This Week in SABR: August 3, 2018
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 August 3, 2018:
Save the date! Join us for 2018 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience
Save the date! Join us for the 10th annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience on Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration information will be available at SABR.org/AFL after the AFL schedule is released later this month.
The annual conference, hosted by SABR’s Arizona Hemond-Delhi Chapter, is held in conjunction with the Arizona Fall League (mlbfallball.com), baseball’s premier player development league. In the first nine years of the conference, attendees have been treated to sneak peeks at MLB stars like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Buster Posey, Stephen Strasburg, Nolan Arenado, Gerrit Cole, Gary Sanchez, and Ronald Acuña Jr. before they hit the big leagues.
All baseball fans are welcome to attend the SABR Arizona Fall League Experience. Visit SABR.org/AFL for photos and highlights from past conferences.
Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
Since 2009, The National Pastime has served as SABR’s convention-focused publication. Published annually, this research journal provides in-depth articles focused on the respective geographic region where the national convention is taking place in a given year. All SABR members receive a free e-book copy of The National Pastime as part of their membership benefits, while attendees of the national convention also receive a souvenir print edition in their goody bags.
All articles from the 2018 convention journal, The National Pastime: Steel City Stories, can now be read online at SABR.org:
Click a link below to download the e-book edition of the 2018 The National Pastime:
- Kindle/MOBI: To download the MOBI/Kindle version of The National Pastime: Steel City Stories, click here (6.6 MB)
- EPUB: To download the EPUB file — for use on iBooks, iPads, Nook or Sony Reader — of The National Pastime: Steel City Stories, click here (3.1 MB)
- PDF: To download a PDF version of The National Pastime: Steel City Stories, click here (2.2 MB)
- Paperback: To purchase a copy of The National Pastime print edition from Amazon.com, click here.
If you weren’t able to attend the convention in Pittsburgh, please enjoy this issue of The National Pastime as your virtual trip to the Steel City. Happy reading!
To learn more about contributing to a future SABR publication, click here.
— Cecilia M. Tan, Publications Director
Check out the new SABR Statistical Analysis Committee website
One of SABR’s earliest and most influential research committees has started a brand-new website. Check out the Statistical Analysis Committee’s forum, which launched last week, at sabrstatanalysis.blog.
Led by committee chairs Phil Birnbaum and Chris Dial, the SABR Statistical Analysis site will include essays and articles, new and old, from the committee newsletter, By The Numbers, the Baseball Research Journal, and other SABR publications; links to articles at popular sabermetric websites such as FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, or Beyond the Box Score; as well as original, new content from SABR committee members and other contributors.
You can also follow along with the Statistical Analysis committee on Twitter at @SabrStat.
Check out some featured articles below:
- The Future Of Defensive Analysis, by Chris Dial
- The Length of World Series Games, by Dan Levitt
- How Baseball-Reference Calculates WAR, by Sean Forman
- The Sabermetric Manifesto, by David Grabiner
If you are interested in helping to curate the website or want to learn more, please e-mail Mark Armour. New articles with original sabermetric analysis will follow SABR’s standard editing and peer review process; please click here to read SABR’s Publication Guidelines or contact committee chairs Phil Birnbaum or Chris Dial if you are interested in submitting an article.
Registration now open for 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
Join us for the SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the majestic Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
- Register now: Click here to download a registration form and detailed schedule (PDF)
- Cost: $50 per person. Open to all SABR members and up to three guests are welcome.
- Payment: Please make check or M.O. (U.S. dollars) payable to: “SABR.” On memo line of check, please, print: “Cleve. 19cBB Symposium.” Send check and completed registration form before November 1, 2018 to Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938.
- Questions: E-mail Peter Mancuso at email@example.com for more information.
The day-long Saturday symposium will be devoted to 19th-century baseball as it was played and evolved in Cleveland and its greater region of northeastern Ohio. A keynote luncheon address of interdisciplinary history by David Goldberg, Professor of History at Cleveland State University, will provide a look at late 19th-century Cleveland with a particular understanding of one of that city’s most important and powerful forces, its transportation system. In addition to the on-site luncheon, there will be both an early morning and mid-afternoon coffee and refreshments service.
Other speakers are expected to include John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian; John Skrtic, Director of Public Services, CPL; Jeremy Feador, Cleveland Indians, Historian & Curator; and four SABR researchers and authors with specific focus on elements of 19th-century Cleveland area baseball: David Fleitz, Joseph Wancho, Ken Krsolovic, and Bryan Fritz. Click here to download a complete schedule (PDF).
We hope to see you there!
Educators, sign up your students for SABR’s Student Group Affiliate Membership
As everyone gets ready for the start of the new school year, we hope all of our teachers and professors will consider signing up their classes or a group of students for a SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership, which will provide students with access to many of the electronic benefits that SABR members enjoy, including “This Week in SABR,” e-book editions of the Baseball Research Journal and The National Pastime, free SABR e-books, and access to the members-only section of SABR.org. This membership will not include any printed publications or voting rights.
In order to make the Student Group Affiliate Membership affordable for groups to join, here are the options we offer:
- College/University groups/classes: For an annual fee of $250, a group of up to 25 students can receive a one-year electronic SABR affiliate membership.
- High School/Middle School groups/classes: For an annual fee of $100, a group of up to 20 students can receive a one-year electronic SABR affiliate membership.
Any educational class or student group at the middle school, high school or college/university level is eligible for a SABR affiliate membership, as long as a faculty member, teacher, or adviser is an active SABR member (or registers to join.) The teacher/adviser will be listed as the group contact on the SABR website. Click here to learn more at SABR.org.
If you have any questions about how a Student Group Affiliate Membership might work for your group or class, please contact SABR Vice President Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
SABR Games Project reaches milestone with 1,000th published story
One of SABR’s newest research initiatives, the SABR Games Project, reached a milestone with the publication of its 1,000th article recently.
The newest batch of SABR Games Project stories includes notable and memorable games from all eras of baseball history, including stories about Nolan Ryan’s sixth no-hitter (1990), Lou Brock’s 3,000th hit (1979), the 10-cent beer riot at Cleveland Stadium (1974), and the first night All-Star Game in Philadelphia (1943).
Formed in 2014 and now headed up by Mike Huber, Steven C. Weiner, Len Levin, and Bruce Slutsky, the SABR Games Project is an initiative to research, write, and publish accounts of major-league regular season, postseason, and All-Star Games, along with other games of historical significance such as in the Negro Leagues, minor leagues, or international or exhibition contests. These game accounts complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores, as well as SABR BioProject essays on the players involved.
It’s easy to get involved. Any SABR member is eliglble to write for the Games Project. If you’d like to help contribute, find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines.
SABR Defensive Index rankings released through first half of 2018 MLB season
Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman leads all fielders in the AL and St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong has taken the NL’s top spot in the SABR Defensive Index™ rankings through the first half of the 2018 MLB season.
For the sixth consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index will be used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process that will be added to the votes from the managers and coaches.
Chapman’s SDI of 17.2 is the highest in the game among all qualified defenders, ahead of Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon (10.6). Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias (7.6), Los Angeles second baseman Ian Kinsler (7.6), and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien (7.4) round out the top five in the AL.
Wong’s SDI of 10.7 leads all fielders in the NL, followed by Cincinnati left fielder Adam Duvall (8.1), Milwaukee center fielder Lorenzo Cain (7.6), and Pittsburgh left fielder Corey Dickerson (7.5). San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt and Colorado second baseman DJ LeMahieu are tied for fifth place at 6.6.
The updated SDI results were released last week by the Society for American Baseball Research. Click here to view full SDI rankings by position through games of July 15, 2018.
The final SDI results will be released following the conclusion of the 2018 season at SABR.org/SDI.
Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class
Last weekend, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, along with former Detroit Tigers stars Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, who were selected for induction by the Modern Era Committee.
You can learn more about the Class of 2018 at the SABR BioProject:
- Click here to read Chipper Jones’s SABR biography, written by Jacob Pomrenke
- Click here to read Vladimir Guerrero’s SABR biography, Cosme Vivanco
- Click here to read Jim Thome’s SABR biography, written by Joseph Wancho
- Click here to read Trevor Hoffman’s SABR biography, written by Max Mannis
- Click here to read Alan Trammell’s SABR biography, written by John Milner
- Click here to read Jack Morris’s SABR biography, written by Stew Thornley
Find all published SABR biographies for Baseball Hall of Fame inductees — including the Class of 2018 — by clicking here.
- Sheldon Ocker Oral History interview: One of our newest interviews in the SABR Oral History Collection is with Sheldon Ocker, who was honored in Cooperstown last weekend as the 2018 recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Click here to listen to Sheldon Ocker’s SABR Oral History interview online. The interview was conducted by John McMurray, chair of the SABR Oral History Committee, on February 27, 2018. Check out more highlights from the new SABR Oral History Collection website, which launched earlier this year, at oralhistory.sabr.org.
SABR Digital Library: Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City
Add this new book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection, on one of baseball’s classic crown jewels:
Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
Associate Editors: Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-75-0, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-74-3, $9.99
311 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
Click here to read the full description of this book at SABR.org.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Cincinnati’s Crosley Field for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Cincinnati’s Crosley Field paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks. For quicker delivery, please order at Amazon.com.)
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including e-book editions for free. Visit SABR.org/ebooks for a list of all titles.
Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.
New SABR book on the World Series in the Deadball Era brings baseball history to life
A special new publication produced by SABR’s Deadball Era Research Committee vividly brings back the exploits of Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Home Run Baker, and Babe Ruth to life with more than 250 rare photos:
The World Series in the Deadball Era: A History in the Words and Pictures of the Writers and Photographers
Edited by Steve Steinberg
Foreword by Dr. Charles Alexander
Published by St. Johann Press
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-9379-4345-5, $45.00
306 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
Click here for a complete description of this book at SABR.org.
This book is available for purchase from Amazon.com, your local bookstore, or directly from the publisher at St. Johann Press.
Buy the book:
- Amazon.com: Purchase the hardcover edition on Amazon.com
- St. Johann Press: Purchase the book from the publisher at StJohannPress.com
Students, 10 days left to apply for the 2018 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship
SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee will award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior in its inaugural Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2018.
Students must write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
Click here to download the 2018 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship application and style guidelines (PDF)
All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by August 13, 2018, and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
Click here for complete details and submission criteria.
3 new SABR biographies published
Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,606 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Ross Baumgarten, by Gary Sarnoff
- Mario Cuomo, by David Krell
- Ken Tatum, by Bill Nowlin
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproj/recent
- Search for any SABR biography: You can now visit sabr.org/bioproj_search to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. You can also browse all of these BioProject categories and a lot more, including 300-game winners, Hall of Famers, 1960s All-Stars, or Negro Leaguers, at our Browse page: sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
- Read bios from SABR’s No-Hitters book: In SABR’s No-Hitters, edited by Bill Nowlin and published in 2017, we focused on pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. All of the biographies — from Hall of Famers such as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, and Randy Johnson to more obscure pitchers such as Larry Corcoran, Charlie Robertson, and Dallas Braden — that appeared in No-Hitters can now be read online at the SABR BioProject. More game summaries from the No-Hitters book will be posted at the SABR Games Project soon. You can also download the No-Hitters e-book for free or purchase the paperback edition at 50% off by clicking here.
Check out new BioProject page on famous figures outside of baseball
The SABR Baseball Biography Project includes thousands of biographies on major-league players, managers, scouts, and umpires. But we also like to tell stories of people who had a notable impact on the world outside of the game we love, too — including politicians, business owners, lawyers, activists, actors, writers, and star athletes in other sports.
Now we have a page dedicated to these biographies at SABR.org:
Click the link above to find SABR biographies on such figures as U.S. Senator Jim Bunning, Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe, World War II codebreaker and LPGA co-founder Helen Dettweiler, College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Berry, the “Singing Cowboy” Gene Autry, comedian Lou Costello, University of Kentucky basketball legend Cotton Nash, Negro Leaguer and Hollywood actor Edgar “Blue” Washington … and, of course, catcher-turned-spy Moe Berg.
1 new story published by the SABR Games Project
One new game story was posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here is the new game story:
- September 30, 1951: Jackie Robinson saves the day and the season for Dodgers, by C. Paul Rogers III
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject/recent. Find all published Games Project articles at SABR.org/GamesProject.
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Mike Huber. To request an assignment, please contact Steven C. Weiner. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors’ Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story started toward publication.
- 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.
- Read all articles from SABR book on greatest games at Milwaukee’s County Stadium: In SABR’s From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published in 2016, we told the stories of memorable moments from the heart of the Badger State. All of the stories that appeared in this book are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project by clicking here.
Listen to Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Sunday nights
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the 2018 season at its regular time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
There is no new show this week, which will include highlights from recent interviews with Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated and Scott Miller of Bleacher Report.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more.
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.
Cubaball Tours announces 2018 dates
SABR member Kit Krieger of Cubaball Tours is pleased to announce that the 19th annual baseball tour of Cuba will be conducted from September 23-30, 2018.
Highlights of the tour include five games of the 58th National Series in five different ballparks; meetings with current and veteran players, including Luis Zayas, the last surviving member of the fabled Havana Sugar Kings living in Cuba, and Sigfredo Barros, the baseball beat writer for Granma, the national newspaper of Cuba; a visit to the monuments erected in Colon Cemetery, including the gravesites of Adolfo Luque and Hall of Famer Jose Mendez Caridad; seminars on contemporary Cuba, including US-Cuban relations, and more.
The tour, which is limited to 25 people, is licensed by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control and complies with US requirements for travel to Cuba. Click here for complete details.
Contact Kit Krieger (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
- Related link: Donald Plavnick: My experience on the Cubaball Tour
- Norm King, 61, of Ottawa, Ontario, died on July 31, 2018, after a nine-month fight with a rare form of bile duct cancer. He joined SABR in 2010 and quickly became a prolific contributor to the SABR BioProject and Games Project. He was the lead editor and author of Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos, published in 2016, and wrote biographies and game stories for a number of other SABR books. He was also in the process of completing his second book on the Expos entitled 1979: The First Great Season for McFarland & Co. He was an active member of SABR’s Quebec Chapter and a friendly face at the SABR national convention each year. He and his loving wife, Lucile McGregor, traveled the world including most of Western Europe, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand, and virtually every MLB city. He worked for 29 years for the Government of Canada before retiring in 2012. A community activist with a passion for human rights, Norm’s lobbying led the House of Commons to establish Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities in 2010. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucile; along with his mother, Shandel; brother Howard (late Gail) and sister Barbara Chernack (Michael), all of Montreal. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 2 in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry in Ottawa, with interment in the Jewish Memorial Garden in Osgoode. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norm to the Bruyere Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Click here to read the full obituary.
ICYMI: Highlights from last week’s This Week in SABR
We’ve heard your feedback: Some of you have said you look forward to “This Week in SABR” every Friday, but sometimes there are just too many compelling articles and announcements to read every week. We’re not complaining — hey, keep up the great work! — but we know the feeling. So in an effort to make the length of this newsletter more manageable to read, we’ll summarize some of the repeating/recurring announcements in a special “In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)” section of “This Week in SABR”.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- SABR 48: Check out complete coverage from our 2018 convention in Pittsburgh
- Larry McCray selected as Bob Davids Award recipient
- SABR 48: Maddox, Firstman win 2018 convention presentation awards
- SABR 48: Dummy Hoy selected as Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2018
- SABR 48: ‘Four Strangers’ upset powerhouse team of ex-champs in Trivia Contest; Massey wins third title
- Perry Barber receives 2018 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
- SABR member Bill Humber inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Granberg named 2018 Collegiate Baseball Player of Year by SABR Dallas-Fort Worth chapter
- Maine student wins 2018 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award
- Seeking nominations for 2019 Russell Gabay Award for New Jersey baseball research
- 2018 SABR Annual Report has been posted online
- SABR Digital Library: Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies
- Check out new articles at the SABR Games and Simulations Committee website
- Heaphy, Lebowitz re-elected to Board; Armour elected as SABR Director
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Save the date! 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
Welcome, new members!
We’d like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at members.sabr.org and the Membership Handbook can be downloaded here.
Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
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|Peter Campbell||Lincoln, RI||Kevan Roskam||Tahoe City, CA|
|Keith Clingman||New York, NY||Terry Russell||Pasadena, TX|
|Jeremy Diamond||Toronto, ON||David Vondle||Alexandria, VA|
|Art Edwards||Herndon, VA||Gerald Walker||Elizabethtown, KY|
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Research Committee news
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Statistical Analysis: Check out the new Statistical Analysis Committee website at sabrstatanalysis.blog or follow us on Twitter at @SabrStat for timely updates and discussion.
- Games Project: For more updates from the SABR Games Project, check out the committee’s revived page on Facebook. “Like” our page and contribute to the discussion at Facebook.com/SABRGames.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Regional Chapter news
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: Summer 2018 newsletter (Baltimore, MD)
- Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter: August 2018 newsletter (Phoenix, AZ)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: BasebALZ baseball reminiscence program wraps up Season 9 (Austin, TX)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
SABR Events Calendar
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- August 4: Quebec Chapter summer meeting (Quebec City, QC)
- August 4: Bob Davids Chapter: SABR Day at the Nats (Washington, DC)
- August 4: Rocky Mountain Chapter: Baseball and BBQ Extravaganza (Denver, CO)
- August 4: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- August 4: Talkin’ Baseball: Paul Scimonelli (Columbia, MD)
- August 4-5: 2018 Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball (Boston, MA)
- August 5: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington Chapter vintage ballgame outing (Lexington, KY)
- August 8: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- August 8: Carolina Chapter meeting (Carrboro, NC)
- August 11: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting/ballgame (Houston, TX)
- August 15: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly lunch (Baltimore, MD)
- August 15: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- August 16: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- August 18: 2018 Pacific Coast League player and family reunion (San Leandro, CA)
- August 18: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- August 20: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- August 21: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- August 22: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
All SABR meetings and events are open to the public. Feel free to bring a baseball-loving friend … and make many new ones! Check out the SABR Events Calendar at SABR.org/events.
Around the Web
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Linda Borg: Central Falls honors native son Roland Hemond (Providence Journal)
- David Waldstein: Documents shed new light on life and death of Yankees’ Munson (New York Times)
- Jay Jaffe: Thurman Munson’s case for Cooperstown (FanGraphs)
- Jonathan Judge: The most likely contribution in baseball stats (Baseball Prospectus)
- Meg Rowley: Let us like baseball (FanGraphs)
- Jayson Stark: Re-evaluating the 1990s Braves through the prism of Cooperstown (The Athletic)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: Who was July’s top defensive player? (ACTA Sports)
- Rachael McDaniel: Transaction analysis: violence (Baseball Prospectus)
- John LaRue: The increasing difficulty of acquiring star players (The Hardball Times)
- Eno Sarris: How A’s closer Blake Treinen is riding a new pitch to new heights (The Athletic)
- Ben Lindbergh: Meet the Orioyals: Could we combine MLB’s worst teams into a winner? (The Ringer)
- David Laurila: Manager’s perspective: Gabe Kapler on staying the course (FanGraphs)
- Sheryl Ring: Reexamining the Mets, or when one game might mean something (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: Position players … catching? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: Giving back is a Latino baseball tradition (La Vida Baseball)
- Richard Sandomir: Hall of Fame to celebrate Moe Berg, a catcher and a spy (New York Times)
- Anne Keene: First, the Yankees played the Indians; then World War II took the field (New York Times)
- Frank Jackson: The arms of August (The Hardball Times)
- Shane Tourtellotte: ‘Five O’Clock Lightning,’ a myth of the 1927 Yankees (The Hardball Times)
- John Thorn: Deadball days: Larry Ritter was my inspiration to love this era (Our Game)
- Justine Siegal still struggling to find opportunities for women in baseball (BBC SportsHour)
- Richard Cuicchi: Pint-sized MLB stars Altuve, Albies reminiscent of New Orleans phenom Allan Montreuil (Crescent City Sports)
- Warren Rogan: Sports’ Forgotten Heroes: Sal Maglie (Sports’ Forgotten Heroes)
- Graham Womack: Sacramento baseball history highlighted in new museum exhibit (Sacramento News & Review)
- Monte Cely: An early look at the 2019 Serie del Caribe (SABRHornsby.org)
- Jeff Katz: Spring 2019: (Sort of) Mark Your Calendars (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Induction and Cards – The Reese’s Cup of Baseball (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jon Leonoudakis: Hey! Getcher Managers in Action Baseball Cards Here! (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: August 3, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.