Students, submit your entries for 2017 SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award.

The Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award was established in 1999 by the Society for American Baseball Research in recognition of Kavanagh’s writing and research achievements and his contributions to SABR. 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 by a researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates age 22 and under (College Category).

All entries must be submitted to committee chair Dr. Leslie Heaphy, postmarked or e-mailed by May 29, 2017. Email entries can be sent to and mail in papers can be sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720.

All entries must have to do with baseball history and cannot be fictional pieces. To be considered all entries must include citations for the research and must have a bibliography attached. There is no set length for papers submitted but they need to be at minimum 800 words for middle school, 1,000 for high school, and 1,200 for college. Please help us spread the word by passing this on to any students or other educators who may be interested.

The winners will receive a plaque honoring their achievement, a $200 prize, and a one-year membership to SABR.

For more information, contact Leslie Heaphy.

Winning entries from previous years can be viewed by clicking here.


Originally published: January 9, 2017. Last Updated: January 9, 2017.