SABR 43: Kevin Kane’s “Breaking the Line with the Mudville Nine”

We’re pleased to welcome singer/songwriter Kevin Kane to perform at the SABR 43 Awards Luncheon on Friday, August 2 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

His new performance piece, Breaking the Line with the Mudville Nine, first presented at The Baseball Hall of Fame in May, gives Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s Casey at the Bat a new hero: a Negro Leaguer who breaks into the Mudville lineup sixty-eight years before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues.

To attend the SABR 43 Awards Luncheon, click here to register. The keynote speaker at the banquet is scheduled to be Rob Manfred, MLB’s Executive Vice President of Economics & League Affairs.

Kane is a singer/songwriter and playwright from New York City. His play “A Love of the Game” was first produced at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He performs often in the tri-state area, and has had plays produced off-Broadway and in many regional theaters. 

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Originally published: July 12, 2013. Last Updated: April 16, 2020.