2013 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference heading to Newark, NJ

By Larry Lester

Exciting news for 2013: The Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference is heading to Newark, New Jersey.

We will be honoring black baseball in New York and New Jersey with a focus on Abe and Effa Manley, the 1946 Newark Eagles championship team, the Lincoln Giants of N.Y., and the New York Black Yankees plus much, much more. We are currently working with the Newark Bears to finalize a game date, which will dictate the conference weekend dates.

The city is filled with amenities — the Bears’ Riverfront Stadium is walking distance to the Prudential Center, the Paul Robeson Theatre, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Attendees can take advantage of the area to see the Newark Historical Society, the Newark Museum (the largest in the state), Newark Public Library (where the Manley papers are housed), and of course downtown Manhattan, a 15-minute subway ride away. You must visit the awesome New York Public Library.

Some conference highlights include the authors and player panels, vintage auction items, special guests, along with some top-notch presentations. We are partnering with the Newark/East Orange School districts and the Newark Bears to promote our educational mission.

The on-site planning committee includes Dr. Robert Cvornyek (Rhode Island College), Dr. Leslie Heaphy (Kent State University), Dr. Lawrence Hogan (Union County College), Jim Overmyer (author of Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles), Audrey Vernick (author of She Loved Baseball: Effa Manley), and Dr. Brian Heaphy (principal at Edward T. Bowser Elementary School in East Orange).

Stay tuned for more information about the Call for Papers and Conference registration.

For more news about the SABR Negro Leagues Committee, download the December 2012 newsletter on this page.

For more information on the Malloy Conference, visit SABR.org/Malloy.

Originally published: November 30, 2012. Last Updated: November 30, 2012.