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SABR 46 daily schedule
July 27-31, 2016
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida

Here is the daily schedule for the SABR 46 convention in Miami. Click on a link below to view photos and multimedia highlights from each session.

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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

 

Wednesday, July 27

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Orchid A/B Room)
SABR Board Meeting

1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Terrace Level registration area)
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 from the Miami-Dade Sports Commission information table nearby.

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Chairs Meeting
Leslie Heaphy, chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Regional Chapter Leaders Meeting
Leslie Heaphy, co-chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)
Marisa Elliot, co-chair (melliot@sabr.org)

6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. (Orchid C/D Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Minor Leagues
Joe Wancho, co-chair (jw2462@sbcglobal.net)

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Upper/Lower Promenade)
Ross Adell Welcome Reception, presented by Baseball-Reference.com
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. Presented by Baseball-Reference.com.

 


 

Thursday, July 28

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Terrace Level registration area)
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 from the Miami-Dade Sports Commission information table nearby.

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Concessions
Bennett Jacobstein, chair (bjacobstein@gmail.com)

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Orchid C/D Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Business of Baseball
Michael Haupert, co-chair (mhaupert@uwlax.edu)
Steven Weingarden, co-chair (steveweingarden@gmail.com)

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Jasmine Room)
Vendors Room Open
The Vendors Room will have books and other baseball items available for purchase all week.

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Ballroom)
Annual Business Meeting

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Ballroom)
Opening Remarks: Michael Hill
The Miami Marlins' President of Baseball Operations talked about his career in baseball and his nearly 15 seasons with the team in South Florida.

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Ballroom)
2003 Marlins Championship Panel
Panelists included former Marlins outfielders Jeff Conine and Juan Pierre, and manager Jack McKeon. Moderator: Dave Van Horne, Ford C. Frick Award-winning broadcaster.

11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP01: How the Dodgers (Inadvertently) Saved Baseball in 1977
Michael Fallon

11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP02: Celebrating Latinos and the 1965 Baseball Season: A Journey through Topps and Social-Historical Influences
Anthony Salazar

12:15 p.m.-12:40 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP03: The Evolution of Defensive Metrics in Major League Baseball
Chris Dial

12:15 p.m.-12:40 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP04: No-Hitters Gone Global: Even Johnny Vander Meer Draws Company with the Breakdown of Borders
Dirk Lammers

12:45 p.m.-1:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP05: The Hall of Famous
Chuck Hildebrandt

12:45 p.m.-1:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP06: The St. Louis Browns’ “Youth Movement”
Steven Glassman

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Perspectivas del Béisbol: Covering Baseball for Hispanic Fans On ESPN Deportes
Panelists included former MLB player and manager Ozzie Guillen; Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ernesto Jerez; and ESPN Deportes reporter Enrique Rojas. Moderator: Leonte Landino, ESPN Deportes producer and author.

2:45 p.m.-3:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP07: Marvin Miller takes on Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.
Mark Armour

2:45 p.m.-3:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP08: Mis-Management 102: How Did the Houston Astros End Up in the American League West Division?
J.R. Wildridge

3:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP09: MLB Arbitration in the Orioles-Nationals Cablecasting Lawsuit
Charles H. Martin

3:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP10: It is Almost Midnight: Do You Know Where Your Baseball Team Is? The San Francisco or the St. Petersburg Giants?
Robert Garratt

3:45 p.m.-4:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP11: Take Me Out to the Courtroom: A Look at Baseball Cases in the Florida Courts
Louis H. Schiff

3:45 p.m.-4:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP12: The Stoneham Giants: From Father to Son to … Son-in-Law
Steve Treder

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Research Committee Meeting: BioProject
Mark Armour, director (markarmour04@gmail.com)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball and the Arts
Joanne Hulbert, co-chair (jhulbert@earthlink.net)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Orchid C/D Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Nineteenth Century
Peter Mancuso, chair (peterplus4@earthlink.net)
Bob Bailey, vice-chair (bobbailey@cox.net)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Riverfront South)
Research Committee Meeting: Educational Resources
Herb Wilson, co-chair (whwilson@colby.edu)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Latino Baseball
Anthony Salazar, chair (salazar8017@yahoo.com)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Women in Baseball
Leslie Heaphy, co-chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Orchid C/D Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Official Scoring
Stew Thornley, chair (stew@stewthornley.net)
Bob Bailey, vice-chair (bobbailey@cox.net)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Riverfront South)
Research Committee Meeting: Biographical Research
Bill Carle, chair (bbxpert@aol.com)

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Retrosheet
David W. Smith, president (dwsmith@retrosheet.org)

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball and the Media
Chuck Hildebrandt, chair (chuck.sabr@gmail.com)
John McMurray, vice-chair (Mcmurrayj@aol.com)

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Orchid C/D Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Science of Baseball
Eric Van, chair (emvan@post.harvard.edu)

8:00-10:00 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Fastball documentary film screening
SABR 46 attendees saw a special screening of the new Fastball documentary film, directed by the Emmy Award-winning Jonathan Hock and narrated by Kevin Costner.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Trivia Contest preliminary round & quarterfinals
Trivia at SABR 46 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. For more details, click here to download the Trivia Contest Guidelines.

 


Friday, July 29

8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Terrace Level registration area)
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 from the Miami-Dade Sports Commission information table nearby. Please note: Chits for your ballgame ticket must be redeemed at the Registration Desk before 11:30 a.m. Friday.

8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Jasmine Room)
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 during the Awards Luncheon and the Marlins game/ballpark session.

8:00 a.m.-8:25 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP13: The Night Frank Verdi Got Shot and the Demise of the Havana Sugar Kings
Ryan Brecker

8:00 a.m.-8:25 a.m. (Brickell Room)
RP14: Hometown Heroes: The Single Franchise Baseball Stars of the 20th Century
Clay Sigg

8:30 a.m.-8:55 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP15: The Short but Sensational Life of the Havana Sugar Kings
John Burbridge and John Harris

8:30 a.m.-8:55 a.m. (Brickell Room)
RP16: The Unluckiest Pitchers: Won-Loss Records and Selection to the Hall of Fame
David Kaiser

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Media Panel

Panelists included: Reynaldo Cruz, founder of Universo Béisbol; Jorge Ebro, Marlins beat writer for El Nuevo Herald. Moderator: Chuck Hildebrandt, chair of SABR Baseball and the Media Committee.

10:15 a.m.-10:40 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP17: A Replays Play
Mark Pankin

10:15 a.m.-10:40 a.m. (Brickell Room)
RP18: Boys Will Be Boys: The Implicit Acceptance of Domestic Violence in Baseball
Allison Levin

10:45 a.m.-11:10 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP19: The Myth of the Closer
David W. Smith

10:45 a.m.-11:10 a.m. (Brickell Room)
RP20: Ty Cobb as Seen Through the Eyes of a Batboy
Millard Fisher

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Riverfront South Room)
SABR Awards Luncheon
Note: Early entrance for SABR donors is from 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Awards presented or announced at the luncheon include 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.

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Buses leave for SABR 46 Ballpark Session
A SABR 46 Marlins game ticket includes roundtrip bus transportation to Marlins Park. Buses will leave the Hyatt Regency Miami beginning promptly at 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A separate bus for those who wish to attend only the ballgame (and not the ballpark sessions) will leave the hotel at 5:00 p.m. sharp. Immediately after the game ends, buses will return to the hotel from the same location where you were dropped off earlier.

2:30-4:30 p.m. (Marlins Park)
SABR 46 Ballpark Session
Marlins vs. Cardinals, 7:05 p.m.
A special treat is in store for SABR 46 attendees. On Friday, July 29, SABR convention attendees will have the opportunity to visit Marlins Park for an exclusive ballpark session with Miami Marlins executives and players, including Barry Bonds, one of baseball's all-time greatest players and now the Marlins hitting coach; Don Mattingly, the Marlins first-year manager and a former All-Star first baseman; Andre Dawson, Hall of Fame outfielder; Tony Perez, Hall of Fame first baseman; and his son Eduardo Perez, an ESPN analyst and former major-leaguer. Afterward, convention attendees will be able to take a self-guided tour of the ballpark's unique features — including the Bobblehead Museum, the aquarium behind home plate, and the outfield home-run sculpture — before the Marlins game against the St. Louis Cardinals begins at 7:05 p.m.

Please note: Purchase of SABR 46 conference registration AND a game ticket will be required to attend the special pregame session at Marlins Park. You can purchase your game ticket as part of the SABR ticket block or on your own, but you must have a ticket to enter the ballpark for the SABR 46 pregame session. Registration will NOT be available at the ballpark. You must exchange your chits for a ballgame ticket at the Registration Desk before 11:30 a.m. Friday.

 


Saturday, July 30

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Collegiate Baseball
Karl Green, chair (atlcrackersfan@gmail.com)

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (Hibiscus Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Pictorial History
Cary Smith, co-chair (zinnbeck@aol.com)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Orchid Room)
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 Chief Executive Officer Marc Appleman and SABR President Vince Gennaro 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.-2:00 p.m. (Terrace Level registration area)
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 from the Miami-Dade Sports Commission information table nearby.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Jasmine Room)
Vendors Room Open
The Vendors Room will have books and other baseball items available for purchase all week.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
How To Do Baseball Research
Join us for an informal Q&A session on “How to Do Baseball Research,” led by SABR Vice-President Leslie Heaphy with special guests Sean Forman of Baseball-Reference.com; Bill Nowlin, SABR Director and author; and Jacob Pomrenke, SABR Director of Editorial Content and chair of the Black Sox Scandal committee. Whether you are an experienced SABR researcher or a first-time author, you will learn something new about information and tools — both online and off — that can help aid your baseball research.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball Records
Trent McCotter, chair (treant985@gmail.com)

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Hibiscus Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Scouts
Rod Nelson, chair (rodericnelson@gmail.com)

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Riverfront South Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Ballparks
Kevin Johnson, co-chair (kjokbaseball@yahoo.com)
Ron Selter, co-chair (rselter@att.net)

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Latino Baseball Authors Panel
Panelists included César Brioso, USA Today digital producer and author of Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson and the Cuban League; Peter C. Bjarkman, author of Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story; and Adrian Burgos Jr., author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line. Moderator: Anthony Salazar, chair of SABR's Latino Baseball Committee.

11:15 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP21: What Would Josh Gibson Make? How to Calculate a Wage that Was Never Earned
Michael Haupert

11:15 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Brickell Room)
RP22: Opening Night in Miami, 1956: Bill Veeck and His Big Surprise
Sam Zygner

11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP23: The Nuances of Free Agency: How the Evolution of the Collective Bargaining Agreement Has Affected Team Building
Dan Levitt

11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP24: Face Paint & Foul Balls: The Fascinating History of the Miami Ethiopian Clowns
Matthew Clifford

12:15 p.m.-12:40 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP25: Monetary Mound: An Econometric Analysis of Pitcher Salary
Shane Piesik

12:15 p.m.-12:40 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP26: The Hall of Fame Overcomes Separate but Equal to Honor the Negro Leagues
Dennis Corcoran

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (Jasmine Room)
Poster Presentations

From 12:30–1:30 p.m. on Saturday, SABR 46 poster presenters will be available for questions and discussion with their posters in the Jasmine Room on the Terrace Level. The posters will be available for viewing all week in the Jasmine Room.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Cuban Players Panel
Panelists included Miguel “Mike” de la Hoz, former infielder who played parts of nine MLB seasons from 1960-69; Leo Posada, outfielder for the Kansas City Athletics from 1960-62 and the uncle of Jorge Posada; Jackie Hernandez, a shortstop who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1971 World Series; and Gonzalo "Cholly" Naranjo, who pitched for the Pirates in 1956. Moderator: Jose Campos.

2:15 p.m.-2:40 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP27: Baseball and the Yellow Peril: Waseda University’s 1905 American Tour
Robert Fitts

2:15 p.m.-2:40 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP28: An Examination of Moneyball Statistics on Marlins Draftees 2002-2012
Mary Ann Barragan

2:45 p.m.-3:10 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP29: The Five Greatest Myths of Cuban Baseball
Peter C. Bjarkman

2:45 p.m.-3:10 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP30: The Hidden Value of Competitive Balance Picks in the MLB Draft
Ronnie Socash

3:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
RP31: The Bay of Pigs and the Cultural Isolation of 1960s Cuban Players
Thom Henninger

3:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. (Brickell Room)
RP32: Career Saves: Charting the Rising Impact of the One Inning Save: Is 400 the New 300?
Wayne Towers

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Negro Leagues
Larry Lester, chair (larrylester42@gmail.com)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Oral History
John McMurray, chair (sabroralhistorycommittee@gmail.com)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Hibiscus Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Statistical Analysis
Phil Birnbaum, chair (birnbaum@sympatico.ca)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Black Sox Scandal
Jacob Pomrenke, chair (buckweaver@gmail.com)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Baseball Index Project
Andy McCue, chair (agmccue44@earthlink.net)

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Research Committee Meeting: Deadball Era
John McMurray, chair (deadball@sabr.org)

7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Brickell Room)
Encore presentation: Doug Pappas Research Award
The winner of the Doug Pappas Research Award and USA Today Sports Weekly Award will be announced, and an encore presentation will be given.

7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Tuttle/Monroe Room)
Trivia Contest Semifinals/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 46 Trivia Contest? Come watch to find out. Click here to learn more about the winners of the SABR 46 Trivia Contest.

 


Sunday, July 31

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Orchid B Room)
SABR Board Meeting

 

For more information on SABR 46, visit SABR.org/convention.