Burgos: SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee has been historical game-changer

From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at The Sporting News on June 30, 2015:

The Society for American Baseball Research ( SABR ) just completed its 45th annual meeting in Chicago. When many baseball fans hear SABR, they think of Bill James and sabermetrics. While sabermetrics have revolutionized how the game is managed on and off the field and has influenced how we as followers “know” the game, SABR is much more than those engaged in the study of analytics.

SABR has over two dozen committees dedicated to the study and recovery of baseball’s past, as well as rethinking the present with topical focus such as “Women in Baseball,” “Baseball and the Media” and the “Business of Baseball.” The Chicago conference included not just the usual opportunity to take in a game (an afternoon Cubs-Dodgers contest) but also featured a slate of panels with retired major leaguers, former Negro Leaguers, and broadcasters as well as a SABR convention first, a concert — the music provided by The Baseball Project a band formed by veteran rock musicians whose catalog features baseball-themed songs.

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Originally published: July 1, 2015. Last Updated: July 1, 2015.