By David Schneider
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Bob Davids Chapter of SABR came to Shirley Povich Field for a seminar about Big Train and the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. What is SABR? SABR is the Society for American Baseball Research. SABR is a membership organization that is dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. Cool enough, SABR was established in Cooperstown, New York in 1971 by sportswriter Bob Davids, which happens to be the name of the chapter that came to see Big Train, despite there being over 50 chapter across the country with all different names and locations.
The seminar on Big Train consisted of a four-part panel series and several different speakers and spanned over two hours before the beginning of the game against the DC Grays.