This Week in SABR: December 13, 2013
Welcome to "This Week in SABR!" Here's what we've been up to as of December 13, 2013:
We are pleased to welcome Jack Zduriencik, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Seattle Mariners, as a panelist on the General Managers Panel at the third annual SABR Analytics Conference, to be held March 13-15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.
Zduriencik is entering his sixth season as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Mariners. In his first year on the job, he re-organized the Mariners' Baseball Operations, Scouting and Player Development staffs, added talent to both the major league and minor league rosters and hired a new manager and coaching staff, all resulting in the Mariners vaulting from 61 wins in 2008 to 85 wins in 2009.
Previously, Zduriencik spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, most recently serving as Vice President of Player Personnel. He was named Executive of the Year by Baseball America in 2007, the first non-GM to win the award. He also has worked in the front office for the New York Mets (1983-90, 1994-98), Pittsburgh Pirates (1991-93) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1999.)
We're also excited to bring back one of the most popular panels at last year's SABR Analytics Conference, the Clubhouse Confidential Panel, with SABR President Vince Gennaro, Rob Neyer of Baseball Nation, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs, Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus and moderator Brian Kenny of MLB Network.
Our panelists appear regularly on MLB Network's signature sabermetrics program, "Clubhouse Confidential" (airing at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily). You will have the opportunity to ask them questions related to baseball analytics, value projection and other topics. Date and time to be announced soon. Click here to read bios of the Clubhouse Confidential panelists.
They will join Aaron Boone, Buster Olney and Jon Sciambi of ESPN; Dr. Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute; and Jonathan Mayo, Bernie Pleskoff and Jim Callis of MLB.com at the conference. We hope you'll join us in March for this spectacular event.
SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, we have taken a major step to re-connect with our beginnings by producing and hosting the third annual:
SABR Analytics Conference
March 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Once again, we're bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.
The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.
- Early registration rates:
— SABR members: $395 early rate; $595 full rate.
— Non-SABR members: $495 early rate; $695 full rate. If you are not a SABR member, click here to join.
— Students: $350; includes one-year membership to SABR. Must be a currently enrolled high school or college student. Please e-mail Deb Jayne with a photocopy of your student ID to receive the registration promo code.
Please note: Lunch is included with your registration on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. The mixer/welcome reception is included with your registration on Thursday, March 13. Specify any special dietary needs when you register.
- Hotel: The 2014 SABR Analytics Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $169/night (plus tax.) Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.
Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The cutoff date to book your room is February 18, 2014. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 10 to March 18, 2014, based on availability. Book your room today!
Some of the topics we are planning to cover include:
- General Managers Panel on how analytics shapes front-office decisions
- Player Panel - how major league players take advantage of analytics
- Biometrics/Injury Prevention Panel NEW!
- International Baseball Panel NEW!
- Baseball Scouting Panel NEW!
Check back soon at SABR.org/analytics as we announce more featured speakers, panels and presentations!
For complete coverage of the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics/2013.
We are pleased to include the sabermetric website Beyond the Box Score in the selection process for the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, which honor the best works of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.
The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards were established in 2013 to honor baseball researchers in the following categories:
- Contemporary Baseball Analysis: Honoring the best analysis focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Contemporary Baseball Commentary: Honoring the best commentary focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary: Honoring the best original analysis or commentary focusing on a subject related to a game(s), team(s) or player(s) throughout baseball history.
Nominations are solicited by representatives from SABR, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and Beyond the Box Score, and sent to Jacob Pomrenke at the SABR office. SABR chooses the final 3-5 nominees in each category, from the list submitted by each group. Voting for the winners is conducted online at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com, HardballTimes.com, and BeyondtheBoxScore.com, with results weighted equally at 20%.
To submit a nomination for the 2014 awards, send an e-mail to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include author, title, date of publication and a URL link (if applicable). For full criteria and details, click here.
Results will be announced and presented at the third annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 13-15, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona.
To view the winners and finalists of the 2013 awards, click here.
A SABR membership makes a great gift for the baseball fan in your life! All baseball fans are welcome to join SABR. Gift memberships start at $45/year and members receive all the benefits of a standard membership.
Here are some benefits of membership:
- Two issues of the Baseball Research Journal, which includes articles on history, biography, statistics, personalities, book reviews, and other aspects of the game.
- Expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime, our convention journal which focuses on baseball in the region where that year's national convention is held (in 2014, it’s Houston)
- "This Week in SABR" e-newsletters every Fridays, with the latest goings-on in SABR and highlighting SABR members' research
- New e-books we publish through the SABR Digital Library — free to all SABR members
- Regional chapter meetings, which can include guest speakers, presentations and trips to ballgames
- Online access to back issues of The Sporting News and other periodicals through Paper of Record
- Access to SABR's lending library and other research resources
- Online member directory to connect you with an international network of passionate baseball experts and fans
- Discount on registration to our annual conferences and National Convention
- Access to SABR-L, an e-mail discussion list of baseball questions and answers that many feel is worth the cost of membership itself
- The opportunity to be part of a passionate international community of baseball fans
Click here for a complete list of Member Benefits and what you receive for your annual dues. Want more details? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about getting the most out of your SABR membership.
SABR membership is on a "rolling" calendar system; that means your membership lasts 365 days no matter when you sign up!
Please note: If you are an active SABR member and wish to purchase a gift membership for someone else, you must log out of the website first before you can proceed with your order. If you have any questions, please call (602) 343-6450 for details.
This has been an exciting year for SABR. SABR 43, the SABR Analytics Conference, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, and the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference continue to grow and showcase the research of SABR members. We formed a partnership with Rawlings where SABR has created a defensive metric that was utilized by Gold Glove voters. And, of course, we continue to produce and publish excellent research journals and other quality publications.
For those of you whose memberships are expiring soon, we hope you'll re-join us and be a part of the SABR community again in 2014. If you've already renewed, we thank you for your support and look forward to another exciting year ahead.
- You can renew your membership for 1 year or 3 years online at the SABR Store; by phone at (602) 343-6450; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the SABR office at 4455 E. Camelback Road, Ste. D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
Special offer for 5-year renewal: SABR is now offering a special opportunity for renewing members in 2014: By opting to receive the digital Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime, you can renew your SABR membership for 5 years at a special rate of $249, a discount of nearly 25% off a 1-year annual membership rate of $65.
Choosing this new 5-year, digital-only membership plan — which is only available to current SABR members who renew — means you will receive two e-book editions of the BRJ, one e-book edition of TNP, "This Week in SABR" every Friday, all SABR Digital Library e-books, committee newsletters, and lots of other member benefits.
To renew your SABR membership for 5 years at the digital-only rate: Click here to visit the SABR Store and select the "DIGITAL-ONLY BRJ/TNP - 5-yr renewal — $249.00" option when you renew.
We're excited about the upcoming year ahead of us and we hope you'll take advantage of all the great membership benefits offered to SABR members in 2014 and beyond.
We believe SABR has something for everyone, from the active researcher to someone passionate about baseball. We hope you'll invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join at http://store.sabr.org.
Unlike many nonprofit organizations that hold monthly donation pledge drives and continually solicit donations, SABR has never been proactive about asking for donations. However, like all other nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, SABR relies heavily on generous donations to supplement its membership dues and help the organization survive and prosper. We appreciate those members who have given in the past and continue to donate to SABR. As SABR continues to serve its members and move forward with exciting new member opportunities, we are going to become more proactive by asking our passionate and knowledgeable members to support their very special organization.
All donations to SABR are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We thank you for supporting SABR and baseball research in all its forms.
To make a donation to support SABR, visit SABR.org/donate.
— Marc Appleman, SABR Executive Director
The fifth annual SABR Day is right around the corner: Saturday, January 25, 2014.
We're starting to compile details now on 2014 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We'll post them as soon as we get them at SABR.org/sabrday. Chapter leaders, please send your SABR Day plans to Jacob Pomrenke at email@example.com.
Here are 2014 SABR Day meetings we have listed so far on Saturday, January 25:
- Columbus, OH
- Kenosha, WI (joint meeting of Chicago/Milwaukee chapters)
- Knoxville, TN
- Little Rock, AR
- Los Angeles, CA
- Louisville, KY
- Middletown, CT
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Washington, DC
In addition, some chapters are holding their SABR Day meetings on other days because of conflicts with team FanFests or preferred venues.
- San Francisco, CA (SUNDAY, January 26)
Or visit http://bit.ly/SABR-Day-2014-spreadsheet to view all SABR Day 2014 events in spreadsheet format.
Regional SABR meetings are open to all baseball fans and are usually free to attend, so bring a friend! Guest speakers often include current and former baseball players, managers, umpires, executives, scouts, writers and authors.
Check back soon at SABR.org/sabrday for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you.
As SABR member Barry Bloom reports: For the first time in the history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, three of the greatest managers of a generation — Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa — will be inducted on the same day this coming summer.
The three, who accumulated 7,558 regular-season wins, 17 pennants and eight World Series titles, were elected unanimously by the 16-member Expansion Era Committee during a lengthy meeting on Sunday. The announcement by Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark was made on Monday morning as the annual Winter Meetings began.
Cox spent 25 of his 29 seasons as a big league manager with the Braves, winning the 1995 World Series and 14 consecutive division titles. Torre, who managed for 29 seasons, won six pennants and four World Series with the Yankees in an eight-year period from 1996-2003. La Russa managed for 33 years, winning it all once with the A's and twice with the Cardinals.
- Roger Angell honored with BBWAA's J.G. Taylor Spink Award (BaseballHall.org)
- Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel honored with 2014 Ford C. Frick Award (BaseballHall.org)
- Zachary Levine: Hall of Fame class shaping up to be best since 1999 (Baseball Prospectus)
- Rob Neyer: Why Bobby Grich will never be a Hall of Famer (Baseball Nation)
- Richard Sandomir: Second and later chances await alternate door to Baseball Hall of Fame (New York Times)
MLB's A-listers took home GIBBYs trophies, the ultimate honor of baseball's awards season, on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The selections were based on voting by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni, fans at MLB.com and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers took home the MLB MVP and the Hitter of the Year awards, while Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants earned Pitching Performance of the Year for his no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on July 13. Manny Machado's off-balance throw from foul territory behind third base on July 7 at Yankee Stadium was voted as the Play of the Year.
For a complete list of GIBBY winners, click here.
SABR members had the opportunity to play a key role in selecting the winners of the GIBBYs. The votes from SABR members were equal to each of the other four categories.
- SABR members (20%)
- MLB.com fans (20%)
- Front office personnel (20%)
- Retired players (20%)
- Media (20%)
To learn more about the annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, visit MLB.com.
Seven new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 2,599 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- Bob Addie, by Lawrence Baldassaro
- Brian Collins, by Michael Harrison (first-time author)
- Bob Fitzke, by Chris Rainey
- Si Johnson, by Matthew Clifford
- Pedro Martinez, by Norm King
- Gil McDougald, by Bill Lamb
- Rollie Stiles, by Matthew Clifford
All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent
You can find the SABR BioProject at SABR.org/BioProject.
Bios on more than just ballplayers: The ambitious goal of the SABR Baseball Biography Project is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history. But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires and a lot more on the BioProject website. You can browse all of these categories at http://sabr.org/bioproj/browse. So if you've ever thought, "Hey, that person (or ballpark) should get the full BioProject treatment" — write the story and we'll publish it!
Get involved! If you'd like to help contribute to the SABR BioProject, visit our BioProject Resources page or read the FAQs section to get started. We're also looking to expand the BioProject to include all "encyclopedic" articles on baseball-related subjects from past SABR publications or committee newsletters. If you come across an article you think should be included in the SABR "baseball repository" at the BioProject, send a copy or link to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This game summary is from the Retroactive All-Star Game Project. Voting was conducted to select retroactive MLB All-Star teams from the 1922 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14.
The American League copped its third straight All-Star game after routing the National League by a score of 11-2, thanks in part to St. Louis Browns slugger Ken Williams who went 4 for 6 with a long homer, two runs batted in and a run scored. The junior circuit scored in all but two innings and after the first, the game was never close. All five NL pitchers were scored upon, although Dazzy Vance's run was unearned.
The AL now holds a 4-2 lead in All-Star play and will host next year's game at newly minted Yankee Stadium, which is being erected as we speak. Word has it that contractors have an ambitious goal to have the monolith finished in time for this year's World Series should the Yankees win the AL pennant again. Regardless, it'll no doubt be ready for next year's Midsummer Classic.
Highlights and outstanding players from this year's game include:
- The aforementioned Ken Williams, who was named the game's outstanding player.
- George Sisler rapping out three more hits to add to his All-Star total.
- Ty Cobb going 3 for 4 with a triple, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, two runs scored and two runs batted in.
- Walter Johnson throwing three innings of scoreless ball in which he allowed only one hit.
- Ross Youngs going 2 for 3 with a double, walk and run scored.
- Dave Bancroft going 2 for 5 with a double and a run.
A full recap, box score and game log is available at Seamheads.com.
Learn more about the Retroactive All-Star Game Project by clicking here.
— Mike Lynch
- Vote for 1923 All-Stars: Make your selections for the retroactive 1923 All-Star teams
Clarence Watkins and David Brewer are sending out a call for presentations and displays for the upcoming 11th annual Southern Association Baseball Conference to be held in Atlanta on March 1, 2014.
The annual Southern Association Conferences celebrate the history of the Southern Association, which was the heart of professional baseball in the South, until the major league expansions in the 1960s. The conferences focus on the stadiums, the teams, and players, and the historical significance of the game of baseball in the South.
Most of the annual Southern Association Conferences have been held at historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, but we have also met in Chattanooga and Nashville. This is the first year that we shall visit Atlanta, the home of the Atlanta Crackers, the late Earl Mann, and Ponce De Leon Park.
We want the 11th annual conference to deal mainly with Atlanta’s long and memorable tenure in the Southern Association, but we will also consider other topics related to baseball in Atlanta and the South.
Please send a short synopsis of your presentation to David Brewer for our consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to receive your proposals by January 8, 2014. We shall respond to your proposal as soon as possible, and certainly by January 22, 2014, so that you will have ample time to prepare your presentation.
For more details on presentation requirements, click here.
This is a final call for SABR members interested in joining the 2014 Cubaball tour.
A few hundred SABR members have partipated in the tour since the first trip in 2001. The 2014 tour is scheduled for February 14-22 and will feature National Series game, meetings with players and league officials, visits to historic sites including La Tropical (see The National Pastime #25) and the baseball monuments at Havana's Cristobal Colon cemetery. The highlight will be a vist with 102-year-old Conrado "Connie" Marrero at his Havana home.
Peter Bjarkman, SABR's foremost expert on the Cuban game, will again be on the tour and we will be accompanied by Enriquito Diaz, who is the all-time National Series leader in games, at-bats, runs, hits, triples and stolen bases.
More details about the tour can be found by clicking here.
For more information, contact Kit Krieger at mailto:email@example.com or (604) 880-4512. There are eight spaces remaining on the tour.
- Roland C. "Bob" LeGates III, 76, of Hopelawn, New Jersey, who died Friday, December 6, at the Princeton Medical Center, in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He was born in Jersey City and resided in Hopelawn and Princeton for the past 21 years. Bob was a Railroad Yard Master with Penn Central, Conrail, and CSX, working in Linden, Sewaren, Metuchen, Browns Yard, and Manville for 44 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member and Local Chairman of the Yardmasters of America Union, and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research since 1984. Bob served his country in the Army as a Military Police officer while stationed in Germany. He was predeceased by his parents, Roland Jr. and Ruth Duffy LeGates. Bob is survived by his wife, Alberta Elaine LeGates; his children Jeffrey Tarantino of Perth Amboy and Lisa Lomba of Matawan; granddaughter Kristin Podsiadlik of Marmora; brothers James R. LeGates of Green Cove Springs, FL, and William LeGates; and his aunt and uncle Hazel Inglesby of Union; and James M. LeGates of Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Avenue, Fords. Entombment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park Mausoleum in North Brunswick. Visitation is Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For directions, or to send condolence messages, visit www.flynnfuneral.com.
- Don Lund, 90, a three-sport varsity athlete at the University of Michigan in the 1940s, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Lund, who earned three letters each in football, baseball and basketball at Michigan, was selected in the first round of the NFL draft in 1945 by the Chicago Bears. Lund, however, decided to pursue an MLB career. Lund, an outfielder, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers from 1945-54. He returned to Ann Arbor and was Michigan’s baseball coach from 1959-62, with a record of 83-55-3. Lund’s 1961 team won the Big Ten championship and his 1962 squad won the national championship. Lund worked in the Tigers’ front office from 1963-70, then returned to U-M, where he served as an assistant athletic director from 1970 to his retirement in 1992. Lund was born in Detroit in 1923 and graduated from Detroit Southeastern High School. Don was a SABR member since 1997 and was honored several years ago as the namesake of the SABR chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read his SABR biography by Jerry Nechal here.
- Fred Schuld, 87, of Macedonia, Ohio, a SABR member since 1984. He was a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan who claimed his only expertise was Jack Graney's Larry, bull terrier mascot of the team from 1912 to 1917. He wrote biographies on Pat Seerey and Charles Somers for the SABR BioProject, and was a volunteer for many years at SABR's former office in Cleveland. Fred Norman Schuld Jr., born April 9, 1926, was the beloved husband of Doris (nee Smith); loving father of Col. Rodger Schuld, USAF (Ruth), Karl Schuld (Cindy), and the late Theodore Schuld; dear grandfather of Tyler (Fiancee Mindy Arlen), Jackie, Laura, Kyle, Brandon, Hallie, and Leah; brother of the late Gloria Faehnrich; brother-in-law of Gene Faehnrich. Schuld served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He taught history at Independence High School for 32 years and was the "Voice of the Blue Devils" for 28 years. He belonged to the Bedford Church of the Open Bible and was a member of the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table. Friends may call at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 West Aurora Rd. (OH Rt. 82), Sagamore Hills, for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Funeral services will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested in his name to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Green, OH 44685.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2013: Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The award is presented during the committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention. If you have a book to nominate with a 2013 publication date, contact Gail Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2013.
- SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, due 1/15/2014: The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognizes baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Contemporary Baseball Analysis, Contemporary Baseball Commentary, or Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary. Results are announced and presented at the annual SABR Analytics Conference. Please send all nominations via e-mail to this address: email@example.com. Include author, title, date of publication and a URL link (if applicable).
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2014: The SABR Baseball Research Award (formerly the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award) honors those whose outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball. To submit a nomination for the 2013 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2014: The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2013 awards, please contact Len Levin at email@example.com.
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:
- Register now for 2014 Diamond Dollars Case Competition
- Joe Garagiola named recipient of 2014 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award
- Retrosheet announces Fall 2013 update
- Stats discussion captures Venezuelan audience at first SABR event
- The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2013
- Call for Papers: 2014 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- Read the Fall 2013 Baseball Research Journal online — or download the e-book
- MLB.com seeking stats stringers for 2014 season
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library now available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
|Sean Barnes||Washington, DC||Jason Marden||Tigard, OR|
|Joseph Bowers||Philadelphia, PA||Alex Marks||Evergreen, CO|
|Aaron Brooks||Carthage, NY||David McNamee||Temple Terrace, FL|
|Jeff Cornell||Lee's Summit, MO||Dave Moniz||Alexandria, VA|
|Robert Eller||Chicago, IL||Robert Quebral||Williamsville, NY|
|Tom Emberley||Massapequa, NY||Frank Reilly||N. Arlington, NJ|
|Charles Gattin||Benton, AR||James Robinson||New York, NY|
|Luca Giangrande||Lanciano, ITA||Tom Sabatino||Mesa, AZ|
|Doug Greenwald||San Francisco, CA||Phil Smith||Bridgeport, CT|
|Christopher Jelinek||Iowa City, IA||Kyle Stanzel||Elon, NC|
|Dan Kurtz||DuPont, WA||Maria Testa||Portland, ME|
|Jonathan Lee||Tempe, AZ||Donovan Wood||Phoenix, AZ|
There were no new SABR research committee newsletters published this week.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new chapter meeting recaps published this week:
- Auker-Seminick Chapter meeting recap (December 7; St. Cloud, FL)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- December 14: Hoyt-Allen Chapter meeting (Cincinnati, OH)
- December 14: Connie Mack Chapter meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- December 17: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- December 17: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- December 17: The C. Dot Show with Trent Rosecrans (Cincinnati, OH)
- December 18: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly lunch (Denver, CO)
- December 18: Bergino: "The Groundbreaking History of WFAN" with Tim Sullivan (New York, NY)
- December 21: Smoky Joe Wood Chapter holiday luncheon (Middletown, CT)
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:
- SABR intern Tiana Chavez was featured in this MLB Network segment on the Baseball Trade Show with host Matt Vasgerian (MLB.com)
- Download the beta version of the 2013 Lahman Baseball Database (Baseball1.com)
- Lofts give new life to historic Bush Stadium in Indianapolis (Indianapolis Star)
- Dorothy Seymour Mills: My favorite player, Justine Siegal (The National Pastime Museum)
- Larry Granillo: The long shadow of the Alex Rodriguez contract (Baseball Nation)
- John Holway: Cool Papa Bell, fast as lightning (The National Pastime Museum)
- Phil Birnbaum: On explaining things well and sabermetrics (Sabermetric Research)
- David Laurila: Q&A with Lloyd McClendon, new Mariners manager (FanGraphs)
- Carlos Scheidigger: Hall of Fame voting trajectories (csheid.net)
- Bernie Pleskoff: Applauding an old-fashioned three-way trade (MLB.com)
- Russell Carleton: Whatever happened to the complete game? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Graham Womack: Vote for the 50 best baseball players not in the Hall of Fame, version 4.0 (Baseball Past and Present)
- John Dewan's Stat of the Week: The Flat Bat Award for 2013 (ACTA Sports)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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