Henry Chadwick Award: Ray Nemec
At the time of SABR’s founding, RAY NEMEC (b. 1929) had already spent 30 years tracking minor league statistics and box scores, often traveling throughout the Midwest to do so. Longtime Hall of Fame historian Lee Allen once called him “the foremost authority on minor league players.” So it was only natural that he would be one of the first people Bob Davids contacted about his idea of forming a society, and that Nemec was on hand . . .
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