SABR

SABR 43: Schedule of events

Here is the schedule of events for SABR 43, which was held July 31-August 4, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit SABR.org/convention.

 


 

Wednesday, July 31

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Conference Suite III, 3rd floor)
SABR Board Meeting

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (off-site)
Historical Philadelphia Walking Tour

This optional tour will be led by Drexel University history professor Scott Gabriel Knowles. We'll take you through the Old City and cover “300 years in three hours.” The tour will be one-of-a-kind because it will be only SABR members and their families. This is an event you don’t want to miss. No fee. We'll meet at 1 o'clock at Welcome Park, on the east side of 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut, just blocks from the convention hotel. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, as the weather will likely be hot and steamy.

2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Registration 1 Desk, 5th floor)
Registration Desk Open

The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. If you have questions, you can also find a volunteer member from the Connie Mack Chapter information table nearby; look for the friendly folks wearing royal blue SABR 43 shirts all week during the convention.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Chairs Meeting

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Spring Training

Mark Rappaport, chair (mrappapo34@hotmail.com)

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Regional Chapter Leaders Meeting

Bill Nowlin, chair (bnowlin@rounder.com)

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting:
Baseball Card History and Influence
Michael Eisner, co-chair (eisnerwizard@aol.com)
Timothy Ponisciak, co-chair (tponisci@hotmail.com)

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Ross Adell Welcome Reception

Ross Adell, a SABR member for almost 25 years before he died of cancer in 2006 at the tender age of 50, loved a good party. He enjoyed making new friends and introducing them to kindred baseball spirits. That's what the SABR convention is all about. For those of you attending your first convention, we know it can be a bit daunting. But we want you to feel welcome and Ross would, too. So come join us at the Ross Adell Welcome Reception — everyone is welcome, not just first-timers. We'll talk baseball and help show you how to get the most out of your SABR convention experience.


 

Thursday, August 1

7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Registration 1 Desk, 5th floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. (Please note the registration desk will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. during the Annual Business Meeting and from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. during the Player Panel.) If you have questions, you can also find a volunteer member from the Connie Mack Chapter information table nearby; look for the friendly folks wearing royal blue SABR 43 shirts all week during the convention.

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Oral History

Tom Willman, chair (t_willman@sbcglobal.net)

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Annual Business Meeting

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Opening remarks: David Montgomery
Our featured speaker, David Montgomery, is General Partner, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies. Introduction by Seamus Kearney and Dick Rosen, chairs of the Connie Mack Chapter's SABR 43 committee.

10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Franklin A, 4th floor)
Vendors Room Open

The Vendors Room will have books and other baseball items available for purchase all week. Please note the Vendors Room will be closed from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. during the Player Panel.

10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)

RP01: Miss Arlington Twirls for the Coal Heavers: Lizzie Stride (playing as “Lizzie Arlington”) Was the First Woman to Pitch in a Regulation Game in “Organized Baseball”
Brian Engelhardt

10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP02:
The 1964 American League Pennant Race
Tim Herlich

11:00-11:25 a.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP03: Take Her Out to the Ballgame: Ladies at the Ballpark – Past and Present
Ed Mayo

11:00-11:25 a.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP04: Bob McConnell, Researcher Extraordinaire
Peter Morris

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee meeting: BioProject

Mark Armour, director (markarmour04@gmail.com)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee meeting: Nineteenth Century

Peter Mancuso, chair (peterplus4@earthlink.net)
Bob Bailey, vice-chair (bobbailey@cox.net)

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Phillies Player Panel
The Philadelphia Phillies have been committed to the success of SABR 43 since the earliest planning phases of this convention. Part of that commitment was to organize a special Phillies Player Panel of former on-field personnel to share their memories with SABR members. Speakers TBA. Moderator: Dan Baker, Philadelphia Phillies public address announcer.

2:00-2:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP05:
Blurring Color Lines: The “Integrated” Interstate League of 1926
Geri Strecker

2:00-2:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP06: Rube Waddell and the Great Straw Hat Mystery of 1905
Steven A. King

2:30-2:55 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP07:
Black Integration in the Major Leagues: A Different Perspective
Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

2:30-2:55 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP08:
Syl Johnson — The Most Unlucky Pitcher In The Majors
Matthew Clifford

3:00-3:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP09:
Twilight Time: Ed Bolden’s Philadelphia Stars and Negro League Baseball After Integration, 1947-1953
Courtney Smith

3:00-3:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP10:
Battle at the Dock: The Federal League Tries to Sign Major League Players as They Return from the Around-the-World Tour
Dan Levitt

3:30-3:55 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP11:
Bill Veeck, Satchel Paige and the Orange Bowl
Sam Zygner

3:30-3:55 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP12:
A Probabilistic Approach to Measuring the Excitement of Baseball Games
Michael Freiman

4:00-4:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP13: Bill Veeck Jr. — Baseball's Promotional Genius
Millard Fisher

4:00-4:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP14: Markerless Motion Capture Technologies For In-Game Player Performance Assessment
Michael Eckstein

4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Women in Baseball: A Diverse Perspective

Women have played our national pastime as children and adults probably as long as their male counterparts. The development of softball has largely obscured the rich history and current involvement of women in the hardball world. This discussion will bring into focus the role of women in baseball, past and present, through the real life, and varied experiences of our panel members. Speakers include Perry Barber, a professional umpire for more than three decades; Kristin Mills Caldwell, a three-time member of the U.S. National Women's Baseball Team; Susan Ingersoll Papaneri, Director of Baseball Administration, Philadelphia Phillies; and Sarah Sands Ferguson, an alumnus of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Moderator: Robin Wallace, a National Women's Baseball Hall of Famer.

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball Records

Lyle Spatz, chair (lspatz@comcast.net)
Trent McCotter, vice-chair (treant985@gmail.com)

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Women in Baseball

Leslie Heaphy, co-chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)
Justine Siegal, co-chair (justinebaseball@gmail.com)

6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Collegiate Baseball
Karl Green, chair (greenk@mindspring.com)

6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Educational Resources

Andy Andres, chair (Andy.Andres@Post.Harvard.edu)
Bill Nowlin, vice-chair (bnowlin@rounder.com)

7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
Trivia Contest preliminary round
Trivia at SABR 43 is for all baseball fans. Come test your knowledge against SABR's best! The Trivia Contest is open to all SABR convention attendees. Just show up with your thinking cap on and follow the instructions.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” special film extras
We are pleased to host a special screening of never-before-seen film extras from The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg at SABR 43 in Philadelphia with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and SABR member John Rosengren, who has just published a new biography on the Hall of Fame slugger. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg special edition gives a lively history of the golden age of baseball. From the early days of Hank Greenberg to his days in the front office, the special edition DVD provides viewers with a humorous and historical account of baseball in its purest days. The film extras include more interviews with Bob Feller, Hal Newhouser, Harry Eisenstat, and more. The crown jewel of the added footage is a never-before-heard interview with Ted Williams.

9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Hotel bar)
Under-30 Mixer

All SABR members are welcome to attend our Under-30 Mixer at the hotel bar. Our younger members bring a unique perspective to SABR, and we're excited that the future of baseball research is in their capable hands. Don't forget to say hello to our Yoseloff Scholarship recipients attending the convention.


 

Friday, August 2

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Retrosheet
David W. Smith, president (dwsmith@retrosheet.org)

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Pictorial History
T. Scott Brandon, co-chair (t_scott_brandon@msn.com)
Mark Fimoff, co-chair (bmarlowe@comcast.net)
Cary Smith, co-chair (zinnbeck@aol.com)

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Registration 1 Desk, 5th floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for all attendees to get their materials. (Please note the registration desk will be closed from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. during the Awards Luncheon.) If you have questions, you can also find a volunteer member from the Connie Mack Chapter information table nearby; look for the friendly folks wearing royal blue SABR 43 shirts all week during the convention.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Franklin A, 4th floor)
Vendors Room Open
The Vendors Room will have books and other baseball items available for purchase all week.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Statistical Analysis

Clem Comly, co-chair (ccomly@comcast.net)
Neal Traven, co-chair (beisbol@alumni.pitt.edu)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Minor Leagues

Joe Werner, co-chair (J_Werner92@ymail.com)
Joe Wancho, co-chair (jw2462@sbcglobal.net)

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Baseball Scouting Panel
A panel on scouting and baseball information. Speaker include: Ian Levin, Manager of Baseball Analytics for the New York Mets; Tom Tippett, Director of Baseball Information Services for the Boston Red Sox;  Roland Hemond, Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and three-time MLB Executive of the Year.  Moderator: Barry Bloom, national reporter for MLB.com.

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
"Imagining Baseball"
"Imagining Baseball" is a panel to discuss the game as it is played between the ears--by a novelist, or a fantasy baseball player, a board-game expert, or an obsessed fan. For those who love baseball, the game is never over. The novelist is Eric Rolfe Greenberg, author of The Celebrant; the fantasy player and Original Rotisserian is ESPN's Steve Wulf; the board-game expert is Dr. Mark W. Cooper, who built the game's greatest collection; representing the obsessed fans of SABR is moderator John Thorn, the official historian of MLB.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee meeting: Baseball and the Arts

Jeff Campbell, co-chair (hungryformusic@worldnet.att.net)
Joanne Hulbert, co-chair (jhulbert@earthlink.net)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Research Committee meeting: Black Sox Scandal

Jacob Pomrenke, chair (buckweaver@gmail.com)
The Black Sox Scandal Committee will host a panel discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Eight Men Out. Panelists are expected to include: Patricia Anderson, niece and surrogate daughter of Buck Weaver; Bill Lamb, author of Black Sox in the Courtroom, a unique look at the legal proceedings surrounding the Black Sox Scandal; Dr. David Fletcher, founder and president of the Chicago Baseball Museum; and moderator Jacob Pomrenke.

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Salon H/I/J, 5th floor)
SABR Awards Luncheon
Keynote speaker: Larry Bowa
Master of Ceremonies: Seamus Kearney and Dick Rosen
Note: Early entrance for SABR donors is from 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Awards presented or announced at the luncheon include the Lee Allen Award, the Roland Hemond Award, the SABR Baseball Research Awards, the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Awards, and the Henry Chadwick Awards. The Awards portion of the luncheon concludes with the awarding of the Bob Davids Award, SABR's highest honor.
Keynote speaker: Larry Bowa, who has spent 40 years in Major League Baseball as a player, manager, coach and analyst. Bowa played 12 seasons with the Phillies (1970-1981), winning two Gold Glove awards and appearing in five All-Star Games. He led the National League in fielding percentage six times and was a key member of the Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team. He finished his playing career with the Cubs (1982-1985) and Mets (1985), having scored 987 runs and stolen 318 bases. He went on to manage the Padres (1987-1988) and Phillies (2001-2004), winning the 2001 Manager of the Year Award. Bowa also coached for the Angels (1997-99), Mariners (2000), Yankees (2006-07) and Dodgers (2007-10.) He also served as bench coach for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

2:00-2:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP15:
Three Men Played in the Four Decades: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s – or are there four? The Mysterious Case of Elmer Valo
Norman Macht

2:00-2:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP16:
Philadelphia’s Rooftop Bleachers
Jack Rooney

2:30-2:55 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP17:
What About Solly Hemus?
Mark Armour

2:30-2:55 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP18: There Used to Be a Ballpark: The Baker Bowl and the Hump
George Skornickel

3:00-3:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP19: Uncle Robbie Moves to Brooklyn
Steve Steinberg

3:00-3:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP20: The Ball Park at 21st and Lehigh
Doug Skipper

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Philadelphia Baseball History Panel

This discussion will touch on the many highlights, teams, baseball venues and personalities that have made Philadelphia one of baseball’s most historically rich cities from 1830s town ball up through today’s modern version of the game. Panelists include Dr. Jerry Casway, author of Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball; Richard Hershberger, author of numerous articles on early baseball; David Jordan, president/chairman of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society; Norman Macht, author of an award-winning three-volume biography of Connie Mack; Rich Westcott, author of a dozen books on Philadelphia baseball history; and moderator John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball.

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Business of Baseball

Michael Haupert, co-chair (mhaupert@uwlax.edu)
Steven Weingarden, co-chair (steveweingarden@gmail.com)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Deadball Era (1901-19)

John McMurray, chair (deadball@sabr.org)
Trey Strecker, vice-chair (tstrecker@bsu.edu)

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Citizens Bank Park)
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Join us at beautiful Citizens Bank Park for this matchup of National League East rivals. Reminder: Chits for your ballgame ticket must be redeemed at the table near the Registration 1 Desk on the 5th floor by 3:00 p.m. Friday. If you have medical needs and wish to make special travel arrangements, please see Deb Jayne at the registration desk by 3:00 p.m. Friday.

Note: If you have purchased a game ticket as part of your SABR registration, you will receive free round-trip subway tokens when you redeem your chit. Anyone over the age of 65 can also show their Medicare card at the subway station to ride any SEPTA bus, subway or trolley line for free.


 

Saturday, August 3

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball and the Media
Chuck Hildebrandt, chair (chuck.sabr@gmail.com)
John McMurray, vice-chair (Mcmurrayj@aol.com)

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Biographical Research
Bill Carle, chair (bbxpert@aol.com)
David Vincent, vice-chair (grandslams@aol.com)

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (off-site)
SABR Run
Join SABR members for some early-morning exercise on a 1-hour walk or run. All fitness levels welcome. Meet in the lobby.
It is completely voluntary. Here's a suggested route: Exit out to Filbert Street and turn left on Filbert. Go out Filbert and pass City Hall to 15th Street. Cross 15th and enter Love Park with the big sculpture sign. Proceed through Love Park (there are steps) to the corner of 16th & Arch Streets. The Parkway is in front of you. Go out the Parkway along the north side from 16th and go to the Art Museum at 25th Street. Go up the steps and “Do a Rocky”. Return the same way. It’s about 3 miles and takes about a half-hour — but you can stretch it to an hour if you go in back of the Museum and go for another mile along the Kelly Drive section of the Schuylkill Banks Trail. Arrive back just in time for the Donor’s Breakfast.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Independence Ballroom, Headhouse Tower)
Donors Breakfast
As part of the SABR Donor Program, all donors of $100 or more since the last convention are invited to a special breakfast in their honor to learn about how their gifts have made a difference to the organization and to the betterment of baseball. SABR Executive Director Marc Appleman and the SABR Board of Directors will be at the breakfast to engage in discussions on any topics of interest to members. To learn more, visit SABR.org/donate.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Registration 1 Desk, 5th floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. If you have questions, you can also find a volunteer member from the Connie Mack Chapter information table nearby; look for the friendly folks wearing royal blue SABR 43 shirts all week during the convention.

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Franklin A, 4th floor)
Vendors Room Open
The Vendors Room will have books and other baseball items available for purchase all week. Please note that the Vendors Room will be closed from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. during the Media Panel.

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Scouts
Rod Nelson, chair (rodericnelson@gmail.com)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Origins
Lawrence McCray, chair emeritus (lmccray@mit.edu)

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Media Panel

Speakers to include: Jayson Stark, senior baseball writer for ESPN.com since 2000; Paul Hagen of the MLB.com and 2013 recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award; Donald Hunt, staff writer for the Philadelphia Tribune, the city's oldest black newspaper; Leonte Landino, a Venezuelan journalist for ESPN Deportes who has covered baseball in the U.S. and Latin America since 1996. Moderator: Alan Schwarz, National Correspondent for the New York Times and author of The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics.

11:00-11:25 a.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP21:
Scorecard Advertisements as Social History
David W. Smith and Amy Tetlow Smith

11:00-11:25 a.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP22: Phillie Dave Coble Plays Catch with Billy Penn
Dennis Link

11:30-11:55 a.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP23: Analyzing Batter Performance Against Pitcher Clusters
Vince Gennaro

11:30-11:55 a.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP24: 52 In ’52: Roberts And Shantz Make History!
Steve Krevisky and Elliot Hines

12:00-12:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP25: Baseball in the Age of Big Data: Why the Revolution Will Be Televised
Sean Lahman

12:00-12:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP26: How did Bob Carpenter Jr. Fare as the Phillies Acting General Manager
Steven Glassman

12:30-12:55 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP27: Statistical Predictors of MLB Players’ Proneness to Long Hitting Streaks
Alan Reifman and Trent McCotter

12:30-12:55 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP28: The Phillies Near-Collapse of 1950
John Burbridge

1:00-2:00 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Steve Wulf: Johnny Callison's Hard-Knock Life
Video presentation and Q&A session with ESPN writer on former Phillies great.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Ballparks

Stan Meradith, co-chair (smeradith@dlrgroup.com)
Gary Gillette, co-chair (ggillette@247baseball.com)
Jim Gordon, co-chair (JimBruin@roadrunner.com)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Science and Baseball

Eric Van, chair (emvan@post.harvard.edu)

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Statistical Analysis Panel

The use of statistical analysis in baseball continues to grow. In the area of player evaluation, MLB teams are working to blend statistical analysis with scouting, in order to develop better insights into player selection, evaluation and even in-game decisions. This panel will discuss the evolution of statistical analysis, from the early days to the use of contemporary analytics, which draw on the recent proliferation of data and advances in technology. Panelists include: Steve Mann, an early sabermetrics pioneer who was hired by the Houston Astros in 1988; Dick Cramer, a sabermetrics pioneer and co-founder of the SABR Statistical Analysis Committee; and Bill Petti; a staff writer at FanGraphs and regular correspondent on MLB Network's “Clubhouse Confidential. The panel will be moderated by Vince Gennaro, SABR President and author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball.

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Franklin A Foyer, 4th floor)
Poster Presentations
From 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. on Saturday, SABR 43 poster presenters will be available for questions and discussion with their posters in the Franklin A Foyer on the 4th floor. The posters will be available for viewing all week in the Franklin A Foyer.

4:30 p.m.-4:55 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP29: 1959 Little World
Series

Rick Schabowski

4:30 p.m.-4:55 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP30:
Home But Not Yet Home: World War I and its Impact on Professional Baseball — The Story of Win Noyes
Robert Foresman 

5:00 p.m.-5:25 p.m. (Salon A/B, 5th floor)
RP31:
The Flight of the Pilots
Bill Mullins

5:00 p.m.-5:25 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
RP32:
Sin in America’s Pastime: The Juxtaposition of the Ethics of Sins in Baseball Culture
Coral Marshall

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (off-site)
Vintage Base Ball Game: Athletic BBC vs. Mechanicsburg Nine
A game with rules from the 1860s will be played at 12th and Wharton Streets in South Philadelphia. SABR members Dennis Link and Jeff Watson will be playing for the Athletic Club. The Route 23 bus from the Marriott at 12th and Market travels south on 12th Street and will get you to the game in about 12 minutes. The return trip goes north on 11th Street. The game can also be reached by using the Broad Street Subway and walking. See the Transportation Tips page at SABR.org for details. Be sure to come to the game hungry. Three blocks east of the game, at 9th and Wharton, is the cheesesteak capital of the world. At that corner are two of Philadelphia’s best cheesesteak shops, Pat’s and Geno’s. See the Connie Mack Chapter table near the Registration I Desk area on the 5th floor for more information.

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Negro Leagues

Dick Clark, co-chair (tstearnes@comcast.net)
Larry Lester, co-chair (NTResearch@comcast.net)

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Bibliography

Andy McCue, chair (agmccue44@earthlink.net)
Robert McAfee, vice-chair (xerxes7@earthlink.net)

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
Baseball and the Arts Variety Show
SABR 43 Co-Chair Seamus Kearney will emcee and participate in the first-ever baseball-themed variety show at a SABR convention on Saturday night. SABR members will perform comedic skits, play baseball songs and present a comedy routine. Baseball and the Arts Committee Chair Joanne Hulbert and others will give us her rendition of a “Saturday Night Live” News Update. Professional comedian Jerry Kahn will present an original comedy routine poking fun at the National Pastime. Professional musician Erik Balkey of the Copper Ponies will conclude the show with a few of his original baseball-related songs.

 

8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Salon E, 5th floor)
Trivia Contest Finals

We steadfastly maintain that there is nothing trivial about baseball trivia. Come watch SABR's best as they try to answer questions that are presented in ascending difficulty. The early-round questions will be at a relatively easy starting point, while the late-round questions, though more difficult, will still interest casual fans. Who will win the SABR 43 Trivia Contest? Come watch to find out.


 

Sunday, August 4

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Conference Suite III, 3rd floor)
SABR Board Meeting

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Room 407/409, 4th floor)
Catholic Mass

A Catholic religious service will be held for any members who wish to participate. Led by SABR member Fr. Gerald Beirne.

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Salon C/D, 5th floor)
Encore presentation: Doug Pappas Research Award

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Room 401/403, 4th floor)
Research Committee Meeting: Games and Simulations

Steve Krevisky, chair (sakrevisky@sbcglobal.net)

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (off-site)
Historical Ballparks Tour

This optional bus tour, led by Philadelphia baseball historian Jerry Casway, will visit many former ballpark sites, including homes of the Phillies, the Athletics and the Stars, including: Citizens Bank Park; Veterans Stadium; Wharton Parade Grounds (11th & Wharton); Camac Woods (12th & Montgomery); Mercantile Ball Grounds (18th & Masters); Athletics Grounds (17th & Montgomery); Masters Street Grounds (25th-27th & Masters); Athletics Association Grounds (27th & Jefferson); Recreation Grounds (24th & Columbia/Ridge Ave.); Columbia Park (30th & Columbia); Oakdale Park (12th & Cumberland); Forepaugh Park (Broad & Dauphin); Baker Bowl (Broad & Huntingdon/Lehigh Ave.); and Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (21st & Lehigh.)

Fee: $30 in advance. Limited to first-come, first-serve.

 

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