This Week in SABR: April 21, 2017
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We're excited to announce more featured speakers for the SABR 47 convention this summer in New York City.
SABR 47 will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Discounted early registration rates are available until May 1 at SABR.org/convention. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
Our guest speakers will include:
- Sandy Alderson, New York Mets General Manager
- Jean Afterman, New York Yankees Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager
Alderson will be interviewed by Barry Bloom, MLB.com national columnist, as part of our "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session on June 30 at Citi Field.
They will join an All-Star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, MLB.com correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, SABR BioProject founding director Mark Armour, A People’s History of Baseball author Mitchell Nathanson, Larry Ritter Book Award winner Glenn Stout, Canadian baseball broadcaster Alain Usereau, and more.
Please note: All speakers and events may be subject to change based on availability.
Register now to join us at SABR.org/convention.
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the New York Mets game on Friday, June 30 at Citi Field. Our special block of Mets tickets — which includes round-trip subway transportation to Citi Field from the Grand Hyatt New York — is going fast, so click here to register for SABR 47 and join us!
Special thanks to the Mets staff for this great opportunity and for offering us a large block of tickets in the Big Apple Reserved section. Tickets are an affordable price of $50. A special ballpark session will be held at Citi Field on Friday afternoon, followed by the game that night between the Mets and the Phillies. More details on the guest speakers will be announced soon, but you can be sure we will have an All-Star lineup.
If you haven't signed up for SABR 47, please note that the early registration discount and all-inclusive package are still available until May 1, but our hotel room block at the Grand Hyatt New York is now sold out.
SABR 47: Early registration still open until May 1; hotel room block sold out at Grand Hyatt New York
If you haven't signed up for SABR 47, please note that the early registration discount and all-inclusive package are still available for a few more weeks until May 1, but our hotel room block at the Grand Hyatt New York is now sold out. Our block of New York Mets game tickets is also going fast, so be sure to register now to guarantee your spot at SABR 47.
Please note: Our hotel room block at the Grand Hyatt is now sold out! If you would like to be added to a first-come, first-serve waiting list in case more hotel rooms become available in the future, please contact Deb Jayne immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Hyatt New York, one of the city's most historic and luxurious hotels, is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from Grand Central Terminal and within walking distance of many major attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 47.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on SABR 47 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 47! We're again offering a special all-inclusive rate for the annual SABR convention. For $319, a savings of $39 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 47 in New York (regular rate: $269)
— 1 ticket in the Big Apple Reserved section to the Mets vs. Phillies game on Friday, June 30 — includes special "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session at Citi Field and round-trip subway transportation ($50 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Reception on Thursday, June 29 ($69 value)
Non-members can pay $394 for the all-inclusive rate. The deadline to register with the all-inclusive rate is Monday, May 1, 2017.
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Grand Hyatt New York of $199/night (plus tax) is now sold out! If you would like to be added to a first-come, first-serve waiting list in case more hotel rooms become available in the future, please contact Deb Jayne immediately at email@example.com.
- Awards Reception: SABR will host a special Awards Reception in the early evening on Thursday, June 29 at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Awards Reception will feature the announcement of SABR's annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor — plus an array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception will be held this year in place of the Awards Luncheon. One ticket to the Awards Reception is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $69 when you register for SABR 47.
- Research presentations: The list of SABR 47 research presentations will be announced soon.
- Vendors Room: Click here to learn more about our vendors at SABR 47. If you would like to reserve a table in the Vendors Room, please contact Jeff Schatzki. Space is limited.
We hope you'll join us this summer in New York City! Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
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Good news! The Spring 2017 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks, although we've heard reports that some have already arrived. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inboxes on April 6.
- All articles from the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal are now available to read online at SABR.org.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order a copy of the print edition of the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.
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We hope you enjoy reading the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal!
The ninth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference gets under way today at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
The 2017 conference is highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Bill Lamb, along with a panel discussion on SABR's Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legends Project with Adam Darowski, Michael Haupert, Joe Williams, and moderator John Thorn; a special presentation of the documentary film "Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball" by Dorothy Seymour Mills and Mark Honer; a Member Spotlight interview of Joanne Hulbert by Tom Simon; plus book signings, research presentations, and a welcome dinner.
For more information, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c
Make the right call and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring
Edited by Larry R. Gerlach and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Dennis Bingham and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-45-3, $21.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-44-6, $9.99
8.5 x 11", 484 pages
This nearly 500-page book on umpires and umpiring is the collaborative work of 34 members of the Society for American Baseball Research. It is, in effect, a companion book to another SABR title, Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and their Profession, edited by Jim Sandoval and Bill Nowlin.
The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring includes biographies of all the umpires in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, other notable arbiters, essays about professional female umpires, umpiring in the Negro Leagues, explorations of the baseball rules, umpire equipment, and much more.
During the course of working on The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring, interviews were conducted with 56 major league umpires currently serving, former umpires, supervisors and those involved in umpire administration, and others whose jobs cause them to interact with umpires. It is our hope that we have helped shed light on the umpiring profession past and present, the work involved on the field, and the arduous challenges and sacrifices it takes over a large number of years to become an umpire at the top of the profession. We have tried to look at the occupation of umpiring from many different angles. No one book can cover all facets of the job, but we hope this book had touched on enough to help give readers a fuller appreciation of the game of baseball and those charged with the integrity of the game.
Contributors include: David W. Anderson, Mark Armour, Perry Barber, John Behrend, Dennis Bingham, Alan Cohen, Reynaldo Cruz, Kevin Cuddihy, Reid Duffy, Rob Edelman, Eric Frost, Larry Gerlach, Dennis Goodman, Leslie Heaphy, Harold V. Higham, Joanne Hulbert, Bob Hurte, Gil Imber, Chuck Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Stephen Johnson III, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Hank Levy, Bob Luke, Shaun McCready, Clark G. "Red" Merchant, Brian Mills, Bill Nowlin, Albert Piacente, Bill Pruden, David Vincent, Bob Webster, Chris Williams, and Herb Wilson.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring paperback edition for $10.97 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
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SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. To find all past titles from the SABR Digital Library, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
SABR members, you should have received an e-mail on Tuesday, April 11 and a reminder message on Tuesday, April 18 with a link to vote online in the 2017 SABR Board of Directors election. The poll will close next week, at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, April 25.
The only way to vote online is through the link you will receive by e-mail. All e-mails will come from the address firstname.lastname@example.org; if you wish to add it to a whitelist in your e-mail client, that may help ensure that you will receive the e-mails.
You can read the candidate biographies, along with full descriptions of the positions and responses the candidates made to a series of questions, in the 2017 SABR Election Guide which is available for download below:
When you vote, you will find three items on the 2017 Board of Directors ballot: the election of the SABR President, Treasurer, and one (1) Director position — please rank the Director candidates in order of preference. The candidates are:
- Vince Gennaro (incumbent)
- F.X Flinn (incumbent)
For Director (1)
- Emily Hawks (incumbent)
- Paul Parker
Members who did not have an e-mail address on file with SABR as of April 1, 2017, will receive a paper ballot in the mail. Please do not vote online and send in the paper ballot; if you do, the paper ballot will be discarded, and only the online vote will count.
If you would like to register your e-mail address on file with SABR so you can vote online (and also receive our "This Week in SABR" newsletter on Fridays), please contact Membership Director Deb Jayne at email@example.com.
The 20th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR's Negro Leagues Research Committee, will be returning to its roots on July 27-30, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, site of the first Negro League conference in 1998.
- Registration: All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here to register online. Early registration for SABR members is $170, which includes all presentations and sessions. Non-SABR members: $200. Students: $120 for SABR members, $150 for non-members. Single-day rate for Friday or Saturday: $75 for SABR members, $100 for non-members. The Education Forum on Thursday is $15. Guest tickets for friends and family can also be ordered. Click here for an information packet (PDF) with complete details on registration rates. The early registration deadline is May 29, 2017.
- Hotel: The 2017 Malloy Conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Click here to book your room online at the special SABR rate of $129/night (plus tax). Or call (717) 233-6000 and mention you're with the "SABR Malloy Conference." The cut-off date to book your room is July 5, 2017.
- Schedule and information: Click here for the 2017 Malloy Conference information packet (PDF).
- Contact: E-mail Ted Knorr with any questions about the conference.
The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 19 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more about the 2017 Malloy Conference call for papers, essay contest and scholarships, art competition, and school library grants.
SABR's Women in Baseball Committee will award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior in its inaugural Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2017.
Students must write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: "Choose one person or event in women's baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance."
All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by June 5, 2017, and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu or Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720. The winner will be notified by July 1.
Longtime SABR member and major-league executive Roland Hemond will be honored before the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, April 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Hemond, who serves as a special assistant to Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall, was unanimously elected in January as the namesake of SABR's local chapter, now known as the Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter. Hemond will be presented with a plaque for his unwavering support of SABR over the years. Outgoing chapter president Rodney Johnson, a Diamondbacks official scorer who helped organize the 1999 SABR Convention in Phoenix, will also be recognized prior to the game during an on-field ceremony beginning at 6:20 p.m.
Any SABR members in Arizona who wish to attend the game should RSVP to chapter president Barry Bloom for details on a group ticket block.
The SABR Little League Home Runs Database is an effort to compile a definitive list of one of baseball's most entertaining and memorable plays. Visit SABR.org/little-league-home-runs to view the database online.
Chuck Hildebrandt, chair of SABR's Baseball and the Media Committee, began unearthing and reporting on these plays for his award-winning presentation at the SABR 45 convention in 2015. By the end of the 2016 season, he confirmed a total of 329 Little League Home Runs throughout MLB history. All plays listed within this database have been confirmed by newspaper accounts or video evidence, and each play includes two links: one to the Retrosheet box score of the game, the other to either the newspaper or video accounts confirming them.
This database is intended to be maintained as a living document, which will be updated annually as each new season is played, as well as when Retrosheet brings newly discovered play-by-play for additional historical seasons online.
- Related links: Be sure to read Chuck Hildebrandt's article on the Little League Home Runs project, “ 'Little League Home Runs' in MLB History: The Denouement”, in the Spring 2017 issue of the Baseball Research Journal. Or click here to read "Fun Facts About Little League Home Runs."
The Baseball Index (TBI) is an ongoing project of the Society for American Baseball Research to catalog the entirety of baseball literature, from the earliest references to the present day. The index is designed to help baseball researchers find materials that advance their work.
Due to a server failure in the fall of 2015, the old TBI website crashed permanently and the search functionality had to be rebuilt. The new site is now available for all baseball researchers to use at baseballindex.org.
You can use TBI to find bibliographic data (citations) for more than 250,000 books, articles, song sheets, yearbooks, advertisements, films, cartoons, poems, media guides, cartoons, and more. See the Frequently Asked Questions for tips on how to use the new baseballindex.org site, viewing and exporting your search results, and getting the most out of the TBI database.
Find more SABR Research Resources at SABR.org/research/resources.
Six new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,045 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Neil Allen, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- Don Gile, by Bill Nowlin
- Russ Hall, by Chris Rainey
- Jim Jones, by Chris Rainey
- Bill Werle, by Bill Nowlin
- John Young, by Chad Moody
All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent
- Search for any SABR biography: You can now visit sabr.org/bioproj_search to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. You can also browse all of these BioProject categories and a lot more, including 300-game winners, Hall of Famers, 1960s All-Stars, or Negro Leaguers, at our Browse page: sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
- 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings biographies posted: All biographies from SABR's Boston’s First Nine: The 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings, edited by Bob LeMoine and Bill Nowlin and published in 2016, are now available online. In this book, we focused on the first great dynasty in professional baseball. The Red Stockings won four consecutive pennants in the old National Association, considered by many to be baseball’s first major league. Boston's First Nine includes biographies of all 22 players who played on the team in those years — including five future Hall of Famers, Jim O'Rourke, Al Spalding, Deacon White, George Wright, and Harry Wright — along with other fascinating stories. Click here to read more.
Seven new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 13, 1916: Braves, Reds play longest scoreless duel in MLB history, by Mark Sternman
- June 16, 1916: Salida Tom Hughes no-hits Pirates at Braves Field, by Mike Lynch
- September 17, 1930: Big day for Braves rookie Berger with three home runs in doubleheader, by Jack Zerby
- June 9, 1946: Ted Williams hits 502-foot 'red seat' home run at Fenway Park, by Mike Huber
- October 11, 1948: Bearden, Indians capture World Series championship in Boston, by Saul Wisnia
- September 20, 1958: Orioles knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits Yankees, by Mike Huber
- August 19, 2016: Rookie Naquin delivers Indians victory with inside-the-park, walkoff home run, by Joseph Wancho
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Greg Erion. If you want to know if a game is available to write about, please contact Bruce Slutsky. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors' Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story ready for toward publication.
- Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors' Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
- Contributor Release Form: As of January 1, 2017, all writers publishing articles (biographies, essays, game pieces, etc.) are being asked to sign a Contributor Release Form which can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy to SABR, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The form only needs to be filed once for all future SABR publications. Click here to download the form.
- Seeking volunteers to help enhance Games Project articles on website: Any volunteer who is willing to assist with linking player biographies in previously published Games Project stories on the SABR website, please contact Jacob Pomrenke. No experience necessary. Must be comfortable working in Drupal, WordPress or other standard content management systems.
This week's guests are SABR member Ben Jedlovec from Baseball Info Solutions and Michael Bentley and Patrick Cherveny from Blast Motion.
- Video highlights: Bill Petti talks about using Statcast to predict hits (MLB.com)
You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
We've heard your feedback: Some of you have said you look forward to "This Week in SABR" every Friday, but sometimes there are just too many compelling articles and announcements to read every week. We're not complaining — hey, keep up the great work! — but we know the feeling. So in an effort to make the length of this newsletter more manageable to read, we'll summarize some of the repeating/recurring announcements in a special "In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)" section of "This Week in SABR".
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don't want you to miss:
- Check out complete highlights from the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference
- SABR announces 2017 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- SABR 47: Early registration closing soon for 2017 national convention in New York City
- Bill James honored with inaugural SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award
- August Fagerstrom, Meg Rowley, Mina Kimes win 2017 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- Kenny, Swanson, Schiff, Jarvis win 2017 SABR Baseball Research Awards
- Glenn Stout's The Selling of the Babe wins 2017 Larry Ritter Book Award
- Former SABR President Dick Beverage elected to Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame
- Armour, Levitt update, expand landmark study on Baseball Demographics, 1947-2016
- SABR Rogers Hornsby Chapter wraps up fifth season of Alzheimer's program
- SABR welcomes new international chapter in Nepal
- Filling out a Researcher's Notebook: A tribute to Al Kermisch
- SABR Digital Library: Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome
- SABR BioProject reaches milestone with 4,000th published biography
- Check out highlights and photos from the 8th annual SABR Day
- Listen to the SABR Media Committee's new "Baseball Buffet" podcast
- Students, submit your entries for 2017 SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award
- Entries now accepted for 2017 Women on the Diamond art competition
- Learn more about new SABR Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- Help support SABR's 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
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Here are the new SABR research committee updates this week:
- Baseball and the Arts: The new SABR Journal of Baseball Arts is now accepting submissions. We will include contemporary works mixed with masterpieces from the past. We encourage submissions of art, poetry, fiction, memoir, and all musings about baseball. So if you are thinking about a short story, or have one in the works and are looking for a place to publish it, here’s the place for you. The length of a story should be less than 5,000 words, and artwork should be original and baseball-related. Email your proposals, finished work, or any questions to email@example.com. Click here to learn more.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter to honor Roland Hemond before Arizona Diamondbacks game on April 27
- Houston/Larry Dierker Chapter meeting recap (April 17; Houston, TX)
- Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- April 21-22: 2017 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference (Cooperstown, NY)
- April 22: Schott-Pelican Chapter spring meeting (New Orleans, LA)
- April 22: Hank Gowdy Chapter meeting (Columbus, OH)
- April 22: Syracuse University Baseball Analytics Symposium (Syracuse, NY)
- April 22: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter Strat-O-Matic Gameday event (Middletown, CT)
- April 22: Jack Graney Chapter meeting and ballgame (Akron, OH)
- April 22: Rocky Mountain Chapter "State of the Rockies" luncheon (Denver, CO)
- April 22: Rogers Hornsby Chapter monthly meeting (Austin, TX)
- April 22: Frank Amoroso: "North Carolina: Where Baseball Legends Are Born" (Raleigh, NC)
- April 23: Oscar Charleston Chapter meeting (Indianapolis, IN)
- April 24: Rabbit Maranville Chapter spring meeting (Springfield, MA)
- April 24: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- April 26: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
- April 27: Bergino: Marty Appel: "Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character" (New York, NY)
- April 27: Hemond-Delhi AZ Chapter Diamondbacks ballgame/Roland Hemond ceremony (Phoenix, AZ)
- April 27: Baseball Reliquary: "Leo Durocher in Hollywood" (Burbank, CA)
- April 29: Halsey Hall Chapter spring meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- April 29: Quebec Chapter spring meeting (Montreal, QC)
- May 2: Seymour-Mills Chapter ballgame and tour (Ft. Myers, FL)
- May 2: Dick Cluster: "Kill the Ampaya!" book signing (San Francisco, CA)
- May 3: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter "First Wednesday" meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- May 3: Bergino: "Hank Greenberg in 1938" with Ron Kaplan (New York, NY)
- May 4: Chicago Literary Hall of Fame: Ring Lardner induction ceremony (Chicago, IL)
All SABR meetings and events are open to the public. Feel free to bring a baseball-loving friend ... and make many new ones! Check out the SABR Events Calendar at SABR.org/events.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Listen to the SABR Baseball and the Media Committee's new "Baseball Buffet" podcast (SoundCloud)
- Andrew Marchand: Will Jean Afterman be baseball's first female GM? The sport should be so lucky (ESPN.com)
- Tom Shieber: After 65 years, a Joltin' discovery at the Hall of Fame (BaseballHall.org)
- Nate Silver: The save ruined relief pitching; the goose egg can fix it (FiveThirtyEight)
- Liz Roscher: MLB Trailblazer Series was a success, but what's next for women's baseball? (Yahoo! Sports)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: By banding together, Latino players protected international free agents (La Vida Baseball)
- Ryan Whirty: The Negro Leagues grave marking effort soldiers onward (Home Plate Don't Move)
- Patrick Dubuque: How to attack baseball's weakest hitters (Baseball Prospectus)
- Lawrence Richards: Before there was Yogi Berra, there was Bill Dickey (The National Pastime Museum)
- John Dewan's Stat of the Week: Shifts happen: 2017 defensive projections (ACTA Sports)
- Jared Diamond: Baseball's newest infatuation is with outfield defense (Wall Street Journal)
- Rob Arthur: Do MLB teams undervalue defense — or just value it differently? (FiveThirtyEight)
- Alan Nathan: A humidor at Chase Field (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Neyer: Bochy and Bumgarner in 2014 (The National Pastime Museum)
- Aaron Gleeman: No. 1 pick Tim Beckham and the first 162 games (Baseball Prospectus)
- Graham Womack: Luis Tiant on his Baseball Hall of Fame chances (The Sporting News)
- Jacob Pomrenke: The unlikely origins of the Ford C. Frick Award (The National Pastime Museum)
- Frank Jackson: The night of the goose eggs (The Hardball Times)
- Mary Craig: A comedy of errors: The first Congressional Baseball Game (The Hardball Times)
- Tony Blengino: Grading the pitchers: 2016 NL starters' curveballs (FanGraphs)
- David Laurila: Q&A with Caleb Joseph on the maturation process (FanGraphs)
- Jon Leonoudakis: Dr. Zaius, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and Thou – The Greatest Villains in Cinema History (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: Butch Wax in baseball cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Mark Armour: “Skipped Parts” (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Orlando Cepeda Made Me a Criminal (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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