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Local Author To Discuss Baseball During the World War II Era

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Author Gary Moore will speak at a free event on Nov. 1.

Author Gary Moore will talk about his book, “Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, World World II, and the Long Journey Home,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Academic and Professional Center of Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. This event is free and open to the public.

A true life tale, “Playing with the Enemy” centers on Moore’s father Gene, whose career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was cut short by WWII. But Gene brought his love of baseball into the Navy with him, eventually teaching German prisoners of war to play the game and finding some personal redemption in the process. The book was named the 2006 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year and is currently being made into a major motion picture.

For more information, call Waubonsee’s Community Education Department at (630) 466-2360.