And the hit parade just keeps on coming for my "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!" After packed rooms for author Hector Tobar and USC sociology professor Jody Agius Vallejo in January and February, respectively, I predict next Thursday might be the biggest one of the season because of the topic: a panel on the history of Mexican-American baseball in Orange County!
It's coinciding with the release of the book at right: Mexican American Baseball in Orange County, co-written by a Murderer's Row of historians: Cal Poly Pomona professor emeritus Richard A. Santillan, Santa Ana College professor (and fellow jerezana) Angelina Veyna, Long Beach St. librarian and longtime OC activist Susan Luevano, and Santa Ana Library History Room curator Luis F. Fernández, the man who rediscovered the Alex Bernal case. And some yahoo named Gustavo Arellano wrote the forward–but who cares about that?
All four will offer short presentations March 28. There will be photos, discussion, and books for sale. Coming on the heels of Chris Epting's fine Baseball in Orange County, these are boom days for scholarship on America's pastime in OC, so any lovers of sports, history, Mexicans, Orange County, or all four MUST go. And, as always with my "Lecture Series!", the lecture starts at 7 p.m. at the Fullerton Public Library, is FREE, and the books are BARATO. GO GO GO and BUY BUY BUY!