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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

SABR Negro Leagues Conference in KC July 7,8,9

9th Annual Jerry Malloy Conference

The SABR Negro Leagues Committee presents the 9th Annual Jerry Malloy Conference July 7, 8 and 9 in Kansas City. Satchel Paige is the theme and his 100th birthday is July 7.

If you are busy the week of the SABR convention in Seattle, or maybe your funds would get you to Kansas City, but not all the way to the Pacific Northwest, please check out the link above for what should be an exciting conference. Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency are only $79 per night.

Minnie Minoso, Buck O’Neil, former NY Giant Daryl Spencer are among the players expected to attend. 

A Who’s Who of Negro League authors and researchers will be in attendance, including at least four of the voting members of the Special Committee that elected the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. 

If you would like to attend the Saturday night game, but aren’t able to attend the whole convention, there are $15 seats available in section 127 - lower level, third base side.  Contact me if you want to go to the game with the group. It would be great if some of the BTF guys from Kansas City could meet up.

A continuing education course for teachers will be offered, with credit through Pittsburg State University, on Friday.  If you happen to know a teacher that would rather pick up credit for going to presentations about baseball rather than another course on how power point can be used in the class room, tip them off to this opportunity.

You do not have to be a SABR member to attend the conference or the game.

Mike Webber Posted: May 17, 2006 at 09:34 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 17, 2006 at 09:43 PM (#2024671)
Satchel Paige is the theme and his 100th birthday is July 7.


Unless you believe Double Duty, then Paige's 106th birthday is July 7th.
   2. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 17, 2006 at 10:17 PM (#2024716)
Hey, Mike,

Do you know if there's a list of presentations/topics available at this time?

Thanks!
   3. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: May 17, 2006 at 11:02 PM (#2024747)
What time of day are they? If I'm not working, I might definitely have to slide on down to the ol' Jazz district.
   4. robneyer Posted: May 18, 2006 at 12:10 AM (#2024872)
That's a tough time for me, because the SABR Convention is the previous weekend. But I'm tentatively planning to attend the conference in K.C. Maybe the Royals will even win a game while I'm in town...
   5. Flynn Posted: May 18, 2006 at 12:32 AM (#2024913)
Maybe the Royals will even win a game while I'm in town...

Don't hold your breath, Flannel boy. :)
   6. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 18, 2006 at 01:16 AM (#2024989)
Hey, Toronto can't be that tough.. right?
   7. Mike Webber Posted: May 18, 2006 at 01:49 PM (#2025542)
Here is the current schedule: as you can see Doc, the presentations are unlabled so far, if I get an update I'll fill you in.


I tested this in a game chatter, it wasn't prefect but certainly readable.
Tentative Schedule
Thursday 
July 6
6
:30 7:30 pmConference Registration Reception at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
7
:30 8:30 pm
8
:30 9:30 pm

Friday
July 7
7
:00 9:00 amRegistration
9
:00 10:00 amWelcomingEducation Round-Table
10
:00 10:30 amPresentation 1
10
:30 11:00 amPresentation 2
11
:00 11:30 amPresentation 3
11
:30 1:00 pmLegends Luncheon at Uptown Theatre
1
:00 1:30 pmPresentation 4
1
:30 2:00 pmPresentation 5
2
:00 2:30 pmPresentation 6
2
:30 3:00 pmBreak
3
:00 3:30 pmPresentation 7
3
:30 4:00 pmPresentation 8
4
:00 4:30 pmPresentation 9
4
:30 5:00 pmTrivia Contest Pre-Lims
5
:00 6:00 pmBreak
6
:00 6:15 pmBoard bus for Kauffman Stadium
6
:15 7:00 pm Enroute to Kauffman Stadium
7
:00 10:00 pmRoyals beat up on Toronto
10
:00 11:00 Back to the hotel
11
:00 untilBull Sessions

Saturday
July 8
8
:00 8:30 amPresentation 10
8
:30 9:00 amPresentation 11
9
:00 11:00 amBus Tour of N.Llandmarks
11
:00 1:30 pmTour of NLBM and Jazz Museum
1
:30 2:30 pmLunch on your own
2
:30 3:00 pmQ A Hall of Fame Election Discussion
3
:00 4:00 pmRoadway Presentation
4
:00 6:00 pmPaige Family Panel Discussion
6
:00 9:00 pmHappy Birthday Banquet and Awards Dinner
9
:00 10:00 pmTrival Contest Finals Goodbyes

Sunday
July 9
8
:30 9:30 amBusiness Meeting 
   8. Mike Webber Posted: May 18, 2006 at 01:56 PM (#2025546)
Here is the Landmarks tour on Saturday, drawn up by author Phil Dixson.

Landmarks Tour
Jerry Malloy IX
Negro Leagues Conference

Phillip Dixon

Association Park. The tour will visit the old Association Park location, home field of the American Association Kansas City Blues and later home field to the Kansas City Monarchs. The diamond opened in 1901 and closed in 1923 but still has a ball field on the site.

Municipal Stadium lot, formerly home of the Kansas City Blues, Kansas City Monarchs, Kansas City Athletics and Kansas City Royals. The park opened in 1923 and closed in 1972. This is where Lou Gehrig played his last professional game (for you Yankee fans.)

Paseo YMCA (Home to the first Negro National League)

Kansas City Call office, (legendary newspaper)

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum

Lincoln High School (School where Newt Allen and Frank Duncan attended)

Hurley McNair’s last home

Satchel Paige’s last home

Frank Duncan’s last home

Satchel Paige’s grave site

Satchel Paige field (home of the RBI League)

Satchel Paige school (middle school)

Newt Joseph’s home

Parade Park (where the Monarchs often took spring training)

Musicians Mutual Foundation (historic union of African-American musicians located in the Vine Street Historic District.

Neighborhood where Doby Moore was shot at 16th Euclid.

Newt Allen’s, Frank Duncan’s and Rube Currie’s Elementary School.
   9. Spute Posted: May 18, 2006 at 03:05 PM (#2025607)
Just a question:

I'm from the KC area and I vaguely remember a 3rd grade field trip that visisted the site where the Monarchs games were played.
This was a while ago, mind you, but I believe the field where they played is still open. It's no longer a baseball field, but I don't remember any development over the site.

Can anyone confirm if the field is still there? because I might like to plan my own short little trip to visit it.
   10. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 18, 2006 at 03:25 PM (#2025619)
Isn't Municipal Stadium still a 'community garden'?
   11. Mike Webber Posted: May 18, 2006 at 04:02 PM (#2025647)
Isn't Municipal Stadium still a 'community garden'?


It was last year.
   12. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 18, 2006 at 05:11 PM (#2025736)
Neighborhood where Doby Moore was shot at 16th Euclid.

Nice! That's a building I think any man might enjoy going into.... Well, any man with enough drink in him---but not too much.
   13. Mike Webber Posted: May 18, 2006 at 05:17 PM (#2025752)
Tentative Presentation Schedule, the exact order may be jumbled, but this is what is currently planned

Friday, July 7
7:00 - 9:00 amRegistration
8:30 - 10:00 amWelcome; Education Round-Table
10:00 - 10:30 am Presentation: Terry Aamodt, "Satchel Paige and the Integration of Baseball"
10:30 - 11:00 am Presentation: Phil Dixon, "The Philadelphia Giants: A 1905 Team Profile"
11:00 - 11:30 am Presentation: Daniel Nathan, "Satchel Paige, the Baltimore Black Sox and the Politics of Remembrance"
11:30 - 1:00 pmLegends Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pmPresentation: Peter Gorton, "John Wesley Donaldson, 1911to 1916: The Making of the World's Greatest Negro Pitcher"
1:30 - 2:00 pmPresentation: Travis Larsen, "Satchel Paige and Raymond Dumont: The Dynamic Duo of the National Baseball Congress"
2:00 - 2:30 pmPresentation: Rick Kenney, "They're All Gonna Jump Like That: Paige as Personality in the Pittsburgh Papers"
2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 3:30 pmPresentation: W. B. Steverson, "Satchel: Rhyme, Ruse and Reality"
3:30 - 4:00 pmPresentation: Patrick Rock, "Rube Foster's 'Bunts in the Mud' Strategy: Storytelling and Truth in Negro League History"
4:00 - 4:30 pmPresentation: Stephanie Liscio, "The Differing Views of Negro League Players by Black and White Fans and the Media"
4:30 - 5:00 pmPresentation: Ray Doswell, "We Can't Never Lose: Bingo Long's Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings and the Role of Fiction in 30 Years of Negro League Baseball Historical Interpretation"


Saturday, July 8
8:00 - 8:30 amPresentation: Jared Wheeler, "Jackie Robinson's Integration and How This Helped Promote the Civil Rights Movement"
8:30 - 9:00 amPresentation: Nathan Lovato, "Attempts by ML Baseball to Integrate, With Particular Emphasis on the Homestead Grays"
9:00 - 11:00 amBus Tour of N. L. Landmarks
11:00 - 1:30 pmTour of NLBM and Jazz Museum
   14. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: May 19, 2006 at 04:25 PM (#2027263)
Thanks, Mike!
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 19, 2006 at 04:37 PM (#2027274)
That Landmarks tour sounds awesome. I'll be sure to make it. The Legends Luncheon is usually pretty cool I hear and the Peachtree is insanely delicious.
   16. Mike Webber Posted: June 06, 2006 at 07:33 PM (#2053850)
We are up to 35 registrations as of June 5.

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