“Base Ball in Mark Twain’s Time”: September 17, 2014

Panelists included, from left: David Arcidiacono, Joe Williams, Gary O'Maxfield, John Thorn, and Bill Ryczek.The Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood SABR Chapter presented a panel discussion about Base Ball in Mark Twain’s Time on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut.

Our panel included SABR members:

  • David Arcidiacono, author of Major League Baseball in Gilded Age Connecticut
  • Gary O’Maxfield, commissioner of The Friends of Vintage Base Ball
  • Bill Ryczek, author of Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball’s National Association, 1871 to 1875
  • John Thorn, Official Historian, Major League Baseball
  • Joe Williams, contributing researcher for SABR’s Nineteenth Century Committee

For more information on the Mark Twain House, visit www.marktwainhouse.org.

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Originally published: September 10, 2014. Last Updated: September 10, 2014.