Save the date! 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium

Save the date! Join us for the SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. There will also be an optional nearby activity the following day, Sunday, November 11th from mid-morning to early afternoon.

The symposium will be held at the majestic Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The optional Sunday event will be a guided visit to the Baseball Heritage Museum, located only 15 minutes from downtown on the grounds of historic League Park (1891-1946).

The day-long Saturday symposium will be devoted to 19th-century baseball as it was played and evolved in Cleveland and its greater region of northeastern Ohio. A keynote luncheon address (interdisciplinary history) will provide a look at late 19th-century Cleveland with a particular understanding of one of that city’s most important and powerful forces, its transportation system. In addition to the on-site luncheon, there will be both an early morning and mid-afternoon coffee and refreshments service.

To date, we have assembled a partial list of program participants, including: John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian; John Skrtic, Director of Public Services, CPL; Jeremy Feador, Cleveland Indians, Historian & Curator; David Goldberg, Professor of History, Cleveland State University of Ohio; and three SABR researchers and authors with specific focus on elements of 19th-century Cleveland area baseball: David Fleitz, John McMurray, and Joseph Wancho, and others to be announced.

Watch for the publication of the complete Program & Schedule and Registration Information in early July on the SABR website. All of this at a very reasonable cost. We hope to see you there!

— Peter Mancuso

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