New Book Launch Event – “Wichita State Baseball Comes Back: Gene Stephenson and the Making of a Shocker Championship Tradition” by John Brown History Press

Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00PM held in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Auditorium.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public

Discussion and Signing with Special Guest Gene Stephenson

There were no bats or balls on the campus of Wichita State University in the spring of 1977. Five years later, the resurrected varsity baseball program was in the final game of the College World Series, fulfilling the seemingly impossible promise made by Gene Stephenson when he began recruiting players to a place that didn’t even have a practice field. Stephenson would lead the Shockers for over three decades, but those first five years with the team set him on the course that put him among the winningest coaches in baseball history.

About the Author: During his career as a freelance writer and ghostwriter, John Brown completed almost five thousand assignments, including six biographies and corporate histories. Wichita State Baseball Comes Back is his most recent work. He and his wife, Lee Ann, split their time between Wichita and their ranch in the Flint Hills.

Co-Sponsored by Watermark Books & Cafe – Selling the book at this event & currently available at Watermark Books & Cafe located at 4701 E. Douglas. For more information about the book call 682-1181.

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 11am to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and Museum members are admitted free of charge.

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