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6/1/11

BATTER UP!: BOOK SIGNING, ARDMORE, June 4th

Saturday, June 4 · 1:00am - 3:00am    at the The Bookseller ( 614 W Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401-4724 Phone +1 (580) 223-8642 )

Peter G. Pierce, author of "Baseball in the Cross Timbers" has two new books out about baseball teams in Ardmore.

The first, Territorians to Boomers: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1904-1926 tells the story from the time the Territorians took the field as a semi-pro club in 1904 to July, 12, 1926 when the Boomers moved on to greener pastures in the Ozarks. The Second, Indians, Cardinals and Rosebuds: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1947-1961 covers the decade of membership in the Sooner State League and the short 1961 season of the Texas League Rosebuds who, like the Territorians, took shelter in Ardmore following flight from their home town.


Pierce is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma where he was honored by being named the Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2005 and the Journal-Record’s Innovator of the Year in 2007 for his course for graduating seniors “Life After OU – A Survival Guide”. He also teaches a junior level course on the history of baseball. He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University. When he isn’t teaching, Pierce divides his time among Norman, Ardmore and New Orleans. His hobbies include minor league baseball research, golf and travel. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has two children and three grandchildren.