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Author talks historic baseball

Published: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 3:53 p.m. CDT
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Author Gary Moore will discuss his book, "Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, World War II and the Long Journey Home," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Academic and Professional Center at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

SUGAR GROVE – Author Gary Moore will talk about his book, “Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, World World II and the Long Journey Home,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Academic and Professional Center of Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Illinois Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. This event is free and open to the public.

A true-life tale, “Playing with the Enemy” centers on Moore’s father Gene, whose career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was cut short by World War II. But Gene took his love of baseball into the Navy with him, eventually teaching German prisoners of war to play the game and finding some personal redemption in the process.

The book was named the 2006 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year and is being made into a major motion picture.

For more information, call Waubonsee’s Community Education Department at 630-466-2360.

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