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"Souvenirs" by Lynn Rigney Schott

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Lynn Rigney Schott is a retired English teacher from Kettle Falls, and she'll be reading some poems about baseball to celebrate the start of the season. Her father, Bill Rigney, was a player and manager who spent his life working in major league baseball. In fact, his first professional assignment, in 1938, when he was twenty, was in Spokane as a Spokane Hawk in the old Western International League. 

He went on to play and manage with the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants, the California Angels, and the Minnesota Twins and finished his long career as an advisor with the Oakland Athletics.

Lynn's poetry collection Light Years came out in 2016 from Hawk and Handsaw Press.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.