Canadian Baseball History Conference

Canadian Baseball History Conference


The Canadian Baseball History Conference is all set for Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the University of Windsor downtown campus (Windsor Hall-Pitt-Ferry Building). There will be two full days of research presentations and discussion of any and all aspects of the history of baseball in Canada. The schedule includes such varied topics as integrated baseball in Canadian forces overseas in World War I, attempts to establish the United States Negro League in Canada in the 1940s, and prairie baseball in the 1950s, featuring a conversation with a former player with Saskatchewan’s Delisle Gems.

The timing of the Conference coincides with the publication of the inaugural issue of the new Journal of Canadian Baseball, a joint initiative of the University of Windsor and the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research.

There will be 16 presentations during the weekend including topics such as:
Diversity Inside the Diamond
The 1960 Toronto Maple Leafs
So-Called Organized Baseball Abandons Canada
Harry Simmons – the Major League Schedule Maker from 1952 to 1982
The Mayor Was a Salesman: Charles Bronfman and the Montreal Expos, 1969-1990
Tecumseh/Labatt Memorial Park and the Quest for a National Heritage Site Designation
Post-War Baseball in Saskatchewan: A Conversation with Delisle Gems Pitcher John Farley
The Montreal Crawfords? The surprising Canadian presence of the 1945-46 United States Negro League

The registration fee is $90, or $75 for students. This covers two full days of presentations, plus continental breakfasts, lunches, and morning and afternoon snacks both days. To register, please send an E-transfer to [email protected], or a cheque made out to Centre for Canadian Baseball Research to 398 Queen St. E., P.O. Box 3305, St. Marys, Ont, N4X 0A6.

The Best Western Plus Windsor Waterfront hotel, at 277 Riverside Drive West on Windsor’s waterfront, has offered the following special rates for stays on the Friday (November 11) and Saturday (November 12) nights: One King or Queen bed (full view) $139.00, or One King bed (partial view) $129.00, per night, plus taxes. To take advantage of these rates before the cutoff date of October 10, use this e-booking link: or call toll free 1-877-973-STAY (7829) and quote group code 2211CENTR.

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