Bats, Balls, and Hollywood Stars

Hollywood’s Love Affair with Baseball

Joe Siegman

126 pp.  
12" x 9"

Educator's International Press


Your Discounted Price: $34.95
Publish date: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1-891928-46-8

Only one big league baseball club, the LA Dodgers, had an annual Hollywood Stars Night exhibition game. Over the years, other major league and minor league teams have produced their own celebrity ball games from time to time, with varying levels of success. Nonetheless, no other ball clubs, majors or minors, had been able to successfully sustain their celebrity game event over a period of years such as the LA Dodgers have. And, no other team—major league, minor league, and most prominently in recent years, MLB’s All Star Game celebrity event—had been able to consistently deliver the impressive rosters of motion picture, TV, and live entertainment celebrities who suited up year after year at Dodgers Stadium for Hollywood Stars Night.

Bats, Balls and Hollywood Stars includes some of the stories and backstage tales that made Hollywood Stars Night a Los Angeles Dodgers tradition for nearly 60 years. Filled with nostalgic memories captured in words and photographs, this volume brings baseball and celebrity together and commemorates a Hollywood twist to our national pastime.

Reviews & Endorsements:

Hollywood Stars Night, an annual baseball game at Dodger Stadium for over 40 years, was a great fete of accomplishment brought together successfully by the author Joe Seigman, and Jack Gilardi. This book has many professional and endearing photos of many of the Hollywood film stars who bravely agreed to practice enough baseball to play a real game with a huge audience in the famous baseball diamond of the Major League Stadium. Begun in the 1960's this game became an annual staple of the Los Angeles baseball scene. You'll love seeing your favorite stars of many years in baseball uniforms with bats or ball and glove in their hands. A wonderful, nostalgic review, even if you are not a baseball fan!
- Bonnie Neely, Amazon top reviewer, Real Travel Adventures

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