Steel City, here we come!



As Leslie Heaphy said in the announcement of the news, the 2015 Society for American Baseball Research Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference has been slated for Aug. 6-8 in Pittsburgh at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. More news will be forthcoming soon, but mark it down on your calendars!

Pittsburgh, of course, wasn’t just the site of such legendary pro teams like Cum Posey’s Homestead Grays and Gus Greenlee’s Pittsburgh Crawfords, but also thriving sandlot, semipro and industrial leagues that sprouted up around the city’s famous steel factories and forging plants. For more about baseball and other African-American sports in the Steel City, check out Rob Ruck’s seminal “Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh.”


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