RBHS Board Member and Renowned Author Scott Pitoniak Launches Latest Book “Remembrances of Swings Past: A Lifetime of Baseball Stories.”

Author Pitoniak writes “Thrilled to announce the publication of my latest book, “Remembrances of Swings Past: A Lifetime of Baseball Stories.” You’ll read about legendary players (Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra) and seminal events (walk-off Series homers by Joe Carter & Carlton Fisk, Brooklyn finally … Continue reading

Baseball Lecture Series – Hot Stove Talks

Join RBHS for an afternoon of baseball talks as we start the Hot Stove season. Saturday, November 5th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Central Library of Rochester – 115 South Avenue Kate Gleason Auditorium Presentations are as follows:  3:00-3:25 – Ryan Brecker: “The Night Frank Verdi Got Shot and the Red Wings Adventures in Cuba” On July 25, … Continue reading

RBHS 4th Annual World Series Gathering

Saturday, October 29th for Game #4, 7:30PM The Distillery – 1142 Mt Hope Avenue Food/drinks will be off the menu. RSVPs appreciated so we can be sure to have enough tables/seating for everyone. RSVP appreciated by October 25th (rbrecker@gmail.com), but last minute attendees can likely be accommodated.

2016 Hot Stove Dinner a Success

The third annual Rochester Baseball Historical Society (RBHS) Hot Stove Dinner on Saturday, January 30th was one for the organization’s history books. It featured John Thorn, Official Historian for Major League Baseball, as the keynote speaker. Mr. Thorn’s speech included topics ranging from abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ son Charles’ baseball playing in Rochester with the Unexpected … Continue reading