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Meet & Greet: Jason Cannon and “Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman Behind the Chicago Cubs

September 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Meet the author who’s in-depth research of Wilmington native, Charlie Murphy is sure to educate any Clinton Countian!

Jason Cannon’s newest hardcover book “Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman Behind the Chicago Cubs” is currently available for purchase at the History Center. He will be signing copies during the Meet & Greet event.

Attendees and readers will get to know the real Charles Webb Murphy — builder and namesake of the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington.

Author Jason Cannon “recounts Murphy’s rise from the son of Irish immigrants to sports reporter to Cubs president, charting his legacy as one of the most important but overlooked figures in the National League’s long history. Cannon explores how Murphy’s difficult teenage years shaped his love for baseball; his relationship with the Tafts, one of America’s early twentieth‐century dynastic families; his successful and tumultuous years as a National League executive; his last years as an owner before the National League Board of Directors ousted him in 1914; and, finally, Murphy’s attempt to rewrite his legacy through the construction of the Murphy Theatre in his hometown of Wilmington, Ohio.”

For information, call 937-382-4684 or visit ClintonCountyHistory.org.



September 29, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Clinton County Historical Society


Clinton County History Center
149 E. Locust Street
Wilmington, OH 45177 United States
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