Leslie Heaphy is an Associate Professor of History at Kent State University at Stark and a lifelong NY Mets fan. She has written or edited four books on the Negro Leagues and Womens baseball and is editor of the national peer reviewed journal Black Ball, published by McFarland. Her first book, The Negro Leagues, 1860-1960, was a finalist for the Seymour Award for the best baseball book and was selected as a Choice Book Award winner.
Dr. Heaphy is the co-chair of the Women in Baseball Committee for the Society of American Baseball Research and serves as a member of the Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Committee that helps plan an annual conference on black baseball. In 2012 the conference will be in Cleveland, OH. Contact Dr. Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu