Lyle Spatz’s (1937 – ) most lasting contribution to baseball research might be his long tenure (1991-2015) as the accomplished chairman of SABR’s Records Committee, years of great change in the field. He also has found the time to write dozens of articles and many books on the game, spanning such subjects as All-Star Games, Yankee opening days, Yankee transactions, Bill Dahlen, Willie Keeler, and his childhood hero Dixie Walker. His book 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York (with Steve Steinberg) won the Seymour Medal, among many research honors Lyle has received.
- Read Mark Armour’s profile of Lyle Spatz in the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal
- Lyle Spatz was a recipient of the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest honor, in 2000
- Read Lyle Spatz’s SABR articles from the BioProject, Games Project, and Baseball Research Journal
- In 2011, Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg won the prestigious Seymour Medal for their book 1921