2007 SABR Elections Results: Beverage, Hufford and Hirsch Elected to Board

CLEVELAND, Ohio — SABR members nearly unanimously voted to re-elect Dick Beverage, 71, of Placentia, California, to another term as President, and Tom Hufford, 57, of Marietta, Georgia, to another term as Director. In a closely contested race, Paul Hirsch, 49, of Danville, California, edged incumbent Norman Macht, 77, of San Marcos, Texas, for the second Director seat up for election.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — SABR members nearly unanimously voted to re-elect Dick Beverage, 71, of Placentia, California, to another term as President, and Tom Hufford, 57, of Marietta, Georgia, to another term as Director. In a closely contested race, Paul Hirsch, 49, of Danville, California, edged incumbent Norman Macht, 77, of San Marcos, Texas, for the second Director seat up for election.

Beverage, who also is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America, will begin his third term as SABR President. Under his leadership, SABR has set a new membership record (7,185 members in 2006) and grown both the Endowment and Reserve Funds, increasing the fiscal strength of the organization.

Hufford, one of the sixteen founding members of SABR, begins his second term as Director.

Hirsch, who has served on the Fundraising Committee the past several years, will begin his first term on the SABR Board. A marketing and public relations professional, Hirsch campaigned to help SABR take the next step in influence and impact.

Macht has served on the SABR Board longer than any individual. He has served as Director in consecutive terms since 1999, and also was on the SABR Board in 1992-94 and 1996. He has served on several working committees over the years, lending his insight and expertise to the Convention Committee and an Administrative Task Force. SABR thanks Mr. Macht for his service to the Society.

SABR also thanks the Nominating Committee of Stephen Roney, Dan Levitt, and Tom Ruane, as well as the Tellers Committee of Stephen Johnson III, Jim Hanson, and Tom Nemec for their efforts.

The new terms of office begin at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting, to be held Thursday morning, July 26, 2007, during the Annual SABR Convention.

Complete Election Results
For President

255 Dick Beverage

Write-ins: One each for Vince Gennaro, Joanne Hulbert, C. Paul Rogers, Mark Stangl, and John Thorn

For Director
250 Tom Hufford

Write-ins: John Ruoff (2); one each for Cliff Blau, Patrick Brown, Dan Levitt, David W. Smith, Paul Wendt.

For Director
139 Paul Hirsch

129 Norman Macht

Write-in: Mike Emeigh (1).

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Originally published: June 6, 2007. Last Updated: June 6, 2007.

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