- Thursday, February 19, 7 pm: Bob Ryan, author of “Scribe: My Life in Sports”
- NOTE: THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD AT ST. BARNABAS CHURCH, 91 W. MAIN STREET, FALMOUTH, MA
Born in 1946 in Trenton, New Jersey, Bob Ryan cut his teeth going with his father to the Polo Grounds and Connie Mack Stadium, and to college basketball games at the Palestra in Philadelphia when it was the epicenter of the college game. As a young man, he became sports editor of his high school paper-and in 1968 at age twenty-three, he joined the Boston Globe, he was handed the Boston Celtics beat as the Bill Russell era ended and the Dave Cowens one began. His all-star career was launched. Ever since, his insight as a reporter and skills as a writer have been matched by an ability to connect with people-players, management, the reading public-probably because, at heart, he has always been as much a fan as a reporter. More than anything, Scribe reveals the people behind the stories, as only Bob Ryan can, from the NBA to eleven Olympics to his surprising favorite sport to cover-golf-and much more.