The 2017 SABR Baseball Research Awards, which honor outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year that have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball, have been awarded to:
- Brian Kenny, Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, published by Simon & Schuster
- Louis H. Schiff and Robert M. Jarvis, Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials, published by Carolina Academic Press
- Krister Swanson, Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture, published by University of Nebraska Press
The authors will receive their awards at the SABR 47 national convention, June 28-July 2, 2017, in New York City.
Kenny is a host at MLB Network, where he appears across the network’s studio programming, including “MLB Now” and “MLB Tonight.”
Schiff is a County Court Judge in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Jarvis is a Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.
Swanson has a Ph.D in modern American history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a teacher at Thousand Oaks High School in California and a content developer and presenter at ABC-CLIO Publishing.
The SABR Baseball Research Award is designed to honor projects that do not fit the criteria for the Seymour Medal or the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award.
The selection committee consists of: Bill Felber (chair), Tara Krieger, and Larry Levine.
To see a complete list of SABR Baseball Research Award winners, click here.
Originally published: April 5, 2017. Last Updated: April 5, 2017.