“Portland’s Don Johnson: From Kennedy School to the World Champion N.Y. Yankees”
History Pub Monday at Kennedy School
- Kennedy School Theater |
- Monday, June 24, 2013
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About “Portland’s Don Johnson: From Kennedy School to the World Champion N.Y. Yankees”
For 16 years, beginning in the mid-1940s, Don Johnson did what so many kids only dream of doing. He played professional baseball with the likes of Satchel Paige, Ted Williams, even Fidel Castro. He roomed with DiMaggio, hitchhiked to Spring Training with Billy Martin, and to this day wears a World Championship ring.
Don didn’t make the Hall of Fame, nor – in the days before big salaries and multi-million dollar endorsements – did he make a fortune. But he is rich beyond measure with memories of historical, hilarious, and unbelievable experiences and exploits he shared with some of baseball’s greatest legends and biggest characters!
About History Pub Monday at Kennedy School
Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.Map & Directions