Dr. Jerrold Casway is a retired history and college dean Emeritus, who lives in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Casway has written four books, two on baseball subjects. He has also published over 30 articles on baseball topics and has been a featured keynote speaker at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. One of his books, Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball, was selected as one of the most important books written on baseball in the last half century. Jerrold specializes on 19th Century baseball and the history of baseball in Philadelphia. His latest book, The Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth-Century Baseball, was singled out as an “important and unique“ overview of baseball’s early years.
Sydnei Smithjordan is a freelance artist/illustrator. She has had over twenty-five years in various fields of art. Sydnei has chosen to assert the majority of her attention to fine art and illustration since 1995. She has worked for both commercial and private venues, nationally and internationally. Educated in fine art at College of Design, Art and Architecture at Santa Monica College under the mentorship of Ronn Davis; she also studied illustration at The Rhode Island School of Design. Her works have been collected by Park Overall, Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Forest Whitaker, Denzel Washington, Damien Escobar and Sylvester Stallone.
Mike Everett, a retired guidance counselor from Atlantic City High School, is recognized for his success as Director of the Champions of Youth program that serves underserved and disadvantaged youth through community partnerships. Mike has also served as Director & Projects Coordinator for the John Henry “POP” Lloyd Committee with many accomplishments, including a permanent Pop Lloyd archival collection at Richard Stockton University that includes over 40 pieces of art. Everett is the recipient of many awards, including the SABR’s Negro League Committee Robert Peterson Award in 1996 and 2004 for his work to increase the public’s knowledge of Negro League baseball, the 2008 Pop Lloyd Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Rotary Club’s Beacon Award , and the 2018 Fellowship of Churches Award of Excellence.
Gaylon H. White was a sportswriter for the Denver Post, Arizona Republic and Oklahoma Journal before working in the corporate world for nearly 40 years. He is the author of The Bilko Athletic Club:The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, co-author with Ransom Jackson of Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer and Singles and Smiles How Artie Wilson Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier.
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* Note: “Negro” is in AP Style and is only appropriate for use in historical contexts. “Negro League Baseball” is correct AP Style, similar to “Major League Baseball”.
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