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Writer To Discuss Early Days of Atlanta Baseball

Meet Tim Darnell, author of ”The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball,” at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Library.

The Georgia Center for the Book has schedued an event that fits right into the end of the regular baseball season.

Tim Darnell, an assistant regional editor for Patch and Brookhaven resident, will appear at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Library to talk about the minor league teams that preceded the Braves. The book is titled ”The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball."

The Crackers were one of the most successful minor league teams in the 1940s and 1950s and played games in Ponce de Leon Park, across from what is now Ponce City Market. The arrival of the Braves in 1966 ended the Crackers.

Darnell is now an assistant regional editor for Patch and previously worked as a newspaper and magazine editor in Georgia. At one time he was the general manager of a minor league team in South Georgia, the Albany Alligators.

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