For the SABR Rocky Mountain Chapter's 20th annual banquet, 160 SABR members and guests jammed the Super Suites at Coors Field on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to hear keynote speaker Patrick Saunders, president of the BBWAA, former player and current broadcaster Ryan Spilborghs and Phoenix’s own Barry Bloom entertain the crowd with stories, wisdom and even a little poetry. Two of the three GMs in Rockies’ history showed up. The festivities included a book sale, silent auction and baseball card sale, as well as live music provided by the Mile High Banjo Society.
The John Zajc Award for Meritorious Service to the Rocky Mountain chapter went to Bill Achbach. The Rocky Mountain SABR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Baseball was presented to Bill Schmidt, Vice President of Scouting for the Colorado Rockies.
Tomorrow is the 132nd consecutive monthly luncheon of the Rocky Mountain Chapter. We are very proud of both ongoing events.
— Paul Parker