2022 SABR Baseball Research Award winners: Lawrence Baldassarro, Josh Chetwynd, Lyle Spatz, Steve Steinberg

Baldassaro, Chetwynd, Spatz, Steinberg win 2022 SABR Baseball Research Awards

2022 SABR Baseball Research Award winners: Lawrence Baldassarro, Josh Chetwynd, Lyle Spatz, Steve Steinberg

The 2022 SABR Baseball Research Awards, which honor outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year that have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball, have been awarded to:

  • Lawrence Baldassaro, Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Josh Chetwynd, “Taking Your LUMPs: Major League Baseball’s History of Pitchers Failing to Retire a Single Batter in an Outing” (NINE Journal)
  • Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg, Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn (University of Nebraska Press)

Baldassaro is a professor emeritus of Italian at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a frequent contributor to SABR publications.

Chetwynd is an award-winning journalist who has worked for USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and U.S. News & World Report, and a former professional baseball player in the United Sates and Europe.

Spatz and Steinberg are both three-time recipients of this award, having won together in 2016 for their book, The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership That Transformed the New York Yankees. Steinberg won in 2018 for his book, Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age. Spatz also won in 2002 with David Vincent and David W. Smith for The Mid-Summer Classic.

The SABR Baseball Research Award is designed to honor projects that do not fit the criteria for the Seymour Medal or the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award. The selection committee included Tara Krieger (chair), Pete Cottrell, and Art Mugalian.

To see a complete list of SABR Baseball Research Award winners, click here.



Originally published: April 12, 2022. Last Updated: April 12, 2022.

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