2021 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Art Contest winners announced

The 11th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Art Contest attracted artwork from all over the nation. Art from the winners will be on display at the upcoming Jerry Malloy Conference, which will be held June 2-4, 2022, in Birmingham, Alabama.

2021 Malloy Conference Art Contest winner: Brian Callaghan on Boojum WilsonThe winning entry in the amateur category will receive a $150 prize and a certificate from the conference and the youth winner will receive $100 and a certificate from the conference.

Photos of the art will also be included in an upcoming issue of Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, published by McFarland & Co.

Click on each image to see this year’s winning entries below:

Amateur Category: “Boojum Wilson”
Brian Callaghan, Richmond, VA

Brian Callaghan is an entrepreneur and investor with a lifelong love of baseball.  He is currently an owner of two minor league teams, the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA for the San Francisco Giants), and the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA for the Kansas City Royals). As a hobby Brian enjoys drawing, painting and illustrating, and frequently uses his passion for baseball as subject matter. He resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and five children.

2021 Malloy Conference Art Contest winner: Gabrielle DavisYouth Category: “Jackie Robinson”
Gabrielle Davis, Moody, AL

Gabrielle Davis is 12 years old and is a student in the sixth grade. Her favorite hobbies are crocheting, drawing, and playing chess. She enjoyed doing this artwork on Jackie Robinson because it was a new subject to her and she liked researching the players.

The annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference is hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, which encourages the study and research of African-American baseball and its influence on society and sport history. The conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives.

Since 1998, the conference has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of Black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages, not just SABR members.

For more information on the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, visit SABR.org/malloy.

Originally published: November 30, 2021. Last Updated: November 30, 2021.