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New Book Examines the Early Connection of Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers
"Baptism By Football" Details the Initial Challenges of Pro Football's Small-Town Team
Author Tony Walter takes readers on an illustrated, month-by-month journey through one of the most important years in the city's history and that of its iconic football team in a new book, Baptism By Football: The Year Green Bay and the Packers Forged Their Futures (M&B Global Solutions Inc.).
Walter tells the story of how the Packers, struggling to stay financially viable, took somewhat a back seat in the public consciousness to other major happenings in what would turn out to be a pivotal year in the city's history. A new YMCA building, a family amusement park known as Bay Beach, and dozens of other developments that remain part of the city's landscape a century later were just gaining traction.
Little did the city's residents know, but this ragtag group of pro football pioneers and their dedicated community supporters were laying the foundation for one of the nation's great sports franchises. And with it, the small town at the base of Wisconsin's thumb would grow to become a vibrant city known by football fans around the world.
Baptism By Football: The Year Green Bay and the Packers Forged Their Futures is available on Amazon in paperback and digital formats at amzn.to/2qeAbi6.
About the Author
Tony Walter has been telling the story of Green Bay for generations as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and now in retirement. His journalism journey included an on-field assignment during the 1967 NFL Championship Game, known as the Ice Bowl, and a one-on-one interview in 2008 with then-Sen. Barack Obama.
About M&B Global Solutions Inc.
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