Keri wins 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award – Contemporary Commentary

Jonah Keri was announced as the winner of a 2014 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Keri was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Commentary award for his article “Grand Theft Baseball,” published by on March 20, 2013.

Keri is a staff writer for Grantland. His book, The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team From Worst to First, is a national best-seller. His new book Up, Up, and Away, on the history of the Montreal Expos, is now available for preorder.

The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.

Voting for the winners was conducted online from January 31-February 17, 2014, at,,,, and, with results weighted equally at 20%.

You can read all the 2014 finalists here:

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Originally published: March 14, 2014. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.