7:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Andy Hazucha, Conference Coordinator

8:30 — 9:15 a.m

Morning Keynote Address:
"Creative Recuperations: Alternative Archives and Black Baseball Archetypes"
Morning Keynote Speaker: Emily Rutter, Ball State University

Book signing in Mabee Lounge following the talk.

9:30 — 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions A

Session A1: Baseball Magic and Horror
Location: Hasty Conference Room
Chair: Murle Mordy, Ottawa University

  • "Sleight of Hand and the Magic of Baseball"
    • Justin Clarke, Ottawa University
  • "Triple Play: Take Me Out at the Ball Game"
    • Barb Dinneen, Ottawa University
  • "The Power of Playing Catch"
    • Ethan Bryan, Independent Scholar

Session A2: Baseball Creative Nonfiction
Location: Zook Conference Room
Chair: Shannon Dyer, Ottawa University

  • "Dressing in Code: Examining the Roles Uniforms Play When the Playing Days are Over"
    • Andrew Jones, University of Dubuque
    • Matt Muilenburg, University of Dubuque
    • Casey Pycior, University of Southern Indiana

Session A3: Baseball History
Location: Goppert Conference Room
Chair: George Eshnaur, Ottawa University

  • "'The Necessary Intelligence': Rube Foster, the African American Press, and the Chicago Renaissance"
    • Dan Anderson, Dominican University
  • "Legacy: The Tiant Family and Cuban / U.S. Relations"
    • Todd Fertig, Topeka Capital-Journal
  • "Fifty Years of Dazzling, Dizzying Threads: Anniversary of Pittsburgh Pirates' Debuting Double-Knits"
    • Ken Moon, Iowa Western Community College

10:45 — 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions B

Session B1: Baseball's Cultural Myths

Location: Hasty Conference Room
Chair: Shannon Dyer, Ottawa University

  • "The Unfortunate Truth about Jackie Robinson and Baseball"

    • Andrew Sprague, Ottawa University

  • "Fixing the Game: Field of Dreams and the American Story"

    • Keir Hichens, Grinnell College

Session B2: Early Black Baseball

Location: Zook Conference Room
Chair: Steve Foulke, Ottawa University

  • "Minnesota's First African-American Baseball Player: Prince Honeycutt"
    • Eric Berg, Independent Scholar
  • "Integrated Minor Leagues of Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska"
    • Mark E. Eberle, Fort Hays State University
  • "Baseball Bona Fides: Sol Butler and Black Sports Entrepreneurship"
    • Brian Hallstoos, University of Dubuque

12:00 — 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Afternoon Keynote Session
Location: Schendel Conference Center
An interview with Keynote Guest Pedro Sierra
Interviewer:Greg Echlin, Kanas Public Radio & KCUR-FM

1:30 — 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions C

Session C1: Baseball, Politics, and (In)Justice
Location: Hasty Conference Room
Chair: Ron Kates, Middle Tennessee State University

  • "From the YMCA to the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization): How Baseball in Korea was Used for Political and Religious Gains"
    • Christopher Doll, University of Dubuque
  • "And Now the Sinclair Broadcast Group: Reflections on the Chicago Cubs and Politics"
    • Gerald C. Wood, Carson-Newman University
  • "'No Justice in this World': David James Duncan's The Brothers K"
    • Phil Oliver, Middle Tennessee State University

Session C2: (Anti-) Romantic Baseball Legacies
Location: Zook Conference Room
Chair: Mike Webber, Franklin County Historical Society

  • "Just Plain Screwed: Good Pitchers on Bad Teams in the Pre-Free Agency Era"
    • Warren Tormey, Middle Tennessee State University
  • "'It's Hard Not to be Romantic about Baseball': Moneyball's Ambivalent Marxist Materialism and Baseball Cinematic Tradition"
    • William Bishop, Baker University

2:35 — 3:35 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions D

Session D1: Voices of the Game
Location: Hasty Conference Room
Chair: Ryan Louis, Ottawa University

  • "I'm Author Hernandez"
    • Sarah D. Bunting,
  • "Scout's Honor"
    • Nicholas Bush, Motlow State Community College
  • "The Fantastics: Or What We Can Learn from Historical Fiction"
    • Scott D. Peterson, University of Missouri--St. Louis

Session D2: The Economics of Baseball
Location: Zook Conference Room
Chair: Murle Mordy, Ottawa University

  • "The Organization of the Dugout"
    • Peter Jacobsen, Ottawa University
  • "Sign Stealing in Baseball: Does It Produce Measurable Results?"
    • Chris Azevedo, University of Central Missouri
  • "How Jackie Robinson and Adam Smith Desegregated Baseball"
    • Russ McCullough, Ottawa University

Session D3: Baseball in Fiction and Poetry
Location: Goppert Conference Room
Chair: Phil Wedge, University of Kansas

  • "Black Baseball in Angela Jackson-Brown's When Stars Rain Down"
    • Michele Schiavone, Marshall University
  • "'Baseball Canto': One Last Round with Ferlinghetti"
    • Steve Andrews, Grinnell College

3:45 — 5:30 p.m.

Session E: Extra Innings
NEW Location: Ottawa University's Gangwish Library, Scherich Atrium
1001  South Cedar Street, Ottawa, KS 66067

Angry River Barbecue food truck will be on-site serving dinner for purchase; beer and wine will be available free of charge.

7:10 p.m.

Royals vs. Orioles game
Location: Kauffman Stadium
1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO  64129

A limited number of tickets may be available to attend this evening game. An Ottawa University bus will take attendees to and from the game. Pick-up and drop-off will be at a pre-determined location.