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
- "The Curt Flood Case: Free Agency for Athletes," by Harrison O'Brien of South Hamilton, Massachusetts
- "The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League," by Grace Olson of La Crosse, Wisconsin
- "The Baseball Diamond: The Only Jewel Wrapped in Chains," by Jacob Hurwitz of Portage, Michigan, and Andrew Beck and Eli Cartier of Kalamazoo, Michigan
- "Play Ball! Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier," by Russell Aspinwall and Garrett Fragala of South Haven, Michigan
- "Branch Rickey's Surreptitious Civil Rights Strategy," by Cody Driver and Andrew Kanei of Mililani, Hawaii
- "Jackie Robinson," by Marissa Haarmann of Phoenix, Arizona
- "Jackie Robinson Keeps His Cool," by Zach Frampton of Laie, Hawai
- "Play Ball! A Triumph For Women Begins Amidst the Tragedy of World War II," by Alana Klco of Whitehall, Michigan
- "End The Unjust Monopoly: Curt Flood's Stand Against Baseball's Reserve Clause," by Colin Bender of Edmond, Oklahoma
- "Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby Break the Color Barrier," by Fleetwood Fleming of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
- "Girls of Summer: Paving the Way for Women in All Seasons," by Corissa Westergard, Shelby Johnson and Mackenzie Heyl of Davenport, Iowa
- "Jackie Robinson: The Man Responsible for the Integration of Baseball," by Alexander Hearn of Indianapolis, Indiana
- "Free Agency Revolutionizes the Business of Baseball," by Steve Mason and Kevin Rowe of Grand Rapids, Michigan
- "Exhibit of Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball," by Philip Beck of Rothschild, Wisconsin
- "Turning Points in Baseball History: Branch Rickey Hires Jackie Robinson," by James McMahon of Windsor, Connecticut
- No award given
- "Baseball's Migration to Latin America," by Nicholas Condon of Stamford, Connecticut
- "Baseball's Hidden Half," by Carl Leivers and Marcus Kret of Colorado Springs, Colorado
- "Curt Flood: Man Against the System," by Alex Giannini, Ethan Schwart, Lane DeSimone and Brian Krost from Stanford, Connecticut