Former NY Yankees player Bernie Williams will be signing copies of “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance.”
Williams is a rare combination of a guy who grew up avidly pursuing both baseball and guitar. He signed on as a rookie with the Yankees’ AA team in Albany in 1985 on his seventeenth birthday, and was the regular Yankees center fielder by 1993. Williams played with the Yankees for four World Series Championships (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000), is a four-time Gold Glove Award winner and the recipient of the 1996 ALCS MVP Award. He’s had 287 career home runs. Williams left the Yankees in October 2006, but returned briefly to the game in 2009 to play for Puerto Rico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. And speaking of “classic,” he’s a classically trained guitar player, signed with McCartney Productions Ltd. His albums include The Journey Within (2003) and Moving Forward (2009). “Rhythms of the Game” will be released on July 1, 2011.
Book Signing Event
7/19/11 7:00 PM
East Ridgewood Avenue
From the Publisher
Bernie Williams’ ability to play major league baseball at a high level was directly influenced by his musical training and his deep understanding of the similarities between musical artistry and athletic performance. Through a series of conversations, narratives, and sidebars, the authors (Bernie Williams, Dave Gluck, and Bob Thompson) discover and reveal the influence of music and its rhythms on the game of baseball. Readers of Rhythms of the Game will gain an insight into the similarities between musical artistry and athletic performance. The book is written for musicians and athletes looking to improve their level of performance on the stage or on the field, as well as for a general audience interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the underlying influence of music on the game of baseball.