Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members. Not a SABR member yet? Visit to sign up for a monthly or annual membership.

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Taylor is a Deputy Senior Content Editor at the Chicago Tribune and a Chicago-based baseball historian. Her work has appeared at SB Nation, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus,, Yahoo! Sports, and other outlets. She was a recipient of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for historical baseball analysis/commentary.

Coming Up

Curt Flood (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Flood v. Kuhn: Fifty Years Later
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

Fifty years ago, on June 19, 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Curt Flood in his effort to dismantle baseball’s reserve clause. During the SABR 50 convention from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 20 in Baltimore, we’ll be joined by Judy Pace Flood, Curt Flood’s widow and a pioneering African American actress; Mark Armour, award-winning baseball historian and SABR Board President; and moderator Shakeia Taylor for a discussion of the Flood v. Kuhn case a half-century later.

This panel is open to all SABR 50 convention attendees. Full registration and single-day rates are available on-site at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor during the convention. To learn more about SABR 50, or to register online, visit

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