SABR Issues Two New Denver Area Publications in Conjunction with the National Convention

CLEVELAND, Ohio — To commemorate baseball’s legacy in the Rocky Mountain West, The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has published both The Denver Post Tournament and Above the Fruited Plain in conjunction with the SABR National Convention held July 10-13 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Through the generous support of The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Denver Newspaper

CLEVELAND, Ohio — To commemorate baseball’s legacy in the Rocky Mountain West, The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has published both The Denver Post Tournament and Above the Fruited Plain in conjunction with the SABR National Convention held July 10-13 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Through the generous support of The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Denver Newspaper Agency, SABR has been able to highlight some of the many important contributions made by the Rocky Mountain region to the traditions of baseball.  Produced especially for the SABR national convention, both books are included as part of the registration fees.  To attend the convention, register online at www.sabr.org (click on “Convention”)

Those unable to attend the convention can buy copies from Denver-area book-sellers, such as The Tattered Cover Book Store.

Chronicling a lost chapter in baseball history, the Denver Post Tournament, by Jay Sanford, deserves attention.  The DPT is perhaps the best kept secret in America’s baseball history. In its heyday, the event attracted major and minorleague players, stars from the Negro Leagues, as well as local semi-pro talent. The teams were originally sponsored by local businesses, but many teams recruited the best players available from all quarters.

Above The Fruited Plain, edited by Thomas L. Altherr, explores the history and vitality of baseball in the Rocky Mountain West with research and writing on most levels of baseball in the region.  Articles include “Baseball and Cultural Preservation”, about the role baseball played for Japanese internment camp players and “Mr. Abner Graves” connecting Colorado with the Abner Doubleday myth.  Other articles include, “Ghost Town Nines”, “Denver’s Original River Front Park” and “College Baseball at the University of Colorado, 1910.”

The Rocky Mountain regional chapter of SABR is hosting this year



Originally published: June 9, 2003. Last Updated: June 9, 2003.

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