Pennsylvania students win 2021 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award

SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for 2021.

Dominick Pizzelanti and Grayson Ebner of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, won the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their senior group documentary, “Writing Race: Sam Lacy Chronicles the Crossing of the Color Line in Sports Journalism.” Click here to watch their award-winning film on YouTube.

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: June 24, 2021. Last Updated: June 24, 2021.