On the Concussion Beat: Alan Schwarz

From Murray Chass, former New York Times baseball writer, on SABR member Alan Schwarz’s groundbreaking coverage of concussions in sports (March 31):

Besides developing a regimen for teams and players to follow in the event of a concussion or suspected concussion, [baseball leaders] even created a new disabled list, a 7-day disabled list, for teams to take time to evaluate players with head injuries.

The only thing they didn’t do was give the new list an appropriate name: the Alan Schwarz disabled list.

Schwarz’s name should be attached to the list because he singlehandedly has created the coverage of concussions in all sports. His has been the most remarkable feat in sports journalism history.

Read the full article here: http://www.murraychass.com/?p=3145

Originally published: March 31, 2011. Last Updated: March 31, 2011.