New Exhibit, Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues at Detroit Historical Society, 6/15

A new exhibit, Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues, will have an opening reception at The Detroit Historical Society this Saturday, June 15th, from 12-3 PM. Organized by the museum’s Black Historic Sites Committee (BHSC) in partnership along with the Friends of Hamtramck Stadium, 6/15 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Stars.   https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/negro-leagues-exhibition-opening-reception...
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“The Summer King” Coming to the Detroit Opera House May 12th

The Michigan Opera Theatre is staging four performances of the new opera “The Summer King” at the Detroit Opera House from Saturday, May 12, to Sunday, May 20. “The Summer King” tells the story of the life and career of Negro Leagues superstar Josh Gibson. In conjunction with the Saturday, May 19, performance, SABR’s Detroit Chapter will hold a two-hour dinner meeting at the Detroit Beer Company, 1529 Broadway, directly across the street from...
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Mickey Lolich and Tom Gage Headline October 20th Meeting

Exciting news, the next SABR Detroit meeting is October 20th from 1-530 PM at the Detroit Public Library (Galleria on the first floor) in Midtown Detroit, 5201 Woodward Ave. Mickey Lolich and Spink Award winning author Tom Gage will be discussing their new book “Joy in Tigertown“. Lolich of course is best known as the Tigers hero of the 1968 World Series.  Lolich is among one the best Tiger pitchers of all time, spending...
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July 19 Author Visit: Joy in Tigertown by Mickey Lolich & Tom Gage

Hey folks just letting you all know that coming to Pages Bookshop in Detroit on July 19 6-730PM, will be Mickey Lolich and Tom Gage to discuss their new book, Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, a Resilient City, and our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series. Many of you will recall that Tom Gage covered the Tigers beat for the Detroit News from 1979 to 2014. In 2015, Gage won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award...
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Willie Horton Day!

“WILLIE HORTON DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED OCTOBER 18 HORTON HONORED ACROSS THE STATE ON HIS BIRTHDAY FOR PAST ACHIEVEMENTS DETROIT – For the 15th consecutive year, the state of Michigan will recognize one man’s ability to overcome obstacles and achieve a lifetime of success when “Willie Horton Day” is celebrated on Thursday, October 18. Willie is the fourth person in Michigan history to be given a day, with the third being Rosa Parks. Horton,...
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2018 Detroit SABR Day, February 3rd

Great day planned for February 3rd in Detroit, 1-545PM Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. Tram, Lou, and Morris trivia. Detroit Wolverines and Page Fence Giants discussions. A little bit of something for every baseball fan! See link below for detailed agenda. Don’t overlook the Babe Ruth birthday bash later that night (7:14PM) at Nemo’s! Detroit SABR Day 2018 meeting agenda updated    ...
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Fleetwood Walker and Negro League Baseball Forum set for Monday, February 26 in Toledo

What is it? Moses Fleetwood Walker, a 19th century black baseball star credited with playing major league ball over 60 years before Jackie Robinson broke into Major League Baseball. Local baseball historians will discuss “Fleet” Walker and Negro League Baseball to honor Black History Month. “We wanted to host an event that connected Black history and Toledo, said Eric Wagner, Chairman of the Toledo History Museums Programming Committee. “Walker’s story is engaging and it...
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SABR Day Meeting Feb 2, 2019, Updated Agenda

Yes, the next meeting will be February 2nd at the Detroit Public Library, 1 – 530 PM in the DPL Staff Lounge, Level A. SABR Detroit Chapter Agenda Annual SABR Day meeting, February 2, 2019 An optional lunch will precede the meeting at Traffic Jam at 511 W. Canfield at 11:45. Please RSVP to Peter Hoyos if you plan to join us for lunch . Schedule • 1:00–1:30 Meeting begins in the Staff Lounge...
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