On Thursday, July 27th, the Society for American Baseball Research will tour historic sites of Negro Baseball League Legend Herbert “Rap” Dixon in Steelton Borough.
The SABR’s Annual Negro League Conference, held in Harrisburg, is the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. Members of the conference will tour prominent historical sites including the last home of Rap Dixon, the original Baptist Church that brought the Dixon family to Steelton from Georgia, the site where Rap Dixon graduated from school, Cottage Hill Field where the Harrisburg Giants played, and his final resting place at Midland Cemetery.
Herbert “Rap” Dixon was a star player in the Negro Leagues from 1922 to 1937. He played along greats including Satchell Paige and Oscar Charleston.
Steelton Borough Mayor Maria Marcinko plans to welcome the tour group and provide a full police escort to the historical sites.
Members of the media are encouraged to attend this special event.
What: Society for American Baseball Research Negro League Conference Tour of Home of Herbert “Rap” Dixon
When: Thursday, July 27th at 1:30 pm
Where: Tour Bus will meet at Front and Adams Streets in Steelton around at 1:45 pm.
Contact: Maria Marcinko, Mayor of Steelton Borough: 717-439-3390