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SABR welcomes new research committee, The Baseball Iconography Project

SABR logoSABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new research committee: The Baseball Iconography Project, an ongoing effort to produce a history and catalog of artistic depictions of the game in a variety of forms: fine art, photography, sculpture, illustration, caricatures, engraving, lithography.

The aim of the Iconography Project is not to create a pictorial history of baseball but an imaginary museum or gallery through which we may catalog and see the game’s art in the round. If this research committee is successful in its aim the outcome may be, eventually, a web or print opus that might be termed The Iconography of Baseball.

The committee leaders are Kevin Reichard, James E. Brunson III, and John Thorn. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for email announcements from this committee. Click here to visit the committee page and select “Join Group” to become a committee member.

SABR’s 33 research committees reflect the diverse interests of our members, with groups devoted to the study of a specific area related to the game — from Baseball and the Arts to Statistical Analysis to the Deadball Era to Women in Baseball. Click here to find the full list of SABR research committees and learn more about their work.

Originally published: March 30, 2021. Last Updated: March 30, 2021.