From Drew Davison at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on January 22, 2020, with mention of SABR member C. Paul Rogers:
The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats is going national in 2020.
The Fort Worth-based award announced on Wednesday that it’ll accept nominations from all Division I baseball programs in the country this season. Previously, it had been a regional award limited to players from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
“We are very excited about taking the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award national,” said Tracy Taylor, executive director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.
“We are very excited about the future of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award as we expand to make it a national award this year,” said Paul Rogers, this year’s selection committee chairman and long-time president of the DFW chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR).
“We believe it’s a unique award because the selection committee looks not only at how the top collegiate players perform at the plate, but what they do off the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Our goal is to annually celebrate all that is positive and good about college baseball.”
Read the full article here: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/article239512038.html
Originally published: January 23, 2020. Last Updated: January 23, 2020.