12 2023

Jewish Toledo Book Festival: Why We Love Baseball

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments

by Joe Posnanski

Sunday, November 12

6 p.m.


$18 – includes author presentation and dinner

$40 – includes author presentation, dinner, and book


A love letter to baseball, and the follow-up to last year’s runaway bestseller The Baseball 100, Joe Posnanski's new book, Why We Love Baseball, is equally essential reading, now about the game's top 50 moments.

Willie Mays’s catch. Babe Ruth’s called shot. Kirk Gibson’s limping home run.

Moments like these have been described again and again, and in Why We Love Baseball, they are looked at anew, told from unique perspectives. These are moments from the big and famous to the small and private, experienced by players, teammates, and fans, all of them fundamental to the connection fans have with the game they love.

Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Paterno and The Secret of Golf. He has written for The AthleticSports IllustratedNBC Sports, and The Kansas City Star and currently writes at He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.