Roger Angell Day
Saturday, August 8 (10:30-11:30 AM) Please join us in celebrating Roger Angell Day for his 100th Birthday. Celebration includes balloons, brief remarks, music by the Treble Makers and mini parade with vintage cars & fire truck. Please park at the Baptist Church. Face coverings and physical distancing required.
About Roger Angell
On September 19, the longtime Brooklin summer resident Roger Angell will mark his 100th birthday. One hundred years – wow!
As the son of Katharine White, the stepson of E. B. White, and the brother of Joel White, Roger has deep family roots here, starting in 1933.
Roger is a lifelong resident of New York City. He graduated from Pomfret School and Harvard University. He served in the Air Force in World War II, first as an instructor in machine guns and power turrets, and then, in the Pacific, as an editor and reporter for the GI magazine Brief. After the war, he became an editor with Holiday Magazine, and then, for fifty years, a fiction editor and writer with the New Yorker. His eleven books include humor, fiction, reminiscence, and seven baseball collections. You will find links to Roger’s book jackets and to some of his New Yorker writings on this page.
In 2014 Roger was inducted into the writers’ section of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the next year he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Roger recently reminisced about his long connection with Brooklin and its residents. You will find an audio-video production, Roger Angell: My Brooklin, and Beloved Local Friends (Audio Only), on this page.
We salute Brooklin’s own Roger Angell on his 100th Birthday!
Roger Angell: Brooklin Memories
(iMovie audio & montage)
Roger Angell: Beloved Local Friends
Links to some Roger Angell writings:
- Missing E.B. White, 2/14/05
- Catch Up (about parade), 7/5/11
- This Old Man, 2/10/14
- Baseball, Fiction, and Life, by Willing Davidson, 2/16/20
Roger Angell books include:
- A Day in the Life of Roger Angell
- Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion
- Game Time
- Late Innings
- Let Me Finish, Harcourt, 2007.
- Numerous books on baseball, see slider below
- This Old Man: All in Pieces, Anchor Books, Penguin, 2016.
- Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader
- A Pitcher’s Story: Innings with David Cone
- Season Ticket
- Selected Shorts; Baseball a Celebration of the Short Story
- The Summer Game