Celebration by Dan O’Neill

The Sunset Hills Historical Society (SHHS) continues its ‘home stand’ series of programming that will feature local authors speaking on legends and lore of the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the on-deck circle, on Monday, April 22 at 7 PM, is well-known local sports writer Dan O’Neill. Formerly a reporter with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, he has written a book about the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980’s, “Celebration; The Magic of the Cardinals in the 1980’s.”

O’Neill’s new book will include rare pictures and short episodes about the baseball Cardinals during the historic 1980’s. O’Neill will be available for signing and book sales.

“With 130 years of history, no decade is more responsible for igniting the passion and pride than the1980s Cardinals. Whitey Herzog re-invented the brand,” said O’Neill.

“Whitey Ball” represented “days of daring base-running, acrobatic defense and unparalleled excitement. From 1980-89, the Cardinals had the best winning percentage in the National League,” adds O’Neill.

“They captured three pennants, won a World Series and had two others get away. They were a switch-hitting, base-stealing, leather-flashing baseball team that reflected the swashbuckling character of their manager — Whitey Herzog.”

Join us for this fun trip down memory lane with Dan O’Neill.