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2022 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Schedule

Early registration is now open for SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on June 2-4, 2022, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

Note: All panels and presentations will be held in the G-H-I room at The Forum. The Forum is connected to the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel by a covered skywalk on the 3rd floor.

Thursday, June 2

  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Educational forum conducted by Dr. Leslie Heaphy (J-K room, The Forum)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Film screening TBA
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Conference Registration at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (The Forum lobby area)
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Meet & Greet Reception (location TBA)

Friday, June 3

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Conference Registration at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (The Forum lobby area)
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.: Welcome by Larry Lester, SABR Negro Leagues Committee, and Lamar Smith, SABR Rickwood Field Chapter
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Paul Spyhalski, “Integration of Semi-Professional Baseball in Minnesota: Former Black Barons and Negro Leagues Make an Impact”
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Rich Bogovich, “The Overlooked Negro Leaguers of Bullock County, Alabama”
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Gary Gillette, “Piper Davis”
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Kimberly White-Glenn, “Juxtaposition: Toni Stone and Mrs. Effa Manley”
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Todd Peterson, “The 102 Greatest Negro League Players of All-Time”
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Keith Crook, “Branch Rickey’s Law: How New York State’s Ives-Quinn Act Opened the Door for Jackie Robinson”
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:15-7:30 p.m.: Bus Tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Historic Sites
    • 1:00-1:15 p.m.: Load buses at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, travel to BCRI
    • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Visit Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Bill Chapman exhibit
    • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Load buses at BCRI, travel to Rickwood Field
    • 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Tour of Rickwood Field
    • 4:00-4:15 p.m.: Load buses at Rickwood Field, travel to NSLM
    • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Tour of Negro Southern League Museum
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Tour of Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons (with refreshments provided)
    • 7:30 p.m.: Load buses at Regions Field, travel back to hotel

Saturday, June 4

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Conference Registration at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (The Forum lobby area)
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.: Welcome by Larry Lester, SABR Negro Leagues Committee
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: James Overmyer, “Bud Fowler Becomes the First Black in Organized Baseball”
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Ken Bartelt, “Black Ball in Brew City: The Milwaukee Bears”
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Clem Hamilton, “Ascent to Excellence: The St. Louis Stars (1923-31) and Birmingham Black Barons (1941-48)”
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Tom Thress, “Negro League Baseball at Retrosheet”
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Duke Goldman and Ben Alter, “Should Negro League Stats and AL-NL Stats be Combined?”
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Panel discussion: The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues: Statistically Speaking
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m.: Courtesy Break
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion: Black Ball and the Hall: Justice in Cooperstown?
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Trivia Contest preliminaries with moderator Ted Knorr
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Reception and cash bar
  • 7:00-10:30 p.m.: Awards Banquet with former Negro Leagues players, plus silent/live auctions, Trivia Contest finals, and entertainment

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