SABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of two new research committees.
The new Official Scoring Research Committee, led by Stew Thornley, is intended to document the history and evolution of scoring rules and changes in them; the history of who has done the scoring; stories about official scoring and noteworthy incidents like no-hitters and batting championships in which official scorers have been involved; the history of the rights of teams and players to appeal a scoring decision; and more. To sign up for e-mail announcements from this committee, click here and select the “Join Group” button at the top of the committee page.
Launched in 2014 as an offshoot of the popular BioProject, the SABR Baseball Games Project, led by Greg Erion, Bruce Slutsky, and Chad Osborne, is a collaborative initiative to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved. The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.
To read all stories from the Games Project, visit sabr.org/gamesproject. To sign up for e-mail announcements from this committee, click here and select the “Join Group” button at the top of the committee page.
SABR’s 31 research committees comprise a diverse variety of interests and many members are 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. Learn more about SABR’s research committees by clicking here.
Originally published: April 8, 2016. Last Updated: April 8, 2016.