I went to my first baseball game on City Island in 2010. I don’t remember who Harrisburg played or who won, but I do remember getting lost on the way home. I also remember that a baseball stadium in the middle of the Susquehanna River was pretty nifty.
It was less nifty when Hurricane Irene slammed through last fall and pushed the stadium underwater. But Harrisburg bounced back, and baseball continues there, as it has in some form since 1890.
Palmyra resident and former Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter Andy Linker chronicles the history of 63-acre City Island in his new book, “One Patch of Grass.” He writes about visits from historical figures like Babe Ruth and historical moments like the first woman to sign a pro baseball contract.
Linker will hold a book signing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 14 at Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third St., Harrisburg. Visit www.midtownscholar.com or call 717-236-1680 for details.