Baseball Expert Phil Dixon to present the History of the Negro Baseball League Thursday, Feb. 1, at UNK

Jami Schaffnitt
coordinator of student activities at the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
Phil Dixon, a member of the Board of Governors for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will present “The History of the Negro Baseball League” on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Sponsored by the L.P.A.C., and free and open to the public, the event begins at 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.
Author of such books as The Ultimate Kansas City Baseball Trivia QuizBook,   The Negro Baseball Leagues, a Photographic History, 1863-1955, and The Monarchs, 1920-1928 Featuring Wilber “Bullet” Rogan, The GreatestBallplayer in Cooperstown,  Dixon advocates for equality for African-American athletes in baseball and sports in general.
In 1992, Dixon received the Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book from Spitball Magazine, and he also won the SABR MacMillan Award for his baseball research that same year.
Recently, Dixon released his series of books “Phil Dixon’s American Baseball Chronicles, Volumes 1 to 10.” To prepare for these publications he interviewed hundreds of people and researched the topic for more than 25 years.