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.