Making sandcastles with Joe DiMaggio

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez's daughter to share stories of life with her Baseball Hall-of-Famer dad at free Learning for a Lifetime lecture

Joe DiMaggioWho: Vernona Gomez, daughter of Yankee Hall of Famer Vernon "Lefty" Gomez and Broadway headliner June O'Dea, co-author of "Lefty: An American Odyssey"

What: "The Baseball Star and the Broadway Star"

Where: Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, CT

When: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014

Details: Vernona Gomez bounced on Babe Ruth's knee, made sandcastles with Joe DiMaggio and, as she was growing up, was a tag-along with her parents at All-Star and Old Timers' games, the World Series, spring trainings and Cooperstown induction weekends. A concert pianist, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of eight. She will give a rare glimpse into the lives of her iconic parents and early 20th-century America. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. This event, part of the University's Learning for a Lifetime series, is free and open to the public.

For more information: Elizabeth Hastings, or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688.

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Posted on October 28, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 82

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