IN-PERSON: Bob Ryan - "In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair"

Event date: 
06/23/2022 - 7:00pm

Former ESPN commentator and Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan joins us in-person to discuss his new book, In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair.

Your $5 ticket can be put towards a copy of In Scoring Position bought at the event. Alternatively, you can buy the book and receive a free ticket. Either way, buy tickets online through Eventbrite by clicking the button below (fees apply), or by phone at 781-431-1160 (no fees). 

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COVID Protocols
• Attendees must wear masks at all times during the event.
• Attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with a picture I.D.



A love letter to the game of baseball from one of America's foremost scribes.

Bob Ryan has scored every baseball game he's attended, at every level, since the start of the 1977 season. It's a deeply personal tradition still going strong at more than 1,400 games and counting.

The tattered scorebooks he's filled are worn from age, travel, and countless summer days, but their grids and scrawled symbols tell the stories of milestones, rivalries, rare historic achievements, and more.

In Scoring Position captures the incomparable spirit of baseball, with its infinite possibilities and madcap anomalies. Ryan, alongside baseball historian and statistician Bill Chuck, has scoured his scorecard archives for the most singular events—a switch-hitter being hit by a pitch from both sides of the plate in the same game; a player batting for the cycle off four different pitchers; even back-to-back pinch-hit home runs with two outs in the 9th.

Featuring some of the game's biggest names and wildest scenarios, this is a fascinating romp through baseball history, exuding a pure zeal for this sport that fans of all teams will recognize in themselves.



Bob Ryan was a sportswriter for The Boston Globe and a four-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association National Sportswriter of the Year Award. He retired in 2012 after 44 years on the job. In 2015, he received a PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. He is the author of Scribe: My Life in Sports.

Bill Chuck is a baseball writer and researcher. With Jim Kaplan, he is the author of Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs (Baseball’s Grand and Not-So-Grand Finales).


In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair By Bob Ryan, Bill Chuck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629379456
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Triumph Books - May 10th, 2022

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714