Talking baseball at the SABR St. Louis chapter research conference

The third annual Jim Rygelski Baseball Research Conference, organized by SABR’s Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter and hosted by the Webster University Sports Media and Analytics Club, will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Webster University in St. Louis.

All baseball fans are welcome to attend this free event. Attendees do not have to be SABR members — it is open to everyone.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the first presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. The conference will be held at the Webster University Library’s Conference Room at 101 Edgar Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Directions and parking: Recommended parking is in the Garden Park Plaza, 568 Garden Ave. From the first-floor circulation desk, guests should head back through the magazines to room 102 which is in the back right corner. The library will have signs up and the circulation desk and Kaldis employees can help direct people. Webster uses the garden garage for visitor parking. There will be plenty of space and it is a two-block walk to the library. Visitors will not get towed if they park in one of the lots, but with students and parents on campus that weekend the garden garage is the best option.

Speakers: There are six presentations planned, covering diverse baseball topics including rookie hazing, grand slams, the 1926 and 2011 Cardinals teams, major-league attendance in the dawn of baseball, Cardinals/Yankees comparisons, and the St. Louis Browns. The best presentation, as judged by our esteem panel of experts, will be awarded the Jim Rygelski Award ($200). They will receive free entry to the January Hot Stove/SABR Day meeting and will be recognized there.

Information: For questions, please contact Brian Flaspohler or Allison Levin.

Originally published: August 21, 2017. Last Updated: August 21, 2017.