May 2014 Issue

In The News

Events
Historians Restore Grave of a Pioneering Brooklyn Baseball Pitcher
Green-Wood Cemetery unveiled a restored memorial to mark the grave of Jim Creighton. Creighton, a 19th-century Brooklyn pitcher known for his fastballs, and untimely death after a particularly hard swing, took another curtain call of sorts.
Deaths
Baseball's Oldest Living Player Dies at 102
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102.
Exhibits
Negro League Museum's 'Negro Leagues Beisbol' exhibit opens May 17 celebrates the connection between the Negro Leagues and Latin America
The Negro League Museum in Kansas City will open their 'Negro Leagues Beisbol' exhibit on May 17. The exhibit celebrates the connection between the Negro Leagues and Latin America. The exhibit runs through September and will then travel the country.
Awards
Zinn and Zinn's "Ebbets Field" wins SABR's 2014 Ron Gabriel Award
SABR is pleased to announce that Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960, edited by John G. Zinn and Paul G. Zinn and published by McFarland and Co., has been selected as the winner of the Ron Gabriel Award in 2014.
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