Maryland, Pennsylvania students win 2022 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award

SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for 2022.

Dominick Pizzelanti and Lilia Pizzelanti of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, were the recipients of a Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their senior group documentary, “Stranded at First Base: Sixty Years of Hardball Debate and Baseball Diplomacy and Their Impact on the Game in Cuba and the United States.” Click here to watch their award-winning film on YouTube.

Marshall Civin of Baltimore, Maryland, also received a Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for his junior paper, “Baltimore’s Ballpark Debates and Their Legacy: The Orioles’ Relocation from Memorial Stadium to Camden Yards.” Click here to read his award-winning paper.

Since 1996, SABR has honored the best baseball research project at the National History Day competition, an annual event in which students compete on a regional basis, followed by state competition, and then national finals at the University of Maryland.

The award is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950 to 1969. To view a list of past winners, click here.

For more information on National History Day, visit


Originally published: July 7, 2022. Last Updated: July 7, 2022.