Stratford author heads back to Baseball Hall of Fame

Paul Ferrante has put his love for our national pastime into several books. His latest is called "The Kid from Dodgertown."

Mark Sudol

Jul 21, 2023, 9:30 PM

Updated 275 days ago

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An accomplished Stratford author's latest book has earned him another trip back to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
"I think there's more of a romance to baseball," said Paul Ferrante.
Ferrante's basement in Stratford is loaded with baseball memorabilia. His man cave has everything from autographed bats to baseballs.
Ferrante has put his love for our national pastime into several books. His latest is called "The Kid from Dodgertown."
It's the story of an African American high school pitcher who regains his confidence during a 2012 spring training trip to Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. The ghostly Boys of Summer from the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers come back to help the main character.
"Dodgertown is the only athletic facility in the United States that is included in the United States civil rights trail because it was the first integrated athletic facility in the south. This was as big a social experiment as the actual signing of Jackie Robinson, and it turned out to be a smashing success," says Ferrante.
Ferrante has been invited to discuss his latest book at the Baseball Hall of Fame's summer author series next month. He was invited to the Hall almost 10 years ago when he spoke about a previous book he wrote called "Roberto's Return" about Roberto Clemente.
"To be asked back to do 'The Kid from Dodgertown,' that's just a tremendous honor and I'm really psyched up to do it," said Ferrante.
Ferrante says he's already working on his next book.


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