Call for Papers

The 31th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history, literature, and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted no later than October 27, 2023, to co-director Willie Steele ( for the abstract committee’s consideration.

Following the submission deadline, authors will be notified as quickly as possible whether their papers have been accepted. Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter’s intent to register for and attend the conference. All authors are required to register for the conference and present their work in person.

Conference registration is $285.00 ($320.00 after January 31, 2024). Graduate student registration is $75.00 ($100.00 after January 31, 2024). The registration fee covers all sessions, including the Saturday evening banquet. (Spring training game ticket information and sales will be available in December.)

Hotel Reservations: Registrants are responsible for making their hotel reservations directly with the Hilton DoubleTree Resort in Tempe (480-967-1441). Information on the NINE conference preferred rate is forthcoming.

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