Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Connecticut Gridiron: Minor League Football Players

Middlesex County Historical Society
Middlesex County Historical Society

January 19, at 7:00pm
The Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday and the NFL playoffs, Bill Ryczek will discuss his latest book, Connecticut 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, 123 Broad Street, Middletown.  His talk is co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Historical Society and the Russell Library.
Ryczek’s narrative history of minor league football teams in Connecticut 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.

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