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.

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.

Episode 5: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1910-1919 by clicking here.

Episode 6: Dubuque County Baseball History from 1920-1976 by clicking here.


Introducing a new article series from The Lens of History entitled “FROM THE ARCHIVES”. The series will focus on short stories about items found in the Archives of the Library of John T. Pregler, discussing their historical significance or connections to people or places in time.

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.