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History at Home: Baseball Stories You've Never Heard Before

Event Type: Library Event
Date: 6/20/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Marris and Roberto Clemente, Bill Guilfoile brought home story after story of baseballís golden era. Billís brother, Tom Guilfoile, will share some of those tales in ďBaseball Stories Youíve Never Heard Before,Ē at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The History at Home programs are free; no registration required.

Bill Guilfoile graduated from Notre Dame in 1954, and after serving in the Navy for three years, worked for nine years as assistant director of public relations for the New York Yankees during the days of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Roger Maris. He moved up the ladder and served 10 years as public relations director for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the final career days of Roberto Clemente. He finished his career with 23 years at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Brother Tom Guilfoile, of Fond du Lac, also attended Notre Dame, where he played varsity tennis and graduated with a degree in journalism. After working for an advertising agency in Milwaukee, he joined his fatherís insurance agency in 1960. He spent 42 years as president of the agency before retiring. He and wife Jeanne and have four children and seven grandchildren.

History at Home focuses on stories about the area's past every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. (no program in December). The programs are free; no registration required. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel. That link can be found at fdlpl.org/miss-program.

Location: Eugene G. McLane Meeting Room