Bob Bailey at the 2023 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference in Cooperstown (Photo: Dixie Tourangeau)

Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference

The 15th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held on April 19-20, 2024, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to attend this special event.

  • Please note: Due to space limitations, this event is now SOLD OUT! If you would like to join the waiting list for conference registration, please contact Peter Mancuso.

The 2024 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from author Michael Haupert, along with a panel discussion on the Knickerbocker club with Bruce Allardice, Thomas Gilbert, Bob Tholkes, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a 19th-century artifact session with Robert Mayer, Gary Passamonte, and Jonathan Popovich; a Member Spotlight interview of Thomas Gilbert by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations.

  • Cost: Conference registration is $95 per person, including the Saturday luncheon. Tickets for the optional Friday evening Welcoming Dinner ($50) and Saturday evening Post-Conference Gathering ($55), both at Templeton Hall, can also be purchased in advance for you or a guest. Anyone who wishes to purchase an extra ticket for a guest to attend the Saturday luncheon only ($35) can also do so.
  • RSVP: Please register online or mail your registration form no later than March 31. Registration is limited to the first 100 people to sign up, so please register early!
  • Schedule: Click here to view the complete schedule for the 2024 Ivor-Campbell Conference.
  • Contact: For questions, contact Peter Mancuso at

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speakers