SABR 45: Join us in Chicago for a special concert with The Baseball Project

Attendees at the SABR 45 convention this summer in Chicago will have a special opportunity to see The Baseball Project in concert on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton.

Tickets will be available for $60 on-site during convention registration hours on Wednesday, June 24 or Thursday, June 25, or at the door on the night of the show. We accept cash, check, or card (sorry, no American Express.) Note: You do not have to be a registered attendee to purchase a concert ticket.

Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Gutterball), The Baseball Project began as a way for a couple of fans to pay musical tribute to our national pastime. But The Baseball Project has since blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right, one which includes drummer Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Zuzu’s Petals), and Peter Buck and Mike Mills, founding members of R.E.M., one of the best-selling alternative rock bands of all time.

Their mutual love of baseball inspired them to record their first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, in 2008. It includes baseball-themed songs such as “Gratitude (For Curt Flood),” “The Yankee Flipper,” and “The Death of Big Ed Delahanty.” They followed up with Volume 2: High and Inside in 2011, which features the San Francisco Giants World Series-themed hit “Panda and the Freak” along with “Tony (Boston’s Chosen Son)” and “The Straw that Stirs the Drink.” Their third album, 3rd, was released in 2014.

To learn more about The Baseball Project, visit their website at or their YouTube channel at

The 45th annual SABR convention — which will be held June 24-28, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton and is open to all baseball fans — will include top featured speakers from around the baseball world; innovative panel discussions; groundbreaking research presentations; a Cubs game under the sun at Wrigley Field, tours of historic Chicago ballpark sites, the SABR Trivia Contest, the Awards Luncheon, and most of all, the opportunity to make and renew baseball friendships over the course of this spectacular and memorable event.

All scheduled events subject to change depending on availability.

(Note: For those interested, The Baseball Project concert will not conflict with the SABR 45 Trivia Contest preliminaries on the schedule.)

Details and registration for SABR 45 are now available at



Originally published: January 23, 2015. Last Updated: January 23, 2015.