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Lee Allen History of Baseball Award

In 1996, SABR initiated an award, subsequently named in honor of Lee Allen, honoring the best baseball research project at the annual National History Day competition, an annual event in which students compete on a regional basis, followed by state competition, and then national finals at the University of Maryland.

Lee Allen was historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1959 until his death in May 1969.

 

Previous Winners of the Lee Allen Award

2013

  • "The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League," by Grace Olson of La Crosse, Wisconsin

2012

  • "The Baseball Diamond: The Only Jewel Wrapped in Chains," by Jacob Hurwitz of Portage, Michigan, and Andrew Beck and Eli Cartier of Kalamazoo, Michigan  

2011

  • "Play Ball! Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier," by Russell Aspinwall and Garrett Fragala of South Haven, Michigan

2010

  • "Branch Rickey's Surreptitious Civil Rights Strategy," by Cody Driver and Andrew Kanei of Mililani, Hawaii

2009

  • "Jackie Robinson," by Marissa Haarmann of Phoenix, Arizona

2008

  • "Jackie Robinson Keeps His Cool," by Zach Frampton of Laie, Hawai

2007

  • "Play Ball! A Triumph For Women Begins Amidst the Tragedy of World War II," by Alana Klco of Whitehall, Michigan

2006

2005

  • "Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby Break the Color Barrier," by Fleetwood Fleming of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

2004

2003

2002

  • "Free Agency Revolutionizes the Business of Baseball," by Steve Mason and Kevin Rowe of Grand Rapids, Michigan

2001

  • "Exhibit of Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball," by Philip Beck of Rothschild, Wisconsin

2000

  • "Turning Points in Baseball History: Branch Rickey Hires Jackie Robinson," by James McMahon of Windsor, Connecticut

1999

  • No award given

1998

  • "Baseball's Migration to Latin America," by Nicholas Condon of Stamford, Connecticut

1997

  • "Baseball's Hidden Half," by Carl Leivers and Marcus Kret of Colorado Springs, Colorado

1996

  • "Curt Flood: Man Against the System," by Alex Giannini, Ethan Schwart, Lane DeSimone and Brian Krost from Stanford, Connecticut
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