FEBRUARY 16, 2023 — SABR is pleased to announce the recipients of Local Grants in 2023:
- SABR Baseball Memories
Support for the growth, operations, and online enhancement of SABR’s reminiscence program, which works to help improve the quality of life for people dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other chronic health issues. A portion of the funds will also be used to purchase supplies to be used by local SABR chapters in conducting face to face sessions.
- Connie Mack-Dick Allen Chapter (Philadelphia, PA)
The Negro Leagues in Philadelphia
Creation of a historical exhibit that will cover the early origins of baseball in Philadelphia; the city’s Negro Leagues teams; baseball integration; and modern baseball that will be on display at the Cherry Street Pier. Future plans aim for a larger, traveling exhibit to various museums around the city.
- Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter (Baltimore, MD)
Union Park Historical Marker
Design and installation of a historical marker at the former site of Union Park (Oriole Park III) in Baltimore. The marker will be placed on the facade of the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center building adjacent to the former site of Union Park.
- Cliff Kachline Chapter (Cooperstown, NY)
Island Park Historical Marker
Placement of a historical marker on the site of Island Park in Schenectady, home to the Mohawk Colored Giants. The marker will sit on the current property of Schenectady Community College.
- Schott-Pelican Chapter (New Orleans, LA)
High School Scholarship Award
Funding for a new high school essay contest involving the SABR Club at Jesuit High School, which formed in 2022 and meets bi-weekly with local SABR members and a faculty moderator during the school’s lunch hour to learn more about the game and teach the basics of research and writing about baseball topics.
The SABR Local Grants program provides an opportunity for chapters, research committees, and chartered communities to apply for funding for their projects under SABR’s Four Pillars: Research, Scholarship, Preservation, and Future of the Game. In total, more than $10,000 in SABR Local Grants will be awarded in 2023.
Click here to learn more about the inaugural class of Local Grant recipients from 2022.
All SABR chapters, chartered communities, and research committees are eligible to apply for future Local Grants. If you have an individual idea for a program grant, please follow up with your local chapter leadership or appropriate research committee to discuss an application.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/local-grants.
Originally published: February 16, 2023. Last Updated: July 4, 2023.