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SABR 50 at 50 book coverBaseball has seen many changes in the last 50 years, and SABR’s 50th anniversary provides an opportunity to highlight the most memorable players, teams, and events from the game’s glorious past.

SABR 50 at 50: The Society for American Baseball Research’s Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game, edited by Bill Nowlin and published in 2020 by the University of Nebraska Press, celebrates SABR’s wide-ranging contributions to baseball history.

The diversity of SABR members’ interests is reflected in this fiftieth-anniversary volume — from baseball and the arts to statistical analysis to the Deadball Era to women in baseball. SABR 50 at 50 includes the most important and influential research published by members across a multitude of topics, including the sabermetric work of Dick Cramer, Pete Palmer, and Bill James, along with Jerry Malloy on the Negro Leagues, Keith Olbermann on why the shortstop position is number 6, John Thorn and Jules Tygiel on the untold story behind Jackie Robinson’s signing with the Dodgers, and Gai Berlage on the Colorado Silver Bullets women’s team in the 1990s.

Other contributors include: Mark Armour, Bob Bailey, Philip Bergen, Phil Birnbaum, Peter C. Bjarkman, Clifford Blau, Gene Carney, Jerrold Casway, William R. Cobb, Warren Corbett, L. Robert Davids, Mark Fimoff, David Firstman, Robert K. Fitts, Duke Goldman, Peter B. Gregg, Bill Haber, Gary D. Hailey, Leslie Heaphy, John R. Husman, Clifford S. Kachline, Stephen R. Keeney, Bill Kirwin, Herm Krabbenhoft, William F. Lamb, Larry Lester, Daniel R. Levitt, Matthew Levitt, Fred Lieb, Karl Lindholm, Tom Melville, Peter Morris, Leonard S. Newman, Heather M. O’Neill, Joseph M. Overfield, Lawrence S. Ritter, Tom Shieber, David Shoebotham, David W. Smith, Steve Steinberg, A.D. Suehsdorf, Stew Thornley, and William J. Weiss.

As SABR looks ahead to its next fifty years, this 50 at 50 collection gathers the organization’s most notable research and baseball history for the serious baseball reader.

Click here to order SABR 50 at 50 in hardcover or e-book formats from the University of Nebraska Press.

Click here to view the SABR 50 at 50 web series, recognizing the most interesting and insightful stories that have had a significant impact on the sport since 1971.

Originally published: September 22, 2022. Last Updated: September 22, 2022.