Seeking nominations for 2019 Russell Gabay Award for New Jersey baseball research

SABR’s Elysian Fields Chapter is seeking nominations for the newly established Russell Gabay Award, which will honor the best scholarship published during the past calendar year about New Jersey baseball history.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to: book, SABR journal article, magazine article, online article, or chapter of an anthology.   

Russell Gabay was a noted sports producer and a native of Springfield, New Jersey. He began his career in the late 1970s, producing for ESPN after graduating from University of Hartford. He later became a Production Manager at HBO, where he supervised several shows, including Inside the NFL, documentaries, and championship fights. Until his sudden death in 2016, Russell was a high-level producer at Major League Baseball Network for more than a decade. He was known throughout the sports industry as a gentleman and a true professional whose generosity knew no bounds, whether towards people trying to break into the business or veterans with several decades of experience.

Nominations for the 2019 Russell Gabay Award can be submitted to David Krell at by December 31, 2018.


Originally published: June 28, 2018. Last Updated: June 28, 2018.