Basketball may have been invented in Springfield, Mass., but it became an improvisational art form in a section of N.E. Washington where Elgin Baylor purchased a home for his parents, players such as Jack Sullivan, Monk Malloy, Tom Little, Michael Bossard and John Battle grew up, Coach McKinley Armstrong lived, and Coach John Thompson coached. That section of the city is Brookland, the worthwhile subject of a new book by Rosie Dempsey and John Feeley, Jr.
Get your copy today, ballplayers are mentioned. The authors will be at St. Anthony’s School on Oct. 9.