The schedule for the annual SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference is out. Here’s a PDF of the presentations and other events:
It looks like I’ll be making my presentation on Bill Binga and his rich family heritage at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, bright and early. Lots of Diet Pepsi consumption expected beforehand. 🙂
The other presentations look pretty intriguing, too. I’m looking forward to seeing Todd Peterson in action after corresponding with him via e-mail so much, and it’ll good to see Brother James Brunson again — missed him last year. Melissa Booker’s talk about Booker T. Washington and baseball looks especially alluring, as does, of course, hearing from Satchel Paige’s son, Robert, and the Stearnes family. But Vic Harris, greatest Negro League manager ever? I dunno … George Skornickel has a mighty task of convincing me …
I also hope I can make it on Thursday in time to go to Hamtramck!