Inaugural Fall Forum in Waco a Big Success

SABR members and guests turned out in force for the inaugural Fall Forum held in Waco on Saturday, September 19.  The Fall Forum was organized and hosted by SABR member David Skelton, with the goals of providing an enjoyable baseball-themed forum and promoting interest in SABR in the Waco area.


Former major league pitcher Lindy McDaniel was the Fall Forum headliner


Eric Robinson presented and David Skelton hosted

More information and a picture slideshow are at the site here.


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Inaugural Baseball History Fall Forum

Saturday, September 19, 2015

9:30am – 4:15 pm

Emergency Services Education Center

7601 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, Texas 76708

Join SABR members and other interested baseball fans for the inaugural Fall Forum to be held in the Heart of Texas.

The current roster of guests and presenters include:

Lindy McDaniel – will share memories from his 21-year major league career.

John Wood (retired Baylor professor) – will preview his book on ethics in baseball.

Mark Presswood (author) – will discuss Texas League history and teams.

Eric Robinson (educator) – will present some of his research on Negro League baseball, with a focus on the Waco area.

Eugene Baker (Baylor professor emeritus) and David Lintz (museum director) – will tell the story of Waco’s Katy Park.

Robert Gamboa (civic leader and historian) – will discuss Hispanics in baseball.

Gale McCray (SABR member) – will present a skit on baseball and life.

Admission is free and attendees will be able to order lunch online for delivery.

If you have any memorabilia you’d like to discuss with the audience, feel free to bring it and there will be time to discuss.

To help with planning the logistics for this event, please RSVP your intent to attend to:

David Skelton — phone at 254-723-9603 or via email at



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