ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Former major league baseball player Billy Sample will present "Memoirs of a Professional Baseball Player" at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 22, in the Hunt Union Ballroom at SUNY Oneonta. Admission to the event is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.
A lifetime .272 hitter, Sample played in the major leagues from 1978 to 1986 for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves.
Since his retirement from the major leagues, Sample has been a broadcaster for the Braves, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He has contributed to NPR, CBS Radio, ESPN, and MLB.com. In addition to broadcasting, Sample has been published in "Sports Illustrated," the "New York Times," and "USA Today's Sports Weekly." He also served as the baseball consultant for Showtime's production "Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way," which chronicled the Yankees' 1996 season.
Sample's appearance at SUNY Oneonta is sponsored by the College's Africana and Latino Studies Department and supported by the Public Events Committee. More information about the event is available from Veronica Diver of the Africana and Latino Studies Department at (607) 436-3449.