Philly, Cincy mayors bet kids books over NL series
The mayors of Cincinnati and Philadelphia have placed a wager on
the NL playoffs that will provide thousands of books to kids
regardless of which team wins.
The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1
of the NL division series Wednesday behind Roy Halladay’s
no-hitter, only the second in postseason baseball history.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Philadelphia Mayor Michael
Nutter have agreed that the winning city will be given 2,000
donated books for needy children.
The losing city will also receive 1,000 books donated by First
Book, a Washington, D.C.-based charity that provides books to kids
without access to reading material.
The mayors say the bet will address one of their communities’
most urgent needs by improving literacy.