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SABR 52 Daily Schedule
August 7-11, 2024
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Here is the daily schedule for the SABR 52 convention in Minneapolis. Click on a link below for more details about each session.

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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


Wednesday, August 7

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom, 4th Floor)
SABR Board Meeting

1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Great Lakes Promenade, 4th Floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. You can also exchange your chit for a Twins or Saints game ticket and pick up your pre-ordered SABR 52 souvenir shirts and caps.

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Research Committee Chairs Meeting
Leslie Heaphy, chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Regional Chapter Leaders Meeting
Peter Cottrell, chair (pcottrell@sabr.org)

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Welcome Reception, presented by Baseball-Reference.com
Join us at the SABR 52 Welcome Reception — everyone is welcome! We’ll talk baseball and help show you how to get the most out of your SABR convention experience. Enjoy a buffet including carved turkey and tri-tip, as well as cash bar. Awards to be presented at the Welcome Reception are the Henry Chadwick Awards and 2024 research awards. Presented by Baseball-Reference.com.


Thursday, August 8

7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Ross Adell First-Time Attendee Coffee Talk
Ross Adell, a SABR member for almost 25 years before he died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 50, loved a good party. He enjoyed making new friends and introducing them to kindred baseball spirits. That’s what the SABR convention is all about. For those of you attending your first convention, we know it can be a bit daunting. But we want you to feel welcome and Ross would, too. Grab a cup of coffee while meeting fellow SABR members and convention attendees. From 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m., we will also discuss tips on navigating convention, especially useful for first-time attendees. Coffee talks are open to all SABR 52 attendees.

7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Exhibitors Room Open
The Exhibitors Room will host vendors with baseball items available for purchase all week, including books, cards, and memorabilia. The Exhibitors Room will also feature the SABR 52 photo booth and seated space for conversation.

7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Great Lakes Promenade, 4th Floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. You can also exchange your chit for a Twins or Saints game ticket and pick up your pre-ordered SABR 52 souvenir shirts and caps.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting is your chance to hear how the organization is faring and about its near-term plans. Hear reports from SABR’s CEO, Board of Directors, and others.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Opening Remarks: Derek Falvey
Derek Falvey
, President of Baseball Operations for the Minnesota Twins, will be on hand to deliver the opening remarks at SABR 52.

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Minnesota Twins Hitters Panel
A panel featuring Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Tony Oliva, moderated by Kris Atteberry.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Minnesota Twins Pitchers Panel
A panel featuring Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven and Jim Kaat, along with former Twins stars Glen Perkins and LaTroy Hawkins. Moderated by Kris Atteberry.

12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Introduction to New Digital Archives of The Sporting News
Benson Taylor, Editor in Chief, The Sporting News

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Games and Simulations
Mark Wendling, co-chair (mwendlingremote@shaw.ca)
Derek Bain, co-chair (derekbain21@gmail.com)
*Guest speaker: Don Daglow

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Baseball Landmarks
John Racanelli, chair (j.racanelli@hotmail.com)
*Guest speaker: Stew Thornley, “Historical Baseball Sites in the Twin Cities”

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Baseball Memories
Joe Shaw, co-chair (rjshaw2@cox.net)
Anne Enos, co-chair (anne.enos@cox.net)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Nineteenth Century
Peter Mancuso, co-chair (peterplus4@earthlink.net)
Bob Bailey, co-chair (bobbailey@cox.net)
Jon Popovich, co-chair (jayz43_1b@yahoo.com)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Minnetonka Ballroom, 4th Floor)
How to Do Baseball Research Q&A
SABR Director Bill Nowlin will be available in the Minnetonka Ballroom to discuss research resources and answer questions on improving your research techniques.

2:00 p.m.-2:25 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP01: Building a WPA Ballpark: Baseball and the New Deal, 1934-1942
Anthony Salazar

2:00 p.m.-2:25 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP02: The Pitcher’s Cycle: Definition and Achievers (1893-2023)
Herm Krabbenhoft

2:30 p.m.-2:55 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP03: Bonnie Serrell Goes to Mexico
Barry Mednick

2:30 p.m.-2:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP04: The Mayor Was A Salesman: Charles Bronfman and the Montreal Expos, 1969 to 1990
Maxwell Kates

3:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP05: Josh Gibson Achieves Great Home Run Feats – 1930-1946
Alan Cohen

3:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP06: Ten-Cent Beer Night: A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
Vince Guerrieri

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Baseball Cards
Jason Schwartz, co-chair (jason.1969@yahoo.com)
Nick Vossbrink, co-chair (nick@vossbrink.net)

3:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP07: When the Wealthiest Arm in Baseball Belonged to Satchel Paige
Matt Jacob

3:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP08: Baseball and the Communist Press
Joseph Marren

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Business of Baseball
Mike Haupert, co-chair (mhaupert@uwlax.edu)
Dan Levitt, co-chair (dan@danlevitt.com)

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Black Sox Scandal
Jacob Pomrenke, chair (buckweaver@gmail.com)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Minnetonka Ballroom, 4th Floor)
How to Do Baseball Research Q&A
SABR Publications Director Cecilia Tan will be available in the Minnetonka Ballroom to discuss how to publish research in the Baseball Research Journal or get involved in the SABR publications program.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Trivia Contest preliminary round & quarterfinals
Trivia at SABR 52 is for all baseball fans. Come test your knowledge against SABR’s best! The Trivia Contest is open to all SABR convention attendees. Just show up with your thinking cap on and follow the instructions.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Happy Hour
Join us for a social gathering before Thursday evening’s optional events and say hello to new and old baseball friends. The theme is Opening Night in the Exhibitors Room. The happy hour is open to all SABR 52 attendees. Cash bar.

5:45 p.m.-11:05 p.m. (Off-Site)
St. Paul Saints vs. Columbus Clippers, 7:05 p.m.

Join us for a minor league game between the St. Paul Saints and Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Guardians’ Triple-A affiliate) at CHS Field in St. Paul. Your SABR game ticket also includes roundtrip bus transportation from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel and pregame admission to the City of Baseball Museum. Cost: $30 (includes bus). Please note: Chits for your Saints ballgame ticket must be redeemed at the registration desk before 12:00 p.m. Thursday.

  • Please note: The buses will begin loading at 5:30 p.m. on the NW corner of Grant Street and Nicollet Mall. Exit the hotel front door, turn right, and walk a half-block to Grant Street to find the SABR buses. After the game, exit out the center field gate and walk straight ahead toward the 4th Street overpass to find the SABR bus dropoff and pickup zone. (Click here to view a map.) Make sure to bring your bus chit and game ticket with you!

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (Off-Site)
Target Field ballpark tour

Join us for a behind-the-scenes 90-minute ballpark tour of Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Minnesota baseball and vibrant atmosphere of this award-winning ballpark with a private tour that allows guests to experience the ballpark while learning about the history of Target Field and the Minnesota Twins. Cost: $20.

The ballpark tours will meet at Gate 29 near the Target Plaza entrance. No large bags or backpacks allowed. Water bottles are acceptable, but no other food or drink is allowed inside. Remember to bring your SABR 52 ballpark tour chit for entrance to the ballpark! All tours will leave the plaza beginning at 6:15 p.m.

  • Walking directions: Target Field is a 0.8-mile walk from the Hyatt Regency hotel (approximately 20 minutes). Exit the hotel’s front door and turn left on Nicollet Mall. Walk north for five blocks and turn left on 8th Street. Walk west for four blocks (past the colorful Prince mural and parking garage) and continue straight on 9th Street for one block. At the corner, turn left on 7th Street. Go west one block on 7th Street to find the plaza entrance to Target Field.
  • Public transit directions: Exit the hotel’s front door. Walk across the crosswalk directly in front of the hotel to the Metro Transit bus stop. Catch any Metro Transit bus heading north on Nicollet Mall. Tell the driver that you will be riding only within the free Downtown Zone. Go 3 stops to get off at 7th Street (at the Mary Tyler Moore statue.) From there, turn left on 7th Street and walk five blocks west (past the Target Center arena) to find the plaza entrance at Target Field.

Friday, August 9

7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Coffee Talk
Grab a cup of coffee while meeting fellow SABR members and convention attendees. From 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m., we will also discuss opportunities for SABR members to get involved with their local chapters and research committees. Coffee talks are open to all SABR 52 attendees.

7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Exhibitors Room Open
The Exhibitors Room will host vendors with baseball items available for purchase all week, including books, cards, and memorabilia. The Exhibitors Room will also feature the SABR 52 photo booth and seated space for conversation.

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Great Lakes Promenade, 4th Floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. You can also exchange your chit for a Twins game ticket and pick up your pre-ordered SABR 52 souvenir shirts and caps. Please note: Chits for your Twins ballgame ticket must be redeemed at the registration desk before 11:00 a.m. Friday.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Baseball Records
Trent McCotter, chair (treant985@gmail.com)
*Guest speaker: Herm Krabbenhoft

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Collegiate Baseball
Karl Green, chair (atlcrackersfan@gmail.com)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Games Project
John Fredland, chair (johnfredland@gmail.com)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Minnetonka Ballroom, 4th Floor)
How to Do Baseball Research Q&A
SABR Board Vice President Leslie Heaphy will be available in the Minnetonka Ballroom to discuss research resources and answer questions on improving your research techniques.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Umpires Panel
Panelists include Emma Charlesworth-Seiler, Minor League umpire from 2017-2022; Jeff Nelson, Major League umpire from 1997-2023; and Tim Tschida, Major League umpire from 1985-2012. Moderator: Bill Nowlin, co-editor, The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring.

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Minnesota Twins Analytics Panel
Panelists from the Minnesota Twins include Josh Kalk, Vice President, Baseball Operations Strategy & Innovation; Thad Levine, Senior Vice President and General Manager; Josh Ruffin, Assistant Director, Player Development Research; and Hans Van Slooten, Senior Data Engineer.

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Roland Hemond Award Presentation
SABR Director Dan Evans and Thad Levine will present the 2024 Roland Hemond Award, which recognizes a baseball executive who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to professional baseball scouts and scouting, and player development history, to longtime Minnesota Twins executive Bill Smith.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Biographical Research
Bill Carle, chair (bbxpert@aol.com)

11:00 a.m.-11:25 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP09: Where Did the 24 Minutes Go?
David W. Smith

11:00 a.m.-11:25 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP10: Town to Travel: A History of Youth Baseball
John W. Miller

11:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP11: Ron Guidry When Billy Martin Managed vs. When Someone Else Managed
Rick Solomon

11:30 a.m.-11:55 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP12: Harry Simmons: “So You Think You Know Baseball!
David Simmons

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Women in Baseball
Leslie Heaphy, chair (lheaphy@kent.edu)
*Guest speaker: Melissa Ludtke, “Extra Innings: On 2nd and Heading Home”

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: BioProject
Alan Cohen, visiting chair (adc0317@comcast.net)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
St. Paul Saints Panel
Hosted by SABR’s Minor Leagues Committee, panelists include Derek Sharrer, Executive Vice President/GM; Tom Whaley, Executive Vice President; and Sierra Bailey, Vice President/Assistant GM. Moderator Liz Fedor, Twin Cities Business.

2:00 p.m.-2:25 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP13: Peak Minors: 1949
Chuck Hildebrandt

2:00 p.m.-2:25 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP14: A Hit Model from the MLB 2023 Season: Are the Things They Call Groundballs Still Outs?
Don Slavik

2:30 p.m.-2:55 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP15: The Northern League and the Rebirth of Independent Baseball
John J. Burbridge Jr.

2:30 p.m.-2:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP16: Assessment of the Last At-Bat in Situations Where the Winning Run Scores Before the Batter Reaches First Base
Yeon Woo Oh and Kum Kang Lee

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Bemidji Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Baseball and the Arts
Joanne Hulbert, co-chair (jhulbert49@gmail.com)
Jay Hurd, co-chair (jayh0912@gmail.com)

3:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP17: Charles Comiskey in St. Paul and the Road to the American League
John Bauer

3:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP18: The Position, the Whole Position, and Nothing but the Position
Neal Traven

3:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP19: Smokers and Saints: The Florida State League and Tampa Bay’s Long Forgotten First Professional Baseball Teams, 1919-1926
Mark Pauthos

3:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP20: A Geek’s Peek at Streaks
Ed Denta

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Ballparks
Kevin Johnson, co-chair (kjokbaseball@yahoo.com)
*Guest speaker: Bob Busser

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Retrosheet
Tom Thress, chair (tthress@retrosheet.org)

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Happy Hour
Join us for a social gathering before Friday evening’s ballgame and say hello to new and old baseball friends. The theme is Research Committee Projects. The happy hour is open to all SABR 52 attendees. Cash bar.

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Statistical Analysis
Phil Birnbaum, chair (110phil@gmail.com)
*Guest speaker: Vinay Kumar

5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Brian Hall, co-chair (hall@nyu.edu)
Allison Levin, co-chair (allison.levin@gmail.com)

7:05 p.m.-10:05 p.m. (Off-Site)
Twins vs. Guardians, 7:05 p.m.

On Friday evening, SABR convention attendees will have the opportunity to visit Target Field for a game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians. SABR has reserved a block of tickets in the Diamond Box and Field Box levels in the left field corner (sections 124-127). Chits for your ballgame ticket must be redeemed at the SABR registration desk on the 4th Floor by 11:00 a.m. Friday.

  • Walking directions: Target Field is a 0.8-mile walk from the Hyatt Regency hotel (approximately 20 minutes). Exit the hotel’s front door and turn left on Nicollet Mall. Walk north for five blocks and turn left on 8th Street. Walk west for four blocks (past the colorful Prince mural and parking garage) and continue straight on 9th Street for one block. At the corner, turn left on 7th Street. Go west one block on 7th Street to find the plaza entrance to Target Field.
  • Public transit directions: Exit the hotel’s front door. Walk across the crosswalk directly in front of the hotel to the Metro Transit bus stop. Catch any Metro Transit bus heading north on Nicollet Mall. Tell the driver that you will be riding only within the free Downtown Zone. Go 3 stops to get off at 7th Street (at the Mary Tyler Moore statue.) From there, turn left on 7th Street and walk five blocks west (past the Target Center arena) to find the plaza entrance at Target Field.

Saturday, August 10

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Great Lakes Promenade, 4th Floor)
Registration Desk Open
The registration desk will be open for attendees to get their materials. Please note: Chits for any pre-ordered merchandise items must redeemed at the registration desk before 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor)
Friends of SABR Donor Breakfast
The Friends of SABR philanthropy program hosts an invitation-only special breakfast to honor our top donors and help them learn about how their gifts have made a difference to the organization and to the betterment of baseball. SABR Chief Executive Officer Scott Bush and Executive Vice President Scott Carter will be at the breakfast to engage in discussions on any topics of interest to members. To learn more, visit SABR.org/donate.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Exhibitors Room Open
The Exhibitors Room will host vendors with baseball items available for purchase all week, including books, cards, and memorabilia. The Exhibitors Room will also feature the SABR 52 photo booth and seated space for conversation.

9:00 a.m.-9:25 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP21: Arête and Agon in the Life and Legacy of Major League Umpire Bill Kinnamon: The Man for Whom the Game Always Mattered Most
George DeMarco Jr.

9:00 a.m.-9:25 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP22: The “Baseball Card .300” Hitter: An Endangered Species
Matthew J. Prigge

9:30 a.m.-9:55 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP23: Mike Donlin, 1907: Will He or Won’t He?
Steve Steinberg

9:30 a.m.-9:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP24: Using Simulation Technology to Enhance Baseball Analytical Knowledge in Higher Education Sport Management Courses
Zack Binkley

10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP25: The Giants, the A’s, and Silicon Valley
Steve Treder

10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP26: Is It Authentic?
Michael Kane

10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP27: The One Millionth Run
Mark Armour

10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP28: Why Jim Kaat Would Have Been the 1966 AL Cy Young Award Winner (Had It Existed)
Steve Krevisky

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Future of Baseball Broadcasts Panel
Panelists include Dave St. Peter, President/CEO, Minnesota Twins; Evan Drellich, Senior Writer, The Athletic; Rob Hubbard, President/CEO, Hubbard Television Group. Moderator: Adam Platt, Executive Editor, Twin Cities Business.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Oral History
John McMurray, chair (sabroralhistorycommittee@gmail.com)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Pictorial History
Cary Smith, co-chair (zinnbeck@me.com)
*Guest speaker: Gary Livacari

1:00 p.m.-1:25 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP29: Gender Work: The Evolution of WAGs from Support System to Celebrity Influencer
Allison Levin

1:00 p.m.-1:25 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP30: Cardinal Dreams: The Legacy of Charlie Peete and a Life Cut Short
Danny Spewak

1:30 p.m.-1:55 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
RP31: John McGraw’s Florida Land Investment Fiasco
Dan Levitt

1:30 p.m.-1:55 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
RP32: Rose-Colored Glasses and Foggy Lenses: Looking at Hall of Fame Voting by the BBWAA
Alan Holst

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Black Baseball in Minnesota Panel
Panelists include Pete Gorton, founder of The Donaldson Network; Todd Peterson, co-chair of SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee; Carl Rogan, grandson of Hall of Famer Wilber “Bullet” Rogan; and Frank M. White, historian and author.

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
The Diamond King film screening
SABR’s Baseball Cards Committee, Baseball and the Arts Committee, and Latino Baseball Committee will co-host a special film screening of The Diamond King, a new biopic on legendary baseball artist Dick Perez’s career. Dick Perez, the 2024 SABR Jefferson Burdick Award winner, is known for his Donruss Diamond King illustrations and Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards. Perez and award-winning director Marq Evans will be on hand for a Q&A afterward.

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Negro Leagues
Todd Peterson, co-chair (mccarthye@sbcglobal.net)
James Brunson, co-chair (jebrunson54@gmail.com)

3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m. (Boundary Waters Ballroom, 4th Floor)
Poster Presentations
On Saturday, SABR 52 poster presenters will be available for questions and discussion with their posters in the Boundary Waters Ballroom on the fourth floor. The posters will be available for viewing all week during the convention. Click here to learn more about the SABR 52 poster presentations.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Deadball Era
John McMurray, chair (deadball@sabr.org)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Great Lakes A, 4th Floor)
Committee Meeting: Asian Baseball
Rob Fitts, visiting chair (robertfitts@verizon.net)
*Guest speaker: J.R. Wildridge

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Great Lakes B/C, 4th Floor)
Closing Ceremonies with Trivia Contest Finals
Presented by The Sporting News

Join us for SABR’s Closing Ceremonies, presented by The Sporting News! Awards to be presented at the Closing Ceremonies are the Bob Davids Award, Doug Pappas Award, and the annual chapter awards. Then settle in to watch SABR’s trivia experts as they try to answer questions that are presented in ascending difficulty. The early-round questions will be at a relatively easy starting point, while the late-round questions, though more difficult, will still interest casual fans. Who will win the SABR 52 Trivia Contest? Come watch to find out.


Sunday, August 11

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Executive Boardroom, 4th Floor)
SABR Board Meeting

9:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (Off-Site)
Minnesota Town Ball Game
On Sunday, August 11, attendees have the opportunity to watch a game of Minnesota town ball in Cologne, which is hosting the Region 7C qualifying tournament at Fritz Field. The Minnesota Baseball Association’s state-wide amateur tournament, held each summer since 1924, is a uniquely Minnesota tradition. Attendees will leave the Hyatt Regency hotel at 9:45 a.m. and return to the hotel by approximately 3:30 p.m. Total cost for the game ticket and roundtrip transportation from the Hyatt Regency hotel is $40 per person. Click here to purchase a Minnesota Town Ball game/bus ticket.


For more information on the SABR 52 convention, visit SABR.org/convention.