Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of April 9, 2021:
As part of the SABR 50 at 50 project to commemorate the organization’s fiftieth anniversary, we offer 50 of the greatest games played over the past 50 years.
A baseball game can be great for many reasons. It may be a high-stakes game in September or October (or even November) that meets or exceeds the hype. It may be a mundane schedule-filler that distinguishes itself with a special individual or team performance. A game’s context — from capping an unexpected championship run to breaking a shameful racial legacy — may elevate what is otherwise merely memorable to greatness. And sometimes off-field actors, including fans, medical professionals, baseball researchers, and team employees who green-light a postgame fireworks show even when the final out comes several hours after midnight, contribute to the flavor of a great game.
Visit SABR.org/50at50/games to read the full SABR 50 at 50: Greatest Games list.
— John Fredland
SABR members, please pay attention to the e-mail address that you have on file with SABR; you will receive a message on Monday, April 19 with a link to vote online in the 2021 SABR Board of Directors election. The poll will close at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Monday, May 3.
You can read the candidate biographies, along with full descriptions of the positions and responses the candidates made to a series of questions, in the 2021 SABR Election Guide which is available for download below:
When you vote, please rank the candidates in order of preference, with 1 being your top choice. SABR elections use a simplified preferential voting system, allowing voters to rank their preferred candidates 1-2-3 and transferring preferences until a winner with more than 50 percent of votes is achieved.
You will find three items on the 2021 election ballot: the election of the SABR President, Secretary, and one (1) Director’s position. The candidates are:
- Mark Armour
- Todd Lebowitz
- Tyrone Brooks
- Tara Krieger
- Alex Marks
In honor of the 2021 season, all baseball fans can save 21% off a new SABR membership! Visit SABR.org/better-together for details on how to sign up. We could celebrate our 50th anniversary this year by eclipsing our all-time high in global membership. With your help sharing this great offer for new members, this goal is within our reach!
SABR is the essential community for the world of baseball, where we celebrate history, research, and statistics of our great game. If you’re a passionate fan, there’s a place for you in SABR!
The 2021 winners of the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, which honors the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year, are:
- Steve Gietschier, “Before We Forget: The Birth, Life, and Death of The Sporting News Research Center,” SABR Baseball Research Journal, Spring 2020
- Robert H. Schaefer, “The Fair-Foul Hitting Era: 1864-1876,” scheduled for publication in Base Ball 13: New Research on the Early Game, Fall 2021 (McFarland & Co.)
The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the author(s) of the best articles or papers, published or unpublished, on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year.
Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office.
Click on the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball, edited by John Graf
- A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
- The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World, edited by Matthew Silverman and Ken Samelson
- Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games, edited by Bill Nowlin
- The African American Baseball Experience in Nebraska: Essays and Memories, edited by Angelo J. Louisa
- Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball, by Luke Epplin
- Detroit Tigers Gone Wild: Mischief, Crimes and Hard Time, by George Hunter
- Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities, by Stew Thornley
- Baseball and the House of David: The Legendary Barnstorming Teams, 1915-1956, by P.J. Dragseth
- New York Loves Them, Cooperstown Snubs Them, by Tom Van Riper
- Zack Wheat: The Life of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer, by Joe Niese
- Frank Selee: Hall of Fame Manager of the Boston Beaneaters and Chicago Cubs, by Richard Bressler
- Walter Alston: The Rise of a Manager from the Minors to the Baseball Hall of Fame, by Alan H. Levy
- Ted Sullivan, Barnacle of Baseball, by Pat O’Neill and Tom Coffman
- Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer, by Lawrence Baldassaro
- Two Sides of Glory: The 1986 Boston Red Sox in Their Own Words, by Erik Sherman
- Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn, by Lyle Spatz & Steve Steinberg
- Escape from Castro’s Cuba: A Novel, by Tim Wendel
- Making Japan’s National Game: A Cultural History of Baseball in Japan, by Blair Williams
- Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920, by Don Zminda
- After Jackie: Fifteen Pioneers Who Helped Change the Face of Baseball, by Jeffrey S. Copeland
- Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, by Jean Fruth
- The New Baseball Bible, by Dan Schlossberg
- That Lively Railroad Town, by William H. Brewster
- Phillies 1980! Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose, and Philadelphia’s First World Series Championship, by Lew Freedman
- Dodgers vs. Yankees: The Long-Standing Rivalry Between Two of Baseball’s Greatest Teams, by Michael Schiavone
- Subway Series: Baseball’s Big Apple Battles and the Yankees-Mets 2000 World Series Classic, by Jerry Beach
- The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion, by Erin R. Corrales-Diaz
- This Never Happened: The Mystery Behind the Death of Christy Mathewson, by J. B. Manheim
- The Only Way is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro and How We Watch the Game, by Andrew Forbes
- Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher, by David Fleitz
- Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood, by Dave Parker and Dave Jordan
- Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke, by Andrew Maraniss
- The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace and the Negro Leagues, by Lonnie Wheeler
- Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues, by Andrea Williams
- The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s, by Thom Henninger
- The Captain and Me: On and Off the Field With Thurman Munson, by Ron Blomberg and Dan Epstein
- 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, by David Krell
Bolded names indicates that the author(s) is a SABR member. Click here for a list of publishers found in the SABR Bookshelf, along with their contact information.
To view previous listings in The SABR Bookshelf, click here.
Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new baseball book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year.
Here is the list of Ritter Award finalists for 2021:
- Zack Wheat: The Life of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer, by Joe Niese (McFarland & Co.)
- A History of Baseball in the Deadball Era: Volume One 1901 to 1905, by Mark Peavey (independently published)
- War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War, by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith (Basic Books)
The winner will be announced in the coming weeks. For a list of past Ritter Award winners, click here.
SABR’s Editorial Board — which includes Scott Bush, Christina Kahrl, Bill Nowlin, Jacob Pomrenke, Anthony Salazar, Cecilia Tan, and Sarah Wexler — was established in 2020 to evaluate proposals for publication. The Board welcomes new research project proposals from members to be considered for publication through the Digital Library, SABR.org, or any other multimedia formats.
We strongly encourage new proposals that involve collaboration between SABR research committees and/or chapters, and web-based projects with an eye toward enhanced multimedia presentation.
- Visit https://bit.ly/sabr-editorial-board-proposals to submit a SABR project proposal online
Next deadline for proposals: April 30, 2021 (for publication in late 2022 or early 2023)
SABR seeks to publish 2-4 web-based multimedia projects and 6-8 books per year. Book projects should be of a scope that can fit in a single volume, typically between 100,000 and 200,000 total words.
SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at SABR.org, as part of our Stay Home With SABR initiative to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
- Can’t-Miss Event: On Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. CDT, SABR’s Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting with former major-league pitcher Jerry Reuss, who won 220 games over a 22-year career with the Cardinals, Astros, Pirates, Dodgers, Reds, Angels, White Sox, and Brewers. He is also the author of Bring In The Righthander and a photography enthusiast. Please contact Allison Levin to RSVP for this Zoom meeting.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from Jason Schwartz of SABR Baseball Cards Committee; Red Barber biographers Judith Hiltner and Jim Walker; Marty Payne (“Negro Leagues on Maryland’s Eastern Shore”); and Donald Rice (“Dyckman Oval and the Negro Leagues”). Click here to view more video replays of virtual SABR events.
Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:
- April 10: Leslie Heaphy: The Martins and the Red Sox for the Title (12:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 10: Baseball Reminiscence chapter meeting (4:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 12: Bob Broeg St. Louis (MO) Chapter meeting with Jerry Reuss (6:30 p.m. CDT)
- April 13: Ken Keltner (WI) Chapter meeting with Ron Rabinovitz (6:00 p.m. CDT)
- April 13: 19th Century Speaker Series with Brian “Chip” Martin (8:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 13: IBWAA: The Press Box: The Craft of Baseball Writing with John Supowitz (8:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 14: Central Florida Chapter meeting with Robert H. Schaefer (7:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 15: César Brioso: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League (6:30 p.m. EDT)
- April 15: Casey Stengel (NYC) Chapter meeting with Joshua Casper (7:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 15: New Member Experience with Chanel Zapata (8:00 p.m. EDT)
- April 17: Pee Wee Reese (KY) Chapter meeting with Thomas Wolf (10:30 a.m. EDT)
- April 17: Rogers Hornsby (TX) Chapter meeting with Tim Jackson (1:00 p.m. CDT)
- April 18: Southern Michigan Chapter book club with Mitch Lutzke (7:00 p.m. EDT)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Two weeks left to register for the virtual SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference on April 22-24
Registration is still open for the 11th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held virtually on April 22-24, 2021. All baseball fans are welcome to register for this special online event.
The 2021 virtual conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from Major League Baseball’s Official Historian John Thorn, along with a panel discussion on National League president William Hulbert with Jack Bales, Richard Hershberger, Bill Lamb, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a special presentation by Jim Gates on the “Penny Marshall Sheet Music Collection” at the Baseball Hall of Fame; a Member Spotlight interview of Tom Gilbert by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations.
- Registration: Click here to register online. The cost is $35 per person. Each attendee must register separately in order to receive the Zoom meeting information.
- Schedule: Click here to view the full schedule for the 2021 Ivor-Campbell Conference. Online sessions will be held from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 22; 12:00-5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 23; and 12:00-5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 24. Registration provides access to all panels and presentations for each day.
For questions, please contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com.
To learn more about the conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games
Edited by Bill Nowlin
Associate editors Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5946-2, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5947-9, $29.95
8.5″ x 11″, 251 pages
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
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SABR members can download all Digital Library e-book editions for free and save 50% on purchase of the paperback editions. Visit SABR.org/ebooks to find all past titles.
SABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new research committee: The Baseball Iconography Project, an ongoing effort to produce a history and catalog of artistic depictions of the game in a variety of forms: fine art, photography, sculpture, illustration, caricatures, engraving, lithography.
The committee leaders are Kevin Reichard, James E. Brunson III, and John Thorn. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for email announcements from this committee. Click here to visit the committee page and select “Join Group” to become a committee member.
SABR’s 33 research committees reflect the diverse interests of our members, with groups devoted to the study of a specific area related to the game — from Baseball and the Arts to Statistical Analysis to the Deadball Era to Women in Baseball. Click here to find the full list of SABR research committees and learn more about their work.
Episode #105 on Monday, April 5 featured Lauren Meyer, Emmy Award-nominated director of The Other Boys of Summer, a film that explores civil rights and equality in America through the lives of Negro League baseball players. She was also a featured speaker at the 2020 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference. She grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. Her work has been seen on dozens of TV networks and digital platforms, including ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, ESPN, HGTV, A&E, TLC, Discovery, Netflix, and Amazon.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Merito Acosta, by Chris Betsch
- Jay Buhner, by Douglas Jordan
- Todd Cruz, by Malcolm Allen
- Hunky Hines, by Paul Winter
- Elmer Horton, by Bill Lamb
- Dave Robinson, by Evan Katz
- Mike Rochford, by Bill Nowlin
- Mike Schmidt, by Henry Kirn and Steve Ferenchick
- Paul Sentell, by Darren Gibson
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproject
- Find any SABR biography: You can visit sabr.org/bioproject to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more.
Seventeen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- October 15, 1892: Boston’s Jack Stivetts finishes season with abbreviated no-hitter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 5, 1908: Ed Walsh beats Detroit for his 40th win, keeping Chicago’s pennant hopes alive, by Thomas E. Merrick
- April 17, 1916: The Babe and the Big Train, Round Two, by Kevin Larkin
- April 20, 1921: Eppa Rixey wins his first game for Cincinnati Reds, by Bob Wood
- May 7, 1921: Whitey Glazner pitches, bats Pirates to ninth consecutive win, by John Fredland
- July 15, 1927: Cardinals’ Jim Bottomley is ‘terror with ash’ as he hits for the cycle, by Mike Huber
- September 28, 1930: Babe Ruth returns to the mound in Boston, records first win in nine years, by Alan Cohen
- September 10, 1939: Joe Cronin, Ted Williams put a damper on Philadelphia’s 100th anniversary baseball celebration, by Bill Nowlin
- August 4, 1963: Dodgers’ Johnny Podres loses bid for no-hitter in ninth at Houston, by David Krell
- September 25, 1963: Stan Musial plays his last road game at Wrigley Field, by Cory Ritterbusch
- August 19, 1969: Juan Marichal battles Mets in scoreless duel; Giants lose 1-0 in 14 innings, by David Krell
- April 9, 1971: Rain costs Oakland’s Vida Blue a shot at strikeout records, by Kurt Blumenau
- August 18, 1976: Elmira, Batavia combine for 24 hits, 25 walks, 29 runs — and a forfeit, by Kurt Blumenau
- August 5, 1986: Jerry Mumphrey’s pinch-hit homer lifts Cubs past first-place Mets, by Madison McEntire
- June 14, 1994: Charlie Hough’s last hurrah is a complete-game shutout for Marlins, by Andrew Harner
- June 6, 2017: Scooter Gennett hits four home runs against Cardinals, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- August 4, 2018: Oliver Drake sets major-league record by pitching for fifth team in one season, by Evan Katz
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
- Social media: Follow the SABR Games Project on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with new stories and updates.
In SABR’s Whales, Terriers, and Terrapins: The Federal League 1914-15, edited by Steve West and Bill Nowlin and published in 2020, we told the story of an “outlaw” baseball league that challenged the American and National League for supremacy. The book included more than 50 accounts of some of the most interesting games during the league’s brief existence.
All of the game stories from SABR’s Federal League book are now available to read online at the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories posted this week:
- June 16, 1914: Terriers score 8 runs in 12th to top the Tip-Tops, 13-12, by Mark Pestana
- June 25, 1914: Buffalo and the sheriff greet Hal Chase on his ‘day’ at Federal League Park, by Jack Zerby
- July 12, 1914: ChiFeds give Weeghman Park fans a walk-off to remember in 13th, by Benjamin Sabin
- July 18, 1914: Baltimore beats banged-up Buffalo for eighth time in nine days, 8-0, by Richard Riis
- July 18, 1914: Baltimore Terrapins ‘parade around the bases’ to win nightcap over Buffalo, 15-2, by Richard Riis
- July 24, 1914: Pittsburgh Rebels escape Federal League cellar in 12-inning win, by Blake Sherry
- August 16, 1914: Terrapins defeat Chi-Feds when Dutch Zwilling homers and strikes out in same at-bat, by Mike Huber
- October 6, 1914: Terrapins win blowout in Baltimore in doubleheader opener, by Mark Pestana
- October 6, 1914: Another day, another doubleheader, another tie for Pittsburgh Rebels, Baltimore Terrapins, by Mark Pestana
- October 7, 1914: Indianapolis Hoosiers clinch second straight Federal League pennant, by Jerrod Cotosman
- May 6, 1915: Terriers turn triple play, but Brooklyn snags victory, by Chad Osborne
- May 15, 1915: Chicago’s Claude Hendrix no-hits the Pittsburgh Rebels, by Sean Kolodziej
- May 29, 1915: Terriers ace Eddie Plank dominates Brooklyn Tip-Tops in opener, by Jeff Findley
- May 29, 1915: Darkness wins in tie game between Terriers and Tip-Tops, by Jeff Findley
- May 31, 1915: Newark, Brooklyn split a home-and-away doubleheader, by Bill Nowlin
- August 7, 1915: Newark Peppers ride mud ball to third consecutive extra-inning win, by Maurice Bouchard
- September 6, 1915: Laboring (and Traveling) on Labor Day, by John G. Zinn
- September 6, 1915: To the victor goes the revenge: Brooklyn bests Newark in nightcap, by John G. Zinn
- September 7, 1915: Dave Davenport tosses a no-hitter for St. Louis Terriers, by Richard Cuicchi
- September 19, 1915: St. Louis Terriers’ pennant hopes fall in sloppy 12-inning loss to last-place Baltimore Terrapins, by Paul Hofmann
- September 19, 1915: Triple play highlights Whales’ win over Buffalo during Federal League pennant stretch, by Richard Cuicchi
- October 2, 1915: Packers’ Nick Cullop breaks the hearts of St. Louis baseball fans, by Robert Peyton Wiggins
Click here to download your free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback of SABR’s Federal League book.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back at a new time for the regular season. Listen to new episodes at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays on MLB Network Radio.
You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio app.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Join us online in June 2021 for Summer of SABR: Golden Celebration Series
- Celebrate Opening Day 2021 with a new collection of Games Project stories
- SABR 50, Jerry Malloy conferences rescheduled for 2022
- SABR Negro Leagues Task Force issues recommendations on major-league status
- SABR Digital Library: From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball
- SABR Digital Library: The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2021
- SABR 50 at 50: Baseball Books
- Call for papers: 2021 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
- Students, apply now for the 2021 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the SABR Store @ CafePress
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: SABR.org/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
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|William Bergstrom||The Villages, FL||Gary Miesle||Toledo, OH|
|Sarmaria Brown||Kansas City, MO||Ian Milsom||Barry, WLS|
|Anne Chamberlain||Brantford, ON||Macy Moon||Walla Walla, WA|
|Blake Cheneweth||Walla Walla, WA||Clinton Myers||Nashville, TN|
|Vincent Ciaramella||Bethel Park, PA||Pamela Norton||Siloam Springs, AR|
|Craig Connell||Walla Walla, WA||Lucas Perea||La Mirada, CA|
|Stephane Cormier||Memramcook, NB||Rowan Phillips||Williamstown, MA|
|John Davina||Tarpon Springs, FL||Steve Pona||St. Louis, MO|
|Mike Davis||Rockford, IL||Gianni Rocco||Upper St. Clair, PA|
|Todd Denault||Cobourg, ON||Jake Schmidt||Walla Walla, WA|
|Vincent Gaitley||New Smyrna Beach, FL||Nathan Skeoch||Walla Walla, WA|
|Fred Goodman III||Walla Walla, WA||Michael Snyder||Mason, OH|
|John Heffner||Parma, OH||Bryan St Amand||Atlanta, GA|
|Jose Hernandez||Walla Walla, WA||Paul Sternburgh||West Olive, MI|
|Bill Horsey||Novato, CA||Kristi Stiles||Walla Walla, WA|
|Peter Howell||Athens, PA||Joseph Stockmann||Liberty, MO|
|Brandon James||Kyle, TX||David Tauster||Oceanside, NY|
|Harrison Jennings||Walla Walla, WA||Jared Titus||Walla Walla, WA|
|Maria Keur||Prahran, AUS||Samantha Torgerson||Walla Walla, WA|
|Charlie Kirchner||Cleveland, OH||Andrew Woolley||Benton Harbor, MI|
|Ethan Lewis||Richmond, VA||Ivan Wu||Walla Walla, WA|
|Don Mancini||Ellwood City, PA||Brian Yu||Jackson Heights, NY|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Asian Baseball: Spring 2021 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter: April 2021 newsletter (Milwaukee, WI)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Jay Jaffe: Remembering Fernandomania, 40 Years Later (FanGraphs)
- Gustavo Arellano: Forty years later, Fernando Valenzuela still a Mexican American icon (Los Angeles Times)
- Howard Bryant: For MLB, playing the 2021 All-Star Game in Georgia just wasn’t worth the hassle (ESPN.com)
- Hannah Keyser: Backlash over MLB’s All-Star Game move tells you more about Republicans than baseball (Yahoo! Sports)
- Emma Baccellieri: Mets’ Home Opener Ending Is Hilarious and Infuriating (Sports Illustrated)
- Bill Shaikin: Dodger Stadium renovations are latest masterpiece designed by Janet Marie Smith (Los Angeles Times)
- Daniel Kaplan: TV streaming wars roll into baseball season. Any hope for fans to see games soon? (The Athletic)
- Rob Arthur: The Juiced Ball Doesn’t Affect Every Pitcher The Same Way (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jayson Stark: Weird and Wild, the Inside-Out Dodgers Homers Edition (The Athletic)
- Russell A. Carleton: Can You Give Me A Hand in the Outfield? (Baseball Prospectus)
- RJ McDaniel: Akil Baddoo, Where He Belongs (FanGraphs)
- Ashley MacLennan: A Brief History of Nelson Cruz Humiliating the Detroit Tigers (FanGraphs)
- Rob Mains: Remaining Questions About the Third-Time-Through-The-Order Penalty (Baseball Prospectus)
- Joon Lee: Unwritten rules are made to be broken! How a new generation of players is shifting MLB’s culture (ESPN.com)
- Mark Simon: Jacob deGrom Deserves Better (ACTA Sports)
- Bill Nowlin: Major-League Umpiring during the Pandemic of 2020 (Baseball Prospectus)
- Andy McCullough: Surrounded by a library, an elementary school and a VFW hall, the Blue Jays make their home in Dunedin (The Athletic)
- Rachel Bachman: Where This Female Pro Baseball Agent Found an All-Star Coaching Staff (Wall Street Journal)
- Will Sammon: Baseball’s rich, colorful and (sometimes) profane history of the lineup card exchange (The Athletic)
- Derrick Goold: 99 years ago today: The Birds on the Bat make their Cardinals debut (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Andrew Korengold: A belated addition: women on baseball cards (Section 514)
- Benoît Morenne: How the Yankees’ Luckiest Batboy Ended Up in an Unmarked Grave (New York Times)
- Matt Monagan: The on-field potato prank that got a catcher released (MLB.com)
- Pete Peterson: Pittsburgh’s Greatest Sports Rivalry: Satchel and Josh (Pittsburgh Quarterly)
- Clayton Trutor: The Eastern Shore’s Starting Nine (Chesapeake Bay Magazine)
- Clinton Yates: For Crimson Tide pitcher Dylan Smith, family is the focus (The Undefeated)
- Gary Cieradkowski: Lefty Glover: Requiem for a Southpaw (Studio Gary C)
- Tom Ruane: Retro-review of the 1904 MLB season (Retrosheet.org)
- David Laurila: Collin McHugh Ponders Pitching Philosophy and Politics (FanGraphs)
- Tom Shieber: Baseball in “Go, Dog. Go!” (Baseball Researcher)
- Shawn Hennessy: Red Ruffing, an Airman’s Ace (Chevrons and Diamonds)
- John Racanelli: Otis Nixon Wore Many Hats (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Randy S. Robbins: Hollywood Stars Were in the Cards: Part 3 (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Cardboard Crosswalk: 1978 Topps and 1990 Pacific Senior League (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Kurt Blumenau: A minor tradition (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.
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Originally published: April 9, 2021. Last Updated: April 9, 2021.