Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Village Square Booksellers features BFUHS alumnus Michael Brown

BELLOWS FALLS — Village Square Booksellers welcomes Mike Brown, a 1973 graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School, on Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m., to read from and discuss his book, The Umpire's Bunkhouse: Baseball Stories from Cooperstown's Dreams Park.

Brown, who earned varsity letters in four sports at BFUHS and graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont with a major in journalism, has had a long career as an author, umpire, referee, and teacher.

Umpires “come from all over the nation. They are wise and kind people who believe integrity is everything,” according to a widely distributed decription of the book. “During an era of major league cheating scandals with cameras hidden in the outfield fences, and the threat of robots replacing human umpires, it is timely to read The Umpire's Bunkhouse.”

Brown has many memories of Cooperstown as sports editor of The Daily Star in Oneonta, New York, and as he covered the nearby Baseball Hall of Fame in the 1980s. His personal contacts with stars of the game include Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Warren Spahn, Henry Aaron, and Cool Papa Bell.

As a journalist and public relations professional in Vermont, New York, and Ohio, he covered the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. Mr. Brown was also assigned to the International Ski Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, and he won several national and regional awards for college publications and media success. He also authored the award-winning Outdoor Legacy column for years in several newspapers.

Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations, or order at bit.ly/719-brown.

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