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South Suburban College instructor  Allardice honored for baseball writing

Updated: July 25, 2013 2:40PM



South Suburban College history instructor Bruce Allardice was recently announced as one of three winners of the 2013 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, which honors the best articles on baseball history or biographies completed during the preceding calendar year.

Allardice was selected to receive the award for his latest publication, “The Inauguration of This Noble and Manly Game Among Us: The Spread of Baseball in the South Prior to 1870,” Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, Fall 2012, McFarland & Co.

The formal presentation will take place at the 43rd Annual SABR convention at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown..

Each winner will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $200. This is Allardice’s first McFarland-SABR award.

“The caliber of entries, 21 in all, was exceptionally high,” said Len Levin, selection committee chair for the McFarland-SABR Award.

Works include magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers and written versions of oral presentations.

Bruce Allardice is a prolific researcher, writer and lecturer. He is a Darien resident and full-time instructor at SSC where he has taught Early and Later American History, Later European History, American Political Science, and State and Local Political Science.

Allardice has also authored several books and articles on the Civil War in addition to speaking across the country on a wide range of Civil War subject matter. He has previously received the prestigious Nevins-Freeman Award in 2009 from The Civil War Round Table of Chicago.

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