The Oneida County History Center will host a virtual talk by Lou Parrotta, the City of Utica Historian, on the history of baseball in the Mohawk Valley, and the local players who made it to the Major Leagues, set for Wednesday, August 12th.
The Mohawk Valley has produced professional baseball players since the late 1800s. Parrotta will base the talk on the book Gloves Along the Mohawk (2012) by Lou Parrott and Scott Fiesthumel.
This free online presentation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. To view the stream or for more information, visit the Oneida County History Center website. A recording of the presentation will be available on the History Center YouTube channel by August 17th.
Lou Parrotta is a History Teacher at Thomas R. Proctor High School and is the president of the Oneida County Historians Association. He is a past chairman of the board of trustees for the Oneida County History Center and was appointed the City of Utica Historian by former Mayor Timothy J. Julian in 2007. Lou also serves on the Utica Municipal Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. He has co-authored two books, Forest Hill Cemetery: The Stories Behind the Epitaphs and Gloves Along the Mohawk with Scott Fiesthumel, is the author of several articles on local history, and frequently speaks to local groups on Utica’s long history.
For more information, contact the History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.