SABR 47: Mets GM Sandy Alderson, Yankees exec Jean Afterman to speak at NYC convention

We’re excited to announce more featured speakers for the SABR 47 convention this summer in New York City.

SABR 47 will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Discounted early registration rates are available until May 1 at All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

Our guest speakers will include:

  • Sandy Alderson is in his seventh season as the New York Mets General Manager. He was honored by Baseball America as the 2015 Executive of the Year after guiding the franchise to the National League pennant. During his tenure, the Mets have built a formidable and talented pitching staff through the amateur draft and qualified for the postseason in each of the last two years. Sandy served as CEO of the San Diego Padres from 2005 to 2009, leading the team to two NL West Division titles. From 1998 to 2005, he was MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. He also spent 16 seasons in the Oakland Athletics front office and was the architect of a team that won three consecutive AL pennants from 1988-90 and the World Series in 1989.
  • Jean Afterman is entering her sixth season as the New York Yankees’ Senior Vice President and her 16th year in the role of Assistant General Manager. She is only the third woman to hold the position of Assistant GM in baseball history and is an integral part of the Yankees’ efforts and operations in Asia. In her first year with the Yankees, she was instrumental in the signing of three-time Japanese Central League MVP Hideki Matsui. In 2015, she was appointed to serve on the advisory committee that oversees the Commissioner’s Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program. Prior to joining the Yankees, she was General Counsel at KDN Sports, handling business and legal affairs for international baseball clients. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1991.

Alderson will be interviewed by Barry Bloom, national columnist, as part of our “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session on June 30 at Citi Field.

Please note: All speakers and events may be subject to change based on availability.

They will join an All-Star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, SABR BioProject founding director Mark Armour, A People’s History of Baseball author Mitchell Nathanson, Larry Ritter Book Award winner Glenn Stout, Canadian baseball broadcaster Alain Usereau, and more.

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Originally published: April 19, 2017. Last Updated: April 19, 2017.