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 December 13, 2019:
SABR and the LA84 Foundation are pleased to present The Sporting News Baseball Player Contract Cards Collection, an important primary source for information about the lives and careers of nearly 180,000 professional baseball players.
These index cards, maintained over a 105-year period beginning in 1886 by clerks at the weekly sports newspaper The Sporting News (TSN), contain a record of each ballplayer’s basic demographic data and their contract status. Sometime in the early 1990s, the current player records were computerized and the index cards were no longer maintained. In addition to players, another 10,000 cards document umpires and team executives.
This collection — which includes Hall of Famers Henry Aaron, Stan Musial, and Tony Gwynn to lesser-known players like Buzz Arlett and Moonlight Graham to Negro League legends like Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige — is particularly valuable to anyone conducting player biographical research. The TSN cards are also a rich repository of long forgotten stories with information that may not be available elsewhere, especially on players who spent their entire careers in the Minor Leagues.
Pioneer labor leader Marvin Miller and eight-time All-Star catcher Ted Simmons have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee.
Simmons was named on 13 of 16 ballots (81.3 percent) while Miller was named on 12 of 16 ballots (75 percent), with both reaching the 75-percent threshold necessary for election. The Modern Baseball Era Committee considered a ballot of nine former players and one former executive whose contributions to the game were most significant from 1970-87. The Modern Baseball Era Committee held meetings on Sunday in San Diego, site of Baseball’s Winter Meetings.
Miller and Simmons will be joined in the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 by any electees who emerge from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting, which will be announced on January 21.
- Read our biography of Ted Simmons at the SABR BioProject
- Listen to Marvin Miller’s interview with former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent in the SABR Oral History Collection
- “Marvin Miller and the Birth of the MLBPA,” by Michael Haupert (SABR Baseball Research Journal)
For those of you whose SABR memberships expire by December 31 — you can check your current membership status here — it’s time for you to renew!
From the Baseball Research Journal and the SABR Digital Library to “This Week in SABR” and our extensive list of research resources — and, of course, all the memorable conferences, chapter meetings, and events — we hope you enjoyed the many benefits of SABR membership this past year.
We hope you please continue your support by renewing your SABR membership today.
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Thank you for your support of SABR as we continue to strive to make SABR membership a great experience and a great value!
We also want to invite you to join the Friends of SABR, a circle of members who are committed to using their financial support to improve our baseball community and our efforts to increase the understanding of the game we love. None of these accomplishments would have been possible without your generosity — which is why we hope you will continue and even increase your support today!
We have been busy in the last year at SABR HQ and will continue to pour our energy into notable projects in 2020. Members like you are helping us turn our shared vision into a reality.
You can join the Friends of SABR by making a gift of at least $100 at SABR.org/donate. We will use your best gift of $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 to bring more young people into the world of baseball; to publish groundbreaking books and articles; and to promote research, preservation, and scholarship. In addition, SABR HQ will also donate 10% of all member gifts back to the chapters each donor is affiliated with.
Baseball makes the world better! Thank you so much for believing that and for joining us in this endeavor.
— Scott Bush, SABR CEO
This holiday season, AmazonSmile is an easy way to give back to SABR through online purchases made on Amazon.com. AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of your eligible Amazon purchases to SABR.
Millions of Amazon products are eligible for donations and are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile” on their product detail page. Remember, you must visit the AmazonSmile site (smile.amazon.com) first in order for your purchases to be eligible for donations.
Good news! The Fall 2019 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members. Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving soon. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered on November 18.
- All articles from the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal can now be read online at SABR.org.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order a copy of the print edition of the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal from Amazon.com.
We hope you enjoy reading the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal!
Early registration is now open for the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 13-15, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Arizona, where we’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Register today to join us!
The Analytics Conference schedule consists of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels, and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.
Programming will begin on the afternoon of Friday, March 13 and will run through Sunday afternoon on March 15. A large block of rooms for SABR Analytics Conference attendees is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Click here for highlights of the high-quality content from the 2019 conference.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 for non-members, and $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership). Registration includes lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoons and the networking reception on Saturday evening.
- Hotel: Click here to book your hotel room at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 100 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The special SABR group rate is $239/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 333-0000 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference. Complimentary wireless Internet is available for Marriott Rewards members in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 13 to March 15, 2020, based on availability. If you wish to book a room at the SABR rate before or after those dates, please contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Research Presentations: Click here to learn more about research presentations at the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2020 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. SABR’s long history in this area of baseball research, coupled with our mission of advancing the understanding and knowledge of baseball, makes us the perfect choice to coordinate and host this ground-breaking event.
For more information on the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference, or to register, visit SABR.org/analytics.
The 11th annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020. We’re starting to compile details now on 2020 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We’ll post them as soon as we get them at SABR.org/sabrday.
- 2020 SABR Day meetings: Click here for complete details on all upcoming SABR Day meetings
- SABR Day map: Click here for our interactive Google Map of 2020 SABR Day meetings
Regional SABR meetings are open to all baseball fans and are usually free to attend, so bring a friend! Guest speakers often include current and former baseball players, managers, umpires, executives, scouts, writers and authors.
Chapter leaders, please be sure to send any details on your SABR meeting to Jacob Pomrenke at email@example.com so we can update our SABR Day map.
Visit SABR.org/sabrday to learn more.
The SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, June 11-13, 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama, welcomes proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars.
Presentations may focus on any topic related to the Negro League centennial, black baseball in Birmingham, or other related topics, especially the Negro Southern League. Some possibilities include: Rube Foster; the 1920 season; the formation of the NSL, the formation of the NNL, the original eight teams, and so much more.
Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu before March 6, 2020.
SABR is seeking Spring 2020 interns to work in our office in Phoenix, Arizona. An internship with SABR will involve responsibilities across a variety of disciplines, possibly including:
- Working on-site at a local SABR conference, such as the SABR Analytics Conference
- Working with our Membership Director or Director of Development on organizational duties, membership renewal drives, customer service
- Working with our Director of Editorial Content to help publish and/or produce content for our website at SABR.org
The internship is an educational opportunity that may count toward college credit, covering 15-20 hours per week (flexible schedule), at the SABR office in Phoenix, Arizona. Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. MST Friday, January 3, 2020.
Listen to a new episode of SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer — which is now available on your favorite podcast streaming services!
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to Episode #37 — our guest this week is Paul Lukas, founder of the popular Uni-Watch.com website, which (in his words) is “the sports world’s foremost (okay, only) column devoted to uniform design.” He has written a regular Uni Watch column for more than 20 years, debuting as a columnist in 1999 at the Village Voice, then moving to Slate.com, and for the past 15 years at ESPN.com.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. Every week, SABRcast will feature insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 5,034 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Red Badgro, by Stephen V. Rice
- Red Donahue, by Bill Lamb
- Bill Foster, by Thomas Kern
- Spence Harris, by Stephen V. Rice
- Ken Holloway, by Chris Rainey
- Ed McNichol, by Carole Olshavsky
- Vic Rodriguez, by Evan Katz
- Ted Simmons, by Gregory H. Wolf
- Walter Van Grofski, by Bill Lamb
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.
Seventeen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 16, 1885: Henry Larkin becomes second MLB player to hit for reverse natural cycle, by Mike Huber
- May 30, 1958: Walt Moryn’s third home run caps Cubs’ comeback in style, by Gordon Gattie
- May 15, 1960: Don Cardwell tosses no-hitter in Cubs debut, by Gregory H. Wolf
- May 28, 1960: Don Zimmer’s game-winning hit in 14th overcomes dominant start by Sandy Koufax, by Brian M. Frank
- June 28, 1961: Ron Santo comes up big with two homers, seven RBIs, by Alan Cohen
- April 24, 1962: ‘Human Strikeout Machine’ Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 in the Windy City, by Gregory H. Wolf
- May 29, 1962: Braves beat Cubs in a home run derby on a cold day in May, by John Bauer
- July 30, 1962: Junior Circuit shows its power in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field, by Alan Cohen
- June 9, 1963: Ernie Banks’ blasts bounce Koufax, but Cubs crumble, by John Bauer
- August 19, 1965: Reds’ Jim Maloney tosses 10-inning no-hitter — with 187 pitches, 10 walks, and 12 strikeouts, by Gregory H. Wolf
- August 11, 1966: Cubs’ Randy Hundley hits for the cycle, by Joe Schuster
- September 10, 1968: The Billy Williams Show, by John Bauer
- April 9, 1969: Billy Williams’ four doubles lead Cubs to drubbing of Phillies, by Doug Feldmann
- May 13, 1969: Cubs give expansion Padres a rude welcome to the National League, by John Bauer
- August 19, 1969: Cubs’ Ken Holtzman throws no-hitter without striking out a batter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 4, 2016: Edwin Encarnacion’s walk-off homer sends Blue Jays to the ALDS, by Matt Faltas (first-time author)
- July 25, 2019: Baltimore’s Stevie Wilkerson earns the first nonpitcher save, by Evan Katz
Most of these articles were published in Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison (SABR, 2019), edited by Gregory H. Wolf. To read more stories from this book online, click here.
- 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 stories from Met-rospectives book online: In Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History, edited by Brian Wright and Bill Nowlin and published in 2018, we offered Mets fans a chance to soak in some Amazin’ memories with dozens of game stories on the most memorable moments in franchise history. From Tom Terrific and the Miracle Mets to the triumphant 1986 World Series champions and beyond, all of the game summaries from our Met-rospectives book can now be read online at the SABR Games Project. Click here to download your free e-book or get 50% off the paperback edition at SABR.org.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove offseason at a new time! Listen to a new episode at 4:00-5:00 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. 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.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the semiannual update to the Retrosheet.org website for Fall 2019. There are some new files and many others have been updated. Here is a summary:
- The 2019 event files are available: regular season, All-Star game and postseason games.
- We have added deduced games for 1932 to 1936 thanks to the continued great work by Tom Thress, Rob Wood, Dick Cramer, Jim Herdman, Cliff Blau, Javier Anderson, and John Gabcik.
- We have also completed the proofing of play by play files from 1918. These new releases cover over 85% of the games back through 1918, meaning that we now provide play-by-play data for the last 102 seasons.
- Tom Ruane continues to lead the way on constructing box score files with the addition of the 1905 and 1904 seasons with this release.
— David W. Smith
We are pleased to pass along this update from SABR member Gary Ashwill at Seamheads.com on December 10:
The newest update in the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database is the 1926 Negro National League, once again based on the work of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, and the Negro League Researchers and Authors Group, with additions and edits by us. Along with the NNL playoffs and the 1926 World Series, the 1926 NNL takes its place alongside our compilation of the 1926 Eastern Colored League to give a complete picture of black professional baseball that year.
The Kansas City Monarchs, vying for their fourth straight NNL pennant, lost the great shortstop Dobie Moore early in the season when his ankle was shattered by a bullet. Newly appointed player-manager Bullet Rogan (12-4, 3.15, as a pitcher while batting .285) did his share on the field. The Cuban outfielder Cristóbal Torriente (.351/.426/.496) helped make up for the loss of Moore’s bat, and the pitching trio of Rogan, William Bell (15-5, 2.45), and the 19-year-old Chet Brewer (12-1, 2.24) enabled the Monarchs to win the first half with relative ease.
The legendary Rube Foster, founder of both the Chicago American Giants and the Negro National League itself, fell victim to mental illness and had to retire, leaving his captain Dave Malarcher in charge of the team.
To view the award-winning Seamheads Negro Leagues Database, visit Seamheads.com/NegroLgs/index.php
- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database update: 1929 Negro National League (October 8, 2019)
- Seamheads Negro Leagues Database update: 1929 American Negro League (April 3, 2019)
- Seymour Medal, due 12/31/2019: The Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. The award is presented during the Seymour Medal Banquet at the NINE Spring Training Conference every March. If you have a book to nominate with a 2019 publication date, contact Andy Andres at email@example.com by December 31, 2019.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2019: Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The award is presented during the committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention. If you have a book to nominate with a 2019 publication date, contact Doug Skipper at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2019.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 12/31/2019: The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2020 awards, please send a copy of your work to Gary Sarnoff at email@example.com by December 31, 2019.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2020: The SABR Baseball Research Award (formerly the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award) honors those whose outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball. To submit a nomination for the 2020 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2020: The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2020 awards, please contact Len Levin at email@example.com.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.
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:
- Chapman, Arenado win 2019 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2019
- In Memoriam: Dorothy Seymour Mills, baseball’s first female historian
- 2020 SABR Jerry Malloy Conference in Birmingham to celebrate 100 years of the Negro Leagues
- SABR Digital Library: The Babe
- Check out photos and highlights from the 2019 SABR/IWBC Arizona Fall League Experience
- SABR Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 scholarships in 2019 essay contest
- SABR to expand Diamond Dollars Case Competition in 2020
- Listen to highlights from the SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium in Chicago
- SABR launches new SocialLink communication tool for members
- SABR BioProject reaches milestone with 5,000th baseball biography
- SABR members, get a discount when you subscribe to Baseball Digest Archive
- Read all stories from The National Pastime: Pacific Ghosts online
- Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts inaugural issue released
- Give back to SABR through AmazonSmile
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new 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: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Jeremy Berry-Cahn||Sacramento, CA||Ted Hayduk||New York, NY|
|Howard Bryant||Northampton, MA||Darren Hellwege||Columbia, MO|
|Scott Bubnick||Parma, OH||Scott Jennings||Madison, WI|
|RJ Burson||Long Beach, CA||Michael Kenney||Pasadena, CA|
|Mike Ford||Tokushima, JPN||Dave Mona||Edina, MN|
|Larry Gabe||Salem, SC||Bill Nato||Wake Forest, NC|
|Colin Gray||Clearwater, FL||Peter Poulos||Aiken, SC|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Baseball Records: December 2019 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: December 2019 newsletter (Chicago, IL)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- December 13: Boston Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Boston, MA)
- December 14: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter holiday party (North Haven, CT)
- December 14: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter monthly lunch (Lockport, IL)
- December 15: Rogers Hornsby Chapter monthly lunch (Austin, TX)
- December 16: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- December 16: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- December 17: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- December 17: Juan Marichal Chapter monthly meeting (Santo Domingo, DOM)
- December 18: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- December 18: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- December 18: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- December 19: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- December 21: Hank Gowdy Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Dublin, OH)
- December 21: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
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.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Kim Fundingsland: Grave of former Negro League player Saul Davis gets new marker in Minot (Minot Daily News)
- Jayson Stark: The election of Marvin Miller (The Athletic)
- Jay Jaffe: Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons are now Hall of Famers (FanGraphs)
- Rob Arthur: MLB admits lower seam height caused the home run surge (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ben Clemens: Valuing Gerrit Cole’s opt-out (FanGraphs)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: Introducing the PART system to Defensive Runs Saved (ACTA Sports)
- Dave Hannigan: Dorothy Seymour, the brains behind America’s baseball professor (Irish Times)
- Bill Francis: Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson honored by election as 2020 Frick Award winner (BaseballHall.org)
- Jim Margalus: Hawk Harrelson’s way with words worthy of recognition (Sox Machine)
- Nick Cafardo wins 2020 J.G. Taylor Spink Award (BaseballHall.org)
- Anthony Castrovince: Introducing the 2019 All-MLB team (MLB.com)
- Eno Sarris: What’s in a title? Title inflation, innovation and importance in the modern front office (The Athletic)
- Clinton Yates: ‘The Cobra at Twilight’: Will Dave Parker ever get the recognition he deserves? (The Undefeated)
- Rustin Dodd: ‘Take this shot and see what happens’: How to land a job in baseball at the Winter Meetings (The Athletic)
- John Thorn: The strange story of the sacrifice fly (Our Game)
- Kendal Blust: Mujeres en el diamante: Siegal brings baseball clinic to girls in Mexico (Fronteras Desk)
- Rob Mains: Looking back on the 2019 season (Baseball Prospectus)
- Stephon Johnson: Broken promises, broken trust in 2019 (The Hardball Times)
- Jesse Goldberg-Strassler: The last great minor-league contraction (Ballpark Digest)
- Shane Tourtellotte: Why it’s time to end the MLB amateur draft (The Hardball Times)
- Kenny Kelly: The Blue Jays dynasty that could have been (Beyond the Box Score)
- Tom Joyce: The many non-successes of the Rule 5 draft (The Hardball Times)
- Andrew Mearns: The 2019 all out-of-position team (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jeff Cohen: Baseball and BBQ interview with Jeremy Beer (Baseball and BBQ)
- Frank Jackson: John Wyatt’s 81 appearances in ’64 (The Hardball Times)
- David Kaiser: The catchers in the Hall of Fame (Baseball Greatness)
- Bill Deane: Ted Simmons finally catches a break (WordPress)
- Jay Schreiber: In baseball’s infancy, one of the best players was a Jew from Brooklyn (Forward.com)
- John Racanelli: The Most Conventional Card Set (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: A tale of a fateful set (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Nick Vossbrink: My Favorite Common (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Anthony Salazar: Succumbing to the Siren’s Song of the Topps Heritage Collection: a 1970 journey (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: December 13, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.