Listen to highlights from the 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium

2019 SABR Black Sox symposium

The SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium was held on September 27-29, 2019, in Chicago. The SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee hosted this once-in-a-century event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series.

The event — which was open to all baseball fans — was highlighted by a research symposium on Saturday, September 28 at the Chicago History Museum. The museum is home to an extensive collection of Black Sox artifacts and documents, and we gathered in the beautiful Morse Genius Chicago Room event space to discuss the continued relevance of the 1919 World Series and its aftermath. A book signing with SABR authors, including our own Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, followed.

Click on a link below to listen to audio highlights from each session:

Click here for more details on our featured speakers and presenters.

Following the symposium, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, we gathered for a reception at the historic Nisei Lounge near Wrigley Field. The reception was included in your symposium registration.

The full schedule is available below. For questions or more information, please contact Jacob Pomrenke at buckweaver@gmail.com.

2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium

 


SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium
Schedule of Events

Friday, September 27

Saturday, September 28

  • 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street. Click here for more details on our featured speakers and presenters.

    • 9:00-9:10 a.m.: Welcome and introduction: Jacob Pomrenke
    • 9:10-10:10 a.m.: Say It Ain’t So: The Legacy of the Black Sox Scandal. Panelists: Daniel Nathan, David Pietrusza, Bill Savage. Moderator: Jacob Pomrenke.
    • 10:20-10:45 a.m.: Michael Haupert: "How Cheap was Charles Comiskey? Salaries and the Black Sox"
    • 10:55-11:20 a.m.: Dr. Susan Dellinger: "The 1919 Cincinnati Reds, Synthetic Champions?"
    • 11:25-11:50 a.m.: Kevin P. Braig: "Sports Gambling From 1919 to 2019"
    • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Eight Myths Out: Shedding New Light on Baseball's Darkest Hour. Panelists: Bruce S. Allardice, Rick Huhn, Bill Lamb. Moderator: Jacob Pomrenke.
  • 1:00-4:30 p.m.: Book signings/museum visit afterward. (Museum admission is included in your registration.)
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Evening reception (cash bar), Nisei Lounge, 3439 N. Sheffield Ave.

Sunday, September 29

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