Dennis Gilbert to be Featured Speaker at SABR 41 Awards Luncheon

Dennis Gilbert will be the featured speaker at the SABR 41 Awards Luncheon next month.

Gilbert has created one of the most varied careers in Major League Baseball. A Southern California product, he played two years in the minors before starting a highly successful insurance agency which catered to the entertainment industry. With these skills, Gilbert set out as one of the first of baseball’s super-agents, winning record-setting contracts for Bobby Bonilla, Barry Bonds, Danny Tartabull, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, Ricky Henderson and Trevor Hoffman.

He has also raised millions for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and for the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, which he created. In 2000, Jerry Reinsdorf recruited him to be his special assistant and Gilbert became a part-owner of the White Sox and a favorite for media speculation as a buyer of whatever teams are currently available.

The Awards Luncheon is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at the Long Beach Hilton in Southern California. To register for the SABR convention, you can do so online at the SABR Store. Or click here for a registration form.

Awards presented or announced at the luncheon include the Lee Allen Award, the Roland Hemond Award, the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Awards, the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Awards, and the Henry Chadwick Awards. The Awards portion of the luncheon concludes with the awarding of the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest honor.

For a complete schedule of SABR 41 events, click here.

For hotel booking, research presentations, area attractions, and all other information about the convention, click here for the SABR 41 home page.

Originally published: June 1, 2011. Last Updated: June 1, 2011.