SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference was held on June 2-4, 2022, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
The conference was highlighted by the appearance of former Negro Leagues players, including the Rev. Bill Greason, and panel discussions on “The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues: Statistically Speaking” and “Black Ball and the Hall: Justice in Cooperstown?”
Attendees enjoyed visits to historic Rickwood Field and Regions Field, the Negro Southern League Museum, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tour.
Presentations were given by Gary Gillette, Kimberly White-Glenn, Todd Peterson, Keith Crook, James Overmyer, Ken Bartelt, Clem Hamilton, Tom Thress, Duke Goldman, and Ben Alter. Click here to view the full schedule for the 2022 Malloy Conference.
Click here to view a photo gallery at Flickr.com, courtesy of Sherman Jenkins and John Wakelin.
About the Conference
The Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. Since 1998, 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 an annual 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. 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.