Bolles: Seven questions with SABR Vermont chair Clayton Trutor

From Dan Bolles at Seven Days on April 20, 2018, with SABR member Clayton Trutor:

Vermont baseball nerds, rejoice! This weekend, the Vermont chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) takes the field after a long rain delay, metaphorically speaking. The Gardner-Waterman (Vermont) SABR chapter holds its spring meeting at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington this Sunday, April 22.

The local SABR chapter was founded in the 1990s by noted local baseball historian Tom Simon and others. But according to current chair Clayton Trutor, the collective of baseball researchers, historians and statisticians had fallen dormant in recent years. Trutor is attempting to jumpstart the chapter and hopes to hold meetings at least twice per year.

“It’s an opportunity for members to present their research on the history of baseball and the statistics of the game,” Trutor tells Seven Days. He adds: “There will also be a trivia contest.”

Clayton’s brother, Jonathan Trutor, is a recent “Jeopardy!” champion and will host the trivia portion of the meeting on an undisclosed baseball-related theme. Keeping with the family vibe, their dad, Barry Trutor, will present on Major Leaguers buried in Vermont cemeteries. The elder Trutor is a member of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association.

In addition to trivia and graves, local SABR members will present on a range of research topics.

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Originally published: April 20, 2018. Last Updated: April 20, 2018.