Wed Feb 25, 2023, 7-9P Speaking on a special NYC SABR Day Zoom about my baseball writing and baseball radio career and my forthcoming book on baseball scouting BASEBALL'S ENDANGERED SPECIES
Th June 2, 2022 Speaking at Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture - Topic: Origins of Major League Baseball's First Amateur Free Agent Draft in 1965
Week of July 25-29 Teaching "Reel Baseball and Real Baseball: Myth and Reality" Chautauqua Institution, 201 Hultquist
My return to Chautauqua in western NY State!
M thru F August 2 thru Aug 6, 2021, 1230p-1:45p
"Baseball, 1919-1960: From Black Sox Scandal to Westward Expansion"
Chautauqua Institution, Mayville NY Rm 101 Hultquist
For info on enrollment, contact Special Studies, www.chq.org
Fri morn Mar 10, 2019 830A Delivering a paper on Major League Baseball's Relationship With College Baseball 1960-1990, NINE Magazine conference, DoubleTree Hotel, S. Priest Rd, Phoenix/Tempe AZ border.
Week 6 July 29-Aug 3, 2019, Chautauqua Institution, Chautaqua Institution.
Teaching "Baseball and American Culture" for Special Studies program.
Sun aft Nov 18, 2018 2p Join me for a New York Sports Tour of prominent sports sites in midtown Manhattan, followed by dinner at Keen's legendary steak house on 36th Street just east of 6th Avenue. Our van leaves from E 44th Street facing Vanderbilt Ave. near Grand Central Station. Further info at newyorksportstours.com
Co-Teaching "Baseball and American Culture" class at Chautauqua Institution,
Room 105 Turner Hall on Chautauqua campus near Jamestown, NY
M thru Fri July 24-28, 2017, 9-10:15AM For more info contact ciweb.org
Delivering Paper "If We Had Known He Had Wanted To Be A Dictator, We Would Have Made Him An Umpire: Fidel Castro and Cuba's Passion for Baseball"
Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, May 31-June 3, 2017
August 1-5, 2016 Co-teaching "Baseball and American Culture" class at Chautauqua Institution in western New York State - Class meets 12:30-1:45PM For more info
check out ciweb.org
Sat Sep 26 Phone interview about Branch Rickey on Marvin Lowe's "Inside Pitch" radio show, WHBU 1240 AM Anderson Indiana. Joining in conversation: Gene Bennett,
veteran Cincinnati Reds scout and protege of Branch Rickey.
Fri Sep 25 7p Panelist discussing Charlie Vascellaro's new book "At The Ballpark," Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 E. 11th Street west of Broadway, Greenwich Village, NYC.
Sa Sep 19 8:30-9A Phone interview about Branch Rickey on Marvin Lowe's "Inside Pitch" radio show, WHBU 1240 AM Anderson Indiana. Joining in conversation: Carl Erskine,
Anderson resident and former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, and Branch B. Rickey, president
of Pacific Coast League, Rickey's grandson. Program streams on www.whbu1240.org
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7p Moderator of a panel on Baseball Scouting with special guests:
Roland Hemond of Arizona Diamondbacks, Don Welke of San Diego Padres, Marty Lurie
SF Giants broadcaster, and others. NINE Magazine Baseball Conference,
Doubletree Fiesta Resort Hotel, S. Priest Road, Tempe Arizona.
Sat Mar 14 10:30p Presenter of paper, "Baseball Passion in the Work and Lives of Comic Film Stars Buster Keaton and Joe E. Brown," NINE conference, Tempe AZ.
Thursday Dec 12 at 7p at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse 67 East 11th St (a few doors west of
Broadway - or several doors east of University Pl. - not far from Union Square and NYU)
I moderate a panel on "The State of Baseball Scouting" with Billy Blitzer (Chicago Cubs), Joe Rigoli (St. Louis Cardinals), and Dennis Sheehan (Atlanta Braves).
Summer 2013 Appearances
Sun July 14 3pm Panel on NYC Baseball moderated by baseball's official historian John Thorn - MLB FanFest, Javits Center, W 34th St between 11th-12th Aves, NYC
Mon July 15 5pm Panel on The Legacy of Jackie Robinson moderated by Larry Lester
MLB FanFest, Javits Center, W 34th St between 11th-12th Aves, NYC
Canceled - Sat July 27 after 3:30p matinee performance of the musical "Johnny Baseball" Williamstown Theater, Williamstown Mass, 1000 Main Street (Route 2)
Summer 2012 appearances
I appear on Author's Panel at SABR's Jerry Malloy Conference
Sat July 21 2p Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland
Fri morning April 27, 2010 9AM I talk on "REMEMBERING JANE JARVIS: THE METS' ONE AND ONLY ORGANIST," at the Hofstra Conference Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, Mack Student Center, Hempstead, Long Island
Fri afternon Mar 9, 2012, I talked on "A TALE OF TWO BASEBALL MECCAS: OMAHA, NEBRASKA AND LUBBOCK, TEXAS" at the 19th Annual Spring Training Conference of NINE Magazine, Phoenix, Arizona
Sa Jan 28 1:15p CAN HE PLAY? A panel discussion based on SABR's new book on the baseball scouting profession with yours truly, Chicago Cubs scout BILLY BLITZER, Yankees scout CESAR PRESBOTT and writer RORY COSTELLO
MidManhattan Library, 5th Avenue and 40th Street, opposite main branch of New York Public Library.
Morning session with GEORGE VECSEY and a panel on New York Mets on eve of their 50th anniversary season
begins after 10a. $25 admission charge. Sponsored by Casey Stengel chapter of New York SABR.
Tu Nov 15 7p Bergino Baseball Clubhouse - 67 East 11th Street (E of Univ Place and W of Broadway)
"Competitors and Colleagues: A Discussion with Baseball Scouts" moderated by Lee Lowenfish with
Sal Agostinelli (Philadelphia Phillies), Billy Blitzer (Chicago Cubs), and Joe Rigoli (St. Louis Cardinals)
Fri Nov 4, 2011 6 PM Branch Rickey: The Conservative Revolutionary Who Jump-Started The Civil Rights Movement with the Signing of Jackie Robinson - A Talk at the Eugene, Oregon Public Library sponsored by the Univ. of Oregon
Wed June 15 7p "Two Cheers for Horace Stoneham: How The New York Giants Integrated in Response to The
Success of the Rickey/Robinson Dodgers" A Talk Delivered to the New York Giants Historical Society
Church at 260 West 231st Street 2 blocks west of #1 train stop at 231st Street/Broadway
Th Apr 15, 2011 7:30p Lecture on Branch Rickey, Civil Rights and Baseball's Reluctant Integration Movement
University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse
Sun night Sept 26, 2010 at 10:30p Channel 13 New York City public TV station debuts "New York City: A Baseball Love Story." I will be appearing in the opening episode, "Learning to Love, Loving to Hate," of a five-part series that runs through Thursday Sept 30, following the new Ken Burns "Baseball" doc on Tues and Wed,
Wed night Dec 8, 2010 7p I will be discussing baseball today yesterday and tomorrow at Bergino Clubhouse, a new baseball memorabilia space, 67 E 11th Street between University Place and Broadway.
Prior Events in 2010
TH JUNE 3 3P Talk with William Marshall author of BASEBALL'S PIVOTAL ERA 1945-51 on The Larry MacPhail
Report of 1946 on Baseball Reorganization and How His Feud with Branch Rickey Impacted Its Failure
Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York
SA JUNE 12 2-4P Reading/signing from both my Branch Rickey biography and THE IMPERFECT DIAMOND
Ivy's Books 6080 Falls Road Baltimore Maryland
PRIOR EVENTS IN 2009
Fri June 19 Civil Rights Weekend of Major League Baseball
National Underground Railroad Museum 50 E. Freedom Way Cincinnati
1:30-3p Book Signing for my biography Branch Rickey
4-5:30p Round Table Discussion moderated by Harvard Law Prof. Charles
Ogletree including yours truly, Reds Hall of Famer Tony Perez, Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, author Richard Lapchick and others