NEW YORK – February 5, 2015 – SiriusXM will team up with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to launch a new show focused on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM will debut on Sunday, February 15 (7:00-8:00 pm ET) and air weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209 and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
SABR serves as a premier resource for baseball information around the world. Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM will study the statistics that drive today’s baseball conversation and discuss how baseball insiders interpret those numbers. Host Vince Gennaro, SABR’s President, is recognized as one of today’s thought leaders in baseball analytics. As a consultant to MLB teams, he is at the forefront of integrating baseball’s big data with innovative technology.
“Through the lens of baseball insiders and independent analysts, we will examine how baseball’s decision-makers use those analytics to identify trends, evaluate talent, and make informed decisions from both the front office and the dugout,” Gennaro said.
“SABR has been at the forefront of researching and recording the game’s statistics and history for decades and we’re excited to work with them to give our subscribers special access to their remarkable insight into the sport,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM is a great addition to MLB Network Radio, where fans will find a level of baseball talk and analysis that is second to none.”
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 6,000 members worldwide and has established itself as a vibrant baseball community and a premier distributor of ground-breaking baseball information. SABR features more than 65 regional chapters and 28 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 annual events, including the National Convention each summer, and the SABR Analytics Conference in March in Phoenix. For more information about SABR, visit SABR.org.
About Vince Gennaro
Vince Gennaro was elected as SABR’s President in 2011. He is the director of Columbia University’s sports management graduate program, the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, a regular contributor to MLB Network’s studio shows and a consultant to MLB teams. His non-baseball work is highlighted by a 20-year career at PepsiCo — including roles as Division President and GM of a billion-dollar bottling business — and ownership of a pro sports franchise. Vince’s innovative analysis of baseball has been the subject of articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CNN Money.
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Originally published: February 5, 2015. Last Updated: February 5, 2015.