Pittsburgh Pirates Go to the Movies

March 9, 2021
Speaker: Ron Backer, Attorney & Author
Ron Backer is an attorney who is an avid fan of movies and baseball. He has written five books on film, his most recent being Baseball Goes to the Movies, published in 2017 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. His talk explores films with scenesfeaturing the Pittsburgh Pirates. As part of his presentation, Ron will show short clips from eight movies. In addition todiscussing the films, Ron’s talk will use several of the films to highlight important events in local baseball history, including the struggles of the 1950s Pirates, Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit and Babe Ruth’s last great day in baseball, which occurred at Forbes Field in 1935.

About the Speaker: Ron Backer practices in the Real Estate and Commercial & Business Litigation Departments of Rothman Gordon. He specializes in transactional work, such as negotiating commercial leases and real estate purchases and sales, He also represents clients in real estate tax assessment appeals. Ron received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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