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Book Signing: Grassroots Baseball shines light on Tampa youth baseball

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TAMPA – One of baseball’s preeminent and celebrated photographers, Jean Fruth will be in Tampa on Monday (November 18) for a signing and discussion about her latest book – Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin. The event, which will be held at The Oxford Exchange (420 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33606) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. will include a discussion about the places and images that make up the book, a brief Q&A, followed by a signing. Admission is $5.

Grassroots Baseball showcases the game at many levels from around the United States as well as other hotbeds of the sport internationally. The more than 250 images are woven throughout, supported by the personal essays of some of the game’s greats. Each section is dedicated to a city or area where the game has thrived.

This includes a section on Tampa, FL where Fruth’s wonderful images are accompanied by an essay from Plant High graduate and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame player Wade Boggs. Fruth spent the spring of 2…

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