Hub City will celebrate the launch of Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark by Edwin C. Epps at Spartanburg Headquarters Library in the Barrett Room on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 PM. Duncan Park recounts the history of Spartanburg's oldest wooden grandstand stadium built in 1926.There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A and book signing.
About the Book
“When the night’s game is over, stadium lights still on, I sit in an old seat, everything played out and left to the field, the wonder brought to calm. Turning off the lights archives another day in the life of a great ballpark. There’s more to the game of baseball than just the game, it is the many stories told. Duncan Park Stadium spoke to Ed Epps, and we all thank him for recording the story.” —John J. Barron, Post 28 Athletic Director
Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark recounts the history of Spartanburg's oldest wooden grandstand stadium. Built in 1926, Duncan Park stadium has been home to a semipro Negro Leagues team that had a star left-handed pitcher known throughout the South; a 1966 Spartanburg Phillies team named one of the 100 Best Minor League Baseball Teams; an American Legion Little World Series Champion; high school, college, and wooden bat-league summer teams; and legendary promotions and special events. Players and their families, coaches, sabermetricians, and all fans of America’s pastime will find in these pages a rich storehouse of our cultural heritage.
About the Author
Dr. Edwin C. Epps is a retired educator with more than forty years’ experience in public school classrooms, as an instructor in graduate classes for teachers, and as Lead Instructor in South Carolina’s Program for Alternative Certification of Educators (PACE) for teachers entering the classroom from the worlds of business and industry. He has published widely in the education press, as an occasional poet, and as a freelancer. He is the author of Literary South Carolina (Hub City Press, 2004) and a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa who believes in the value of the humanities in a rapidly changing world.