Jacob Pomrenke

Jacob Pomrenke is SABR’s Director of Editorial Content. He has been a SABR member since 1998 and is the chairman and newsletter editor for the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He is the editor of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, published by SABR in 2015, and the Eight Myths Out project in 2019. He has also moderated panel discussions at the SABR Annual Convention on Shoeless Joe Jackson (2010, Atlanta), the 50th anniversary of Eight Men Out (2013, Philadelphia), and the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series (2019, San Diego). He has appeared as a subject-matter expert on baseball scandals on MLB Network’s Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (2010), PBS NewsHour (2019), ESPN’s Backstory: Banned* For Life (2020), and other programs. He is also a member of the Baseball Records, Deadball Era and BioProject committees and his work has appeared in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Memories and Dreams magazine, The National Pastime Museum, Seamheads.com, and other outlets. Before he joined the SABR staff in 2011, he spent 10 years working as a reporter, page designer and editor at the North County Times and San Bernardino Sun newspapers in California, and The Times in Gainesville, Georgia. Find more of his work at jacobpomrenke.com.


SABR books edited by Jacob Pomrenke

SABR BioProject biographies written by Jacob Pomrenke

  • Bones Ely
  • Charlie Barnabe
  • Charlie Robertson
  • Chipper Jones
  • Fred McMullin
  • Joe Jenkins
  • John Sullivan
  • Johnny Oates
  • Lefty Williams
  • Merv Rettenmund

SABR Games Project stories written by Jacob Pomrenke

  • October 21, 1995: Greg Maddux’s gem for Braves spoils Cleveland’s return to World Series
  • October 8, 1919: Eddie Cicotte returns to form in Game 7
  • October 7, 1919: Rookie Dickey Kerr keeps White Sox alive in Game 6
  • October 2, 1919: Reds take advantage of Lefty Williams’s wildness in Game 2
  • October 1, 1919: Favored White Sox, Cicotte pummeled by Reds in World Series opener
  • September 24, 1919: White Sox Clinch AL Pennant on Shoeless Joe Jackson Walk-Off Single
  • August 14, 1919: Babe Ruth hits 17th home run to set new American League single-season record
  • July 21, 1919: Horrified White Sox fans witness Wingfoot Express blimp disaster in Chicago
  • May 31, 1919: Gandil, Speaker drop gloves for ‘old time fistfight’ as White Sox top Indians
  • May 14, 1919: Chicago’s Eddie Cicotte begins scoreless streak by shutting out Red Sox, 1-0
  • April 23, 1919: Lefty Williams, White Sox win in Kid Gleason’s managerial debut
  • January 26, 1919: The Flu Mask Baseball Game
  • October 7, 1917: Faber’s Pitching, Not Baserunning, Lead to Victory

SABR Journal Articles written by Jacob Pomrenke

  • 1919 White Sox: Introduction
  • 1919 American League salaries
  • 1919 White Sox: Walking Off to the World Series
  • 1919 White Sox: The Pitching Depth Dilemma
  • 1919 White Sox: Prologue (Offseason, 1918-19)
  • 1919 White Sox: Epilogue (Offseason, 1919-20)
  • No ‘Solid Front of Silence’: The Forgotten Black Sox Scandal Interviews

SABR Research Topics written by Jacob Pomrenke 

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SABR Research Articles written by Jacob Pomrenke 

  • The Whitewashing of Hal Chase

SABR Ballparks written by Jacob Pomrenke 

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