Gallagher: 1877 radio rebroadcast a highlight of upcoming Canadian Baseball History Conference

From SABR member Danny Gallagher at the Canadian Baseball Network on October 18, 2018:

Looking to increase your knowledge of baseball in this country?

Head to London Nov. 3 and 4 to attend the third annual Canadian Baseball History Conference being organized by Andrew North at the Old Courthouse on Ridout St. North.

One of the most interesting presentations at the conference will be a live radio recreation of the championship game of the International Association played on Oct. 2, 1877 between the host London Tecumsehs and the Alleghenys of Pittsburgh. The game was staged at Tecumseh Field in London as Fred Goldsmith of London squared off against Pud Galvin in a pitcher’s duel.

Long-time veteran sportscaster Jim Van Horne calls the play-by-play of this simulated game and colour commentator Bill Humber provides historical content. Chip Martin is the on-field reporter and North provides post-game analysis. This presentation lasts 75 minutes and should be a dandy.

“I’ll be at the podium at the beginning and end, while the other three will be at a table at the front for the game portion,” North explained. “It’s likely taken us 20-25 hours of prep so far, as we had to derive a plausible game scoresheet first.”


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Originally published: October 18, 2018. Last Updated: October 18, 2018.