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Playing with Greatness: The Career of Vern Fuller
September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This presentation will discuss the career of Vern Fuller during the tumultuous times of the 1960s – a decade of extremes, of transformational change and bizarre contrasts: flower children and assassins, idealism and alienation, rebellion and backlash. For many in the massive post-World War II baby boom generation, it was both the best of times and the worst of times. An argument can be made that America of the 1960s made Major League baseball, the bastion of tradition for over 60 years at the time feel odd and out-of-place throughout the decade. Answering to the pressures of the era, America’s pastime experienced what many have described as ‘the golden age of baseball’ both on and off the field of play.
Vern Fuller played his entire career in Cleveland during these times and had the distinction of competing with, for and against over 60 individuals who earned baseball’s highest honor – election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Presenters, Vern Fuller and Isaac (Ike) Brooks. Free and open to all thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).