Power of Place Episode #22 | Hardware Store Homer - Mark Holtzen

Join us in this episode with Mark Holtzen, author of A Ticket to the Pennant, a children’s storybook exploring Seattle’s Rainier Valley, circa 1955, through the eyes of a young baseball fan.

This was the era of Sick’s Stadium, home of the Seattle Rainiers, who played in the now-defunct Pacific Coast League. Mark’s ingenious narrative takes us on a journey through the soundscape generated by the stadium and the multicultural neighborhood surrounding it. Hear about Mark’s feats of storytelling, spanning both teaching and writing. 

“When we’re passionate about a sport, it creates community.” - Mark Holtzen