2017 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference schedule

Here is the program and schedule for the 2017 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  Click here to download a registration form (PDF). All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

All events to be held at the Baseball Hall of Fame's Bullpen Theater unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Check-in and Morning Coffee Service (Lobby of Giamatti Research Center)
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Research Presentation - Bob Bailey, “Jack Chapman: A 19th Century Baseball Life
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m.: Special Presentation - Dorothy Seymour Mills and Mark Honer, “Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball” film documentary
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: On Your Own: Lunch in “America’s Perfect Village” and/or explore the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1:30–2:00 p.m.: Research Presentation - Jonathan Popovich, “The Game Makers: Purveyors of Baseball Goods in the Northeast from the 1850s–1870s”
  • 2:00- 2:30 p.m.: Research Presentation – Michael Haupert, “William Hulbert and The Birth of the Business of Professional Baseball”
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m.: 5th Inning Stretch: HOF Bookstore, Gift Shop, Other Necessities
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m.: Research Presentation - Joanne Hulbert, “Tell Me How You Really Feel”
  • 3:15–3:45 p.m.: Research Presentation – Chip Martin, “Pud Galvin, Baseball’s Forgotten Man”
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m.: 7th Inning Stretch: Afternoon Coffee Service (Giamatti Research Center)
  • 4:30-5:00 p.m.: Research Presentation – Bob Tholkes, “Exploring the Origins of The Baseball Umpire”
  • 7:00-10:00 p.m.: Optional Welcoming Dinner - pre-registration required (Templeton Hall)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.:  Check-in, Morning Coffee Service (Giamatti Research Center)
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Research Presentation – Herm Krabbenhoft, Keith Carlson, Dave Newman, and Dixie Tourangeau, “Resolution of 1894 RBI Leader”
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m.: Panel Discussion - "SABR Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legends Project" with Adam Darowski, Michael Haupert, Joe Williams, and moderator John Thorn
  • 11:45–1:30 p.m.: Luncheon – Keynote Speaker: William F. Lamb. Cost included in registration (Templeton Hall)
  • 1:30–2:00 p.m.: Research Presentation – Tom Shieber, “Home Games: Researching Nineteenth Century Baseball Board Games”
  • 2:00–2:15 p.m.: 5th Inning Stretch
  • 2:15–3:15 p.m.: Member Spotlight Interview: Tom Simon interviews Joanne Hulbert
  • 3:15–4:00 p.m.: Book Signings, Afternoon Coffee Service (Giamatti Research Center)
  • 4:00–4:30 p.m.: Research Presentation – George Skornickel, “Amos Rusie: The Pitcher Who Changed the Game”
  • 4:30–5:00 p.m.: Research Presentation – Richard Hershberger, “The Fizzled Game-Throwing Scandal of 1879”

Following the conference on Saturday, you are invited to our Optional Post Conference Gathering, with a delicious "cookout buffet" and good cheer at the Historic Otesaga Hotel, Kingfisher Tower Room, Main Level. (Use ground level hotel entrance adjacent to the parking lot.) Pre-registration is required. Click here to download a registration form (PDF).

For more information on the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell-19c.