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Watch SABR panels at 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest

SABR was in New York City for the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest!

SABR members participated in a variety of panels throughout All-Star Weekend. To learn more about the All-Star FanFest, held July 12-16, 2013, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York (655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001), visit http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/index.jsp?content=asg_fanfest.

Watch our 2013 SABR panels at FanFest by clicking play below:

Women in Baseball Panel
4:10 p.m., Friday, July 12

  • Amy Venuto: Executive Director, Ripken Baseball Group.
  • Perry Barber: Umpire, MLB Spring Training games.
  • Alexa Maldonado: U.S. Women’s National Baseball Team member.
  • Wendy Shotsky: Named Most Outstanding Player at New York Mets Fantasy Camp.
  • Moderator: Leslie Heaphy: Co-Chair of SABR’s Women in Baseball Research Committee, SABR Board of Directors, and Associate Professor of History at Kent State University.

Link: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30108179


SABR Statistical Analysis Panel
3:10 p.m., Saturday, July 13

  • Bo Moon: Executive VP, Business Development, Product and Sales, Bloomberg Sports.
  • Jay Jaffe: Writer for SI.com.
  • Ben Lindbergh: Editor-in-Chief, Baseball Prospectus.
  • Moderator: Vince Gennaro: SABR President, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, consultant for Major League Baseball teams.

Link: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30108181


Baseball in NYC through the Years
3:40 p.m., Sunday, July 14

  • Lee Lowenfish: SABR member and author of four books about baseball. His latest is the award-winning Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman, the 2008 SABR Seymour Medal winner.
  • Matt Silverman: SABR member and author of The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin' Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World; Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number; and 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
  • Tony Morante: One of Yankee Stadium's longest-serving employees, Tony Morante began working at Yankee Stadium in 1958 when he was 14. Like his father before him, Morante started as an usher, but then found work as a member of "the suicide squad," a group of men hired to help protect baseball legend Mickey Mantle from his adoring fans. Now, as the stadium's unofficial historian, Morante gives guided tours of Yankee Stadium and Monument Park.
  • Moderator: John Thorn: Official Historian for Major League Baseball.

Link: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30108183


Jackie Robinson, his impactful legacy and “42”
5:00 p.m., Monday, July 15

  • Joseph Dorinson: Professor of History at Long Island University and co-editor of Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream (1999). Dorinson was instrumental in organizing the unforgettable Jackie Robinson Conference at Long Island University in 1997, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of breaking the color barrier in MLB. Dorinson has appeared on CNN, Fox News, New York One, and been heard on NPR and WOR.
  • Lee Lowenfish: SABR member and author of four books about baseball. His latest is the award-winning Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman, the 2008 SABR Seymour Medal winner.
  • Moderator: Larry Lester: Co-chair of the SABR Negro Leagues Research Committee, co-organizer of the annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, and author/editor of several books. His website, www.LarryLester42.com, is dedicated to his boyhood idol, Jackie Robinson.

Link: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=30108197


 

To watch the 2012 SABR FanFest panels from Kansas City online, click here.

This page was last updated August 30, 2013 at 11:50 am MST.

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