Author, Mitch Lutzke, to give presentation at the museum on Thursday, September 20
Mitch Lutzke will be giving a presentation at the Lenawee Historical Museum about his recent book, The Page Fence Giants, on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 PM. The museum is located at 110 E. Church St., Adrian. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome!
The Page Fence Giants, an all-star black baseball club sponsored by a woven-wire fence company in Adrian, Michigan, graced the diamond in the 1890s. Formed through a partnership between black and white boosters, the team’s respectable four-year run was an early integration success—before integration was phased out decades ahead of Jackie Robinson’s 1947 debut, and the growing Jim Crow sentiment blocked the Page Fence Giant’s best talent from the major leagues.
Lutzke's book tells the story of a long-ignored team at the close of the 19th century, whose Hall of Famer second baseman Sol White was but one of their best players.
Copies of Lutzke's book are available for sale at the museum.