April 5, 2003

NLBPA.com Site News for April 5, 2003

Just Announced...

The Harrisburg (PA) Young Professionals and the Society for American Baseball Research - Negro League Research Committee present the 6th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Research Conference June 26-29, 2003 at the Crowne Plaza in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

The conference will bring together more than thirty-six of the leading researchers in the field of Negro League baseball history as well as several players. It will feature twelve research presentations, a player panel, trivia, a Harrisburg Senator game (06/26), a banquet (6/27), a baseball simulation tournament, a tour of significant sites, entertainment, art, exhibits, and more.

Tentative Schedule:

  • June 26th, 6:35p - Harrisburg Senators Negro League Commemorative Night
  • June 27th - Morning & Afternoon Sessions
  • June 27th, 6:30p - Banquet
  • June 28th - Morning & Afternoon Sessions
  • June 29th - Harrisburg Negro League Site Tour

Attendees will find camaraderie, shared knowledge, networking, expert and youth trivia, APBA baseball tournament, player panel, banquet, entertainment, exhibits, vendors, and more.

The conference debuted in Harrisburg in 1998 and has subsequently been held in Atlantic City, Kansas City, Memphis as well as another stinit in Harrisburg in 2000. It is hosted annually in a city that formerly was home to a Negro League team. The legendary Harrisburg Giants are the host team this year.

The $87 registration fee includes the conference ($50), June 26th Harrisburg Senators game ($7), and the June 27th banquet ($30). To register and/or make a research presentation contact Ted Knorr at 717 238 5151, or e-mail papabell@aol.com. Send check to Ted Knorr, 309 Fox Ridge Court, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Hotel reservations for the event are available at a special rate at 1-717-234-5021. Mention the Negro League Conference for special $89 (plus tax) per room per night rate.