SABR Trivia Contest Winners

The annual SABR Convention Trivia Contest is for all baseball fans. Every convention attendee is welcome to test their knowledge against SABR’s best!

The Trivia Contest is inclusive, accessible, informative and, above all, interesting. You’ll certainly be impressed by the depth of knowledge of fellow SABR members, but you might also be impressed by your own. We hope you’ll participate.

We steadfastly maintain that there is nothing trivial about baseball trivia. Come watch SABR’s best 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 next SABR Trivia Contest? Come watch to find out.

How do you enter? Click here to view the Trivia Contest Guidelines for SABR 46. Show up for the preliminaries, usually held on Thursday night, and follow the directions given. The preliminaries are a written test.

There are separate tests for the Individual competition and the Team competition, and you must decide beforehand in which competition you will participate. The top four teams will compete in the semifinals, with the Individual and Team Finals usually taking place on Saturday evening.

Trivia Contest winners

Here are the past winners dating to 1982. Scroll further down to find a list of the top all-time champions (individual, team and total). If you can help fill in the gaps or have any corrections, please contact Jacob Pomrenke at jpomrenke@sabr.org. Special thanks to Mark Armour and D. Bruce Brown for helping to compile this chart.

Year City Individual Team Team Members MC
1971 Cooperstown
1972 Washington
1973 Chicago
1974 Philadelphia
1975 Boston
1976 Chicago
1977 Columbus
1978 Paramus
1979 St. Louis
1980 Los Angeles
1981 Toronto
1982 Baltimore East Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Al Blumkin Bob Davids
1983 Milwaukee West Art Ahrens Eddie Gold Richard Topp Steve Boren Bob Davids
1984 Providence Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Mike Getz John Grabowski Gerry Beirne
1985 Oakland Bill Carle Jamie Selko Ed Goldstein Bob Davids
1986 Chicago Bill Carle Jamie Selko Ed Goldstein Jeff Neumann Bob Davids
1987 Washington Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Eddie Gold Mike Lawrence Bob Davids
1988 Minneapolis Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Eddie Gold John Holway
1989 Albany Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Scott Flatow
1990 Cleveland Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ken Samelson Mike Sparrow
1991 New York Dick Beverage Bill Carle David Nemec Jon Daniels Bob Slade
1992 St. Louis Eric Peselow Ron Liebman Bob Bailey Jim Wyman
1993 San Diego Jamie Selko David Nemec Dick Beverage Bill Carle Ed Luteran
1994 Arlington Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ken Samelson Ed Luteran
1995 Pittsburgh David Nemec Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Scott Flatow Ed Luteran
1996 Kansas City Jon Daniels Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ross Adell Ed Luteran
1997 Louisville Pete Palmer Mark Kanter Don Zminda Eddie Gold Rich Klein Ed Luteran
1998 San Mateo Al Blumkin Mark Kanter Steve Nadel Eddie Gold Rich Klein Ed Luteran
1999 Scottsdale Al Blumkin Arnie Braunstein Steve Krevisky Ross Adell Ira Siegel Ed Luteran
2000 W. Palm Beach Bill Carle David Nemec Robert Tiemann Mark Kanter Ed Luteran
2001 Milwaukee Scott Flatow David Nemec Mark Kanter Eddie Gold Mike Caragliano Ed Luteran
2002 Boston Dick Cramer (Masters) David Nemec Mark Kanter Steve Krevisky Ed Luteran
2002 Boston Mike Caragliano (Rookies) Bill Deane Dave Zeman Eric Weiss Ed Luteran
2003 Denver Alain Usereau Mark Kanter Mike Caragliano Robert Tiemann Ed Luteran
2004 Cincinnati Cary Smith Mike Caragliano Jim Lindberg Robert Tiemann David Nemec Al Blumkin
2005 Toronto Joseph Kowal Ross Adell Steve Krevisky Ty Waterman Rob Rafal Al Blumkin
2006 Seattle David Fleitz Alain Usereau Joe Stanton Michael Poplawski Arnie Braunstein Damian Begley
2007 St. Louis David Fleitz Bobby Shantz All-Stars Mark Kanter Dave Zeman Rich Klein Eric Weiss Cory Schwartz
2008 Cleveland David Fleitz Dick Cramer Jim Lindberg Trent McCotter Pete Palmer David Nemec
2009 Washington Mike Caragliano Steve Krevisky Alain Usereau Eric Weiss Rob Rafal Bruce Brown
2010 Atlanta Bill Carle Bill Gilbert Robert Tiemann Dave Raglin John Rickert Bruce Brown
2011 Long Beach Bill Carle The Brothers Steve Krevisky Mike Caragliano Ty Waterman Joe Stanton Bruce Brown
2012 Minneapolis Mike Caragliano Shea Is Our Dump Steve Krevisky Mike Caragliano Ty Waterman Mark Kanter Bruce Brown
2013 Philadelphia Mike Caragliano The Researchers’ Wing Bill Deane Trent McCotter Gabriel Schechter Tom Shieber Bruce Brown
2014 Houston Dan Massey The Misspelled Tulowitskis Steve Krevisky Rob Rafal Ty Waterman Mark Kanter Bruce Brown
2015 Chicago Rob Rafal 3 Davids
and a Mark
David Fleitz David Nemec Dave Zeman Mark Kanter Bruce Brown
2016 Miami Rob Rafal Octavio Dotel
Appreciation Society
David Fleitz Rob Rafal Bill Carle Mark Kanter Bruce Brown
2017 New York Dan Massey Boc-c-a-BELLA! Mike Caragliano Rob Rafal Bill Carle Mark Kanter Bruce Brown
2018 Pittsburgh Dan Massey Four Strangers David Fleitz Vince Guerrieri Tom Nester Jamie Selko Bruce Brown
2019 San Diego Bill Carle Trivia Two Bill Carle Jamie Selko Bruce Brown

Trivia Contest leaderboards

Courtesy of Steve Nadel, here are lists of the top all-time winners in the individual, team and total competitions:

Individual

Name Total
Mike Caragliano 4
Bill Carle 4
David Fleitz 3
Dan Massey 3
Rob Rafal 2
Al Blumkin 2
Alain Usereau 1
Cary Smith 1
David Nemec 1
Dick Cramer 1
Jon Daniels 1
Joseph Kowal 1
Pete Palmer 1
Scott Flatow 1

Team

Name Total
Mark Kanter 12
David Nemec 7
Steve Krevisky 7
Bill Carle 7
Eddie Gold 6
Mike Caragliano 6
Al Blumkin 6
Dick Thompson 5
Tom Zocco 5
Ron Liebman 5
Rob Rafal 5
Jamie Selko 5
Ty Waterman 4
Ted DiTullio 4
Robert Tiemann 4
David Fleitz 3
Rich Klein 3
Eric Weiss 3
Dave Zeman 3
Ross Adell 3
Dick Beverage 2
Ed Goldstein 2
Jim Lindberg 2
Joe Stanton 2
Ken Samelson 2
Alain Usereau 2
Scott Flatow 2
Bill Deane 2
Trent McCotter 2
Arnie Braunstein 2
Bill Gilbert 1
Bob Bailey 1
Dave Raglin 1
Dick Cramer 1
Don Zminda 1
Eric Peselow 1
Ira Siegel 1
Jeff Neumann 1
Jim Wyman 1
John Grabowski 1
John Holway 1
John Rickert 1
Jon Daniels 1
Michael Poplawski 1
Mike Getz 1
Mike Lawrence 1
Pete Palmer 1
Richard Topp 1
Steve Boren 1
Steve Nadel 1
Art Ahrens 1
Gabriel Schechter 1
Tom Shieber 1
Vince Guerreri 1
Tom Nester 1

Total

Name Ind. Team Total
Mark Kanter 0 12 12
Bill Carle 4 7 11
Mike Caragliano 4 6 10
David Nemec 1 7 8
Al Blumkin 2 5 7
Rob Rafal 2 5 7
Steve Krevisky 0 7 7
David Fleitz 3 3 6
Eddie Gold 0 6 6
Ron Liebman 0 5 5
Dick Thompson 0 5 5
Tom Zocco 0 5 5
Jamie Selko 0 5 5
Robert Tiemann 0 4 4
Ty Waterman 0 4 4
Ted DiTullio 0 4 4
Scott Flatow 1 2 3
Alain Usereau 1 2 3
Eric Weiss 0 3 3
Rich Klein 0 3 3
Ross Adell 0 3 3
Dave Zeman 0 3 3
Dan Massey 2 0 2
Dick Cramer 1 1 2
Pete Palmer 1 1 2
Jon Daniels 1 1 2
Ed Goldstein 0 2 2
Jim Lindberg 0 2 2
Joe Stanton 0 2 2
Ken Samelson 0 2 2
Dick Beverage 0 2 2
Arnie Braunstein 0 2 2
Trent McCotter 0 2 2
Bill Deane 0 2 2
Cary Smith 1 0 1
Joseph Kowal 1 0 1
Bill Gilbert 0 1 1
Bob Bailey 0 1 1
Dave Raglin 0 1 1
Don Zminda 0 1 1
Eric Peselow 0 1 1
Ira Siegel 0 1 1
Jeff Neumann 0 1 1
Jim Wyman 0 1 1
John Grabowski 0 1 1
John Holway 0 1 1
John Rickert 0 1 1
Michael Poplawski 0 1 1
Mike Getz 0 1 1
Mike Lawrence 0 1 1
Richard Topp 0 1 1
Steve Boren 0 1 1
Steve Nadel 0 1 1
Art Ahrens 0 1 1
Gabriel Schechter 0 1 1
Tom Shieber 0 1 1
Vince Guerreri 0 1 1
Tom Nester 0 1 1

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