The 17th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, will be held August 14-16, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan.
The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 16 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
The Negro Leagues Committee is one of SABR’s original committees, formed in 1971. It has continued to preserve and highlight the contributions of African-American players in baseball history. Led by co-chairs Dick Clark and Larry Lester, the committee published the landmark The Negro Leagues Book in 1994, which featured a complete register of more than 3,000 players, team rosters and in-depth histories from leagues of the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth.
The committee has also spawned the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project, which was started in 2003 by SABR member Jeremy Krock and has provided proper grave markers to the unmarked graves of more than 20 former Negro Leagues players around the country.
Check back at SABR.org for registration and hotel information on the 17th annual Malloy Conference in 2014. Hope to see you in Detroit!
Originally published: November 4, 2013. Last Updated: November 4, 2013.