Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Connecticut Gridiron: Minor League Football Players
January 19, at 7:00pm
The Hubbard Room at Russell Library,
123 Broad Street,
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday and the NFL playoffs, Bill Ryczek will discuss his latest book,
Gridiron: Football Minor Leaguers of the 1960s and 1970s. His illustrated
talk will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm in
the Hubbard Room of Russell Library, Connecticut 123
Broad Street, Middletown.
His talk is co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Historical Society and the
Ryczek’s narrative history of minor league football teams in
in the 1960s and 1970s is based on extensive newspaper and periodical research
and interviews with nearly 70 former players, broadcasters, coaches, and journalists.
His talk will include stories about teams such as the Hartford Knights and
Charter Oaks, Bridgeport Jets, New Britain Bees, and the Waterbury Orbits. Connecticut
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