Join us for SABR Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015

You’re not going to want to miss the sixth annual SABR Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015!

SABR Day is our annual Hot Stove gathering to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season. It’s always held on the weekend between the NFL championship games and the Super Bowl. On that day, SABR’s regional chapters organize baseball events around the globe, and you’re all invited to attend.

SABR Day meetings can include premier guest speakers, such as ESPN The Magazine writer Peter Keating and ESPN TV producer Willie Weinbaum — part of a panel discussion at our New York City SABR Day event on the 40th anniversary of Frank Robinson’s hiring as MLB’s first African-American manager — Spink Award winner Rick “The Commish” Hummel at our St. Louis SABR Day event at Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood; and Las Vegas 51s President/COO Don Logan, who’s speaking at our Las Vegas SABR Day event at The Mob Museum.

Other guest speakers for SABR Day include former major league players Chris Burke (at our Louisville SABR Day event at the Slugger Museum), Tom Lawless (St. Louis), and Steve Jones (Knoxville); Michael L. Gibbons, Executive Director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (New York City); Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Vice-President of the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum (San Francisco); Padres baseball operations staffers Brian McBurney and Wells Oliver (San Diego); Joe Maglie, son of All-Star pitcher Sal “The Barber” Maglie (Little Rock); Royals team historian Dave Webster (Kansas City); and authors/writers Mike Sielski (Philadelphia), Stuart Shea (Detroit), John Erardi (Cincinnati), and Barry Bloom and Tony DeMarco (Phoenix).

Some SABR chapters, such as those in Austin, Boston, Des Moines, and Montreal, are meeting informally at a restaurant or library just to talk baseball or present their new research. Other chapters, such as Houston, Seattle, and Dallas-Fort Worth, will participate in their local MLB team FanFests scheduled for Saturday.

In Cooperstown, we’ll listen to some great research presentations from Bill Deane, Tom Shieber, Bruce Markusen, and Gabriel Schechter at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater.

In Denver, we’ll host two panel discussions, one on Video Coordinators with the Rockies’ Chris Warren and former Twins video coordinator Luke French, moderated by Root Sports’ Marc Stout; and a Scouts Panel with Kent Gregory, Ed Henderson, Marc Johnson, Tom Maloney, and Charles Ro, following the conclusion of RockiesFest at Coors Field.

In Toronto, join us for a sneak peek at SABR member Bill Humber’s “Baseball Spring Training” class (now in its 37th year!) at Seneca College. This special class is free to all fans only on SABR Day, January 24, and will include research presentations and discussions on Canadian baseball history.

The Chicago and Milwaukee chapters plan to meet in the middle — at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin — for a meeting with guest speakers including Ozzie Guillen Jr. and Mauricio Rubio of Baseball Prospectus.

All baseball fans are welcome on SABR Day; you don’t have to be a SABR member to attend, although if you like what you see we hope you’ll sign up.

You can find details of all 32 SABR Day 2015 meetings at Find one near you and join us!

  • SABR Day doesn’t end at midnight! Some chapters are holding their SABR Day meetings in the coming weeks, due to venue or schedule availability. The Bob Davids Chapter in Washington, D.C., has a tremendous event scheduled on Saturday, January 31, with Adam Cromie, Assistant General Manager and Director, Baseball Operations, Washington Nationals; Retrosheet’s David W. Smith; Michael Hand, Chief Marketing Officer/President, MiLB Enterprises; John Eisenberg of the Baltimore Sun; and more. (Click here for details or to RSVP.) Also meeting on January 31 are the SABR chapters in Los Angeles, Detroit, Orlando, Toledo, and Columbus. On Saturday, February 7, the Magnolia/Georgia Chapter will hold its annual winter meeting, along with the SABR chapters in Cleveland and Rochester. Find complete details at Hope to see you there!
  • Schedule changes: Due to inclement weather, the SABR Day event in Middletown, Connecticut, has been moved back to Saturday, February 7. More details TBA as soon as they are available.

2015 SABR Day details: Click the map image below for complete details on all 2015 SABR Day events:

Originally published: January 22, 2015. Last Updated: January 22, 2015.