The 2011 winners of the Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award were announced on August 11. Click here to read the winning entries.
The 2011 winners of the Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award are:
- College Division: “Look Fastball, Adjust Curveball: A Game Theoretic Approach to Batting”, Daniel Cooney, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- High School Division: “Bargain Baseball: How Small-Market Teams Compete With Bigger Brethren Through Economically-Minded Roster Composition”, Adam J. Kirsch, Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, New Jersey
No award was given in the middle school division. The winners will receive a plaque honoring their achievement, a $200 prize and a one-year membership to SABR.
You can read the winning entries by clicking on the links above.
The Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award was established in 1999 by the Society for American Baseball Research in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR. The Kavanagh Award may be presented each year for either a research presentation given at the SABR National Convention (papers must accompany any oral presentation), or for a research paper that is submitted to the awards committee between the end of one SABR Convention and no later than June 1 of the following year by a researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates 22 and under (College Category).
For more information, contact Education Committee Chairman Richard D. Hunt.
Winning entries from previous years can be viewed by clicking here.
Originally published: August 11, 2011. Last Updated: August 11, 2011.