Coming Attractions: Society for American Baseball Research Convention

SABR Logo  A post by Baseball Toaster alum Bob Timmermann (in private life he’s a librarian at LAPL) alerted me to the upcoming convention of the Society for American Baseball Research, July 6-10 at the Long Beach Hilton.

The group plans a bus tour of old baseball fields in Los Angeles but tickets are sold out (my pals at Esotouric ought to think about adding one to their popular lineup).

Presentations scheduled for the convention include an amazing array of historic subjects, including:

The Wonder Team in the White City: U.V.M. at the Intercollegiate Base Ball Tournament of 1893, by Tom Simon.

Organized Baseball Circles the Wagons and Silences the Whistle-Blower, 1912, by Steve Steinberg

Fielder Jones, the Offensive Efficiency Paradox of His Hitless Wonders, and How They Stunned the Cubs in the 1906 World Series By Playing Against Type, by  Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

Integration in Cleveland – The Indians, the Negro Leagues, and Local Media Involvement, by Stephanie Liscio

Integrating the Pacific Coast League: A Social History of Integration, by Amy Essington

Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles: A Pictorial History of Baseball from East LA to Dodger Stadium, by Francisco Balderrama and Richard Santillan

ps. I have always wanted to add a feature on vintage/historic sports to the Daily Mirror. Keith Thursby did a great job when the DM was at The Times. If anybody is interested in contributing to this labor of love called the Daily Mirror, drop me a line.

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