SABR 48: Join us for The Great One: The Life and Legacy of Roberto Clemente panel in Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce the The Great One: The Life and Legacy of Roberto Clemente panel for the SABR 48 convention this summer in Pittsburgh.

The Roberto Clemente panel is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from PNC Park. The conference is open to all baseball fans, and registration is now available online. Click here to register!

Here is some more information about our featured speakers:

  • Duane Rieder is the Executive Director and Curator of the Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh. An accomplished photographer, Duane has meticulously renovated Engine House 25 in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh to showcase the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes. Duane is also currently working on a personal project documenting Major League Baseball. His baseball book is a very rare and intimate glimpse into the world of the big leagues, with personal portraits of Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, Vladimir Guerrero, Greg Maddux, Ozzie Smith, and others.
  • Danny Torres is a writer for and Since 2010, Danny has been a contributing writer to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s official magazine, Memories and Dreams. His work has also appeared at and in Mets Magazine. In 2011, Danny participated in a panel discussion that coincided with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, Beyond Baseball, The Life of Roberto Clemente. He was featured in a 2012 series on the legacy of Roberto Clemente for El Diario/La Prensa. In 2017, Danny was invited to introduce the ESPN short film, One More Game For You, Mom, during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival. A lifelong Mets fan and a proud native of the Bronx, Danny is a high school teacher and can be reached on Twitter at @DannyT21.
  • Moderator: Adrian Burgos Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of La Vida Baseball, a digital platform on Latinos and baseball in partnership with the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A Professor of History at the University of Illinois, he specializes in US Latino history, sport history, and urban history. He is the author of Cuban Star: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball (2011) and Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line (2007), which won the Latina/o Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association and was a SABR Seymour Medal finalist. Adrian was the subject of a 2016 Big Ten Network documentary Playing America’s Game, and he has appeared on ESPN, MLB Network, and NPR, as well as national and local programs talking about Latinos in baseball, Negro League baseball, and race and sports, among other topics. He has consulted on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Viva Baseball exhibit, Smithsonian’s Latinos and Baseball: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues exhibit, and on numerous documentaries, including Bernardo Ruiz’s Roberto Clemente and Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning and Jackie Robinson.

Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists at SABR 48 in Pittsburgh.

Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.

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Originally published: May 21, 2018. Last Updated: April 15, 2020.

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