Way library presents Detroit’s own ‘Willie the Wonder’


PERRYSBURG — Way Public Library will host 18-Year Major League Baseball Great Willie Horton to talk about his book “Willie Horton: 23: Detroit’s Own Willie the Wonder, the Tigers’ First Black Great.”

The event will be Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

In this new autobiography, Horton shares the story of his life and career, from growing up in Detroit’s Jeffries Projects as the youngest of 21 children to winning a World Series with his hometown Tigers in 1968. Horton was also a four-time All-Star and his number was retired in 2000. Since 2003, Horton has worked with the Tigers’ front office.

All ages are welcome. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be available at the program from Gathering Volumes for $30 each. Admission to the program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This author visit is sponsored by Way Public Library Foundation & Friends. For more information, please visit waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.

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