The Stony Brook University School of Journalism kicks off its My Life Speaker Series with Claire Smith, the first female to cover a major league baseball beat extensively, full-time, covering the New York Yankees for the Hartford Courant for half a decade before becoming the second national baseball columnist in the Country.
Smith is also a National Baseball Hall of Fame honoree and ESPN editor. In December 2016, she was named the 68th recipient of the Baseball Writers Association of America’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor a baseball writer can receive. Smith is the first woman to win the award, and the fourth African American, following the esteemed Sam Lacy, Wendell Smith and Larry Whiteside.
Tuesday, November 7
7: 30 pm (doors open at 7)
Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium
Free and open to the public
No tickets required