Students: Submit Entries for 2011 Jack Kavanagh Research Award

Students from grades 6-12 or undergraduates age 22 or under still have until June 1 to submit entries for this year’s Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award, which offers a prize of up to $200 and a one-year membership to the Society for American Baseball Research.

The Jack Kavanagh Award was established in 1999 by SABR in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR. The Award was presented for the first time at the SABR National Convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, in June 2000.

The Kavanagh Award may be presented each year for either a research presentation given at the SABR National Convention (papers must accompany any oral presentation) or for a research paper that is submitted to the awards committee between the end of one SABR Convention and no later than June 1 of the following year, by a researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates 22 and under (college category).

The awards committee will consist of members appointed each year by the education committee chair. The winner will receive a plaque honoring their achievement and the following, according to his/her category:

  • College ($200 prize and one-year membership)
  • High School ($200 prize and one-year membership)
  • Middle School ($100 prize and two-year membership)

Additionally, the winning entry shall be published on the SABR website (see downloads here) and may be published in either The National Pastime or the Baseball Research Journal. All Finalists (3) shall receive one-year SABR memberships.

Please submit entries to:

Richard D. Hunt, Principal
Clinton High School
75 Chenango Ave.
Clinton, NY 13323

Submission and formatting guidelines are available at the bottom of this page.

For more information, contact Richard D. Hunt by e-mail or phone at 315-557-2225.

Originally published: April 28, 2011. Last Updated: April 28, 2011.