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This Week in SABR: April 12, 2024

This Week in SABR: April 12, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, April 12, 2024.
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Top Headlines

SABR Board of Directors election begins next week
Early registration for SABR 52 in Minneapolis now open
1 week left to apply for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference scholarship
Join us in Baltimore for Union Park marker dedication
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Henry Aaron’s 715th home run

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

Early registration is open for SABR 52 in Minneapolis

Join us in Minneapolis for SABR’s 52nd annual convention! Conference and hotel registration for SABR 52 on August 7-11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is now available at

  • Click here for complete details on SABR 52 Early-Bird Registration and optional sessions, including a Minnesota Twins game, St. Paul Saints game, and Target Field ballpark tour.

SABR 52 will be distinct from its predecessors, as it will feature a Hall of Fame speaker lineup we know you’ll love — including Rod CarewTony OlivaBert Blyleven, and Jim Kaat — and will be the most accessible and social experience we’ve ever organized as we emphasize SABR’s ability to unite all of us in baseball fellowship. This year’s streamlined registration options will provide for a consistent and accessible experience for all attendees and the lowest registration price since 2018. We hope you’ll join us this summer in Minneapolis!

Visit to learn more.

2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

1 week left to apply for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference scholarship

Deadline extended! Students, apply before April 19, 2024, to be considered for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference on June 6-9, 2024, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Click here to learn more or to download a Yoseloff Scholarship application.

All baseball fans are welcome to attend the 2024 Malloy Conference. Full and single-day registration is available for a discounted rate before May 24, along with a new virtual registration option. In-person attendees will also have an opportunity to view the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball.

Visit to learn more or to register.

David Sann, left, Director of Real Estate Development, and Gerard Joab, Executive Director of the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in Baltimore, stand next to a new historical marker for Union Park, former home of the National League's Baltimore Orioles. (Courtesy of David Stinson)

Join us in Baltimore for Union Park historical marker dedication

SABR’s Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter invites all baseball fans to join us at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19 for a dedication ceremony of the Union Park historical marker placed by the chapter on the front façade of the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center at 321 E. 25th St. in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter was the recipient of a SABR Local Grant in 2023 to help install the Union Park historical marker.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Michael Gibbons, Bernard McKenna, Burt Solomon, Janet Marie Smith, and Bill Stetka. A reception will follow at Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St., which is located on the former site of Oriole Park V.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Download the 2024 Board of Directors Election Guide

SABR members, please pay attention to the e-mail address that you have on file with SABR; you will receive a message from on Tuesday, April 16 with a link to vote online in the 2024 SABR Board of Directors election. The poll will close at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, April 30. The only way to vote online is through the link you will receive by e-mail. All e-mails will come from the address

You will find three items on the 2024 election ballot: the election of the SABR Vice President, Secretary, and two (2) Directors positions. Click here to learn more.

Deadlines approaching for SABR Convention, Negro Leagues student scholarships

With generous funding from The Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend these upcoming events:

In addition, SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest. Students must write a 1,200-word essay answering a question related to one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships. Deadline to apply: April 15. Click here to download an application or learn more about the scholarships.

Visit to learn more about student scholarship opportunities.

Ron Gabriel Award Committee seeking nominations

The Ron Gabriel Award Committee is accepting nominations for the 2025 award. Please email your nominations to Gary Sarnoff.

The Ron Gabriel Award rewards the author(s) for best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Click here to learn more

January 22 Board minutes posted

Minutes from the Board of Directors conference call on January 22, 2024, have now been posted on the SABR website.

Click here to view all past minutes of SABR Board meetings.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Dazzy Vance, Henry Aaron, Edwin Jackson

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Henry Aaron’s 715th home run

It’s nearly impossible to overstate Henry Aaron’s greatness on and off the baseball field. His record of 755 home runs, shattering Babe Ruth’s iconic career mark while enduring relentless racist threats in the segregated Jim Crow South, transcended the game. Fifty years ago this week, on April 8, 1974, Aaron surpassed Ruth with his 715th career home run.

His quiet brilliance and proud spirit displayed over a 23-year Hall of Fame career with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves made him one of the most visible Black men in American society, an idol to millions of fans and generations of ballplayers.

In the SABR Research Collection, you can find memorable game recaps from Aaron’s career, in-depth analysis of his home run record, an interview with the scout who signed him, and dozens of rare photos and images from the Rucker Archive.

8 new stories published at SABR Games Project

In addition, these stories from SABR’s Ebbets Field: Great, Historic, and Memorable Games in Brooklyn’s Lost Ballpark (2023), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, were posted online this week:

Visit to learn more about the SABR Games Project or to get involved.

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin

Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Visit to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback edition of all Digital Library books.

Recent Highlights

Here are some SABR headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Susan Allen Charleston, SC     Ryan Manley Fort Worth, TX
Geordie French Monkton, MD     Phil Mann New York, NY
Barry Gray Erie, PA     Nicholas Miller Deerfield Beach, FL
William Gustafson San Jose, CA     Rishik Narla Cumming, GA
Christopher Heaton West Roxbury, MA     Jim Reid Louisville, KY
Jesus Hills Seoul, KOR     Shane Trimble Spencer, IN
Sean Kuehn Tulsa, OK     Owen Wassel Pittsburgh, PA
Angelo Lucrezia Mahwah, NJ        

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Larry Doby Chapter in South Carolina will hold its next virtual Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Our guest speaker is Edwin C. Epps, who wrote Duncan Park: Stories of a Classic American Ballpark, which was recently honored with the SABR Baseball Research Award.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • April 15: Bob Broeg St. Louis (MO) Chapter meeting (6:00 p.m. CDT)
  • April 15: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • April 16: Bud Metheny (VA) Chapter meeting with Zak Ford (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 16: New SABR Member Experience Meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 18: Kevin Baker author event (6:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 18: Larry Doby (SC) Chapter meeting with Edwin C. Epps (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 18: Pee Wee Reese (KY) Chapter meeting with Benjamin Hill (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 18: Bay Area/Sacramento Chapter joint meeting with Mitchell Nathanson and Patrick Holcomb (7:00 p.m. PDT)
  • April 20: Hank Gowdy Columbus (OH) Chapter book club meeting with Jacob Kornhauser (9:30 a.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • April 13: Dayton Chapter meeting (Dayton, OH)
  • April 13: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
  • April 13-14: Dubuque Baseball Classic (Dubuque, IA)
  • April 16: Bob Davids Chapter Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
  • April 17: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
  • April 17: Halsey Hall Chapter meeting (Roseville, MN)
  • April 18: Field of Dreams Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Des Moines, IA)
  • April 18: Eric Vickrey author event (Seattle, WA)
  • April 19-20: 2024 Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference (Cooperstown, NY)
  • April 20: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)

To add your SABR event to our calendar listings, please contact Jacob Pomrenke.

Research Committee news

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Regional Chapter news

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Around the Web headlines

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

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Originally published: April 12, 2024. Last Updated: April 12, 2024.