The Malloy Conference, hosted by SABR's Negro Leagues Committee, promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. Since 1998, the event has been the only academic symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference, the brainchild of Ted Knorr from Harrisburg, PA, is open to sport and history fans of all ages. Our first conference featured author Robert Peterson of "Only the Ball was White" as the keynote speaker.
Each year, monies are targeted to donate books on sports to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest. We also have a national art competition, with three categories: Youth, Amateur & Professional.
Thomas R. Garrett Memorial Scholarships are available now. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.