Dean Edmonds presented at the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture

edmonds209_news Ed Edmonds was a co-presenter with Frank Houdek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University of “Separating Folklore and Myths From Reality: Searching For the Truth,” at the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, on June 1, 2012. Frank and Ed challenged the audience to consider the scope of research necessary when writing about baseball history and resolving different accounts of a specific event. Dean Houdek presented the first part of the talk on the controversy surrounding Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot” during game three of the 1932 World Series. Ed followed up by talking about the two theories advanced by writers concerning Morgan Bulkeley’s selection as the first president of the National League as well as the different accounts surrounding the Cincinnati law school attended by Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Various accounts list either the predecessor of the current University of Cincinnati College of Law or the Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University. Landis ultimately graduated from Union College of Law, a law school in the process of merging with Northwestern University Law School.