GALLERY: “No Curveballs” Book Launch Party At Chickie’s & Pete’s


On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Bill Werndl and Joe Vallee held a book launch party for “No Curveballs: My Greatest Sports Stories Never Told” at Chickie’s & Pete’s in South Philadelphia.

Media guests in attendance included Comcast SportsNet’s Michael Barkann, Ron Burke and Dei Lynam, Phillies broadcasting legend, Big 5 Hall of Famer and Philadelphia Sports Hall of Famer Dan Baker, as well as Delaware County Daily Times sports columnist Jack McCaffery, who gave “No Curveballs” a glowing review. Also on hand were members of WCHE 1520 AM, where Werndl has his radio show on Monday-Thursday at 2pm as well as JerseyMan Magazine contributor Kurt Smith, who recently interviewed Werndl and Vallee for the magazine’s October publication.

Other notable guests included Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, who will release his own autobiography “Snow On The Barb Wire” in November, longtime sportscaster and “A Snowball’s Chance” co-writer Billy Vargus, Matt Goldberg, Ryan Downs, and local news anchor-producer Pete Thompson.

You can check out photos from the event below.

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