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Josh Gibson Foundation

Negro Leagues Webinar Series #4

Schedule (All dates are Noon EST on Saturdays)

Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2021 – As part of its continued efforts surrounding the Negro Leagues Centennial Anniversary, The Josh Gibson Foundation announced today that it will debut a series of webinars featuring local and national historians, authors and other industry professionals, to discuss various aspects of the Negro Leagues.


February 17th, 2024
Title: Justice in Cooperstown

Speaker: Ted Knorr

Bio: Ted founded the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference and hosted it four times in Harrisburg; he also founded annual Negro League celebrations in Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, Pennsylvania. Ted was inducted into the APBA Game Company HOF in June 2022 and on August 20th Ted's Trivia team captured the title at SABRcon50 in Baltimore
Register in advance for 2/17/24 webinar

April 13, 2024
Title: The History of The Negro Leagues

Speaker: Phil S. Dixon

Bio: Phil S. Dixon is a road warrior, a veracious interviewer, a tireless researcher, and writer who has interviewed over 500 players, wives, and their offspring for a unique perspective of the American and Negro League baseball experience, works for which he won a SABR MacMillan Award (Society of American Baseball Researchers) for his excellence in historical research.
Register in advance for 4/13/24 webinar

June 15, 2024
Title: Pittsburgh The Rise of Wendell Smith

Speaker: Mike Marsh

Bio: Michael Marsh is a paralegal and a freelance writer based in Chicago, Illinois.
Register in advance for 6/15/24 webinar

August 17, 2024
Title: Black Stats Matter

Speaker: Philip Lee

Bio: Philip Lee is a member of SABR's Special Negro Leagues and Teams Committee. His book Black Stats Matter has received positive notices from Adam Darowski, Kevin Johnson, Larry Lester, Todd Peterson, and Rob Neyer. Lee, who worked for 23 years in special-needs education in the US and the UK, is currently working on a new book on the Negro Leagues.
Register in advance for 8/17/24 webinar

October 26, 2024
Title: The Home Runs of Josh Gibson

Speaker: Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen’s quest to document Josh’s round-trippers has yielded nearly 400 and counting. His most recent research identified in a relatively short span in 1938 (July 23 - July 30) that Josh blasted 10 homers in nine games against the Memphis Red Sox, including four at Zanesville, Ohio on July 28.

Bio: Alan Cohen chairs the SABR Bio-Project fact-checking committee and contributes to the Retrosheet Negro Leagues project. His essays have appeared in over 70 baseball-related publications.
Register in advance for 10/26/24 webinar

December 7, 2024
Title: Negro League Statistics: Behind (and Beyond) the Numbers

Speaker: Gary Ashwill
Gary Ashwill is an author, researcher, and historian, primarily of Negro leagues and Latin American baseball. He is the co-founder and lead researcher for the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database, which was recently cited by Major League Baseball as a contributing factor in their recognition of the segregated Black baseball circuits. Formerly a journalist and freelance editor, Ashwill lives in North Carolina, where he has written the baseball research blog Agate Type ( since 2006. He has won several awards, including the Society for American Baseball Research’s Henry Chadwick Award.

Register in advance for 12/7/24 webinar

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