Edward Achorn, sports author and an editorial page editor with The Providence Journal, will go to bat with "1883: That First Summer of Baseball, Beer and Whiskey," the subject of his latest book, at a Tea and Talk.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St.

A Victorian tea will follow.

Tickets are $24 for advance reservations and members and $29 day of the event. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

For information or reservations, call 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org.