“The Summer King” Comes to Detroit Opera House, the Life and Career of Josh Gibson

Hey folks just got word of a new event on May 19th. ?Check out chapter President Gary Gillette’s correspondance below. The Michigan Opera Theatre will stage four performances of the new opera “The Summer King” at the Detroit Opera House in May. “The Summer King” tells the story of the life and career of Negro Leagues superstar Josh Gibson; it made its world premiere in 2017 in Pittsburgh. In conjunction with the Saturday, May...
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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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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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2017 Fall Meeting 11/11/17

Hello all, just a reminder that the SABR Detroit Chapter will hold its Fall Meeting on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11, noon to 430 PM in the William R. Gilstorf Room at the St. Clair Shores Public Library at 22500 Eleven Mile Road. Instead of meeting before hand for lunch there will be an informal dinner at the Cadieux Cafe at 4300 Cadieux Road on the East Side of Detroit. Please note, food is not...
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2/4/17 SABR Day Wrap Up

The February 4th SABR Day meeting in Detroit was kicked off with a slide show presentation of Detroit Stars and Hamtramck Stadium. As many of you know the site was recently granted $50,000 for redevelopment. We were also able to see a brief promotional video and heard from the President of Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Gary Gillette. We then viewed Norman Turkey Stearnes: A Family Album, presented by his youngest daughter Joyce Stearnes...
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SABR Day Quiz and Answers, Turkey Stearnes & Hamtramck Stadium 2/4/17

This was an admittedly tough quiz, and as was pointed out by chapter president Gary Gillette, more of a learning tool to educate about the history of Hamtramck Stadium and Turkey Stearnes. CLICK ON IMAGE OR VIEW PDF…with and without answers: SABR DAY 2017 TRIVIA QUIZ SABR DAY 2017 TRIVIA QUIZ incl answers                 If you get close to getting even half of the twenty questions correct,...
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Detroit SABR Day Meeting 2/4/2017

The SABR Detroit Chapter will hold its annual SABR Day meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 1:00 till 5:30 p.m. The meeting location will be the familiar and beautiful Friends Conference Room (next door to the Ernie Harwell Room) on the balcony of the Detroit Public Library in Midtown Detroit. The focus of our 2017 meeting will be on the history of Black Baseball and the Negro Leagues in Detroit and Hamtramck. Selections...
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Take Me Out to the Opera

A unique event is coming to the Detroit Public library! The following is taken directly from www.michiganopera.org November 1, 2017, 5:00-8:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m.,?Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit Join us and the Detroit Tigers for a memorable evening of history, insightful perspectives, and performances that honor our Detroit heritage. The event will showcase the significance of the Detroit Stars Negro Leagues baseball team and the Detroit Negro Civic Opera Company...
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SABR Detroit Chapter Meeting 8/20/2016

The next meeting of the SABR Detroit Chapter will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 1-5 p.m at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing. The meeting will feature a book club-style discussion of the works of renowned Lansing baseball historian and prolific author Peter Morris. Peter will speak briefly at the beginning of the meeting and participate in the discussion of his books “Game of Inches”, “Level Playing Fields”, and “Catcher” during the afternoon,...
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