Andy McCue’s Walter O’Malley biography wins 2015 Ron Gabriel Award

SABR is pleased to announce that Mover & Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion, written by Andy McCue and published by the University of Nebraska Press, has been selected as the winner of the Ron Gabriel Award in 2015.

McCue, a past SABR President and business journalist who resides in Riverside, California, will be honored at the SABR 45 convention, June 24-28, 2015, in Chicago. Click here to register.

Earlier this year, McCue’s acclaimed biography was also named as the winner of the 2015 Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year.

The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. Eligible works include but are not limited to magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers, written versions of oral presentations, books, databases and websites.

The award subcommittee included: Bill Nowlin (chair pro tem, non-voting), Rich Applegate, Gary Cieradkowski, and Gary Sarnoff.

Ron Gabriel (1941-2009), a native of Brooklyn, New York, and longtime resident of Bethesda, Maryland, was a former Vice President of SABR and instrumental in establishing the Bob Davids Chapter, which serves the Washington-Baltimore region. He was founder and president of the Brooklyn Dodger Fan Club, and a charter elected member of the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Fame. Gabriel, who earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from American University, was a retired U.S. Government executive, having served with the Postal Service Management Institute, the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration.

For a list of past award winners, click here.

Originally published: June 9, 2015. Last Updated: June 9, 2015.