This Week in SABR: February 15, 2013
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Here's what we've been up to as of February 15, 2013:
We're less than one month away from the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports, on March 7-9, 2013, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.
Please note: The early registration rate will expire at 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The full registration rate is $595 for adults, $450 for SABR members and $350 for students.
- Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
Our room block at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is now sold out for the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 7-9, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona.
SABR has set up a special rate of $149/night (plus tax) at the nearby Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 50 East Adams Street in Phoenix.
- Click here to book your room at our overflow hotel or call (602) 333-0000 and tell them you're registering for the SABR Analytics Conference.
The rooms at the Renaissance are only available for the nights of March 6 through March 9 (checking out on March 10).
Please note: Our room block at the Renaissance is only available until Tuesday, February 19, so book your room today!
Rooms may still be available at both the Sheraton and Renaissance after next Tuesday, but not at our special SABR rate of $149/night (plus tax.) Spring training is peak season for all Phoenix-area hotels, so the market rate may be much higher.
We're pleased to announce a special presentation at the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference: Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics.
Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports, will demonstrate the one-stop-shop system now being used by almost all Major League clubs for their front office operations. It will show the new Bloomberg Sports Pro 2.0 platform, just launched in January 2013. Bill will be joined by Jerry Dipoto, who will discuss how the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim use technology and data analytics in their scouting and other areas, and how they work closely with Bloomberg Sports to maximize their capabilities and efficiency in these pursuits. Date and time TBA.
Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics will include:
- Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports: Bill is head of Bloomberg Sports, which provides data, statistical analysis and visualizations for sports professionals and fans. From 1997 to 2003, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, pushing for television innovations such as the yellow first down marker in football, NASCAR Race f/x and the “K Zone” baseball tracking system.
- Jerry Dipoto, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Jerry is entering his second season as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He previously spent six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Scouting & Player Development.
More presenters and featured panelists will be announced soon!
The 2013 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Featured speakers expected for the 2013 Analytics Conference are: Stan Kasten, President/CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Bill James, Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox; Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer for Sports on Earth; Jed Hoyer, Executive VP/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs; Rick Hahn, Senior VP/General Manager of the Chicago White Sox; Jon Daniels, General Manager of the Texas Rangers; and Brian Kenny, MLB Network host.
Once again, SABR is 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 for the second annual:
SABR Analytics Conference
presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports
March 7-9, 2013
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
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. We'll also have a special Business of Baseball Analytics session on Saturday morning, when baseball executives from Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Stadium Operations and other functions will come together to discuss innovative ways to analyze the business of baseball and drive revenue.
Some of the topics we are planning to cover include:
- General Managers Panel (with Jon Daniels, Rick Hahn and Jed Hoyer)
- Business of Baseball Analytics
- Research presentations
- Player Development Panel (with Tyrone Brooks and Derek Falvey)
- Player Agent Panel (with Gregg Clifton, Casey Close and Dan Horwits)
- Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics (with Bill Squadron and Jerry Dipoto)
- Measuring Player Performance
- New innovations in baseball analytics
- New applications of PITCHf/x data
- Player panel — the impact of data and information on performance
SABR is teaming up with the Baseball Industry Network for our Welcome/Networking Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The reception will feature food, drinks and great opportunities to network with baseball professionals and other attendees from the conference. Admission to the welcome reception is included in your Analytics Conference registration. Members of the Baseball Industry Network can attend the reception separately for $30; click here to sign up. The Baseball Industry Network now features more than 17,600 members and you can join the network on LinkedIn or at www.baseballindustrynetwork.com.
- Register for SABR Analytics: Click here to register for the conference at the SABR Store. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
- Vote for SABR Analytics Research Awards: Click here to cast your vote for the top baseball analytics research of 2012.
- 2013 SABR Analytics Conference schedule: Click here for a tentative schedule of the second annual Analytics Conference.
To learn more about the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
Thanks to all of you who have already renewed your SABR membership for 2013. We wouldn't be here without you, and we appreciate your support.
For those of you who haven't renewed, please send in your dues by February 28, 2013, in order to continue receiving the many benefits of SABR membership all year long.
Note: If you have already renewed for 2013 or just recently sent in your dues, please disregard this notice ... and thank you again! If you don't know when your membership expires, click here.
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We've got a lot of exciting benefits in store for 2013 and we're glad you're along for the ride! Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: all members in good standing will receive the Baseball Research Journal (spring and fall) and The National Pastime; free and discounted books in the SABR Digital Library; access to research resources such as Paper of Record (with complete archives of The Sporting News); discounts to SABR conferences such as the national convention ( July 31-August 4 in Philadelphia), the spring SABR Analytics Conference (March 7-9 in Phoenix), the summer Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference (June 13-15 in Newark, N.J.) and the Arizona Fall League Conference; access to our SABR-L research listserv and lending library; all 27 research committees, 60+ regional chapters; and more.
We believe SABR has something for everyone, from the active researcher to the passionate baseball fan. We hope you'll invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join at http://store.sabr.org.
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From SABR Director Tom Hufford:
We are now in the midst of another SABR election cycle, and this year we will be voting on three offices: those of President and two of the Director positions. One of the Director terms that is expiring is the one that I have held for the past three years. After much soul-searching — probably too much — I have decided not to run for re-election.
I was privileged, and have been very honored, to have been one of SABR’s Founding Members, on August 10, 1971. Over the years, I have been very active in SABR activities, when it was possible for me to do so, and not so active at other times, when the demands of my professional career took much of my time.
In June 2003, my wife Nan — bless her heart! — said, “Why don’t you just take some time and do something you enjoy?” It wasn’t hard to decide what I wanted to do: more baseball research! But not just the biographical research that I’d been doing for about 35 years. I wanted to get back to being more active in SABR, and I decided to do what I’d been asked to do several times: run for office in the next election. So in 2004, I ran for the open Director position, and was humbled to be chosen by the SABR voters from among a very qualified slate of candidates.
I was honored to be re-elected to a Director position in both 2007 and 2010, and have tried to serve to the best of my ability. There is nothing I would rather do than to continue to serve on the Board, and I don’t presume to guess whether or not I would be elected again. However, I’ve long felt that anyone who would think about eventually running for one of the SABR offices (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and to a lesser extent, Secretary) would be well-served to spend time on the Board as a Director, to gain familiarity with the workings of the business side of the Society. And I do understand the natural reluctance that potential candidates might have in running against an incumbent for an office. But we do have a need to have openings on the Board, to welcome and nurture the future leaders of SABR, and that’s what I would like to do.
I want to encourage any of you who would like to be involved in guiding the future of SABR to run in the upcoming election. Serving on the Board won’t always be easy, it won’t always be fun. Being on the Board means you will have to make hard choices along the way, but I think the opportunities for SABR in the future are limitless. Five years ago, we couldn’t have imagined some of the things SABR is doing today — and I think the future is bright! We need some bright, energetic members to throw their hats in the ring, to help guide our future. I know you’re out there, I’ve met you!
I can assure you there isn’t anyone who loves SABR more than I do, and I look forward to being involved in SABR activities for a long time to come.
The SABR we have today is very different than the SABR we had when I served as Secretary in 1976. Of course it is — just think about how much change there has been in every other area of our lives since then. I have been blessed to be a small part of this organization for more than 41 years, and have been honored to be able to work with such a hard-working and capable group of SABR Officers, Directors, staff — and members — for the past nine years. Thanks so much for letting me be part of the team!
TOM HUFFORD has served on SABR's Board of Directors since 2004. He was one of the 16 founding members of SABR in 1971 and was the organization's secretary in 1976.
- Call for 2013 SABR Board of Director nominations: Are you interested in running for the SABR Board? Apply by March 1, 2013
- Learn more about the founders: SABR's first organizational meeting was held August 10, 1971, in Cooperstown, New York
- YouTube: Tom Hufford talks about his role as a founding member of SABR (July 8, 2011)
The SABR Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for the Spring 2013 elections. All candidates for the Board of Directors must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years to be eligible for election. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. Nominees must prepare a Candidate Statement Form following guidelines that will be available from any Nominating Committee member.
The Candidate Statement Form, which will be available for download from the SABR website soon, must be received by the Nominating Committee chair no later than March 15, 2013.
The offices to be filled:
- President (2-year term; currently Vince Gennaro)
- Director (3-year term; currently Leslie Heaphy)
- Director (3-year term; no incumbent)
The Nominating Committee also seeks your input. Members are asked to submit office-specific questions for each of the offices open in this election. We also seek input on general questions for every nominee. Candidates will answer selected questions on the Candidate Statement Form. Regional Chapter Leaders and Research Committee Chairs are especially encouraged to pass along this request to their respective members to better address member needs.
Self-nominations are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate or suggest a question for the candidates, contact a member of the Nominating Committee: chair Barry Mednick, Rick Schabowski, and Barry Deutsch.
SABR's Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new regional chapter based in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Wahoo Sam Crawford Chapter is SABR's 59th regional chapter. There are now SABR regional chapters covering 34 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.; plus international chapters in Canada (Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia), Japan and the United Kingdom. For a list of all SABR chapters, visit SABR.org/chapters. A calendar of upcoming SABR meetings can be found at SABR.org/events.
- Announcements: SABR members, to sign up for email announcements from the Wahoo Sam Crawford Chapter and receive instant notification of upcoming SABR events in your area, click here and and select the "Join Group" button at the top of the page. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any chapter.
- Find your regional chapter: Does your area have a regional chapter of its own? If not, it's easy to organize a new chapter — all you need is an interested group of SABR members. Click here for details.
Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org publishes listings of new books that are received at the SABR office. This feature is called The SABR Bookshelf, continuing a popular section from the old SABR Bulletin.
Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2013:
Click the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- Becoming Big League: Seattle, The Pilots and Stadium Politics, by Bill Mullins
- Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium: Images of Sports, by Rich Westcott
- The American League in Transition, 1965-1975, by Paul Hensler
- Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960, edited by John G. Zinn and Paul Zinn
- Season of Ghosts: The '86 Mets and the Red Sox, by Howard Burman
- The Expos in Their Prime: The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal's Team, 1977-1984, by Alain Usereau
- The Science of the Fastball, by William Blewett
- The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2011-2012, edited by William M. Simons
- Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line, by Tom Dunkel
- Lefty: An American Odyssey, by Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone
- The Happiest Recap, First Base: 1962-1973, by Greg W. Prince
- Auditioning for Cooperstown: Rating Baseball's Stars for the Hall of Fame, by Andre Lower
- Historical Dictionary of Baseball, by Lyle Spatz
- Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s, by Bill Werber and C. Paul Rogers III
- Batting, by F.C. Lane
- The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America, by David Vaught
- Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, edited by Mark Pattison and David Raglin
- Miracle on Grass, by David Fanucchi
- Bat, Ball & Bible: Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York, by Charles DeMotte
- After Many A Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball , by Robert E. Murphy
- One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season, by Tony La Russa and Rick Hummel
To get your NEW book listed on The SABR Bookshelf, make sure a review copy is sent to: The SABR Bookshelf, Society for American Baseball Research, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
To ensure a listing in The Baseball Index — SABR’s online catalog of baseball research materials at www.baseballindex.org — make sure a review copy is sent to The Baseball Index, 4025 Beechwood Pl., Riverside, CA 92506.
Bolded names indicates that the author(s) is a SABR member. Click here for a list of publishers found in the SABR Bookshelf, along with their contact information.
All new SABR Bookshelf listings can be purchased at the SABR Bookstore, powered by Amazon.com. In addition, check out new e-books published by SABR at SABR.org/ebooks (most of which are free for SABR members to download.)
Special thanks to Ryan Hill for assistance in compiling the listings.
The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee (www.SpiraAward.org) has announced the rules and procedures for nominations for the inaugural Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. The winner of the Greg Spira Award will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The committee will also recognize two additional writers with awards of $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
The Nomination Period will remain open through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2013 (that's tonight!) Nominations received before or after the Nomination Period will not be considered.
The Nomination Form can be found at www.SpiraAward.org.
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 43. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 90 or so minutes, and will probably remain on display throughout the convention.
The submission deadline for SABR 43 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org, the research presentations address for SABR 43.
SABR 43 will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 31-August 4, 2013. Registration and hotel information can be found at SABR.org/convention.
For more information on how to submit a presentation abstract for SABR 43, click here: http://sabr.org/latest/sabr-43-call-research-presentation-abstracts
Next week is your last chance to vote for the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Awards winners.
To read any of the finalists, or to cast your vote, click here: http://sabr.org/latest/vote-2013-sabr-analytics-research-award-winners
Voting will be open through 12 a.m. PST on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Results will be announced and presented at the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 7-9, 2013, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at SABR.org/analytics.
Six new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 2,237 published biographies.
Here are the new bios:
- Roland Gladu, by Rory Costello
- Joe Marshall, by Terry Bohn
- Kid Nichols, by Rich Bogovich
- Fred Taylor, by David Nemec
- Jimmie Wilson, by Gary Livacari
- Pat Zachry, by David Skelton
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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:
- Rob Fitts' Banzai Babe Ruth wins 2013 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal
- SABR members, sign up to receive the Baseball Research Journal in e-book format
- SABR Diamond Report: February 2013
- Download your free copy of SABR's newest e-book: Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s
- Cooperstown to honor black baseball pioneer Bud Fowler on April 20
- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database updated with 1899-1900 stats
- SABR 43 registration is now available online; join us July 31-August 4 in Philadelphia, PA
- 2013 The National Pastime: Call for papers on Philadelphia-based research articles
- Register now for Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, April 19-20 in Cooperstown, NY
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
- Edgar F. "Buddy" Robinson III, 70, of Vernon, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at home. He was a SABR member since 1993 and an active member of the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter. Born March 4, 1942 in Augusta, Maine, he was a son to the late Edgar F. Robinson II and Doris (Trecarten). Buddy was an avid baseball fan and was the team photographer for the New Britain Rock Cats for many years. In addition to his wife, Lynne (DiVita) Robinson, he is survived by his daughters Laurie Robinson, and Tamara Blackler and her husband Mark, all of Jefferson, Maine; grandchildren Brooks and Brock Blackler; brother David Robinson of Sidney, Maine; and sister Cheryl Mason of Massachusetts. He was buried Tuesday, February 5 at Grove Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Buddy's name to Our Companions Animal Rescue, PO Box 956, Manchester, CT 06045 or John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center, 100 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040.
Here is a list of new members:
|Steve Ambas||Toronto, ON||Frank McCarthy||Bettendorf, IA|
|Parker Ballard||Burlington, VT||Brendan Mitchell||Chicago, IL|
|Ricky Benichak||Cincinnati, OH||Chris Morris||Independence, MO|
|Adam Berenbak||Washington, DC||Tad Myre||Louisville, KY|
|Bryan Bradley||Mineola, NY||Seth Pottle||Carencro, LA|
|Timothy Brady||Charleston, WV||Brandon Robetoy||Bay City, MI|
|Alan Carlson||Pittsburgh, PA||Brian Rothstein||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Dale Crawford||Orange Park, FL||Chris Shonka||Houston, TX|
|Gareth Gilson||Victoria, BC||Joey Shurtleff||San Francisco, CA|
|Gary Greenbaum||Fairfax, VA||William St. John||Plover, WI|
|R.J. Guyer||Round Rock, TX||Todd Steussie||St. Louis, MO|
|Samuel Hallum||Tucson, AZ||Robert Steward||Antelope, CA|
|James Humphreys||Charleston, WV||Jim Swanson||Saint Paul, MN|
|Hank Keller||Port Orange, FL||Perry Van Hook||Surprise, AZ|
|Tim Klinefelter||Redmond, WA||Tim Vara||Deer Park, IL|
|Brandt Kloke||Brooklyn, NY|
Here are the new SABR research committee newsletters published this week:
- Games and Simulation Committee: February 2013
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the chapter meeting recaps published this week:
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- February 16: Hank Gowdy Columbus Chapter book club (Columbus, OH)
- February 16: Northwest Chapter meeting (Portland, OR)
- February 16: Ted Williams Chapter "baseball garage sale" (San Diego, CA)
- February 18: "The American Association Milwaukee Brewers" with Dr. Patrick Steele (Milwaukee, WI)
- February 19: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- February 20: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly lunch (Denver, CO)
- February 20: "Jackie Robinson: His Impact and the Socialization of America" with Larry Lester (Romeoville, IL)
- February 21: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
- February 23: Smoky Joe Wood Chapter meeting (Hamden, CT)
- February 24: "Segregation, Integration, and Beyond: The Baseball Experience" with John Thorn (Poughkeepsie, NY)
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:
- Colin Wyers: Launching the 2013 PECOTA projections (Baseball Prospectus)
- Brian Walton: Now batting, No. 19, Stan Musial — cracking the case on a mysterious photo (Cardinal Nation)
- Film rights optioned for SABR member Mike Sowell's book "The Pitch That Killed," on the death of Ray Chapman (Come Aboard Productions)
- Straight from 1875, the oldest GIF in baseball history (BuzzFeed)
- John T. Brush Stairway at Polo Grounds site being renovated for 100th anniversary (MLB.com)
- Monte Cely recaps his experience covering the 2013 Caribbean World Series in Hermosillo, Mexico (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- Mark Smith: Is the corner outfield profile changing? (FanGraphs)
- Bruce Markusen: MLK and MLB in 1968 (Hardball Times)
- Lee Lowenfish: New book links Jackie Robinson and son of Carl Erskine (BookTrib)
- Benjamin Hill: Timely book titles for Black History Month (MiLB.com)
- Larry Granillo: A visual look at the night Pete Rose broke the hits record (Baseball Prospectus)
- Frank Jackson: The legacy of Jumbo Brown (Hardball Times)
- Dennis Pajot: Charles Dexter, the pretty, the pretty bad and the pretty darn heroic (Seamheads)
- Hudson Belinsky: Prospect profile, Dominic Brown (Baseball Prospectus)
- Christina Kahrl: Why Astros GM Jeff Luhnow likes the move to the AL (ESPN.com)
- Geoff Young: On three former Houston Astros outfielders (Baseball Prospectus)
- Anthony Bush: 1891 Duluth Whalebacks, packed with major league talent (ZenithCity.com)
- John Thorn: Carl Hubbell remembers his greatest day in baseball (Our Game)
- Here's a free e-book offer from University of Chicago Press: Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic, by Bill Veeck and Ed Linn (University of Chicago Press)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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