2013 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award winners announced

The 2013 winners of the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, which honors the best articles on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year, are:

All three are SABR members. This is Allardice's first McFarland-SABR award; you can listen to his SABR 42 research presentation on the same subject by clicking here.

Nathanson won the award in 2007 for "The Irrelevance of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption: A Historical Review," published in the Rutgers Law Review.

Fenster won in 2005 for "Earl Mann, Nat Peeples and the Failed Attempt of Integration in the Southern Association," published in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.

"The caliber of entries, 21 in all, was exceptionally high," said Len Levin, selection committee chair for the McFarland-SABR Award.

The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the author(s) of the best articles or papers, published or unpublished, on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year. Eligible works include magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, and unpublished research papers and written versions of oral presentations. Each winner will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $200.

The awards will be presented at the 43rd annual SABR convention, July 31-August 4, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The selection committee consists of: Len Levin (chair), Phil Bergen, Jan Finkel, Chuck Hilty and Bill Humber. To submit a nomination for the 2014 awards, please send the work's title, author and publisher information (if applicable) to Len Levin.

For a complete list of winners of the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, click here.

This page was last updated May 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm MST.

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