SABR 48: Join us for the Media Panel with Pittsburgh Pirates broadcasters

We are pleased to announce the Media Panel for the SABR 48 convention this summer in Pittsburgh.

The Media Panel is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 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:

  • Steve Blass, Pittsburgh Pirates color commentator and former major-league pitcher
  • Joe Block, Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play announcer
  • Greg Brown, Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play announcer
  • Lanny Frattare, the longest-tenured broadcaster in Pittsburgh Pirates history
  • Moderator: Curt Smith, author and baseball broadcasting historian

They will join our other featured speakers and panelists at SABR 48, including Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly, Executive VP/General Manager Neal Huntington, Senior Director of Baseball Informatics Dan Fox, Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh project executive Thomas E. Kennedy, former major-league pitcher John Candelaria, 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.

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Originally published: May 1, 2018. Last Updated: May 1, 2018.