F901 Winter 2019 For the Love of the Game: Growing up in the 1950s with Mays, Mantle, and Musial
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Feb. 7–Feb. 14
Instructor: Greg Cleva
Are you someone who, like the great St. Louis Cardinal player Rogers Hornsby, sits staring out the window all winter waiting for the baseball season to start? This class is designed for OLLI members who have had a lifelong love affair with baseball, as well as for others who want to begin one. The instructor grew up in Brooklyn, New York in the shadow of Ebbets Field, saw his first Dodgers game at the age of three and remembers every play. His experiences will be used as a way to connect with those who have had similar experiences, whether they watched Ernie Banks in Chicago or Ted Williams in Boston. And let’s not forget Al Kaline, Robin Roberts, Hank Aaron, and all the greats from what writer Roger Kahn has called “The Era.” Please come and bring 1950s nostalgia and stories of your favorite players and teams!
Gregory Cleva holds a PhD in international relations from The Catholic University of America. His professional career was as a foreign affairs analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs. His published writing includes a book on Henry Kissinger. He is currently at work on a study of President Kennedy’s views on American foreign policy. He is a member of the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC.