Hoboken Historical Museum honored with 2022 SABR Russell Gabay Award

Hoboken Historical Museum (JIM HENDERSON / WIKIMEDIA, CC0 1.0)The Hoboken Historical Museum is the 2022 recipient of the SABR Russell Gabay Award, which honors entities or persons who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to baseball in New Jersey.

“The Hoboken Historical Museum has a strong connection to the National Pastime,” said David Krell, chair of SABR’s Elysian Fields Chapter in New Jersey. “Its website emphasizes the historic game between the New York Base Ball Club and the Knickerbockers, which set the template for Organized Baseball.

“Each year at Hoboken’s St. Ann’s Festival, the museum sells T-shirts celebrating the northern New Jersey city as the true birthplace of baseball. The museum’s dedication to baseball in the Garden State can also be seen in the Hoboken 1859 Base Ball Club, a vintage baseball team.”

The Russell Gabay Award was established by SABR’s New Jersey-based Elysian Fields Chapter and Goose Goslin Chapter.

Gabay was a noted sports producer and a native of Springfield, New Jersey. He began his career in the late 1970s, producing for ESPN after graduating from University of Hartford. He later became a Production Manager at HBO, where he supervised several shows, including Inside the NFL, documentaries, and championship fights. Until his sudden death in 2016, Russell was a high-level producer at Major League Baseball Network for more than a decade. He was known throughout the sports industry as a gentleman and a true professional whose generosity knew no bounds, whether towards people trying to break into the business or veterans with several decades of experience.

To learn more about the Russell Gabay Award, click here.

Originally published: February 8, 2022. Last Updated: February 8, 2022.