April 2015 Wilmer Memorial Lecture

Talmage Boston

Talmage Boston

"Baseball: The Nature, Power and Personality of the Game"

     Talmage Boston is a prominent commercial trial and appellate lawyer with the firm of Winstead PC in Dallas. He has been recognized as a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years and named one of the best lawyers in America. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author and expert on legal matters nationwide

    However, It is his avocation, baseball, that is his passion, and has brought him additional notoriety. Mr. Boston is a baseball historian and is considered one of the country's leading experts on the game. He has also written two critically acclaimed baseball history books, 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point and Baseball and the Baby Boomer, and has been inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame as a Media Member.

    He has been a Keynote Baseball Speaker at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, at The Great Fenway Park Writers Series in Boston, and at the St. Louis Cardinals Legends Camp, among many other events.

    In May of last year, he assembled and moderated a program televised on C-SPAN entitled "Baseball & American Life," in which his panelists were United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the Washington Post's George Will, the New York Times' David Brooks, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, and USA Today's Christine Brennan. He grew up in Texas and Connecticut and graduated from the University of Texas and the UT School of Law. He lives in Dallas but his central Texas connections include his mother, Mary Jean Boston and brother, of Belton, and sister, of Salado.