Henry Chadwick Award: Cory Schwartz

Cory Schwartz (1969-  ): Acknowledging Cory with the honor of a Chadwick Award is a recognition of his critical role in fostering the bonanza of independent research within SABR and without through PITCHf/x data. He has been with Major League Baseball Advanced Media since January 2001, overseeing the team responsible for live data capture for the official stats for all MLB, minor league and winter league baseball games. His group operates the PITCHf/x system, which provides pitch trajectory, velocity and location data for all games played in MLB venues, and is working on the development and eventual roll-out of the FIELDf/x system, which will track all moving objects on the field: fielders, runners, umpires, etc. Schwartz’s role in making the data produced via PITCHf/x available not only set an example worthy of SABR’s commitment to sharing primary source material, it engendered a revolution in the reach of publicly accessible sabermetric research. Prior to joining MLBAM, Schwartz also worked for the New York Yankees (Media Relations, 1992-93) and the National Basketball Association (NBA.com, 1994-1999.)


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