Bill Sullivan's Brooklyn Dodgers research wins 2017 SABR Ron Gabriel Award

SABR is pleased to announce that the prologue focusing on the Brooklyn Dodgers in Bill Sullivan's Long Before the Miracle: The Making of the New York Mets, published by CreateSpace, has been selected as the winner of the Ron Gabriel Award in 2017.

Sullivan, a SABR member from Alexandria, Virginia, is a longtime sports journalist who now teaches landscape design. He will be honored at the SABR 47 convention, June 28-July 2, 2017, in New York City.

The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. Eligible works include but are not limited to magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers, written versions of oral presentations, books, databases and websites.

Honorable mention was given to the following article:

  • Lyle Spatz, "Ed Head," SABR Baseball Biography Project

The award subcommittee included: Gary Sarnoff (chair), Rich Applegate, and Gary Cieradkowski.

Ron Gabriel (1941-2009), a native of Brooklyn, New York, and longtime resident of Bethesda, Maryland, was a former Vice President of SABR and instrumental in establishing the Bob Davids Chapter, which serves the Washington-Baltimore region. He was founder and president of the Brooklyn Dodger Fan Club, and a charter elected member of the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame. Gabriel, who earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from American University, was a retired U.S. Government executive, having served with the Postal Service Management Institute, the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration.

For a list of past award winners, click here.

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