SABR welcomes new European chapter named for Bert Blyleven

SABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new international chapter.

The Bert Blyleven Chapter serves members in continental Europe. The Hall of Fame pitcher and Minnesota Twins broadcaster graciously allowed the use of his name for the new chapter. “It would be an honor,” he said. Blyleven, a Dutch native, is the only European-born player inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Learn more about Blyleven’s life and career at the SABR BioProject.

SABR’s 72 regional chapters cover 37 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.; plus international chapters in Canada (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia), Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Australia, Latin America (Venezuela, Dominican Republic), the United Kingdom, and Europe. For a list of all SABR chapters, visit A calendar of upcoming SABR meetings can be found at

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Originally published: August 7, 2017. Last Updated: August 7, 2017.