State of Washington Honors SABR

On Friday, March 11th, Northwest SABR chapter representative Anthony Salazar was present in Olympia, Washington to hear the reading of Senate Resolution 8620, “Honoring the Society for American Baseball Research by Senator Ken Jacobsen.

According to Salazar, the resolution was passed unanimously. 

For more details about baseball in the Northwest in addition to upcoming regional events, visit their chapter website at http://nwsabr.sabr.org/


On Friday, March 11th, Northwest SABR chapter representative Anthony Salazar was present in Olympia, Washington to hear the reading of Senate Resolution 8620, “Honoring the Society for American Baseball Research by Senator Ken Jacobsen.

According to Salazar, the resolution was passed unanimously. 

For more details about baseball in the Northwest in addition to upcoming regional events, visit their chapter website at http://nwsabr.sabr.org/

SENATE RESOLUTION 8620
By Senator  Jacobsen

     WHEREAS, The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), founded in 1971 by L. Roberts Davids in Cooperstown, N.Y., with its ongoing mission to advance both knowledge and research on America’s favorite game, has been integral in furthering the longevity of the sport of baseball; and
     WHEREAS, Stretching across four regions of the United States, east to west, midwest to south, 45 SABR chapters decorate the landscape along with three international chapters abroad in Tokyo, Toronto, and London; and
     WHEREAS, Among its annual awards, the society presents four in honor of specific research accomplishments, two discretionary awards, and the SABR’s oldest honor, the SABR Salute; and
     WHEREAS, As evidenced by the diversity of its research committees, society members have a wide variety of interests; and
     WHEREAS, Through the promotion and encouragement of the study of baseball, both past and present, as a significant athletic and social institution, as well as supporting further research and literary efforts establishing an accurate historical record of baseball, the SABR continues to carry out its mission; and
     WHEREAS, Each summer since the original meeting in Cooperstown in August of 1971, the society has staged its annual convention, educating and entertaining attendees with exciting research presentations and dynamic guests; and
     WHEREAS, The SABR chapter of Seattle will host the annual convention in the summer of 2006;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize the Society for American Baseball Research for its outstanding service in documenting one of America’s most treasured pastimes with both integrity and substantiation; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That all members, past and present, are henceforth held in the highest regard for their contribution to the collection and circulation of baseball history throughout the world; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the President of the Northwest chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.



Originally published: March 8, 2005. Last Updated: March 8, 2005.

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