2021 SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award winner announced

SABR is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award.

Connor Kubeisy, who recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California-Berkeley, where he was a student manager for the baseball team, was selected as the winner in the college division for his paper, “Equality Doesn’t Win Ball Games: The Benefits of a Differentiated Practice Plan.” Click here to read the winning essay (PDF).

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 middle school or high school divisions this 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: November 11, 2021. Last Updated: November 11, 2021.