The Russell Gabay Award, established by SABR’s Elysian Fields Chapter and Goose Goslin Chapter in 2018, honors entities or persons who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to baseball in New Jersey.
Russell Gabay was a noted sports producer and a native of Springfield, New Jersey. He began his career in the late 1970s, producing for ESPN after graduating from University of Hartford. He later became a Production Manager at HBO, where he supervised several shows, including Inside the NFL, documentaries, and championship fights. Until his sudden death in 2016, Russell was a high-level producer at Major League Baseball Network for more than a decade. He was known throughout the sports industry as a gentleman and a true professional whose generosity knew no bounds, whether towards people trying to break into the business or veterans with several decades of experience.
Submit nominations for the 2021 Russell Gabay Award to David Krell at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2020.