This Week in SABR: April 15, 2011
Here's an update of what we've been up to as of April 15, 2011:
SABR members Marty Appel, Dan Fost, Steven Goldman, Jim Kaplan and Steve Steinberg led a panel discussion on "The Old Perfessor", baseball icon Casey Stengel, on April 14 at the Museum of the City of New York. Stengel was the only man to wear all four uniforms representing New York City: the Giants, Dodgers, Yankees and Mets.
The event was co-sponsored by the Boston Braves Historical Association, the Casey Stengel Baseball Center, SABR's Casey Stengel Chapter and the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter, the New York Giants Baseball Club, the New York Giants (Baseball) Nostalgia Society, the Westchester Baseball Group and the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.
SABR's Negro Leagues Committee has awarded $1,000 library grants to Liberty Middle School of Ocala, Florida, and Edward T. Bowser Sr. Elementary School in East Orange, New Jersey. School libraries from across the country were invited to submit grant proposals centering on educating students about black baseball and American history.
Liberty Middle School students plan to attend a 2011 Education Day game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, as part of their program. Bowser Elementary School students plan to create online video podcasts and engage in Skype conversations with scholars, authors, researchers and former ballplayers as part of their program.
The early registration rate is still available through April 18 for the 2011 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, July 21-23 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For information on room rates and how to register, click here.
At the SABR 41 national convention, scheduled for July 6-10 at the Long Beach Hilton in Southern California, we will announce the selection of the Los Angeles Area All-Time All-Stars.
The team, including a manager and an umpire, is being selected by a vote of SABR members. The criteria for being included on the ballot was attending high school in the area
To vote for this special all-star team, follow this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WHKBK7
In other recent SABR news:
- Bill Staples was featured in an article about Japanese-American internment camps in Arizona during World War II
- Peter C. Bjarkman wrote about Connie Marrero, the world's oldest ballplayer, who is preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday
- Paul Lukas investigates the curious case of Hank Aaron's footwear in 1974
- Rick Swaine answers questions about Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball
- Jay Jaffe wonders whether hitting or fielding skill is a more important attribute for middle infielders
This page was last updated April 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm MST.