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04/28/2005 Archived Entry: "Conference Opportunity"

Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

8th Annual
Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Hosted by Negro League Committee

June 16-19, 2005
Chicago, Illinois

(AP Photo)

at the
Holliday Inn, Willowbrook

(AP Photo)

Chicago and the Negro Leagues

• Chicago American Giants one of original entrants in the Negro National League in 1920
• Rube Foster first President of the Negro National League
• East-West classic held annually at Comiskey Park
• Beauregard Moseley proposed the creation of a Negro League in Chicago in 1910
• Lineups for the Leland Giants included such greats as Walter Ball, Bruce Petway, Pete Hill and Rube Foster

For further information and questions please contact:

Eddie Bedford—630-355-9535

Checks made out to Books and Baseball, Inc.

Local Legends who may be attending:
• Ernie Banks - ss
Kansas City Monarchs

• Joe Henry – 2b
Memphis Red Sox, Detroit Stars

• Vernell Jackson - p
Memphis Red Sox

• Charles Johnson – 3b, 2b
Memphis Red Sox, Cleveland Buckeyes

• Lester Lockett – of
Birmingham Black Barons, Chicago American Giants, Baltimore Elite Giants

• Minnie Minoso – 3b
New York Cubans

• Jackson Owens - p
Chicago American Giants, Detroit Stars

• Henry Presswood – ss, 3b
Cleveland Buckeyes, Kansas City Monarchs

• Marvin Price – 1b
Chicago American Giants, Cleveland Buckeyes, New Orleans Eagles

• Ted Radcliffe – p, c, mgr.
Detroit Stars, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Chicago American Giants

• Alvin Spearman - p
Chicago American Giants

• Sam Taylor – c
Kansas City Monarchs, Indianapolis Clowns

• Johnny Washington – 1b, of
Houston Eagles, Chicago American Giants

• Ernest Westfield, p
Birmingham Black Barons

Other conference highlights:

• Research presentations by renowned authors and scholars
• Trivia Contest
• Baseball Game
• Grave site visits
• Vendors
• Artist Exhibit Room—Negro League artists display their work
• Education Roundtable
• Juneteenth Celebration
• Committee update/meeting
• Lots of time for interaction and discussion with the players

Conference Costs and registration information:
Full Conference $70
1 Day $40
Students $35

Extra costs for ball game, dinner etc..—see registration form

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