For those of you in the Cleveland area that are interested in baseball history, I’m hosting a film festival at the Cleveland Public Library downtown this Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. in conjunction with the Pride and Passion Exhibit at the Cleveland Public Library. We’ll be showing three films on black baseball, and I’ll be discussing their connections to Cleveland prior to the start of the film. If you’re unable to make it, I still highly recommend checking out the exhibit at the library at some point this month.
This weekend also marks SABR’s (Society for American Baseball Research) Seymour Medal Conference in Cleveland. There will be a number of research presentations (including one from yours truly); the keynote speaker is Christina Kahrl of ESPN.com (and a co-founder of Baseball Prospectus). The Seymour Medal is the award for best book of baseball history or biography published in the prior year. This year it goes to Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg for 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York.