Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
August 14-16, 2014
Theme: “Turkey Stearnes and Black Baseball in Michigan”
Black baseball has a long history in Michigan, especially centered in the Motor City. Among the original entrants to the Negro National League in 1920 was Tenny Blount’s Detroit Stars, managed by Pete Hill and anchored by Big Bill Gatewood on the mound. The Detroit Wolves and Motor City Giants also played in Mack Park and Hamtramck stadium. In addition to the well-known Turkey Stearnes other star players included catcher Bruce Petway, the speedy Jimmie Lyons and the powerful Edgar Wesley.
The 17th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will celebrate this rich baseball history. In addition to two days of research presentations and player/author panels, attendees will also enjoy special presentations about local parks as well as a Tigers game against the Seattle Mariners.
This interdisciplinary conference welcomes proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars.
Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, or other Negro Leagues issues. Some possibilities include: Turkey Stearnes, Jimmie Lyons, Hamtramck Stadium, Mack Park, Tenny Blount, the Detroit Stars, the Detroit Wolves and much more.
Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, plus a brief biographical note with contact information. For oral presentations, please indicate whether you will require any AV equipment. For poster presentations, please indicate the number and size of posters you wish to display.
Please email your proposal as a Microsoft Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24, 2014.
Notifications will go out by Jackie Robinson Day — April 15, 2014.
For further information on the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, visit SABR.org/malloy.
SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award two $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors in its sixth annual essay contest in 2013-14. Students are asked to write a 1,200-word essay on one of the following topics: “Who is Rube Foster and why is he significant to Negro League history?” or “Explain who Sam Lacy is and his significance to black baseball history.” Click here to download the PDF application for eligibility requirements, submission criteria and style guidelines. All applications must be e-mailed to Leslie Heaphy (email@example.com) no later than March 24, 2014. Questions can also be directed to Stephanie Liscio (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mel May (email@example.com) or Tom Garrett (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee will award two $1,000 library grants for 2013-14. School libraries from across the country are invited to submit grant proposals centering on educating students about black baseball and American history. Click here to download the PDF application for eligibility requirements, submission criteria and style guidelines. The Planning Committee will review all the applications and make two selections. All applications must be e-mailed to Leslie Heaphy (email@example.com) no later than April 7, 2014. Questions can also be directed to Mark Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tim Bottorff (email@example.com) or Stephen Cullis (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Originally published: November 18, 2013. Last Updated: November 18, 2013.