NOLA SABR Chapter to host Ron Swoboda’s presentation, book signing

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Heres the Catch promo for Ron Swoboda

For metro New Orleans area residents, the Schott-Pelican Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is pleased to invite you to a special event:

Discussion and Book Signing with Ron Swoboda

Saturday, July 27
10:00 a.m. until Noon
Holiday Inn Westbank
275 Whitney Avenue, Gretna LA 70053

Ron Swoboda played right field for the New York Mets from 1965 to 1970, the Montreal Expos in 1971 and the New York Yankees from 1971 to 1973. Since his playing days he has been a TV sportscaster in New York City, Milwaukee and New Orleans, where he now provides color commentary for telecasts for the AAA Miami Marlins affiliate club.

Ron was a fine player in his day. Never a superstar, he was the epitome of the working-class player, the “Every Man” on the field. But his passion for the game, and that of his teammates as well, is what made this team grow up, grow together, and startle the sports world. In a delightfully self-deprecating style, Ron recaptures the moments and memories in his book Here’s the Catch. Smart, funny and insightful, Here’s the Catch will have you giving a rousing standing ovation.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please reserve your copy of Ron’s book and your place at his presentation by responding to either Richard Cuicchi ( or Derby Gisclair ( by Friday, July 26.

Octavia Books will be on hand to sell copies of Ron’s book for only $27.99 (plus tax) that Ron will personally inscribe, but only for copies purchased at the event. PLEASE NOTE: Outside purchases and other memorabilia will not be honored during the event.

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Richard Cuicchi

Richard Cuicchi

New Orleans baseball historian

Richard Cuicchi, Founder of the Metro New Orleans Area Baseball Player Database and a New Orleans area baseball historian, maintains website. He also authored the book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives. He has contributed to numerous SABR-sponsored Bio Project and Games Project books.

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