The 11th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held virtually on April 22-24, 2021.

Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 conference:

Thursday, April 22

(All times are listed in the Eastern Time Zone)

  • 7:45 – 8:00 p.m.: Login
  • 8:00 – 8:10 p.m.: Welcome Remarks, Peter Mancuso and Bob Bailey
  • 8:10 – 8:40 p.m.: RP1—Tom Gilbert, “Baseball’s Man in Philadelphia, Col. Tom Fitzgerald”
  • 8:40 – 9:10 p.m.: RP2—Dennis Thiessen, “Sunday as the Day of Rest, Riot and Revolt”
  • 9:10 – 9:20 p.m.: Break
  • 9:20 – 9:50 p.m.: RP3—Craig Brown, “Elegant and Oddball: 19th Century Team Photos”
  • 9:50 – 10:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Friday, April 23

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Login
  • 12:00 – 12:10 p.m.: Welcome Remarks, Peter Mancuso and Bob Bailey
  • 12:10 – 12:40 p.m.: RP4—Edward Scahill, “Hugh Jennings, John McGraw and Allegany College (Class of 1894)”
  • 12:40 – 1:20 p.m.: Keynote Address, John Thorn, “How We Got Here”
  • 1:20 – 1:40 p.m.: Break
  • 1:40 – 2:10 p.m.: RP5—Marty Payne, “What’s in A Name (Individuals’ and Teams’)”
  • 2:10 – 2:40 p.m.: RP6—Bill Humber, “Baseball’s Roots Revisited: Lessons from Hockey and Football’s Modern Creation”
  • 2:40 – 3:10 p.m.: Lunch Break
  • 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.: Panel Discussion: “How Did William Hulbert’s Early Death Impact the Development of MLB to 1900?” Moderator: Bill Ryczek; Panelists: Jack Bales, Bill Lamb and Richard Hershberger
  • 4:10 – 4:20 p.m.: Break
  • 4:20 – 4:50 p.m.: RP7—Matthew Leib, “Wringing Truth from Tragedy in the Life of Jim Devlin, ‘Terror of the West’”
  • 4:50 – 5:20 p.m.: RP8—Jon Popovich, “G.L. Werth: The Growth of Reconstruction Base Ball in Montgomery, AL, 1865-1875”
  • 5:20 – 5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Saturday, April 24

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Login
  • 12:00 – 12:10 p.m.: Welcome Remarks, Peter Mancuso and Bob Bailey
  • 12:10 – 12:40 p.m.: RP9—Jack Bales, “He Will Do Just What is Best, No Doubt: William Hulbert’s Dismantling of the Chicago Base Ball Association”
  • 12:40 – 1:25 p.m.: Special Presentation: Jim Gates, Librarian Emeritus, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, “The Penny Marshall Sheet Music Collection: New 19th Century Resources”
  • 1:25 – 1:35 p.m.: Break
  • 1:35 – 2:05 p.m.: RP10—Lauren Tuiskula, “Frank Bancroft and the Blackstone Valley’s 19th Century Base Ball Legacy”
  • 2:05 – 2:35 p.m.: RP11—Larry Phillips, “The Beginnings of Baseball in Cincinnati”
  • 2:35 – 3:00 p.m.: Lunch Break
  • 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Member Spotlight Interview: Bob Bailey Interviews Tom Gilbert
  • 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: RP12—Chris Jones, “Wolverines vs. Wildcat Stand: A Battle Over Barn Top Bleachers”
  • 4:15 – 4:25 p.m.: Break
  • 4:25 – 4:55 p.m.: RP13—Justin Mckinney, “Season on the Brink: The Finances of the Union Association”
  • 4:55 – 5:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

For more details on the Ivor-Campbell Conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c

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