SABR Executive Director Marc Appleman featured in this week’s SportsBusiness Journal

SABR Executive Director Marc Appleman is featured in this week’s SportsBusiness Journal on February 9, 2015, discussing the state of the organization and the advancing role of analytics in baseball.

Making baseball a more modern, forward-looking sport has been a priority for years throughout the industry, and one of the more tangible signs of that shift has been the evolution of the Society for American Baseball Research. Formed in 1971, SABR for years existed as a small community of researchers, all but ignored by the mainstream. But the 2010 arrival of Marc Appleman as executive director sparked new growth for the group. Now with more than 6,000 members, SABR operates a large analytics conference each March. It also publishes e-books and a weekly newsletter along with its lauded series of print research anthologies. Appleman, a former journalist and digital media executive with WWE, ESPN, AOL and SI for Kids, among others, discussed the transformation of SABR.

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Originally published: February 11, 2015. Last Updated: February 11, 2015.