2013 National Pastime: Call for Papers

The 2013 issue of The National Pastime will be published at SABR 43 in Philadelphia next summer.

Our theme will be baseball in the Philadelphia area (the Tri-State area of Southeast Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.) We are looking for submissions dealing with various levels of baseball from Little League and sandlot ball to all levels of professional leagues. Philly has a rich tradition of baseball from its early beginnings in the 1830s, to the National League and American Association Athletics, to Connie Mack’s A’s, the Hilldale Daisies, the Philadelphia Bobbies, the Philadelphia Stars and, of course, the Phillies. We are looking to provide a broad perspective of Philadelphia baseball from its early years to the present day.

UPDATE 1/14/2013: Work on The National Pastime is progressing as well and we’ve heard from many authors who would like to contribute to the convention’s publication. While would like to keep the call for papers open for any subject, we would like to make a special call for articles on Philadelphia-area championship and near-championship winning teams such as Connie Mack’s Athletics, the Whiz Kids, the Philadelphia Stars or 2008 Phillies.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send an abstract to Morris Levin. Please include not only your topic, but why it interests you, and how you are qualified to research it. What sources do you plan to use? A typical article in The National Pastime runs 2,000 to 5,000 words. Upon receipt of your abstract, we will forward a copy of the SABR guidelines for submission of papers.

All interested authors should make sure their SABR membership is up to date. It is longstanding SABR policy that only the work of SABR members is published in our journals. You can renew your membership online at members.sabr.org before you submit your paper.

To read articles from this year’s The National Pastime, focusing on baseball in Minnesota, click here. The TNP archives can be found here.

— Rockwell Hoffman
SABR 43 Planning Committee

Originally published: August 20, 2012. Last Updated: August 20, 2012.