The Third Annual Jim Rygelski Baseball Research Conference will be on August 26th from 1 PM to approximately 5PM. Doors will open at 1PM and the first presentation will begin promptly at 1:30. The conference will be held at Webster University Library Conference Room. The conference room is Room 102. The address is 101 Edgar Rd. The recommended parking is in the Garden Park Plaza, 568 Garden Ave. From the first floor circulation desk, guests should head back through the magazines to room 102 which is in the back right corner. The library will have signs up and the circulation desk and Kaldis employees can help direct people. Webster uses the garden garage for visitor parking. There will be plenty of space and it is a two block walk to the library. The map has other parking options. Visitors will not get towed if they park in one if the lots, but with students and parents on campus that weekend the garden garage is the best option.
I believe we have the best set of speakers we’re ever had for the conference. There are six presentations planned, covering diverse baseball topics including rookie hazing, grand slams, the 1926 and 2011 Cardinal teams, Major League attendance in the dawn of baseball, Cardinal/Yankee comparisons, and the St. Louis Browns. The best presentation, as judged by our esteem panel of experts, will be awarded the Jim Rygelski award ($200), receive free entry to the January Hot Stove meeting, and will be recognized there.
We’re holding this at least tenuously connected with the fledging Webster University student SABR chapter (just forming). I’d love a big turnout so please invite any interested parties to accompany you. Attendees do not have to be SABR members – it is open to everyone and is free! I’ll send out a program in a couple weeks after I get it from Webster.
If you are interested in giving a presentation, please contact Brian Flaspohler.