PHOENIX — July 10, 2015 — In recognition of Marc Appleman’s efforts to lead SABR’s national office and the resulting growth of the organization since he came on board in 2010, the Board of Directors has added the title of Chief Executive Officer to his current title of Executive Director.
“Marc’s efforts over the last five years have taken SABR to a new level, enabling the organization and its 6,300 members to become an indispensable part of the baseball community,” said Vince Gennaro, President of the Board of Directors.
During Appleman’s tenure as Executive Director, SABR has averaged double-digit annual revenue growth and has established important strategic relationships throughout the baseball world, furthering the organization’s mission to foster the study, discussion, and understanding of all aspects of baseball, including its history, its data, its role as a social institution, as a business, and as a global sport.
“We look forward to building on our connection to the baseball community — those who have the most to gain from our members’ high-quality research,” Gennaro said. “The efforts of Marc and the staff ensure that the work of SABR’s dedicated researchers has even greater meaning and impact by reaching the leaders and custodians of our national pastime.”
The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering research and disseminating the history and record of baseball. Founded in 1971, SABR has more than 6,300 members worldwide and has established itself as a vibrant baseball community and a premier distributor of ground-breaking baseball information. SABR features 70 chapters and 29 research committees, and produces three annual publications – two editions of The Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime – in addition to other print and e-books. SABR also hosts two annual events: the National Convention each summer, and the SABR Analytics Conference in March in Phoenix. For more information about SABR, visit SABR.org.
Originally published: July 10, 2015. Last Updated: July 10, 2015.