By Larry Lester
LATE BREAKING NEWS! Blues, Bar B-Q, and Baseball.
The 2016 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference is going to Kansas City to celebrate the 110th birthday/anniversary of black baseball’s most prolific pitcher, Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Paige’s oldest son and daughter are planning to attend the Malloy to talk about their father and help us cut the cake.
Plans are under way to invite a few players, attend a Royals game, and enjoy some savory ribs.
The dates are still the same as previously announced — July 7-9, 2016 — and the hotel will be the Overland Park Sheraton Hotel in Kansas. The early-bird rate is $119 per night; much better than last year’s rate of $189. So put us in your budget and travel plans.
More information is coming soon about how to register for the hotel and for the “best and biggest black baseball conference in America.” Check back at SABR.org/malloy for more details.
LARRY LESTER is the chair of the Negro Leagues Committee. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call for papers, Art Contest, Library Grants: Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more about submitting a Malloy research presentation, the Negro Leagues art contest, or school library grants
Originally published: February 1, 2016. Last Updated: February 1, 2016.