SABR 48: Committee Meetings

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Here is the schedule for research committee meetings at SABR 48 — June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Committee meetings are open to all convention attendees.

Click on a link below to learn more about SABR's research committees or (where available) to listen to audio highlights from the committee's meeting at SABR 48.

 

BALLPARKS
Ron Selter, co-chair (rselter@att.net)
Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom 3

BASEBALL AND THE ARTS
Joanne Hulbert, co-chair (jhulbert@earthlink.net)
Saturday, June 23, 2:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 3

Tom ShieberBASEBALL CARDS
 Mark Armour, co-chair (markarmour04@gmail.com)
Chris Dial, co-chair (pfeiffer86@gmail.com)
Thursday, June 21, 1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speaker: Tom Shieber, Senior Curator, National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, and 2018 Henry Chadwick Award recipient. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 26:04)

BASEBALL INDEX PROJECT
Andy McCue, chair (agmccue44@earthlink.net)
Thursday, June 21, 1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 3

BASEBALL AND THE MEDIA
Chuck Hildebrandt, chair (chuck.sabr@gmail.com)
Friday, June 22, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Grand Ballroom 1
Please note: The Media Panel with Pirates broadcasters Greg Brown, Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, and Curt Smith will serve as this year's annual Media Committee meeting at the SABR 48 convention. Click here to listen to highlights from the SABR 48 Media Panel.

BASEBALL RECORDS
Trent McCotter, chair (treant985@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 4:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speaker: Herm Krabbenhoft on a batting counterpart to Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters record and Trent McCotter on the rarity of triple steals. Click here to listen to highlights from Herm's session (MP3; 24:10). Click here to listen to highlights from Trent's session (MP3; 13:10)

BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH
Bill Carle, chair (bbxpert@aol.com)
Saturday, June 23, 7:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom 2

BIOPROJECT
Rory Costello, co-director (rcostello@nyc.rr.com)
Gregory H. Wolf, co-director (ghwolf1967@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 10:25 a.m., Grand Ballroom 1

BLACK SOX SCANDAL
Jacob Pomrenke, chair (buckweaver@gmail.com)
Thursday, June 21, 6:40 p.m., Grand Ballroom 3
* Guest speaker: Mary Darling, Albuquerque-based screenwriter on her new play that follows Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Red Oldham to the outlaw Copper League in New Mexico with banished ballplayers Hal Chase, Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver, and Lefty Williams. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 26:37)

BUSINESS OF BASEBALL
Michael Haupert, co-chair (mhaupert@uwlax.edu)
Steven Weingarden, co-chair (steveweingarden@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 2:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speaker: Dick Bosman, former major-league pitcher and co-author (with Ted Leavengood) of Dick Bosman on Pitching: Lessons from the Life of a Major League Ballplayer and Pitching Coach. Click here to listen to highlights from this sesson (MP3; 59:17)

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL
Karl Green, chair (atlcrackersfan@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 7:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom 1

Dennis and Jeanne DeValeriaDEADBALL ERA (1901-19)
John McMurray, chair (deadball@sabr.org)
Saturday, June 23, 5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speakers: Dennis and Jeanne Burke DeValeria, authors of Honus Wagner: A Biography; click here to listen to highlights from their session (MP3; 20:47). Steve Steinberg also spoke about the new SABR book by St. Johann Press, The World Series in the Deadball Era: A History in the Words and Pictures of the Writers and Photographers.  

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Herb Wilson, co-chair (whwilson@colby.edu)
Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom 2

GAMES PROJECT
Mike Huber, chair (huber@muhlenberg.edu)
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom 2

GAMES AND SIMULATIONS
Joseph Runde, co-chair (josephrunde@gmail.com)
Richard Bergstrom, co-chair (rwbergstrom@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 4:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2

LATINO BASEBALL
Adrian Burgos Jr., acting chair (nycubans1947@aol.com)
Thursday, June 21, 6:40 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4

MINOR LEAGUES
Karl Green, acting chair (atlcrackersfan@gmail.com)
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom 3

NEGRO LEAGUES
Larry Lester, chair (larrylester42@gmail.com)
Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speaker: Clem Axel Paredes, Cuban writer and tour operator on Hall of Famer Cristóbal Torriente. Click here to listen to highlights from this sesson (MP3: 26:00)

NINETEENTH CENTURY
Peter Mancuso, chair (peterplus4@earthlink.net)
Bob Bailey, vice-chair (bobbailey@cox.net)
Saturday, June 23, 10:25 a.m., Grand Ballroom 2

OFFICIAL SCORING
Stew Thornley, chair (stew@stewthornley.net)
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom 1
* Guest speakers: Bob Webb and Evan Pattak, Pittsburgh Pirates official scorers. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 57:52)

Anne KeeneORAL HISTORY
John McMurray, chair (sabroralhistorycommittee@gmail.com)
Saturday, June 23, 2:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2
* Guest speakers: Tom Hufford, SABR founding member and former Director; Anne Keene, author of The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II. Click here to listen to highlights from Anne's session (MP3; 22:17). Click here to listen to highlights from Tom's session (MP3; 26:33)

PICTORIAL HISTORY
Cary Smith, co-chair (zinnbeck@me.com)
Saturday, June 23, 4:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 3

RETROSHEET
David W. Smith, president (dwsmith@retrosheet.org)
Saturday, June 23, 2:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4
* Guest speaker: Herm Krabbenhoft on correcting the RBI totals for the 1909 Detroit Tigers. Note: This presentation was actually delivered during the Baseball Records meeting instead. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 16:45)

Alan NathanSCIENCE AND BASEBALL
Eric Van, chair (emvan@post.harvard.edu)
Saturday, June 23, 5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2
* Guest speaker: Alan Nathan, on the recent MLB-commissioned report on the surge in home runs. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 42:52)

Sean FormanSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Phil Birnbaum, chair (birnbaum@sympatico.ca)
Saturday, June 23, 10:25 a.m., Grand Ballroom 3
* Guest speaker: Sean Forman will discuss how Baseball-Reference.com calculates Wins Above Replacement. Click here to listen to highlights from this session (MP3; 41:19)

WOMEN IN BASEBALL
Leslie Heaphy, co-chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)
Thursday, June 21, 1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2
* Guest speaker: Umpire and author Perry Barber was presented with the inaugural Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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