This Week in SABR: July 10, 2015
Welcome to "This Week in SABR!" Click here to view this week's newsletter on the web. Here's what we've been up to as of July 10, 2015:
SABR will be in Cincinnati for the 2015 MLB All-Star FanFest!
SABR members are scheduled to participate in a variety of panels throughout All-Star Weekend at the MLB.com stage. To learn more about the All-Star FanFest, July 10-14, 2015, at the Duke Energy Convention Center (525 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202), click here.
Stop by the MLB.com stage at FanFest to watch these SABR panels:
Origins of the Professional Game Panel
12:00-12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11
- Greg Rhodes: Cincinnati Reds team historian, former Executive Director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, SABR member
- John Erardi: Former sports columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and co-author of four books on the Cincinnati Reds
- Moderator: John Thorn: Official Historian for Major League Baseball, longtime SABR member, and noted author and editor
Kids Baseball Panel
2:00-2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 12
- Panelists include: Max Mannis, Lawna Ferrell, Brody Huffman, and Stephen “Reece” Wahoff
- Moderator: Leslie Heaphy: SABR Director, Women in Baseball Committee Co-Chair, Negro Leagues historian, and Associate Professor of History and Honors Program Coordinator at Kent State University
Reds Franchise Four Panel
2:00-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14
- Mike Ferrin: MLB Network Radio host on SiriusXM since 2007; formerly an anchor/producer at WGN Radio in Chicago
- Hal McCoy: J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient (2002); longtime Cincinnati Reds beat writer with the Dayton Daily News and Fox Sports Ohio
- Moderator: Vince Gennaro: SABR President, director of Columbia University's sports management graduate program, the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and host of "By the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM" on Sunday nights
To learn more about the 2015 MLB All-Star FanFest, click here.
To watch past SABR panels from All-Star FanFests in recent years, click here.
In recognition of Marc Appleman's efforts to lead SABR's national office and the resulting growth of the organization since he came on board in 2010, the Board of Directors has added the title of Chief Executive Officer to his current title of Executive Director.
"Marc's efforts over the last five years have taken SABR to a new level, enabling the organization and its 6,300 members to become an indispensable part of the baseball community," said Vince Gennaro, President of the Board of Directors.
During Appleman's tenure as Executive Director, SABR has averaged double-digit annual revenue growth and has established important strategic relationships throughout the baseball world, furthering the organization's mission to foster the study, discussion, and understanding of all aspects of baseball, including its history, its data, its role as a social institution, as a business, and as a global sport.
"We look forward to building on our connection to the baseball community — those who have the most to gain from our members' high-quality research," Gennaro said. "The efforts of Marc and the staff ensure that the work of SABR's dedicated researchers has even greater meaning and impact by reaching the leaders and custodians of our national pastime."
The SABR 45 Awards Banquet on Friday, June 26 at the Palmer House Hilton included a special tribute to Chicago baseball icons Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, presented by MLB.com national columnist Phil Rogers.
Banks — the Hall of Fame shortstop known as "Mr. Cub" — and Minoso — who broke the color barrier for Chicago's baseball teams when he debuted with the White Sox — both died this past offseason. They were revered in the Windy City and around baseball for their prodigious talent on the field and their honored service as ambassadors of the game off the field.
- Audio: Listen to Phil Rogers' tribute to Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso at SABR 45 (24:13; 22.2 MB)
Rogers is a national columnist for MLB.com. He has covered baseball for more than three decades, including as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune from 1997 to 2013. He has written three books on baseball, Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of '69 (2011), Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season (2006), and The Impossible Takes a Little Longer: The Texas Rangers From Pretenders to Contenders (1990).
For more coverage of SABR 45, visit SABR.org/convention.
At SABR 45, we were thrilled to host special guest speakers at some of the research committee meetings in Chicago, highlighted by the appearance of baseball pioneer Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese-born player in the major leagues, at the Asian Baseball Committee meeting on Saturday, June 27.
Murakami is the subject of a new biography, Mashi, by author Rob Fitts, published this spring by University of Nebraska Press. The pair opened their nationwide book tour at SABR 45 and spoke about Murakami's life and career as a pitcher with the San Francisco Giants in 1964-65. A preview of an upcoming documentary about Mashi's life was also presented by Yuriko Gamo Romer. You can listen to audio higlights of Mashi's session at SABR 45 with Rob Fitts by clicking the MP3 link below:
- Audio: Click here to listen to audio highlights from Masanaori Murakami and Rob Fitts at SABR 45 (44:03)
At the Baseball and the Media Committee meeting on Friday, June 26, committee chair Chuck Hildebrandt conducted a live "Working the Game" interview with Christina Kahrl of ESPN.com, talking about her career in the media as a baseball writer and editor.
At the Deadball Era Committee meeting on Friday, June 26, acclaimed author Charles Alexander — a 2011 recipient of the Henry Chadwick Award — spoke about some lingering questions on baseball in the early 20th century and some of the players he has written about, including Ty Cobb, John McGraw, and Tris Speaker.
Click here to learn more about the SABR 45 committee meetings.
Visit SABR.org/convention for more coverage from SABR 45.
Since 2009, The National Pastime has served as SABR's convention-focused publication. Published annually, this research journal provides in-depth articles focused on the respective geographic region where the national convention is taking place in a given year.
The SABR 45 convention took place recently in Chicago, and we have dedicated the theme of The National Pastime to baseball in Chicago. All SABR members receive a free expanded e-book copy of The National Pastime as part of their membership benefits, while attendees of the national convention also received a souvenir print edition in their goody bags. This year we had such a surplus of fantastic articles and contributions that the e-book edition contains 45 contributions (the print edition just 25).
- Download the e-book: Click here to download your free expanded e-book copy of the 2015 convention journal, The National Pastime: Baseball in Chicago (EPUB or MOBI/Kindle formats)
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If you weren’t able to attend the convention in Chicago, please enjoy this issue of The National Pastime as your virtual trip to the Windy City. Happy reading!
To learn more about contributing to a future SABR publication, click here.
— Cecilia M. Tan, editor
- Articles from The National Pastime: Baseball in Chicago are now available to read online at SABR.org/research. (Articles from the expanded e-edition will be posted soon.)
- Click here to purchase a softcover edition from the SABR Bookstore.
The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be held August 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference is open to all baseball, history and sports fans of all ages.
- Register today! Click here to register online at the SABR Store. Or click here to download a registration form and information packet (PDF); please mail your check or money order before July 31 to SABR Malloy Conference, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Regular registration is $175 for an adult rate (includes all activities) or $125 for a student rate. Single-day registration for Friday or Saturday is $100. The rate for the Thursday education forum only is $20. Optional sessions are also available.
- Book your hotel room: Click here to book your hotel room at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown at the discounted SABR group rate of $189/night (plus tax). Or call (412) 391-4600 and tell them you are with the SABR Negro League Conference. The cutoff date to book your room at the SABR group rate is Monday, July 13, 2015. Click here to download the information packet to learn more about the hotel.
The 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will celebrate the rich history of black baseball in Pittsburgh. We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars. Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, "Baseball's Best: the Grays and the Crawfords," or other Negro Leagues issues. Some possibilities include: Josh Gibson, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Gus Greenlee, Cum Posey, Vic Harris, Cool Papa Bell, the Crawford Grill, and many others.
Visit SABR.org/malloy for information on the 2015 Call for Papers, Essay Contest, Art Contest, and Library Grant Program.
SABR's Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new regional chapter and a new research committee.
The Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter serves members in Charm City and around Maryland. The chapter leader is Bernard McKenna. SABR's 70th chapter is an offshoot of its very first regional group, the Bob Davids Chapter in nearby Washington, D.C., established in 1974.
The Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter will hold its inaugural meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum, 216 Emory Street in Baltimore. All members and baseball fans are welcome to attend; click here for more details.
The new Concessions Research Committee, led by Bennett Jacobstein and Peter Dolgenos, is intended to document the history and evolution of food at ballparks, and its relation to baseball history and culture, as well as its relation to American popular culture in general.To sign up for e-mail announcements from this committee, click here and select the "Join Group" button at the top of the committee page.
According to Jacobstein, author of The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine, the committee's goals include monitoring the ever-increasing variety of food items at major and minor league ballparks; documenting the life of pioneer vendor Harry M. Stevens (including the myth of whether or not he invented the hot dog); and establishing a vendors “hall of fame” for legendary vendors such as Roger Owens (the L.A. Dodgers “peanut man”).
SABR's 70 regional chapters cover 36 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.; plus international chapters in Canada (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia), Japan, South Korea, Australia, Latin America (Venezuela, Dominican Republic), the United Kingdom, and Italy. For a list of all SABR chapters, visit SABR.org/chapters. A calendar of upcoming SABR meetings can be found at SABR.org/events.
- To sign up for chapter email announcements and receive instant notification of upcoming SABR events in your area, click here to select from the list of chapters, then click "Join Group" () at the top of the chapter page. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any chapter or committee.
- SABR's 29 research committees comprise a diverse variety of interests and many members are devoted to the study of a specific area related to the game — from Baseball and the Arts to Statistical Analysis to the Deadball Era to Women in Baseball. Learn more about SABR's research committees by clicking here.
In this week's installment of Chuck Hildebrandt's “Working the Game” series of interviews for SABRMedia.org — revealing what it is like to work as a baseball media professional on a day-to-day basis — we feature Len Kasper of the Chicago Cubs.
Kasper is currently in the middle of his 11th season as the Cubs play-by-play announcer, after having done three seasons doing play-by-play for the (then) Florida Marlins. Prior to joining the Marlins, Kasper did play-by-play for select games for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1999 through 2001. His broadcast career in Milwaukee included a stint as the morning sports anchor at WTMJ-AM, as well as hosting pregame and halftime shows for the Green Bay Packers radio network. Kasper graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in public relations in 1993.
Read the full article here: http://sabrmedia.org/2015/07/03/working-the-game-an-interview-with-len-kasper-chicago-cubs-tv/
- Related link: Listen to audio highlights from our SABR 45 Broadcasters Panel with Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies, Ron Coomer, and moderator Curt Smith
The SABR Baseball Biography Project and the SABR Business of Baseball Committee are teaming up to create a collection of the ownership histories of major league franchises.
As they are completed, the histories will appear in the Business of Baseball newsletter and be posted permanently in a separate section on the BioProject website. If you are interested in doing a team’s history, or part of a team’s history, such as the St. Louis Browns years of the current Baltimore franchise, please contact Andy McCue (email@example.com), who will be coordinating the project. The Dodgers are done, and writers have claimed the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Indians. But that means 25 other teams are available.
The histories should be as comprehensive as possible, covering the changes in ownership, the price paid, the makeup of partnerships, the division of responsibilities among the partners, the reasoning of both the buyers and the sellers, and economically significant events within the era of each ownership group. There is no need to talk about events on the field unless they have a direct impact on the bottom line or a change in ownership.
It is likely that arguments with cities over stadiums and threatened (or actual) re-locations will play a role in the essays. The histories should be long enough to tell the story, but should be as tight as possible. There is no set word limit. The essays should include endnotes on sources. Heavy detail, such as the holdings of minor partners, might well be left to those endnotes.
Research guidance will be available if needed. Over the long run, it will be necessary to keep updating these essays and the original researchers will be given first opportunity to do those updates.
This will be a great project for SABR and a great contribution to the field.
— Andy McCue
The 2015 winners of the Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award are:
- College Division: "Invisible Barriers: Why Baseball Isn’t America’s National Pastime" by Emma Charlesworth-Seiler, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
- High School Division: "Branch Rickey: A Vision of an Integrated Future," by Sam Hubert, 9th grade, Shawnee, Kansas
Click the links above to download the winning essays.
No award was given in the middle school division. The winners will receive a plaque honoring their achievement, a $200 prize, and a one-year membership to SABR.
The Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award was established in 1999 by the Society for American Baseball Research in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR.
Winning entries from previous years can be viewed by clicking here.
Add a salacious baseball book to your collection with the newest book from the SABR Digital Library:
Scandal on the South Side:
The 1919 Chicago White Sox
Edited by Jacob Pomrenke
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-933599-95-3
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-933599-94-6
$19.95 paperback; $9.99 e-book
8.5" x 11", 324 pages
The Black Sox Scandal is a cold case, not a closed case.
When Eliot Asinof wrote his classic history about the fixing of the 1919 World Series, Eight Men Out, he told a dramatic story of undereducated and underpaid Chicago White Sox ballplayers, disgruntled by their low pay and poor treatment by team management, who fell prey to the wiles of double-crossing big-city gamblers offering them bribes to lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, and the other Black Sox players were all banned from organized baseball for life. But the real story is a lot more complex.
We now have access to crucial information that changes what we thought we knew about “baseball’s darkest hour” — including rare film footage from that fateful fall classic, legal documents from the criminal and civil court proceedings, and accurate salary information for major-league players and teams. All of these new pieces to the Black Sox puzzle provide definitive answers to some old mysteries and raise other questions in their place.
However, the Black Sox Scandal isn’t the only story worth telling about the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, a 20-year-old spitballer who would go on to win 300 games in the minor leagues, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the “Murderers’ Row” New York Yankees in the 1920s.
All of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side, which has full-life biographies on each of the 31 players who made an appearance for the White Sox in 1919, plus a comprehensive recap of Chicago’s pennant-winning season, the tainted World Series, and the sordid aftermath.
This book isn’t a rewriting of Eight Men Out, but it is the complete story of everyone associated with the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The Society for American Baseball Research invites you to learn more about the Black Sox Scandal and the infamous team at the center of it all.
Contributors include: Bruce Allardice, Russell Arent, Steve Cardullo, Brian Cooper, James E. Elfers, David Fleitz, David Fletcher, Daniel Ginsburg, Irv Goldfarb, John Heeg, Rick Huhn, Bill Lamb, Len Levin, Dan Lindner, Adrian Marcewicz, Brian McKenna, Steven G. McPherson, Paul Mittermeyer, Jack Morris, Peter Morris, Rod Nelson, James R. Nitz, Bill Nowlin, Jacob Pomrenke, Kelly Boyer Sagert, Jim Sandoval, Richard Smiley, Lyle Spatz, Steve Steinberg, Brian Stevens, Andy Sturgill, and Gregory H. Wolf.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox paperback edition for $9.95 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
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We invite you to listen to Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a new radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, on Sunday nights on MLB Network Radio.
Baseball SABR Style focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It will air 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. (Recent shows are available afterward in the "on-demand" section of the SiriusXM app or website.)
For more information, click here.
Seven new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 3,274 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- Ed Andrews, by David Nemec
- Craig Biggio, by Frederick "Rick" Bush
- Cotton Minahan, by Chris Rainey
- John Shea, by Bill Nowlin
- Rudy Sommers, by Bill Nowlin
- Tony Welzer, by Bill Nowlin
- Will White, by Charles F. Faber
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.
Four new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- May 19, 1894: Peoria shut out by Lincoln in Western Association home opener, by Jimmy Keenan
- June 3, 1932: Lou Gehrig hits four home runs, Tony Lazzeri hits for cycle in Yankees romp, by Mike Huber
- April 16, 1970: Kansas City's Lou Piniella is thrown out at every base, by Mike Huber
- May 22, 1970: Braves pin tough loss on rookie Sandy Vance, by Jack Zerby
The SABR Baseball Games Project was launched in 2014 to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved.
The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.
Visit the Games Project website at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- Get involved: 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.
- Questions: Contact Greg Erion for more information about the Games Project, James Forr to request an assignment, or Chip Greene to submit your draft article.
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:
- Find complete coverage of SABR 45 from Chicago at SABR.org/convention
- Dan Levitt selected as 2015 Bob Davids Award winner
- Chuck Hildebrandt, Brandon Grilc win awards for top SABR 45 presentations
- Tony Mullane selected as SABR Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2015
- SABR Digital Library: Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present
- 2015 SABR Annual Report has been posted online
- SABR members, take 20% off MLB.TV or MiLB.TV subscriptions in 2015
- SABR members, take 10% off your next order at the MLB.com Shop
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Barry Adams||Stockbridge, GA||Gregory Langlois||San Leandro, CA|
|Alex Blenkush||Foley, MN||Rich Levine||Los Angeles, CA|
|Andrew Calandra||Windham, NH||Corbin Lorick||Jonesboro, AR|
|Joe Corso||Oakton, VA||Cesar Love||San Francisco, CA|
|Sean Crawford||Chatham, IL||John Marsh||State College, PA|
|Al Crisafulli||Great Meadows, NJ||Bill McPoil||Sacramento, CA|
|Bruce Enos||Santa Rosa, CA||Randolph Neil||Overland Park, KS|
|Bill Finnegan||W. Des Moines, IA||Richard Nemec||Los Angeles, CA|
|Jeff Goodwin||San Francisco, CA||Victor Republicano III||Tucson, AZ|
|James Howell||Tucson, AZ||Peter Wallace||Durham, NC|
|Ted Humphrey||Los Angeles, CA|
Here are the new SABR research committee updates for this week:
- Biographical Research: May/June 2015 newsletter
- Business of Baseball: Spring 2015 newsletter
- Concessions: Learn more about SABR's newest research committee, focused on ballpark concessions
- Nineteenth Century: Summer 2015 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: Learn more about SABR's newest regional chapter
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- July 10-11: Masanori Murakami/Rob Fitts book tour (multiple locations)
- July 11: Tribe Time Now tweet-up event (Cleveland, OH)
- July 11: Rogers Hornsby Chapter monthly lunch meeting (Austin, TX)
- July 11: Talkin' Baseball: Jim Sargent (Columbia, MD)
- July 11-14: SABR panels at MLB All-Star FanFest (Cincinnati, OH)
- July 15: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- July 15: Juan Marichal Chapter meeting (Santo Domingo, DR)
- July 16: Magnolia Chapter "Third Thursday" meeting (Atlanta, GA)
- July 18: Bob Davids Chapter: SABR Day at the D.C. Grays (Washington, DC)
- July 19: Ginger Beaumont monument dedication (Burlington, WI)
- July 19: Baseball Reliquary 2015 Shrine of the Eternals induction ceremony (Pasadena, CA)
- July 20: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- July 20: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting (Houston, TX)
- July 21: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- July 22: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
- July 25: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter inaugural meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- July 25: Schott-Pelican Chapter meeting (New Orleans, LA)
- July 25: Rocky Mountain Chapter game of the month (Denver, CO)
- July 26: Cliff Kachline Chapter Induction Day meeting (Cooperstown, 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:
- Dan Levitt reflects on winning the SABR Bob Davids Award (University of Nebraska Press)
- Erik Malinowski: The Savant of spray charts, Daren Willman (Rolling Stone)
- Todd Radom: 2015 All-Star Game logo all about the mustache (The Sporting News)
- Jim Price: Former Spokane pitcher Tony Mullane honored by SABR (The Spokesman-Review)
- Daniel Popper: New York celebrates Polo Grounds legacy with Brush Stairway rededication ceremony (New York Daily News)
- Nick Diunte: Masanori Murakami is a hit in return to site of MLB debut (Examiner.com)
- Steve Wulf: The place where Ray Fosse and Pete Rose collide (ESPN.com)
- Chuck Hildebrandt: What is the Helms Press Hall of Fame, and where is it today? (SABRMedia.org)
- Alex Shultz: Former Dodgers president Peter O'Malley honored on Japan Night (Los Angeles Times)
- William Ryczek: The strange suicide of Win Mercer (The National Pastime Museum)
- Adrian Burgos Jr. on the challenges Latino players face in baseball, past, present, and future (NPR.org)
- Ryan Whirty: Negro Southern League Museum will honor baseball's past (Alabama Living)
- Jon Roegele: The commissioner speaks: Imagining a redefined strike zone (The Hardball Times)
- Nathaniel Grow: Scout hiring and pay practices challenged in new lawsuit (FanGraphs)
- Tim Wendel: Amos Rusie, one of baseball's top fireballers (The National Pastime Museum)
- Gary Cieradkowski: Bill Faul, the rise and fall of the 'Loony Tune' (The Infinite Baseball Card Set)
- Patrick Bourgo: Eric Thames a hit on and off the field in South Korea (Korea Times)
- Brian Costa: What Finland can teach America about baseball (Wall Street Journal)
- Joe Bonomo: Q&A with Brad Balukjian on 1986 Topps, one card, one city at a time (No Such Thing As Was)
- John Thorn: Why discriminate? Welday Walker's story (Our Game)
- John Dewan's Stat of the Week: Infield hits by speed score (ACTA Sports)
- Graham Womack: Baseball cards of the 10 forgotten 1945 All-Stars (Baseball Past and Present)
- Steve Wulf: Ned Hanlon, 'Father of Modern Baseball,' helped usher managing into 20th century (ESPN.com)
- Richard Cuicchi: A compilation of 2015 MLB draftees with relatives in professional baseball (Family Ties)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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