’s all-time greats.  Posnanski dives into the biographies of iconic Hall of Famers, stars of the Negro Leagues, forgotten heroes, talents of today, and more.  He doesn’t just rely on records and statistics—he lovingly retraces players’ origins, illuminates their characters, and places their accomplishments in the context of baseball’s past and present.  Just how good a pitcher is Clayton Kershaw in the 21st century game relative to Greg Maddux dueling the juiced hitters of the nineties?  How does the career and influence of Hank Aaron compare to Babe Ruth?  Which player in the top ten most deserves to be resurrected from history?  Engrossing, surprising, and heartfelt, The Baseball 100 is a magisterial tribute to the game of baseball and the stars who played it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 6 books, including Paterno and The Secret of Golf.  He has written for The Athletic, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and The Kansas City Star, and currently writes at  He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by 5 different organizations and is the winner of 2 Emmy Awards. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.

ABOUT BILL JAMES:  Bill James is an American Baseball Writer, Historian & Statistician.

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.  Complimentary parking is available in the parking garage immediately adjacent to the Unity Temple.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $40.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of The Baseball 100, 1 Stamped Admission Ticket and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.  

All Admission Packages will be held at Will Call at our Sales & Service Table in the Lobby of Unity Temple, available for Pick-Up beginning on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 6:00 PM. 

Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza, after 6:00 PM, until our Event starts at 7:00 PM. Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 11:00 AM, Central Time.

EVENT FORMAT:  Joe Posnanski will discuss his New Hardcover The Baseball 100 In Conversation with Bill James.  The Conversation will last approximately 1 Hour.



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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112


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