October 2009 Baseball Events

  • Baseball Americana at the Library of Congress, October 2-3
  • SABR Member’s Film to Be Shown at Fourth Annual Baseball Film Festival Returns to Cooperstown Oct. 2-4
  • 25th Anniversary Dinner of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club
  • Bill James to Appear at The New Yorker Festival

  • Baseball Americana at the Library of Congress, October 2-3
  • SABR Member’s Film to Be Shown at Fourth Annual Baseball Film Festival Returns to Cooperstown Oct. 2-4
  • 25th Anniversary Dinner of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club
  • Bill James to Appear at The New Yorker Festival

Baseball Americana at the Library of Congress October 2-3
The Library of Congress is holding a symposium entitled “Baseball Americana.” It will be a unique celebration of our national pastime, held at the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library’s baseball collections are the largest in the world. This has led to the creation of a beautifully illustrated book, Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress, to be published by Harper Collins on September 29, 2009.

In addition, the Library’s American Folklife Center has recently acquired a collection of one-of-a-kind oral history interviews with former professional players and managers, organized and conducted by former commissioner of Major League Baseball, Fay Vincent. http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/Baseball/

Those interested in attending the Friday evening and/or Saturday events should register early. The Friday afternoon events don’t require registration. Registration and detail are available online.

SABR Member’s Film to Be Shown at Fourth Annual Baseball Film Festival Returns to Cooperstown Oct. 2-4
(COOPERSTOWN, NY): The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the fourth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Oct. 2-4. One of those films will be “A Braves New World,” a Milwaukee
Public Television documentary produced by SABR member William Povletich. Povletich, author of the companion book Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak will be on hand for the screening.

IN all, thirteen films, with themes ranging from women in baseball to a baseball league in Israel, will be screened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as filmmakers compete for three awards given at the conclusion of the festival: The Best Film Award, the Award for Baseball Excellence, and the Award for Film Making Excellence. A complete list of films is available on the Hall of Fame website.

Tickets for the screening of Film Festival entries are free of charge but limited and must be reserved. Members can reserve their tickets immediately, and any remaining seats will made available to the general public beginning Monday, Sept. 28 by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397 or visiting the Membership desk in the Museum. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Grandstand Theater and is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year



Originally published: September 23, 2009. Last Updated: September 23, 2009.

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