Join SABR for “Talking Baseball” on July 9 in San Diego

Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

San Diego Central Library

Coming to San Diego for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game festivities? Join us on Saturday, July 9 as SABR’s Ted Williams Chapter will present Talking Baseball at the San Diego Central Library’s Neil Morgan Library Auditorium.

This free public event is sponsored by PostalAnnex, Elite Services and Hunt Auctions. Tickets and reservations are NOT required. This event will provide an eclectic assortment of baseball speakers, singers, documentary, and a no-hitter. The library is located in downtown San Diego at 330 Park Boulevard, next to Petco Park.

Here is the lineup for the day: 

  • 9:30 a.m.: Ted Williams Chapter President Dan Boyle welcomes audience
  • 10:00 a.m.: Jacob Pomrenke, “The Black Sox Scandal: A Cold Case, Not a Closed Case”
  • 11:00 a.m.: Bob Kendrick, Negro League Baseball Museum president
  • 12:00 p.m.: Joe Rathburn, San Diego baseball singer/songwriter performs baseball songs
  • 1:00 p.m.: Matt Nokes narrates video of Jim Abbott’s 1993 NY Yankees no-hitter vs. Cleveland Indians
  • 2:00 p.m.: Matt Thompson, “Ted Williams: A Tip of the Cap” one-man show
  • 3:00 p.m.: Filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis screens his new documentary, “Hano! A Century in the Bleachers”
  • 4:00 p.m.: The Baseball Reliquary presents folk singer Ross Altman’s baseball songs
  • 5:00 p.m.: Gene Locklear, former Padres outfielder discusses his life as a native American Indian artist and professional baseball player
  • 6:00 p.m.: Talking Baseball concludes

The San Diego Central Library includes the spectacular Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, home of the SABR Collection, which can be viewed on the eighth floor of the library during regular business hours.

The Baseball Research Center opened in 2001, with an initial collection of books and microfilm donated by SABR’s Ted Williams Chapter. In the years since, it has grown to more than 3,000 publications, books, and journals, and 300 microfilm reels, all available to the public at San Diego’s downtown library.


Originally published: June 1, 2016. Last Updated: June 1, 2016.