January 19, 2021

Miss the grand old game? Check out the Seekonk Library’s Musical Baseball Show June 11


Seekonk, MA – The weather’s finally getting nice, summer’s around the corner and the baseball season is still a month away. If you can’t wait for Opening Day, how about a Musical Baseball Show right in the comfort of your own home?

Using Zoom, the Seekonk Public Library is presenting a virtual baseball concert, Let’s Play Ball, on Thursday, June 11, at 6 PM. This unique program, featuring local singer-songwriter Howie Newman, includes baseball songs, trivia, stories about his time on the Red Sox beat and a few surprises.

The show is free and open to the public through sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library, but registrations are required. Register in the Events Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org to receive the login information. You must have a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to “attend” the concert. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, contact the library at library@seekonkpl.org for assistance.

Newman, a former sportswriter for the Lowell Sun, Patriot Ledger, Boston Globe, and other newspapers, was on the Red Sox beat for many years and covered the World Series in 1985 and ’86. He has also remained an avid fan, having visited 94 major and minor league ballparks.

“Baseball is the one sport that really lends itself to music,” said Newman, whose experience also includes three years of radio color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox farm team. “I’ll be playing my own baseball songs and a few other baseball standards that everyone knows.

“We’ll talk baseball, do some trivia and just have fun. If people have questions about the Red Sox and what it’s like to cover the team, I’ll be happy to answer them. It’s going to be a very unique type of show and I’m sure folks will enjoy it.”
For more information about Howie Newman and his baseball show, visit www.howienewman.com/baseball-show.

For more event information, visit www.seekonkpl.org or email library@seekonkpl.org.

Event Date
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Event time
12:00 AM


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