Stay Home With SABR initiative launched

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MARCH 31, 2020 — SABR has announced the Stay Home With SABR initiative, an eight-week effort from April 1 to May 31, 2020, to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

During this time, all new membership dues SABR receives will be split with Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit organization that distributes urgently needed equipment and medication to partners around the world during this global crisis.

Beginning next week, SABRcast with Rob Neyer will be recorded via online livestream, featuring nationally known guests plus an interactive Q&A in which all baseball fans can participate. The first live show, which will feature ESPN announcer Jon “Boog” Sciambi, will air at 5:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 6 at and the archives will be available online afterward.

SABR will also share all virtual meetings with our members throughout the world at and our social media channels. SABR’s Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter will host Facebook Live chats at with The Athletic’s Melissa Lockard at 3:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 4; author Scott Lindholm at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, April 5; and Negro League Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, April 11. The SABR Baseball Cards Committee will host a Zoom book club event with SABR member Brad Balukjian, author of The Wax Pack Book, at 4:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, April 5.

Find more virtual meetings on our SABR Virtual Events Calendar page.

Thousands of articles, stories, oral history interviews, and multimedia clips from SABR’s vast research collection — including free e-books from the SABR Digital Library, the Baseball Research Journal archives, and the Baseball Biography Project and Games Project — are already freely available for all baseball fans to read and share with neighbors, friends, and family.

“While current circumstances have changed how our community engages, I’m confident SABR and its members will emerge stronger than ever,” SABR Chief Executive Officer Scott Bush said. “We are asking baseball fans across the world to join us by staying home and supporting this effort through membership if possible.”

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Originally published: March 31, 2020. Last Updated: June 17, 2020.