This Week in SABR: January 25, 2013
Welcome to "This Week in SABR"! Here's what we've been up to as of January 25, 2013:
We hope you're excited for the fourth annual SABR Day tomorrow! There are 30 Hot Stove meetings scheduled around the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico on Saturday, January 26, and we hope you'll attend one near you. Details, time and location on every SABR Day meeting can be found at SABR.org/sabrday.
SABR Day events are scheduled tomorrow in these cities:
- Albuquerque, NM (Rio Grande Chapter)
- Austin, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter)
- Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
- Des Moines, IA (Field of Dreams Chapter)
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Chapter)
- Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- Indianapolis, IN (Oscar Charleston Chapter)
- Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
- Kenosha, WI (co-organized by Emil Rothe and Ken Keltner Badger State chapters)
- Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- Los Angeles, CA (Allan Roth Chapter)
- Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese Chapter)
- Middletown, CT (Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter)
- Montreal, QC (Quebec Chapter)
- Montpelier, VT (Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter)
- New Orleans, LA (Schott-Pelican Chapter)
- New York, NY (Casey Stengel Chapter)
- Oakland, CA (co-organized by Lefty O'Doul/Bay Area and Sacramento chapters)
- Philadelphia, PA (Connie Mack Chapter)
- Phoenix, AZ (Flame Delhi Chapter)
- Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes Field Chapter)
- Ponce, PR (Orlando Cepeda Chapter)
- Seattle, WA (Northwest Chapter)
- St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter)
- Tallahassee, FL (Buck O'Neil/North Florida Chapter)
- Toledo, OH (co-organized by Bresnahan-Mudhens Chapter, Detroit Chapter, Don Lund Chapter, Wally Pipp Chapter)
- Toronto, ON (Hanlan's Point Chapter)
In addition, these chapters will be holding their SABR Day meetings on Saturday, February 2 due to scheduling conflicts with the popular team FanFests on January 26:
- Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter)
- San Diego, CA (Ted Williams Chapter)
- Washington, DC (Bob Davids Chapter)
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.
To view event details for a SABR Day meeting near you, check out our SABR Day map at SABR.org/sabrday for more information.
We're happy to announce that Bill James will be a featured speaker at the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 7-9, 2013, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.
James is Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. He is the best known baseball analyst in the world and a prolific author of many books, including the Bill James Baseball Abstracts, the Historical Baseball Abstract, Win Shares, Politics of Glory, The Bill James Gold Mine and the annual Bill James Handbook. He is considered by many to be the father of sabermetrics — he even coined the phrase in 1980 — and has created many new innovative measures such as Runs Created and Win Shares to evaluate player performance. He is a founding member of the SABR Statistical Analysis Research Committee and was a recipient of the Henry Chadwick Award in 2010.
Other featured speakers expected for the 2013 Analytics Conference are: Stan Kasten, President/CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; 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; Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer for Sports on Earth; and Brian Kenny, MLB Network host. More speakers will be announced soon!
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.
- Register for SABR Analytics: Click here to register for the conference at the SABR Store. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
- Book your room: Click here to book your room online at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown or call (602) 262-2500 and tell them you're registering for the SABR Analytics Conference. Our room block is going fast, so book your room today before it's too late!
To learn more about the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
Earlier this month, we announced the creation of the SABR Analytics Research Awards, which will recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.
Nominations were solicited by representatives from SABR, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Here are the finalists for the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Awards:
- Lisa Doris Alexander, "But They Don't Want to Play with the White Players, Right?" Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal (McFarland & Co.), Fall 2012.
- Bob Hoie, "1919 Baseball Salaries and the Mythically Underpaid Chicago White Sox." Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game (McFarland & Co.), Spring 2012.
- Dave Studeman, "The Most Critical At-Bat of All Time." The Hardball Times, March 28, 2012.
- Bryan Soderholm-Difatte, "Durocher the Spymaster: How much did the Giants prosper from cheating in 1951?" Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Fall 2012.
- Shane Tourtellotte. "And That Ain't All, He Stole Home!" The Hardball Times, March 2, 2012.
Contemporary Baseball Commentary
- Dave Cameron, "Why I'm Not a Fan of Losing on Purpose." FanGraphs.com, November 19, 2012.
- Russell Carleton, "Hire Joe Morgan." BaseballProspectus.com, July 9, 2012.
- Brian Kenny, "The Triple Crown is Nonsense." MLB.com, September 26, 2012.
- Jayson Stark, "Baseball's Biggest Stars Are Hurting." ESPN.com, June 2, 2012.
- Lewie Pollis, "Did Hall of Fame's Founders Want Voters to Judge With Their Eyes?" Beyond the Box Score, January 25, 2012.
Contemporary Baseball Analysis
- Glenn DuPaul, "Controlling the strike zone and batting average.” The Hardball Times, November 14, 2012.
- Max Marchi, "The Art of Handling a Pitching Staff." BaseballProspectus.com, February 24, 2012.
- Bill Petti and Jeff Zimmerman, "Pitcher Aging Curves: An Introduction." FanGraphs.com, April 30, 2012.
- Wendy Thurm, "Revenue Sharing Flexibility Stretches with New TV Deals." FanGraphs.com, December 4, 2012.
- Colin Wyers, "Are Relief Pitchers Being Used Properly?" Excerpt from Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers. BaseballProspectus.com, March 23, 2012.
Details and criteria for each category can be found here. Only one work per author was considered as a finalist.
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.
Add a classic baseball book to your collection with the newest title in the SABR Digital Library:
By F.C. Lane
Paperback (still in print): $14.95
Paperback ISBN 978-0-91013786-7
Ebook ISBN 978-1-933599-46-5
240 book pages, 8.5" x 11"
In 2012, SABR named F.C. Lane as an honoree of the Henry Chadwick Award, given to baseball's greatest researchers.
Lane (1896-1984) was the editor and a prolific writer for Baseball Magazine from 1912 through 1937, and then served as editor of the Little Red Book of Major League Baseball through 1948. The author of hundreds of editorials, interviews and articles about how the game was or should be played, Lane wrote forward-thinking pieces about, for example, how batting average could be misleading, opining that different batting outcomes should have different weights. It would be a few more generations before his wisdom began to win the day.
Lane authored several books in his day, but Batting was the only one on baseball. First printed in 1925 and republished by SABR as a paperback in 2001, Batting collects the wisdom and insights of over 250 hitters and baseball figures. Lane interviewed extensively and compiled tips and advice on everything from batting stances to beanballs. Legendary baseball figures such as Ty Cobb, Casey Stengel, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, and Babe Ruth reveal the secrets of such integral and interesting parts of the game as how to choose a bat, the ways to beat a slump, common baseball player superstitions, how to outguess the pitcher, even the best way to deal with unhappy fans and the press.
The e-book edition includes all the text of the original classic (along with accompanying advertisements), and the biographical introduction written by Frederick Ivor-Campbell for the 2001 paperback edition. The index of names by Leverett T. Smith Jr. is also included in the e-book edition, sans page numbers of course (e-books do not have fixed page lengths.)
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Batting for FREE from the SABR Store.
- Paperback: Get the paperback edition of Batting for the retail price of $14.95 (plus shipping) from the SABR Bookstore.
Last weekend was a sad one for baseball fans, as two Hall of Famers — St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial and Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver — passed away on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20.
"How good was Stan Musial? He was good enough to take your breath away." Jan Finkel chose this quote from famed broadcaster Vin Scully to open his SABR biography of Musial, which documents in rich detail Musial's extraordinary accomplishments on the field and the life of grace he led off the field.
Musial was recognized by SABR in its 1999 survey for the Top Major League Players of the 20th Century, when Stan the Man received the fifth-highest percentage of gross votes (99.08%), behind only Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron. For several years after speaking at the 1992 national SABR convention (SABR 22) in St. Louis, Musial was also an active member — his name could be found in the SABR Directory with his expertise listed as "Hitting a Baseball"! As Finkel wrote, "That may seem arrogant to some, but anyone who's ever seen Stan's ever-present smile and laughing eyes knows it's his private little joke. Besides, it happens to be true."
Weaver, who managed the Baltimore Orioles to five pennants and one World Series championship from 1968-82 and 1985-86, was known best for his memorable meltdowns and umpire feuds. But he was also a true innovator in baseball strategy. As Jeff Burd wrote in his profile of Weaver from the Summer 2010 Baseball Research Journal:
Weaver was one of the first managers to make extensive use of statistics; he pored over them endlessly as he tried to find anything that would give him an advantage over an opponent. Sometimes those advantages came at the cost of a player’s ego, but Weaver made no apologies.
Weaver's managerial philosophy can be summed up with one of his favorite phrases: "Pitching, Defense and Three-Run Homers," which last year became the title of SABR's BioProject book on the 1970 World Series champion Orioles, edited by Mark Armour and Malcolm Allen. He was an early advocate for statistical analysis and once said, "If you play for one run, that's all you'll get." In the Fall 2011 Baseball Research Journal, Bryan Soderholm-Difatte studied how Weaver "changed our prevailing understanding of baseball" more than any manager since John McGraw. SABR member Diane Firstman also paid tribute to Weaver with a comprehensive breakdown of the Orioles' three-run homers under Weaver.
The SABR Oral History Collection also includes Dan Austin's wide-ranging interview of Weaver on July 3, 1990 (42 minutes; 38.8 MB.) We hope you enjoy listening to Weaver's memories of his career in his own words:
- SABR member and former Dodgers GM Dan Evans shares a memorable conversation he had with Earl Weaver early in his career (Baseball Prospectus)
- J.G. Preston: How Earl Weaver changed the DH rule with his "phantom DH" strategy in 1980 (J.G. Preston Experience)
- Bill Petti: The Earl Weaver effect on sacrifice bunts (Beyond the Box Score)
- George Vecsey: Stan Musial, the star who stood out by not standing out (New York Times)
- Mark Tomasick: On Stan Musial's 3-home run game against the Mets in 1962 (RetroSimba)
- Jay Jaffe: Stan Musial, by the numbers (SI.com)
- Chris Jaffe: 11 things I didn't know about Earl Weaver (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Neyer: The tale of Earl Weaver and his shortstops (Baseball Nation)
- Christina Kahrl: On getting Weaver on Strategy back in print again (Baseball Prospectus)
- Bill Hickman found a sighting of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver in the same box score; although Weaver never made the major leagues, he was invited to spring training by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1952 and played a few exhibition games in Florida. Download a PDF with the box scores from March 19, 1952 edition of The Sporting News here. SABR members get free access to The Sporting News archives at SABR.org/paperofrecord.
Monte Cely, a leader in SABR's Rogers Hornsby Chapter in Austin, Texas, is traveling down to Hermosillo, Mexico, this week for the 2013 Caribbean World Series. You can follow along as he'll be updating the chapter website with live posts from south of the border for the Caribbean World Series games:
Mexico hosts the 2013 Serie del Caribe and this year's host city is Hermosillo, the capital of the state of Sonora. The games will be played in Nuevo Estadio Sonora, and this stadium is nuevo — it's brand new. After its inauguration hosting the Series, the stadium will become the home field for los Naranjeros, Hermosillo's club in the Mexican Pacific League.
The 2013 Caribbean Series will feature a slight change in format. In past years, the four winter league champions (from Mexico, the Dominican, Puerto Rico and Venezuela) played a double-round-robin format. This resulted in a six-day, twelve game tournament, with the team having the most wins at the end of the sixth day being declared the winner. However, that format could lead to ties that would result in a seventh day playoff -- or, a team could clinch early making the last two or three games meaningless. In an effort to extend the suspense, a seventh day is being added in 2013. The four country champs will still play the six-day double-round-robin, and then the first- and second-place teams will play for the championship on the seventh day. The new seven-day format will also more easily accomodate any additional leagues or teams that may participate in the future. The 2013 Series game schedule is here.
I'm especially excited about going to Hermosillo, as it's the home of some Mexican friends; in particular mi buen amigo Juan Antonio Jasso Rodriguez. Juan and I met in Puerto Rico when Mayaguez hosted the 2011 Serie del Caribe. We have remained in close contact since then. I look forward to seeing him again, this year in his hometown.
Look for more updates from Monte between now and February 8 at http://chapters.sabr.org/hornsby.
In case you missed it, registration for SABR 43 — July 31-August 4, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — is now available online at SABR.org/convention.
The hotel is in the Center City area, a quick light rail ride from Philadelphia Airport and Amtrak. Center City is the hub of Philly’s cultural, business and social life. It is a veritable trove of attractions served by an excellent mass transit system.
In addition to the usual fun of ballgames, research presentations and great panels with baseball executives, former players and media personnel at SABR 43, we intend to have special events that will include:
- a Historical Philadelphia Walking Tour
- a bus tour of historical ballpark and other baseball sites
- a vintage 1860s-style base ball game near the home of the old Philadelphia Pythians and 19th-century Athletics (also near Pat's and Geno's!)
- a panel of Phillies greats from different eras, along with many other great speakers
Here are some details on SABR 43 registration:
- Hotel: SABR has secured an exclusive group rate of $139/night (plus tax) for SABR 43. This is a very low rate for a major hotel in downtown Philadelphia during that time of year. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is at 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, just blocks from City Hall , Independence Hall and many other Philadelphia landmarks. Click here to book your room online or call (877) 212-5752. The hotel's website is www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phldt-philadelphia-marriott-downtown. Please note that our block of rooms is only available for the nights of July 30 to August 4, 2013; our room block usually sells out quickly so book your room soon!
- Ballgame: Braves at Phillies, Friday, August 2. Please note that our block of tickets in the Terrace Deck level are first-come, first-serve. Details on ordering extra tickets for guests and spouses are available here.
- Registration: SABR members: $219 (all-inclusive); $169 (regular). Non-members: $269 (all-inclusive); $219 (regular). Click here to register for SABR 43.
- Research/poster presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 43. Abstracts will be accepted until February 17, 2013. For details on submitting your abstract, click here.
- Call for papers: We are still accepting article submissions for The National Pastime, the 2013 SABR convention journal, focusing on baseball in Philadelphia. If you are interested in submitting an article, please send an abstract to Morris Levin ASAP.
- Scholarships: Students ages 18-29, click here to learn more about the Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 43 in Philadelphia.
- Host chapter: Learn more about the Philadelphia/Connie Mack Chapter here or click here to "like" the chapter page on Facebook.
- Contact: For more information on SABR 43, contact Seamus Kearney or Dick Rosen.
When SABR last visited Philadelphia in 1974, the Phils played at the no-specific-purpose Veterans Stadium. In 2013, we will take you to cozy Citizens Bank Park, one of the more attractive baseball stadiums in the country. Despite the Philllies’ longest consecutive-game-sellout streak in baseball history, we are confident that given our good relationship with the Phils, we will obtain game tickets in several sections of the park.
The SABR 43 Planning Committee eagerly awaits the crowds of SABR’s baseball experts, historians, statisticians, general fans and their families who will visit our “olde countrie towne”. And we fully expect to declare Philadelphia as the “Baseball Capital of the World” when SABR 43 convenes here in 2013.
We'll be announcing many more details soon. Visit SABR.org/convention to register for SABR 43 today!
Seven new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 2,219 published biographies.
Here are the new bios:
- Tracy Baker, by Bill Nowlin
- Turk Farrell, by David E. Skelton
- Ruth Kramer Hartman, by Brian Engelhardt
- Brooks Lawrence, by Ron Rembert (first-time author)
- Don Savage, by Bill Lamb
- Socks Seibold, by Terry Bohn
- Billy Williams, by Mark Armour
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.
We're pleased to pass along this note from SABR member Frank Ceresi:
The National Pastime is a new online baseball museum dedicated to sharing the artifacts, history, and stories that make up America’s greatest game — baseball. It will regularly feature columns by some of the game’s finest writers, including many SABR members.
The site will also showcase rare artifacts that will help tell the story of baseball from its earliest times. Highlights include one-of-a-kind items such as Shoeless Joe Jackson’s game-used Black Betsy baseball bat, a rare copy of Sol White’s History of Colored Baseball, extraordinary photos and illustrations from the nineteenth century, unique and historical Negro League artifacts, and much, much more. This wonderful new baseball resource will officially launch on Opening Day 2013!
The museum's website can be found at www.thenationalpastime.com.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2013: 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 2012 awards, please contact Steve Gietschier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 1/31/2013: The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. Eligible works include but are not limited to magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers, written versions of oral presentations, books, databases and websites. To submit a nomination for the 2012 awards, please contact Stephanie Liscio at email@example.com.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2013: 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 2012 awards, please contact Len Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- SABR member Paul Dickson wins 2012 CASEY Award
- Seeking nominations for 2013 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award
- SABR Negro Leagues Committee announces 2012-13 library grant program, essay contest
- Introducing the SABR Analytics General Managers Panel (Jon Daniels, Rick Hahn and Jed Hoyer)
- Register now for Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference
- Download your free copy of the newest book in the SABR Digital Library: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!
- Call for 2013 SABR Board of Directors Election Nominations
Of course, all previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
Here is a list of new members:
|Todd Albright||Seattle, WA||Jeff Kindig||Cary, NC|
|Richard Armstrong||Princeton, NJ||Dennis Laudal||Grand Forks, ND|
|Bryan Arseneau||Milwaukee, WI||Tony McCarron||Weetangera, AUS|
|Todd Axelrod||Las Vegas, NV||William McMahon||Catonsville, MD|
|Evie Carpenter||Aroda, VA||James Meakim||Stony Point, NY|
|Trissa Cox||May, TX||Adam Morissette||Orleans, ON|
|Bill Curtis||St. Augustine, FL||Adam Nelson||Salem, VA|
|Bradford Doolittle||Chicago, IL||Ronald Oberman||Skokie, IL|
|Darrin Dykes||Denton, TX||Michael O'Brien||Mooresville, NC|
|Eric Eager||La Crosse, WI||Charles Pepper||Mt. Pleasant, MI|
|Nestor Gomez||San Juan, PR||Nicolas Picerno||Union City, CA|
|Becki Hartke||Fullerton, CA||Mick Reinhard||Camp Hill, PA|
|Kelly Hester||Kearneysville, WV||Lance Rinker||Plano, TX|
|Bruce Hongola||Saratoga, CA||Steinar Saethre||Oslo, NOR|
|Robert Jaffee||Amawalk, NY||Mark Slattery||Brooklyn, NY|
|Scott Johnson||Greenwood, IN||Kevin Walsh||Park City, UT|
|Jeremy Kaufman||Marlbolo, NJ||Michael Welsh||Chicago, IL|
Here are the new SABR research committee newsletters published this week:
- Nineteenth Century Committee: Check out preliminary candidate bios for 2012 Overlooked Legend election, which began this week (if you are a committee member and did not receive your ballot, please contact Peter Mancuso or Joe Williams.)
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the chapter meeting recaps published this week.
- Boston Chapter meeting recap (January 21; Boston, MA)
- Visit SABR.org/sabrday for a listing of all 30+ SABR Day events scheduled for January 26 around the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- January 26: 2013 SABR Day
- January 27: SABR Board of Directors conference call
- January 27: "Out of the Shadows: The History of Negro League Baseball" with Larry Lester (Poughkeepsie, NY)
- January 29: Bergino: "Satchel Paige" with Larry Tye (New York, NY)
- February 2: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- February 2: Bob Davids Chapter annual meeting (Arlington, VA)
- February 2: Ted Williams Chapter meeting (San Diego, CA)
- February 9: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- February 9: Jack Graney Chapter meeting (Cleveland, OH)
- February 9: Magnolia Chapter meeting (Atlanta, GA)
- February 10: "Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues" (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:
- SABR member Drew Balen talks about his job scouting MLB baseball ... from his home in Edmonton (Sportsnet.ca)
- Zachary Levine: The best of FDR's baseball correspondence (Baseball Prospectus)
- Adam Darowski: The Hall of Fame case for Jack Glasscock (Hall of Stats)
- Rob Neyer: So about Mike Piazza's defense ... (Baseball Nation)
- Jeff Sullivan: Justin and B.J. Upton, and the brother effect (FanGraphs)
- John Thorn: Pride and passion, the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic (Our Game)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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