EBBA 40 Years Of Baseball

bookcoverEBBA 40 Years of Baseball (1994) was London’s first baseball book. Did you know that the Eager Beaver Baseball Association was one of Canada’s first organized minor sports groups? Take a trip down memory lane – back to the early-1950s when a dedicated group of Londoners passionate about baseball put their blood, sweat and tears into forming EBBA.

e1This 67-page book, bursting with photos chronicling London’s baseball history, is not only about EBBA: it’s really about London from the 1955 to 1994, when EBBA celebrated its 40th season. You’ll read about how EBBA founder Gordon Berryhill befriended both Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb; how London’s own George “Mooney” Gibson lent his support to EBBA; and how Baseball Hall of Fame member Fergie Jenkins proudly donated his time to supporting local baseball.

Purchase your copy of EBBA 40 Years of Baseball – just $20 including HST.

At this time, we are only taking pre-orders for pickup at our London office. Please allow two weeks for availability.

Contact London Ontario Sports at 519/643-6334 or EBBABook@londonontariosports.com.

EBBA 40 Years of Baseball
ISBN 0-9698289-0-X
Published by Jeffrey Reed Reporting
Copyright 1994 Jeffrey Reed

Book Photo 1Jeffrey Reed visits with David McCord, London Public Library’s coordinator of collections management, who accepted additional copies of EBBA 40 Years of Baseball. Watch for a story soon on plans for EBBA 40 Years of Baseball, which will be put into the hands of local Little Leaguers. The book is London’s first baseball history book. EBBA was London’s first minor sports association, and one of the first minor baseball groups in all of Canada.

Hot off the press: Jeffrey’s third book, The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018.

Jeffrey Reed visits with Anne O’Sullivan, London Public Library’s manager of customer services and branch operations, to donate a copy of his new book, The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years Of Seniors Golf 1918-2018. This is Reed’s third book, all of which are available for reading at the downtown branch London Room. To purchase a copy of Reed’s latest book, contact the CSGA through the association website, csga.ca.