Professor Herbert S. Fischer, former baseball columnist, current NYC tour guide and associate professor of history and political science at City College, will deliver an interactive, nostalgic talk on the history of NYC baseball, Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at Rose Memorial Library, Stony Point.
Professor Fischer’s talk, dubbed “Slicing Big Apple Baseball,” will take the audience from NYC’s baseball roots before the Giants, Dodgers, and Yankees, all the way to the present day of cable TV and television. It will culminate in a brief, simulated game of stickball, and a serving of egg creams.
Professor Fischer, has already been teaching as an adjunct professor at City College’s Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) campus the past two years. As a social studies teacher at Teaneck High School from 2001 to 2004, Professor Fischer developed a law program at the school. This incorporated the instruction of criminal and civil law into social studies curricula and the inclusion of world-famous attorneys, FBI, and DEA as guests to the high school.
Additionally, Mr. Fischer’s classes appeared on the set of Peoples’ Court and deliberated as mock jurors in criminal trials performed by students at New York Law School. Formerly serving as editor and investigative reporter on daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, Fischer also wrote a sports column dubbed “Mr. Baseball,” before becoming a full-time social studies teacher in 1991.