2016 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Schedule


  • 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Educational forum conducted by Dr. Leslie Heaphy
  • 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Conference Registration at Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
  • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Meet & Greet Reception at Sheraton Overland Park Hotel with special guest George Altman, former Kansas City Monarchs and Chicago Cubs all-star outfielder.


  • 8:00-8:45 a.m.: Coffee & Tea – welcome by Larry Lester, SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee Chairman
  • 8:45-9:00 a.m.: Larry Lester, “Why Black Baseball Matters!”
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: James Brunson, “One of the Finest Catchers Who Ever Looked Though a Mask: Visual Culture, Blackball and Frank Maupin, 1885-1899”
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Brian Carroll, “Black Baseball’s Funmakers: Time to Take the Ethiopian Clowns Seriously”
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Allison Petonic, “Ohio’s Capital City in 1884: Fleet Walker’s Major League Visits to Columbus”
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Brian Campbell, “African American Ballplayers Abroad: Baseball, Race & the Black Press, 1920-1950”
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Karl Lindholm, “The Cuban Giants Come to Middlebury”
  • 12:00-1:15 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Board Arrow Stage Lines motor coaches to American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball Museums en route to Kauffman Stadium
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Tour the American Jazz and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museums at 18th & Vine
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Visit the Royals Hall of Fame Museum in left field at Kauffman Stadium
  • 6:00-6:15 p.m.: Robert Paige throws out the first pitch
  • 6:35 p.m.: Game Time, Seattle Mariners vs. world champion Kansas City Royals
  • 11:00 p.m. Return to the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel


  • 8:30 a.m.: Coffee & tea
  • 8:45-9:00 a.m.: Welcome by Larry Lester, SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee Chairman
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Bryan Steverson, “Brothers in our Game: Negro Leaguers with Friends”
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Nia and Owen Lawson IV, “Beyond KC . . . Shadowball 2.0: A West Coast Migration – West Coast Baseball Association”
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Todd Peterson, “Before the Monarchs: The Kansas City Giants, 1907-1917”
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Sherman Jenkins, “Satchel & Monarchs Tame Dizzy Dean’s All-Stars”
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Ruby Berryman, “Barnstorming as Theatre: Satchel Seizes the Elixir”
  • 12:00-1:15 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Peter Gorton, “John Donaldson: Restoring the Legacy of Segregated Baseball’s Greatest Left-Handed Pitcher”
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m.: Frank White, “Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota”
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m.: Paul Spyhalski, “Iowa’s Black Barnstorming Champions”
  • 3:00–3:30 p.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Special Presentation with the children of Leroy and Lahoma Paige with Dr. Donald Spivey
  • 5:00–5:45 p.m.: Trivia Preliminaries and Finals:
  • 5:45-6:00 p.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Reception and cash bar in Leatherwood 2 and 3 – Satchel Paige’s 110th Birthday Celebration
  • 7:00-10:30 p.m.: Awards Banquet with silent auctions in Leatherwood 2 and 3

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