SABR Convention

SABR 47
June 28-July 2, 2017
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 883-1234

We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 47 convention in the summer of 2017 in New York City. Conference and hotel registration is now available. Click here for more information on SABR 47 registration rates. Or click here to register for SABR 47.

The annual SABR convention, which is open to all baseball fans, includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world — front-office executives, players, managers, scouts, journalists, historians, and analysts — innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations, major-league games, the SABR Trivia Contest, the Awards Reception, and most of all, the opportunity to make and renew baseball friendships over the course of this exciting and memorable event.

The Grand Hyatt New York, one of the city's most historic and luxurious hotels, is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from Grand Central Terminal and within walking distance of many major attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library.

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SABR 47 information

 

Featured speakers and panelists

Our convention in New York City will include top guest speakers from around the baseball world. Stay tuned for more speakers to be announced soon!

  • Sandy Alderson, New York Mets General Manager
  • Terry Collins, New York Mets Manager
  • Jean Afterman, New York Yankees Senior Vice President/Assistant GM
  • Claire Smith, acclaimed baseball writer and 2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient
  • T.J. Barra, New York Mets' Manager of Baseball Research and Development
  • Joe Lefkowitz, Senior Manager, Baseball Systems & Development for the Mets
  • Pat Roessler, Assistant Hitting Coach for the Mets
  • Josh Lewin, New York Mets radio play-by-play announcer
  • Wayne Randazzo, New York Mets pregame and postgame show host
  • Steve Gelbs, New York Mets field reporter

Alderson and Collins will be interviewed by Barry Bloom, MLB.com national columnist, as part of our "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session on June 30 at Citi Field, which will also include the Mets Analytics Panel with Barra, Lefkowitz, and Roessler and a Broadcasters Panel with Lewin, Randazzo, and Gelbs.

The Jim Bouton: A Life in Baseball panel will include:

  • Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four and former major-league pitcher
  • Paula Kurman, wife of Jim Bouton and a retired psychologist and professor
  • Mark Armour, author of Jim Bouton's SABR biography and founding director of the BioProject
  • Mitchell Nathanson, author of A People’s History of Baseball, God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen, and other books
  • Marty Appel, author of Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character and former New York Yankees PR director
  • Moderator: John Thorn, Official Historian for Major League Baseball

The A Celebration of 70 Years: Jackie Robinson's Journey panel will include:

  • William C. Rhoden, columnist and editor-at-large for TheUndefeated.com and former award-winning columnist and author at the New York Times
  • Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • Lee Lowenfish, author of Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman
  • Moderator: Larry Lester is the chair of SABR's Negro Leagues Research Committee and one of the founders of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City

The It Ain't Over: The Legacy of Yogi Berra panel will include:

  • Lindsay Berra, MLB.com correspondent and the granddaughter of Yogi and Carmen Berra 
  • Harvey Araton, best-selling author of Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry and Baseball’s Greatest Gift and a New York Times reporter and columnist 
  • George Vecsey, best-selling author of Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game and former New York Times reporter and columnist
  • Moderator: Dave Kaplan, former director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

The MLB Now: The Changing Face of Sabermetrics panel will include:

  • Mark DeRosa, MLB Network studio analyst and a versatile former major-league player for 16 seasons
  • Joel Sherman, national baseball columnist for the New York Post who appears regularly on MLB Network
  • Mike Petriello, Stats Analyst for MLB Advanced Media and host of the Statcast Podcast
  • Vince Gennaro, SABR President
  • Moderator: Brian Kenny, host at MLB Network and the author of Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution

The Casey Stengel: A Man For All Seasons panel will include:

  • Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and retired columnist with the New York Times
  • Steve Jacobson, retired Newsday writer and author
  • Marty Appel, author of Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character
  • Moderator Ed Randall, host of "Talking Baseball" on WFAN Radio and MLB Network Radio

In addition, the SABR 47 convention will also include these special guests at our research committee meetings, which are open to all convention attendees:

  • Keith Olbermann, a longtime SABR member, author, and award-winning sports and political commentator, who will speak at the Baseball Cards Committee annual meeting at SABR 47   
  • David S. Neft, a Henry Chadwick Award recipient and the driving force behind Macmillan's The Baseball Encyclopedia, who will participate in a one-on-one interview with MLB Official Historian John Thorn at the Baseball Records Committee annual meeting at SABR 47
  • Peter C. Bjarkman, a Henry Chadwick Award recipient and expert on Cuban baseball history, and Cuban journalist Reynaldo Cruz will speak at the Latino Baseball Committee annual meeting at SABR 47
  • Glenn Stout, this year's Larry Ritter Book Award winner for The Selling of the Babe, plans to accept his award at the Deadball Era Committee annual meeting at SABR 47
  • Alain Usereau, French-language play-by-play broadcaster for RDS network in Canada, who will be interviewed by Chuck Hildebrandt during the Baseball and the Media Committee annual meeting at SABR 47
  • Perry Barber, pioneering baseball umpire, author, and musician, will speak at the Women in Baseball Committee annual meeting along with Spink Award winner Claire Smith
  • Jim Robinson, three-time Negro Leagues All-Star and former Kansas City Monarchs captain, will speak at the Negro Leagues Committee meeting at SABR 47
  • Tom Villante, batboy for the 1944 and 1945 New York Yankees under manager Joe McCarthy, producer of Brooklyn Dodgers TV and radio broadcasts from 1950-57, and founding director of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will speak at the Oral History Committee meeting at SABR 47
  • Keith Avallone of PLAAY.com Sports Simulation Board games will speak at the Games and Simulations Committee meeting at SABR 47

Please note: All speakers and events may be subject to change based on availability.

 

A Day at the Ballpark: Friday, June 30 at Citi Field

For the second year in a row and third time in four years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the New York Mets game on Friday, June 30 at Citi Field. Special thanks to the Mets for this great opportunity.

Click here to register for SABR 47. Full registration and single-day rates are available now. (Our SABR 47 ticket block in the Big Apple Reserved section is no longer available, but you can order a game ticket on your own by visiting Mets.com.)

A special ballpark session will be held at Citi Field on Friday afternoon, followed by the game that night between the Mets and the Phillies. Guest speakers are expected to include:

  • Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, in a one-on-one session moderated by MLB.com's Barry Bloom
  • Mets manager Terry Collins

Mets Broadcasters Panel with

  • Josh Lewin, New York Mets radio play-by-play announcer
  • Wayne Randazzo, New York Mets pregame and postgame show host
  • Steve Gelbs, New York Mets field reporter

Mets Analytics Panel with

  • T.J. Barra, New York Mets' Manager of Baseball Research and Development
  • Joe Lefkowitz, Senior Manager, Baseball Systems & Development for the Mets
  • Pat Roessler, Assistant Hitting Coach for the Mets
  • Moderator: Vince Gennaro, SABR President

Note: Purchase of either full SABR 47 conference registration or Friday single-day registration AND a Mets game ticket will be required to attend this special session.

 

Single-day rates now available

Single-day registration for SABR 47 can be purchased online by clicking here or on-site during convention registration hours beginning on Wednesday, June 28. The single-day rates are:

  • Thursday, June 29: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
  • Friday, June 30: $99 for SABR members, $129 non-members (does not include Mets game ticket)
  • Saturday, July 1: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members

The single-day rate includes admission to all convention panels, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Grand Hyatt New York. It can be purchased on-site via cash, check, or credit card (sorry, no American Express accepted.) Please note: Admission to the SABR 47 Awards Reception, the Donors Breakfast, and the Mets game are not included.

Please note: In order to attend the SABR 47 "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session at Citi Field on Friday, June 30, you must be registered for SABR 47 AND have a Mets game ticket to enter the ballpark early. You can purchase either a full registration or a Friday single-day registration and show it to ballpark security, along with your Mets game ticket, to attend the SABR 47 pregame session at Citi Field.

 

Get your copy of The National Pastime convention journal

All SABR 47 attendees will receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players, and events in the New York City area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer. Click here to register for SABR 47.

 


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