Lyle Spatz

Lyle Spatz is the chairman emeritus of SABR’s Baseball Records Committee. He is the author of three books of baseball history, co-author of another, and has contributed chapters to several more, including The Dictionary of Literary Biography and The Biographical Dictionary of American Sports. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, other newspapers, and numerous baseball magazines. He has taught baseball history to Elderhostel groups and also presented papers at the Babe Ruth Conference at Hofstra University and at the Jackie Robinson Conference at Long Island University.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Lyle Spatz

  • Dixie Walker
  • Ed Head
  • Erskine Mayer
  • Hank Borowy
  • Jack Doyle
  • Rip Radcliff
  • Wally Pipp

SABR Games Project stories written by Lyle Spatz

  • April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson’s major league debut
  • April 23, 1946: Ed Head throws a no-hitter in his post-war return for Brooklyn Dodgers
  • July 10, 1945: MLB All-Star Game canceled during World War II
  • July 11, 1944: Rip Sewell’s pitching, Bill Nicholson’s pinch-hit double lead NL to All-Star win
  • July 13, 1943: Depleted AL stars win first night All-Star Game in Philadelphia
  • July 6, 1942: Boudreau, York homers lead AL stars to victory
  • September 13, 1941: Dodgers’ Whit Wyatt shuts out Cardinals 1-0 in pennant-race thriller
  • July 9, 1940: Five NL pitchers combine for first All-Star shutout at Sportsman’s Park
  • July 6, 1933: A Dream Realized: Comiskey Park hosts first All-Star Game; Babe Ruth homers
  • September 28-30, 1891: The Clouded Finish: Beaneaters take over first place

SABR Journal Articles written by Lyle Spatz

  • 1951 Giants in the All-Star Game
  • 1951 Giants: Award recognition
  • 1947 Dodgers: Jackie Robinson’s First Game
  • The Colonel and Hug: The Odd Couple … Not Really
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Bill Deane
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Ernie Lanigan
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Francis Richter
  • Managing the 1947 Dodgers: The “People’s Choice”
  • Henry Chadwick Award: David W. Smith
  • Not Chiseled in Stone: Baseball’s Enduring Records and the SABR Era
  • Choosing Among Winners of the 1981 AL ERA Title
  • Three Georgia-Born Former Dodgers Lead the Crackers to a Pennant
  • Shutouts: Final Year, Final Game
  • SABR Picks 1900-1948 Rookies of the Year

SABR Research Topics written by Lyle Spatz 

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SABR Research Articles written by Lyle Spatz 

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SABR Ballparks written by Lyle Spatz 

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