Celebrating early Dubuque Baseball History

Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Baseball Research Journal – Spring 2020 Edition

The 2020 spring issue of the Baseball Research Journal includes an article by John T. Pregler on Tom Loftus: The American League’s Forgotten Founding Father. The article focuses on the events between 1899 and 1903 that led to the creation of the American League and the establishment of Major League Baseball as we know it today. Read the article by clicking here.


John T. Pregler recorded an episode of Sports’ Forgotten Heroes with Warren Rogan released on August 11, 2020 discussing Tom Loftus. Rogan is a former producer, writer, and director at NHL Productions and The Golf Channel, among a long list of other titles. Listen to the episode by clicking here.


Top to bottom, left to right: Important early Dubuque baseball teams; 1895 stock certificate for the organization of the Dubuque Base Ball Association; Dubuque County’s Red Faber shaking hands with Babe Ruth; 1914 Dubuque Dubs; Dubuque’s League Park at 27th & Washington Streets looking northwest.

Listen to episodes of Talkin’ Baseball on AM 1370 KDTH by clicking on the links below.

Episode 1: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1855-1879 by clicking here.

Episode 2: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1880-1889 by clicking here.

Episode 3: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1890-1899 by clicking here.

Episode 4: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1900-1910 by clicking here.


Tri-State History on AM 1370 KDTH

Voices of the Tri-States

Listen to stories about Tri-State history on previous episodes of Voices of the Tri-States, hosted by our friend Cindy Kohlmann.  Click here to view and listen to past episodes.