Gilbert, Vaught, Crotin team win 2014 SABR Baseball Research Awards
The 2014 SABR Baseball Research Awards, which honor outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year which have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball, have been awarded to:
- Daniel A. Gilbert, Expanding The Strike Zone: Baseball In The Age of Free Agency, published by University of Massachusetts Press.
- David Vaught, The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Ryan Crotin, Shivam Bhan, Tom Karakolis and Dan K. Ramsey, "Fastball Velocity Trends in Short-Season Minor League Baseball," published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
The authors will receive their awards at the SABR 44 national convention, July 30-August 3, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
Gilbert is an assistant professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vaught is the head of the Department of History at Texas A&M University. He is the author of four books, most recently Teaching the Big Class: Advice from a History Colleague (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.)
Crotin is an athletic performance analyst with the Baltimore Orioles and earned his Ph.D in 2013 from the University of Buffalo. Bhan and Karakolis are graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Ramsey is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
The SABR Baseball Research Award, formerly known as the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award, is designed to honor projects that do not fit the criteria for the Seymour Medal or the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award.
The selection committee consists of: Bill Felber (chair), Andrew Goldblatt, and Marlene Vogelsang.
To see a complete list of SABR Baseball Research Award winners, click here.
This page was last updated April 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm MST.