Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Program and Book Signing The author of Wee Willie Sherdel will appear at the Gettysburg Library at 6:30. John Coulson will present a program on the book. The event will be held on the opening day of the 2019 Major League season. Willie's grandson will again display memorabilia from Sherdel's career. The public is encouraged to attend.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Program John Coulson and John Sherdel will present at a breakfast meeting of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Men's Group at the Railside Restaurant in Hanover.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Program John Coulson and John Sherdel attended a noon luncheon with 17 others at SpiriTrust Lutheran at Utz Terrace in Hanover, PA. John C. spoke after lunch and John S. shared his grandfather's memorabilia. Great conversation and excellent food. Wonderful time.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Program John Coulson spoke at a noon luncheon of the Talkin' Baseball group at Chef Alan's Restaurant in West Reading, PA. John Sherdel shared his grandfather's memorabilia. The interested baseball fans enjoyed the program. Very few had heard of Wee Willie prior to the talk. The author signed copies of his latest book. Great food and conversation.
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Program John Coulson spoke to the Bob Davids (Mid-Atlantic) Chapter of SABR (Society of American Baseball Research) at its "Talkin' Baseball" book group on Saturday, January 5. The meeting was held at 9:00 at the Brighton Gardens center in Columbia, MD. This chapter serves the Chesapeake Bay area and is centered in Washington. John Sherdel provided his grandfather's baseball items. Enthusiastic baseball fans discussed Sherdel and 1920s baseball for two hours.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Program Author Coulson spoke with the Methodist Men's Group of First United Methodist Church at its monthly dinner meeting. The church is located at the corner of Centennial Ave. and Frederick St. in Hanover, PA. The program was attended by 32 people. Willie Sherdel's grandson John displayed mementos from Willie's career.
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Program and Book Signing Baseball historian and author John Coulson entertained a public audience at Trinity United Church of Christ, 116 York Street, Hanover on Sunday afternoon, November 18 at 1:30. He presented a program on his new book about local hero Bill Sherdel, the Cards' winningest lefty. John Sherdel displayed mementos from Willie's career. The event, sponsored by the Women of Trinity, had a baseball theme with hot dogs, popcorn and cracker jacks. Attendees were encouraged to wear clothing advertising their favorite teams. A crowd of nearly 50 people attended.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - Program and Book Signing John Coulson presented his Wee Willie Sherdel program at a November 11 meeting of the John Timon Reily Historical Society in the McSherrystown Senior Center. John Sherdel displayed his grandfather's memorabilia. A nice crowd of interested people attended and asked many questions about their local baseball great.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Book Delivered to National Baseball Hall of Fame John Coulson's new book on Wee Willie Sherdel was delivered to the library at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. It will remain there for future baseball research.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Program and Book Signing Author John Coulson with John Sherdel presented a program on Wee Willie Sherdel at Red Land Library in Etters, PA at 6:30 PM. An enthusiastic group of baseball fans enjoyed the evening at the Newberry Commons library.
"Really interesting program this evening on "Wee Willie Sherdel" - a local kid who played for the St. Louis Cardinals 100 years' ago. Thanks to author and baseball historian John Coulson for the stories and to John Sherdel for bringing memorabilia from his famous grandfather. Special treat, I got to wear Wee Willie's 1926 World Series ring." -Karen Hostetter, Red Land Community Library Manager
"Great program last evening at the Red Land Library. Very well done and very informative. This was one of the best history stories I have attended." -Lance G.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Program and Book Signing John Coulson presented a program on Wee Willie Sherdel at Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover at 6:30 PM. Sherdel's grandson John displayed some of Willie's memorabilia. Fifty people attended the event.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - Book Presentation The author and John Sherdel presented a copy of Wee Willie Sherdel to the residents of McSherrystown at a Borough Council meeting.
From Left: John Coulson, John Sherdel, McSherrystown Mayor Anthony Weaver and Council President Patricia McKim-Bortner
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Private Book Launch A book launch was held at the Knights of Columbus in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a large, enthusiastic turnout including many Sherdel family members. The author introduced his new book Wee Willie Sherdel and signed autographs. John Sherdel spoke and displayed some of his grandfather Willie's memorabilia. Attendance was by invitation.
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