This Week in SABR: May 19, 2017

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 May 19, 2017:


SABR 47: Mets GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins to highlight "A Day at the Ballpark" session at Citi Field

For the second year in a row and third time in four years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the New York Mets game on Friday, June 30 at Citi Field. Click here to register for SABR 47 and join us! Full registration and single-day rates are available for purchase.

The pregame ballpark session will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon at Citi Field, followed by the game that night between the Mets and the Phillies. Our guest speakers are expected to include:

  • Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, in a one-on-one session moderated by MLB.com's Barry Bloom
  • Mets manager Terry Collins, also in a one-on-one interview with Bloom

Mets Broadcasters Panel with

  • Josh Lewin, New York Mets radio play-by-play announcer
  • Wayne Randazzo, New York Mets pregame and postgame show host
  • Steve Gelbs, New York Mets field reporter

Mets Analytics Panel with

  • T.J. Barra, New York Mets' Manager of Baseball Research and Development
  • Joe Lefkowitz, Senior Manager, Baseball Systems & Development for the Mets
  • Pat Roessler, Assistant Hitting Coach for the Mets
  • Moderator: Vince Gennaro, SABR President

Note: Purchase of either full SABR 47 conference registration or Friday single-day registration AND a Mets game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more. 


SABR 47: MLB Now: The Changing State of Sabermetrics Panel

Join us at SABR 47 to hear the MLB Now: The Changing State of Sabermetrics Panel. Scheduled for 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the Grand Hyatt, the panel is expected to include:

  • Mark DeRosa joined MLB Network in 2013 as a studio analyst following a 16-year career in the major leagues. Known for his versatility, he played six different positions and batted .268 with 100 home runs. He made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1998 and played for seven other teams, including the World Series champion San Francisco Giants in 2010. He attended the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Joel Sherman is a national baseball columnist for the New York Post who appears regularly on MLB Network. He joined the Post in 1989 and was the Yankees beat writer for seven years. He is the author of Birth of a Dynasty: Behind the Pinstripes with the 1996 Yankees and has written for SI.com, ESPN the MagazineSports Illustrated for Kids, and New York magazine.
  • Mike Petriello is a Stats Analyst for MLB Advanced Media and writes daily about Statcast and advanced metrics for MLB.com and each of the 30 club sites, bringing the latest in stats to the baseball public. He can also regularly be seen on MLB Network, is the host of the Statcast Podcast. Prior to joining MLBAM, he wrote for FanGraphs and ESPN.
  • Vince Gennaro is the President of SABR's Board of Directors and author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball. He is a consultant to MLB teams, appears regularly on MLB Network, and director of Columbia University's graduate sports management program. He also hosts the syndicated MLB Network Radio program, Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Sunday nights. He is also the architect of the Diamond Dollars Case Competition series, which brings together students and MLB team and league executives and serves as a unique learning experience, as well as a networking opportunity for aspiring sports executives.
  • Moderator: Brian Kenny is a host at MLB Network, where he appears across the network's studio programming, including “MLB Now” and “MLB Tonight.” A 25-year national TV and radio veteran, Brian joined MLB Network from ESPN, where he was a “SportsCenter” anchor, host of the Brian Kenny Show on ESPN Radio and an Emmy Award-winning anchor for “Baseball Tonight.” He is the author of Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, published in 2016.

Please note: All speakers and events may be subject to change based on availability.

They will join an All-Star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson and Manager of Baseball Research and Development T.J. Barra, New York Yankees Sr. VP/Assistant GM Jean Afterman, J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith, former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, MLB.com correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, authors Mark Armour, Mitchell Nathanson, and Marty Appel, Larry Ritter Book Award winner Glenn Stout, Canadian baseball broadcaster Alain Usereau, and more. Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.

Register now to join us at SABR.org/convention.


Full and single-day registration is open for SABR 47 in New York City; sign up now to join us!

In addition to regular registration for the full conference, single-day registration for SABR 47 is now available at SABR.org/convention.

The SABR 47 convention will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Full registration or single-day registration can be purchased online by clicking here or on-site during convention registration hours beginning on Wednesday, June 28 at the Grand Hyatt.

The single-day rates for SABR 47 are:

  • Thursday, June 29: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
  • Friday, June 30: $99 for SABR members, $129 non-members (does not include Mets game ticket)
  • Saturday, July 1: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members

The single-day rate includes admission to all SABR 47 convention panels, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Grand Hyatt New York. Registration can be purchased on-site via cash, check, or credit card (sorry, no American Express accepted.) Please note: Admission to the SABR 47 Awards Reception, the Donors Breakfast, and the Mets game are not included.

If you would like to join us for the SABR 47 "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session at Citi Field on Friday, June 30, you must be registered for SABR 47 AND have a Mets game ticket to enter the ballpark early. You can purchase either a full registration or a Friday single-day registration and show it to ballpark security, along with your Mets game ticket, to attend the SABR 47 pregame session at Citi Field. Our guest speakers are expected to include Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, executives T.J. Barra and Joe Lefkowitz, assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler, and broadcasters Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo, and Steve Gelbs.

Please note: Our SABR block of New York Mets game tickets is no longer available, but you can purchase a game ticket on your own by visiting Mets.com.

The Grand Hyatt New York, one of the city's most historic and luxurious hotels, is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from Grand Central Terminal and within walking distance of many major attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library.

Click on a link below for more information about SABR 47.

We hope you'll join us this summer in New York City! Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.

For a multimedia look at every SABR convention since 1971, click here.


SABR 47: Research committee meetings to include Olbermann, Neft, Smith, and more

From the Nineteenth Century to modern Statistical Analysis, SABR's nearly three dozen research committees reflect the diverse interests of our membership, and the committees' annual meetings at this summer's SABR 47 convention in New York City will also have a variety of interesting guest speakers.

From sportscaster and commentator Keith Olbermann (Baseball Cards) to J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith (Women in Baseball) to legendary statistician David S. Neft (Baseball Records) to former Kansas City Monarchs All-Star Jim Robinson (Negro Leagues) to award-winning authors Peter C. Bjarkman (Latino Baseball) and Glenn Stout (Deadball Era), convention attendees won't lack for fun stories and insight from our guest speakers at SABR 47.

The full schedule of research committee meetings at SABR 47 in New York is now available by clicking on the link below:

https://sabr.org/convention/sabr47-committees

Committee meetings are open to any SABR convention attendee. Any committee leaders who do not see their annual meeting listed here should contact Jacob Pomrenke to get added to the schedule.


Read all articles from Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal at SABR.org

Good news! The Spring 2017 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members.

Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks, although we've heard reports that some have already arrived. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inboxes on April 6.

To learn more about contributing to a future SABR publication, click here.

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We hope you enjoy reading the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal!


SABR Digital Library: The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring

Make the right call and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:

The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring
Edited by Larry R. Gerlach and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Dennis Bingham and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-45-3, $21.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-44-6, $9.99
8.5 x 11", 484 pages

This nearly 500-page book on umpires and umpiring is the collaborative work of 34 members of the Society for American Baseball Research. It is, in effect, a companion book to another SABR title, Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and their Profession, edited by Jim Sandoval and Bill Nowlin.

The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring includes biographies of all the umpires in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, other notable arbiters, essays about professional female umpires, umpiring in the Negro Leagues, explorations of the baseball rules, umpire equipment, and much more. 

SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!

Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.

SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. To find all past titles from the SABR Digital Library, visit SABR.org/ebooks.


10 days left to register early for 2017 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

The 20th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR's Negro Leagues Research Committee, will be returning to its roots on July 27-30, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, site of the first Negro League conference in 1998.

  • Registration: All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here to register online. Early registration for SABR members is $170, which includes all presentations and sessions. Non-SABR members: $200. Students: $120 for SABR members, $150 for non-members. Single-day rate for Friday or Saturday: $75 for SABR members, $100 for non-members. The Education Forum on Thursday is $15. Guest tickets for friends and family can also be ordered. Click here for an information packet (PDF) with complete details on registration rates. The early registration deadline is May 29, 2017.
  • Hotel: The 2017 Malloy Conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Click here to book your room online at the special SABR rate of $129/night (plus tax). Or call (717) 233-6000 and mention you're with the "SABR Malloy Conference." The cut-off date to book your room is July 5, 2017.
  • Schedule and information: Click here for the 2017 Malloy Conference information packet (PDF).
  • Contact: E-mail Ted Knorr with any questions about the conference.

The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 19 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.

Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more about the 2017 Malloy Conference call for papers, essay contest and scholarships, art competition, and school library grants.


Students, apply now for the 2017 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship

SABR's Women in Baseball Committee will award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior in its inaugural Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2017.

Students must write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: "Choose one person or event in women's baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance."

Click here to download the 2017 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship application and style guidelines (PDF)

All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by June 5, 2017, and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu or Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720. The winner will be notified by July 1.

Click here for more details and eligibility requirements.


3 new SABR biographies published

Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,062 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:

All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent


1947 Yankees essays published at SABR.org

More articles from SABR's Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), edited by Lyle Spatz, were published this week at SABR.org.

Click here to read all player biographies that appeared in Bridging Two Dynasties at the SABR BioProject.

To purchase a paperback copy of Bridging Two Dynasties, visit the SABR Bookstore


14 new stories published by the SABR Games Project

Fourteen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:

New Games Project stories can be found at http://sabr.org/gamesproject/recent. Find all published Games Project articles at SABR.org/GamesProject.

If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Greg Erion. If you want to know if a game is available to write about, please contact Bruce Slutsky. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors' Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story ready for toward publication.

  • Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors' Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
  • Contributor Release Form: As of January 1, 2017, all writers publishing articles (biographies, essays, game pieces, etc.) are being asked to sign a Contributor Release Form which can be sent via email to jpomrenke@sabr.org or hard copy to SABR, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The form only needs to be filed once for all future SABR publications. Click here to download the form.
  • Seeking volunteers to help enhance Games Project articles on website: Any volunteer who is willing to assist with linking player biographies in previously published Games Project stories on the SABR website, please contact Jacob Pomrenke. No experience necessary. Must be comfortable working in Drupal, WordPress or other standard content management systems.

Listen to Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Sunday night

Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro will air at its regular time from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET this Sunday on MLB Network Radio.

This week's show will feature highlights from the Analytics of Hitting, Pitching, and Catching Panel at the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference with ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, FanGraphs' Eno Sarris, and Dan Migala of PCG/SportsDesk Media.

You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.

Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.


ICYMI: Highlights from last week's This Week in SABR

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:

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.

For more information, click here.


Welcome, new members!

We'd like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at members.sabr.org and the Membership Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
PJ Clark Northport, NY     Bob Mantione West Islip, NY
Ian Douglas Montreal, QC     Dennis McDonald New York, NY
Ronald Forman Staten Island, NY     Paul Moreno Hillsdale, MI
Gregg Hansen Walnut Grove, MN     Justin Plinz Seattle, WA
John Haralson Chesapeake, VA     David Powell Delaware, OH
Samuel Jay Englewood, CO     Denise Rouleau Chandler, AZ
Steven Kosinski Wantage, NJ     Rudolph Sever Westerville, OH
Randal Livingston Jefferson, MD     Brian Vikander Palm Desert, CA

 


Research Committee news

Here are the new SABR research committee updates this week:

  • Check out the research committee meeting schedule at SABR 47 in New York City
  • Baseball and the Arts: The new SABR Journal of Baseball Arts is now accepting submissions. We will include contemporary works mixed with masterpieces from the past. We encourage submissions of art, poetry, fiction, memoir, and all musings about baseball. So if you are thinking about a short story, or have one in the works and are looking for a place to publish it, here’s the place for you. The length of a story should be less than 5,000 words, and artwork should be original and baseball-related. Email your proposals, finished work, or any questions to artsjournal@sabr.org. Click here to learn more.
  • Minor Leagues: Members of the Minor Leagues Committee are planning a trip during SABR 47 to see a Brooklyn Cyclones game on the night of Saturday, July 1. About 10 tickets are still available in our block if you are interested in attending the game with us. The tickets are $15, for the Field Box level behind the first-base dugout, and include a complimentary Cyclones hat. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joe Wancho.
  • Women in Baseball: Spring 2017 newsletter

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.


Regional Chapter news

Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:

  • Quebec Chapter meeting recap (April 29; Montreal, QC)
  • Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.

Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.


SABR Events Calendar

Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:

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.


Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.


This Week in SABR is compiled by Jacob Pomrenke. If you would like us to include an upcoming event, article or any other information in "This Week in SABR," e-mail jpomrenke@sabr.org.

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