Rocky Mountain Chapter annual banquet recap – 11/5/2016

The Rocky Mountain Chapter held its 19th annual banquet on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Coors Field in Denver, and it was very successful with 96 people in attendance, including SABR CEO Marc Appleman.

A panel focused on the 1990s-era Blake Street Bombers was held with former Rockies stars Vinny Castilla and Ellis Burks, GM Bob Gebhard, and moderator Marc Stout of ROOT Sports.

Chapter secretary John Paul received the John Zajc Award, named for the former Executive Director of SABR, which is given for meritorious service to the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Gebhard, the franchise’s first general manager, received the the chapter’s Rocky Mountain SABR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Baseball.

With 96 attendees, our banquet is one of the larger SABR events in the country and is the largest chapter event west of the Mississippi.

View more banquet photos below, courtesy of Steve Sande.

— Paul Parker


Former Colorado Rockies scouting director Pat Dougherty, third baseman Vinny Castilla, GM Bob Gebhard, and outfielder Ellis Burks

Bob Gebhard accepts the Rocky Mountain SABR Award

Former Colorado Rockies scouting director Pat Dougherty

Former Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh was the emcee

SABR CEO Marc Appleman

Coors Field