Bob Davids Chapter Minor-League Outing meeting recap – 6/8/2019

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.

SABR Chapters often attend baseball games at different levels to learn about their operation, hear from executives and coaches, and just to learn about a new team. The Bob Davids Mid Atlantic Chapter has been to Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Frederick Keys, and Bowie Baysox games recently. But, this time they chose to come out to Shirley Povich Field, home of the Bethesda Big Train.

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.

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