Darowski: The Overlooked Legends panel at ‘The Fred’

From SABR member Adam Darowski at Hall of Stats on April 30, 2017:

A little over a week ago, I attended the SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The conference, known simply as “The Fred”, featured a panel on SABR’s Overlooked Nineteenth Century Base Ball Legends project. Since I’m the chair of the project, I was invited to speak on the panel.

I’m not going to lie—it was both thrilling and intimidating to take part. The panel was moderated by Major League Baseball’s historian John Thorn. John’s work, of course, played a huge part in igniting my interest in the 19th century game. The panel also included my friend Joe Williams (who I succeeded as chair of the Overlooked Legends project) and Michael Haupert.

The panel seemed to go quite smoothly and was very well-received. It was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. It was an honor to be invited and I’d like to thank Peter Mancuso and everyone involved for thinking of me.

Read the full article here: http://www.hallofstats.com/articles/overlooked-legends-at-the-fred

Originally published: May 1, 2017. Last Updated: May 1, 2017.