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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Celebrities read for tribute

Associated Press

NEW YORK – One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's “Pafko at the Wall,” will get a celebrity reading next month.

Actors Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub will narrate DeLillo's celebrated fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, famously ending in the ninth inning with a pennant-winning home run by the Giants' Bobby Thomson. The reading will take place Oct. 3 at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y (www.92y.org ).

“Pafko at the Wall,” first published in Harper's magazine in 1992.

Extra innings

Former Boston slugger David Ortiz threw out the first pitch before Monday night's game against the New York Yankees. It was the former Red Sox star's first public appearance since June, when he was shot and seriously injured in his native Dominican Republic. ... Mike Tauchman's impressive first season with the Yankees might have come to an abrupt end. The outfielder is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after sustaining a Grade 2 strain in his left calf