SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award.
Derek Blair, a high school junior from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was selected as the winner in the high school division for his paper, “The Seattle Pilots and Their Demise.” Click here to read the winning essay (PDF).
Bleecker Coyne, an eighth-grader from Alford, Massachusetts, was selected as the winner in the middle-school division for his paper, “It’s Called Baseball, Not Hitball.” Click here to read the winning essay (PDF).
The Kavanagh Award winners will receive a plaque honoring their achievement, a $200 prize, and a one-year membership to SABR. No award was given out in the college divisionsthis year.
The Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award was established in 1999 by the Society for American Baseball Research in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR. The Kavanagh Award may be presented each year for either a research presentation given at the SABR National Convention (papers must accompany any oral presentation), or for a research paper that is submitted to the awards committee between the end of one SABR Convention and no later than June 1 of the following year by a researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates 22 and under (College Category).
For more information, contact Leslie Heaphy.
Winning entries from previous years can be viewed by clicking here.
Originally published: December 31, 2018. Last Updated: December 31, 2018.