Monday, July 21, 2008


The Katonah Village Library is pleased to present Frank Strauss on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m as part of our Meet the Author series. Mr. Strauss will talk about his new book, Dawn of a Dynasty, in which he describes one of the most memorable seasons in the history of Yankee Stadium. After the talk there will be a book-signing.

The Yankee’s 1947 season was their 45th season and is considered the start of their second great dynasty. Led by Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, the New York Yankees won the World Series in a close-fought 7-game series with the Brooklyn Dodgers and also won the American League Pennant by 12 games over the Detroit Tigers. This dream team included returning World War II veterans such as Phil Rizzuto and Tommy Henrich, and rookies Yogi Berra, Bobby Brown and Frank Shea.

Mr. Strauss has written this book from his memories as a 12-year old fan living in Brooklyn at the time and shares with the reader what it was like in the baseball days of yore when only a few, specifically fourteen, night games were played, pitchers pitched for the whole game, there were no designated hitters, players stayed with a team unless traded (unlike free agency) and it only cost 60 cents to watch a double-header in the right bleachers. Mr. Strauss also tells about the day he met Babe Ruth. Mr. Strauss’ website has much more information about the book and can be reached at

This program is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact the library at 914-232-3508.