THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW YORK METS
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
April 26, 27, 28, 2012
April 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Mets, one of the most popular and culturally significant baseball franchises.
On Thursday through Sunday, April 26-28, 2012, Hofstra University will host a conference to consider all aspects of the history and culture of the team. This will be the first multidisciplinary conference to consider every aspect of a Major League Baseball franchise.
Expected participants at the conference will include current and former members of the Mets' organization; baseball executives, journalists, broadcasters, and analysts; baseball scholars, historians, and cultural critics; and writers, artists, filmmakers, cartoonists, bloggers, collectors, and fans.
Speakers will include:
*Hal Bock, former sports writer, The Associated Press
*Ed Charles, New York Mets (1967-1969)
*Vince Gennaro, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
*Bud Harrelson, New York Mets (1965-1977); Senior Vice President, Part Owner and Former Manager, Long Island Ducks
*Ed Ingles, Professional in Residence, WRHU-FM, School of Communication, Hofstra University
*Stan Isaacs, writer, www.thecolumnists.com; former writer, Newsday
*Ed Kranepool, New York Mets (1962-1979)
*Sal Marchiano, former sports anchor and Emmy Award recipient, CW11 News at Ten
*Art Shamsky New York Mets (1968-1971)
*Rusty Staub, New York Mets (1972-1975, 1981-1985)
*John Thorn, official historian, Major League Baseball
*George Vecsey, journalist, The New York Times
The Cradle of Aviation Museum
Garden City, NY
Andrew Parton, Executive Director
5 Towns Batting Range - Mini Golf - Target Pinball
Gold Pure Food Products Co., Inc.
For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard J. Puerzer
Associate Professor and
Chair of Engineering
Paula M. Uruburu
Professor of English and Vice Dean, School for University Studies
If you are interested in attending the 50 Years of the New York Mets Conference, please register on-site beginning Thursday, April 26, at 9 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus. Please call 516-463-5669 for more information.