Pollis wins 2013 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award – Contemporary Commentary

Lewie Pollis was announced as the winner of a 2013 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pollis was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Commentary award for his article “Did Hall of Fame’s Founders Want Voters to Judge With Their Eyes?”, published at Beyond the Box Score on January 25, 2012.

Pollis is a junior at Brown University and the editor of the website Wahoo’s On First. He is also a recipient of a 2013 Yoseloff Scholarship, which assists young researchers who want to attend SABR’s Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community.

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 at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com and HardballTimes.com, with results weighted equally at 25 percent. Links to read the finalists can be found at SABR.org/analytics.

You can read all the 2013 finalists at:


For more information on the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference, visit http://sabr.org/analytics.

Originally published: March 8, 2013. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.