SABR members have re-elected President Mark Armour and Secretary Todd Lebowitz, and elected Tara Krieger to the organization’s Board of Directors in the 2021 election.
Armour was re-elected as SABR’s President in an unopposed race, receiving 1,019 of 1,030 first-preference votes.
Lebowitz was re-elected as SABR’s Secretary in an unopposed race, receiving 1,006 of 1,010 first-preference votes.
Krieger was elected as a SABR Director, receiving 544 of 1,024 first-preference votes. Tyrone Brooks finished runner-up for a Director’s seat with 279 first-preference votes. Alex Marks received 198 first-preference votes.
Armour was first elected as SABR President in 2019 after joining the Board as a Director in 2018. He has been a SABR member since 1983 and was the founder and longtime director (2002-16) of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project. He was the recipient of the Bob Davids Award in 2008 and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2014. His book, Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball, was a finalist for the Seymour Medal in 2011, as was In Pursuit of Pennants, which he co-wrote with Dan Levitt in 2015. He has written or co-written several other books and many articles for publication. He is also co-founder and co-chair of SABR’s Baseball Cards Committee, past president of the Northwest Chapter, and editor of SABR’s 2006 Seattle convention journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in math/computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s in computer science from Northeastern University. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his wife and children.
Lebowitz was first elected as SABR’s Secretary in 2011. He has been an attorney with Baker & Hostetler LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1997. He has offered pro bono legal counsel to SABR since 2005, advising on numerous matters relating to intellectual property, contracts, personnel, business strategy and implementation. He has performed legal work for the Cleveland Indians, including drafting player contracts and negotiating terms with player agents, some work for Major League Baseball related to trademark enforcement, and conducted a study entitled “The Effect of Financial Rewards on Intrinsic Motivation: A Study of Long-Term Contracts in Major League Baseball”. He has been a member of SABR since 2000, is part of the Baseball Records, Business of Baseball and Latino Baseball committees, and has assisted other members with legal and historical research, including understanding legal terminology and decisions. He holds a BA in psychology and a law degree, both from the University of Michigan. He lives in Solon, Ohio.
Krieger has been a SABR member since 2005 and a contributing author to the BioProject and other publications. She has also served as a New Member Ambassador and on the SABR Research Award Committee, and is a frequent attendees at the national convention and Casey Stengel Chapter events in New York City. She is an attorney for the City of New York and a vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Baseball Across America. She holds a B.A. in English and Film from Barnard College and a J.D. from the New York Law School.
Special thanks go out to Tellers Committee members Stephen Barnes, Stacey Flores, and Eric Simonsen for certifying the results on May 4 in a virtual meeting and to the Nominations Committee of Anthony Salazar, Lorene Kennard, and Clayton Trutor for their help in preparing the candidate statements.
The 2021 SABR elections featured online voting for the 12th consecutive year as well as traditional paper ballots. A total of 1,030 votes were received, constituting about 15.39 percent of the membership.
SABR members can find complete 2021 election results, including write-in candidates and voting totals, posted here.
Originally published: May 5, 2021. Last Updated: May 5, 2021.