In 1991 — before the World Wide Web was created — SABR member Greg Spira founded the Internet Baseball Awards.
A lifelong, diehard, passionate and knowledgeable New York Mets fan, Spira joined SABR in 1988 and was viewed by his colleagues as a peerless researcher. In his short life, Spira contributed to many books and built one of the most admired private baseball libraries in the world. He died in December 2011 at age 44.
But the IBAs live on today in his name at BaseballProspectus.com. Voting for the 21st annual Greg Spira Memorial Internet Baseball Awards is available now and ends at 11:00 p.m. PST on Monday, October 22, 2012.
You can cast your vote at http://www.baseballprospectus.com/iba.
As a thank you for your participation in the IBAs, our friends at BaseballProspectus.com will hold a drawing for a year of Baseball Prospectus Premium access (a $39.95 value.) One vote per person per category, please.
Want to know what the voters decided in previous seasons? Click here for previous IBA Results.
- Related link: The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award is an annual award in recognition of the best published article or paper containing original baseball research by a person 30 years old or younger. Visit www.spiraaward.org for more information.
Originally published: October 17, 2012. Last Updated: October 17, 2012.