Pirates GM Neal Huntington, analytics director Dan Fox to speak at SABR 48

We are pleased to announce some of our featured speakers and panelists for the SABR 48 convention this summer in Pittsburgh.

SABR 48 will be held June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from PNC Park. The conference is open to all baseball fans, and early registration is now available online. Click here to register!

Here is some more information about our featured speakers:

  • Neal Huntington, Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Dan Fox, Senior Director of Baseball Informatics for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • John Candelaria, former major-league pitcher for 19 seasons who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series
  • Thomas E. Kennedy was the project executive for the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, overseeing the public interest in the construction of PNC Park and Heinz Field 

Huntington, Fox, Kennedy, and Pirates broadcaster Joe Block will speak at the SABR 48 “A Day at the Ballpark” session on Friday, June 22. They will join our other featured speakers and panelists at SABR 48, including Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly and a special panel on the life and legacy of pioneering African American sports writer Wendell Smith that includes authors Chris Lamb, Larry Lester, Pamela E. Walck, and David K. Wiggins.

Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.

The annual SABR convention, which is open to all baseball fans, includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world — front office executives, players, managers, scouts, journalists, historians, and analysts — innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations, major and minor league games, tours of historic ballparks, the SABR Trivia Contest, the Awards Luncheon, and most of all, the opportunity to make and renew baseball friendships over the course of this exciting and memorable event.

For more information, visit SABR.org/convention.


Originally published: April 20, 2018. Last Updated: April 20, 2018.