SABR Member Benefit Spotlight: Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime

APRIL 29, 2021 — As a SABR member, you have vast resources and benefits at your disposal. With so much information at your fingertips, we realize it can be difficult or overwhelming at times to absorb it all! To highlight key benefits, we’re introducing the SABR Member Benefit Spotlight, a new monthly email series that identifies and explains some of the most valuable features of your membership. We hope this allows you to take full advantage of all SABR has to offer.

Our first issue focuses on two of SABR’s premier annual publications.


Spring 2021 Baseball Research JournalThe Baseball Research Journal is SABR’s flagship publication. Established in 1972, the BRJ was created so members could publish and share their research with like-minded students of baseball. Today, the BRJ provides a unique mix of cutting-edge baseball research and historical and biographical articles.

Most SABR members receive two complimentary printed issues of the BRJ each year, unless your membership type specifies receipt of a digital version. If you would prefer an electronic edition, you can change your membership settings and we’ll deliver the BRJ directly to your inbox instead of your mailbox. If you need help doing so, please let us know. You can also enjoy past editions in our BRJ archive.


2020 The National Pastime: A Bird's Eye View of BaltimoreSince 2009, The National Pastime has served as SABR’s convention-focused publication. Published annually, this research journal provides in-depth articles focused on the respective geographic region where the National Convention is taking place. Without an in-person convention in 2021, however, there will be a special edition of TNP this summer. Keep an eye out for details!

Each year, SABR members receive a complimentary expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime. Of course, you can always purchase a physical copy if you choose.

Together, the BRJ and TNP publications included in your membership are valued at more than $40!

Here’s a short video with more details on how to access the Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime:

Member Benefit Spotlight: Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime

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Thanks, as always, for your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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— Chanel Zapata
Community Engagement Manager, SABR

Originally published: April 29, 2021. Last Updated: April 30, 2021.