LAST MEETING: Saturday, January 10th, 2009/b>
Amber Buchanan of the Chicago Baseball Museum screened the organization’s recently completed documentary “Buck O'Neil and Black Baseball in Chicago”. Written and produced by John Owens, the film offers a unique look at the early days of local minority baseball, much of it through the eyes of O'Neil, the one-time Negro League legend.
Jim Walker discussed his book “Center Field Shot: A History of Baseball on Television”. Co-authored with Robert Bellamy, the book traces the history of baseball telecasts from the earliest experimental efforts to the present day.
R.J. Lesch is the co-editor of an upcoming SABR BioProject book on the 1959 White Sox entitled “Go-Go to Glory”. The book will contain biographies of all of the players on the team in addition to background articles. R.J. discussed the efforts made to ensure that a quality product was produced while still getting the book out in time to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the pennant-winning team.