Art Shamsky will speak at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival.
University City High School graduate and former New York Mets player Art Shamsky will be in St. Louis Thursday. Shamsky is speaking at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shamsky will discuss "Jewish Jocks" along with editor Franklin Foer. Shamsky played with the Mets from 1968-71. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Oakland A's and Chicago Cubs. "Jewish Jocks" is a collection of essays on significant Jewish athletes, coaches, team owners. In the book, New York Times writer David Brooks profiles Shamsky. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jewish Community Center's Mirowitz Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 or free with the Jewish Book Festival's series plus ticket.