2017 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference

The ninth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference was held April 21-22, 2017, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. 

The 2017 conference was highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Bill Lamb, along with a panel discussion on SABR's Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legends Project with Adam Darowski, Michael Haupert, Joe Williams, and moderator John Thorn; a special presentation of the documentary film "Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball" by Dorothy Seymour Mills and Mark Honer; a Member Spotlight interview of Joanne Hulbert by Tom Simon; plus book signings, research presentations, and a welcome dinner.

Here is the list of research presentations:

  • Bob Bailey, “Jack Chapman: A 19th Century Baseball Life"
  • Jonathan Popovich, “The Game Makers: Purveyors of Baseball Goods in the Northeast from the 1850s–1870s”
  • Michael Haupert, “William Hulbert and The Birth of the Business of Professional Baseball”
  • Joanne Hulbert, “Tell Me How You Really Feel”
  • Chip Martin, “Pud Galvin: Baseball’s Forgotten Man”
  • Bob Tholkes, “Exploring the Origins of The Baseball Umpire”
  • Herm Krabbenhoft, Keith Carlson, Dave Newman, and Dixie Tourangeau, “Resolution of 1894 RBI Leader”
  • Tom Shieber, “Home Games: Researching Nineteenth Century Baseball Board Games”
  • George Skornickel, “Amos Rusie: The Pitcher Who Changed the Game”
  • Richard Hershberger, “The Fizzled Game-Throwing Scandal of 1879”

Related link: Read Adam Darowski on the Overlooked Legends panel (Hall of Stats)

View more photos from the 2017 conference below, courtesy of Dixie Tourangeau. (Click here to view the slideshow on mobile devices.)


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