SABR Convention

July 27-31, 2016
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33131

(305) 358-1234

We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 46 convention in the summer of 2016 in Miami, Florida. Registration information will be available at beginning next week.

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

The Miami Marlins' homestand during SABR 46 includes games against the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. Marlins Park, which opened in 2012 on the site of the historic Orange Bowl, is a state-of-the-art retractable roof facility offering a stunning visual experience for fans, including spectacular views of downtown Miami, the famous "Red Grooms" home-run sculpture in left-center field, two 450-gallon fish tanks behind home plate, The Clevelander, and the unique Bobblehead Museum. 

This will be SABR's second national convention in the Sunshine State, and the first since SABR 30 in 2000. Hall of Famers Tony Perez and Monte Irvin spoke at the West Palm Beach convention that year, along with then-Marlins general manager Dave Dombrowski, a longtime SABR member, and former major-league pitcher Elden Auker. The 2016 national convention will be SABR's 46th annual gathering; the organization's founding in Cooperstown in 1971 is counted as the first. Learn more about SABR's convention history by clicking here.

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About our Miami hotel

The Hyatt Regency Miami, overlooking the Miami River and Florida’s famed Biscayne Bay, is just 15 minutes from South Beach and two miles from the Port of Miami. SABR 46 attendees will enjoy easy access to Miami’s best attractions like Mary Brickell Village, the James L. Knight Center, Coral Gables, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana.

Information on our special group rate for SABR 46 will be available at in early February 2016.


Call for presentations

SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 46 in Miami.

Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 90 or so minutes, and will probably remain on display throughout the convention.

The submission deadline for SABR 46 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, MARCH 13, 2016. Submit abstracts to, the research presentations address for SABR 46. You may also use the alternate address

Click here for complete details and criteria.


Get your copy of The National Pastime convention journal

All SABR 46 attendees will receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Miami 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.



A note from our hosts

With unbridled excitement, the South Florida Chapter is looking forward to hosting the 2016 SABR national convention. We are thrilled to continue on the tradition of gathering SABR members from not only the four corners of the United States, but friends from other parts of the world, including Latin America, England, Australia, and Asia.

Miami is known for its vibrant diverse culture, international flair, and generous spirit of making all who come to the Magic City feel welcome. For the second time in SABR's history, the national convention will be held in Florida. Like most metropolitan areas, Miami has its own unique history with baseball: from the humble beginnings of town ball; to the first organized professional leagues beginning with the inclusion of the Miami Seminoles in the early 1910s, a long history of minor league baseball including teams competing in the Florida International League from Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, and Miami Beach; the Miami Marlins of Bill Veeck and Satchel Paige competing in the International League, the training ground for upcoming talent in the Florida State League, as well as a rich history of spring training baseball dating back to the early 20th century.

Many exciting and informative sessions are being planned for SABR 46, including dozens of presentations with an array of interesting speakers, numerous panel discussions, and representatives from professional baseball, including the hometown Miami Marlins. In addition, the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals will be in town in conjunction with the convention, and ballgame outings will be planned for all to enjoy at beautiful Marlins Park.

For those of you who are interested in other local goings-on, outside activities will be coordinated so everyone can partake and absorb the Miami experience. Suggestions for local eateries, museums, and local hot spots will be provided.

As we like to say, Bienvenidos a Miami.

Many happy innings,
Sam Zygner
Chair, South Florida Chapter


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