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 3, 2021:
This holiday season, it’s easy to share that passion for the game with friends and family. If you’re looking for a great gift for the baseball fan in your life, how about a SABR Gift Membership?
All baseball fans are welcome to join SABR.
Click here to learn more about how to sign up a family member or friend with a SABR Gift Membership in our latest Membership Benefit Spotlight video.
Visit SABR.org/gift-membership to learn more.
The results of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee vote and the Golden Days Era Committee vote will be announced live on MLB Network at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 5.
The Early Baseball Era voting electorate includes SABR members Gary Ashwill, Adrian Burgos Jr., Leslie Heaphy, Justice Hill, Steve Hirdt, and John Thorn. Burgos and Hirdt are also part of the Golden Days Era voting electorate.
Seven Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues legends and three American League/National League stars comprise the 10-name Early Baseball Era ballot, which features candidates whose primary contribution to the game came prior to 1950. The Golden Days Era Committee considers candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69.
The Early Baseball Era ballot includes Bill Dahlen, John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant “Home Run” Johnson, Lefty O’Doul, Buck O’Neil, Dick “Cannonball” Redding, Allie Reynolds, and George “Tubby” Scales.
The Golden Days Era ballot includes Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Roger Maris, Minnie Miñoso, Danny Murtaugh, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, and Maury Wills. Of this group, Kaat, Oliva and Wills are living.
Click on a link above to read SABR biographies for these players.
The summer 2022 issue of SABR’s convention journal, The National Pastime, will have a theme of the Minor Leagues. Open to all topics relating to the minors, including both affiliated and unaffiliated leagues/teams. The history of minor league baseball parallels that of the majors, stretching back into the 19th century. Before major-league expansion, the only baseball west of St. Louis was minor-league ball.
We are seeking engaging, impeccably researched articles on any aspect of minor league baseball, including people, players, teams, stadiums, leagues, between-inning entertainment, championships, and more. Personal essays and interviews will also be considered alongside research papers, but their slots will be limited.
Please email an abstract or article topic description, along with expected word count length and information on how you plan to research the topic, with email subject line “TNP: Minor Leagues” to PubDir@sabr.org by Monday, December 6, 2021. First drafts will be due in February 2022, with final drafts needed by the end of April 2022.
On Thursday, December 2, SABR’s Pee Wee Reese Chapter in Louisville, Kentucky, dedicated a memorial at Cave Hill Cemetery for John Lewis Dodge, a professional baseball player who died after being hit by a pitched ball in 1916. Thursday’s ceremony was part of a larger project planned in 2022 to celebrate the history of baseball in Louisville.
Dodge, an infielder for the Mobile Sea Gulls and a Louisville resident, was playing in a minor league game against the Nashville Vols when tragedy struck in the seventh inning.
The placement and unveiling of Dodge’s marker in Cave Hill Cemetery will be the kickoff for additional historical Louisville baseball activities.
Early registration is now open for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, which will be held over three days in online sessions from March 18-20, 2022. 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 Virtual Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest speakers from throughout the baseball analytics community, career development sessions led by experienced sports professionals, and industry networking opportunities — all available online for any aspiring front office executive or baseball fan to attend from the comfort of home. Students will have opportunities for skill acquisition and development, including sessions on how to work with baseball-related data sets as well as databasing and SQL.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $75 for SABR members, $100 for non-members, and $50 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership).
- Student Registration: Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive a special link to register at a discounted rate.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Deadline: December 31, 2021.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2022 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. Deadline: December 31, 2021.
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panelists, and presenters soon! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
The 2022 Diamond Dollars Case Competition will be held online beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, March 18, 2022, as part of the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Four- to five-person student teams are asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. The student team presents their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges that includes MLB front office executives.
- Register: Click here to register your team for the 2022 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition. Registration is $1,750 per team, which includes admission to all SABR Virtual Analytics Conference sessions and a one-year SABR membership for each participant. Please include your school name, along with names and contact information for up to 5 participants.
- Questions: Please contact Vince Gennaro with any questions about participating.
Visit SABR.org/analytics/case to learn more.
We’re now seeking applications for a new full-time position based at the SABR office, located in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix.
The Membership Services Manager will lead SABR’s membership service efforts, including new member on-boarding, member communications, and membership transactions. As our Membership Services Manager, you will be responsible for membership retention and helping chapters develop their membership. An integral part of ensuring the success of our baseball community, this position will help drive SABR’s future growth and support the organization’s vision.
Please send resume and cover letter to CEO Scott Bush at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
While we continue to celebrate SABR’s 50th anniversary this year, we are keeping a keen eye on our organization’s future and have so many exciting projects on deck. In 2022, we will deliver the SABR Local Grants program. This initiative will provide an opportunity for chapters, research committees, and chartered communities to apply for funding for their projects under SABR’s Four Pillars: Research, Scholarship, Preservation, and Future of the Game. In total, $10,000 in SABR Local Grants will be awarded in 2022!
All SABR chapters, chartered communities, and research committees are now eligible to apply, until January 30, 2022. Individual SABR members and non-SABR groups are not eligible, so if you have an individual idea for a program grant, please follow up with your local chapter leadership or appropriate research committee to discuss an application.
SABR’s 50th year has been a historic one. We have commemorated our history and looked forward to our shared vision of the organization’s future. As 2021 comes to a close, we need your support to BRING IT HOME and ensure that vision turns into a reality.
Gifts from members like you are integral to SABR’s existence and we are hopeful you will consider a donation to sustain and grow our wonderful baseball community.
You can support SABR’s Bring it Home Campaign by making a gift of at least $100 by December 31, 2021. We will use your best gift of $100, $300, $500, or $1,000 to boost initiatives in several key areas of SABR’s mission:
- Research: continued support for groundbreaking baseball-related research, books, articles, and new member resources
- Scholarship: furthering the reach and impact of SABR’s world-class committees, chapters, and conferences
- Preservation: committing to preserve, honor, and commemorate baseball history
- Future of the Game: improving SABR’s ability to engage with a younger and more diverse constituency, including high school and college students, through baseball research
Visit SABR.org/donate/2021 to learn more.
The 11th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference Art Contest attracted artwork from all over the nation. Art from the winners will be on display at the upcoming Jerry Malloy Conference, which will be held June 2-4, 2022, in Birmingham, Alabama. The winners are:
- Amateur: Brian Callaghan, Richmond, VA
- Youth: Gabrielle Davis, Moody, AL
The winning entry in the amateur category will receive a $150 prize and a certificate from the conference and the youth winner will receive $100 and a certificate from the conference.
Photos of the art will also be included in an upcoming issue of Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, published by McFarland & Co.
Good news! The Fall 2021 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members. This issue includes a special illustrated cover of Ball Four author and knuckleball pitcher Jim Bouton by SABR member Gary Cieradkowski.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered on Tuesday, November 9.
- All articles from the Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal are now available to read online at SABR.org.
- Click here to download the PDF e-book edition of the Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order a copy of the print edition of the Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal from Amazon.com.
We hope you enjoy reading the Fall 2021 Baseball Research Journal!
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: SABR’s Luke Easter Chapter in Western New York presents a panel discussion on “Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement: Where We Are and How We Got Here” at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 5. All baseball fans are invited to attend. We’ll be joined by authors Michael Haupert, Dan Levitt, and Jeff Katz from SABR’s Business of Baseball Committee. Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from author Dan Joseph (Baseball’s Greatest What If: Pete Reiser) and Baltimore Orioles public-address announcer Adrienne Roberson. 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:
- December 4: Talkin’ Baseball: Jack Bales (9:00 a.m. EST)
- December 4: Pee Wee Reese (KY) Chapter meeting with Joe Posnanski (10:00 a.m. EST)
- December 5: Luke Easter (NY) Chapter meeting with with Michael Haupert, Dan Levitt, and Jeff Katz (2:00 p.m. EST)
- December 6: Boston Chapter (MA) meeting with John Vampatella (8:00 p.m. EST)
- December 7: Dusty Baker-Sacramento / Lefty O’Doul Chapter joint meeting with Jean Ardell and Jon Leonoudakis (7:00 p.m. PST)
- December 8: Rocky Mountain (CO) Chapter meeting with Brian Drent (12:00 p.m. MST)
- December 9: Ken Keltner (WI) Chapter meeting with Luke Epplin (7:00 p.m. CST)
- December 10: Quebec Chapter meeting with Marcel Dugas (7:00 p.m. EST)
- December 11: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington (KY) Chapter meeting (1:00 p.m. EST)
- December 11: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting with Cody Decker (2:00 p.m. CST)
In addition, the following events will be held in person:
- December 4: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- December 5: KC Hall of Fame Watch Party (Overland Park, KS)
- December 11: Hank Gowdy Chapter meeting (Columbus, OH)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of November 2021:
|Matthew Albertson||Allen Liebb|
|David Alvarez||Daniel Linnenberg|
|Mark Anderson||Walter Long|
|Bill Arata||Andrea Long|
|Richard Arpi||Charles Luppert|
|Joseph Auslander||William Macht|
|Robert Axelrod||Charles Mackey|
|Jack Bales||John Maloney|
|Ed Barbini||Peter Mancuso|
|Keith Barnes||Richard Masson|
|Mike Bell||Jim McCurdy|
|Barry Bengtsson||James McDermott|
|Paul Bennett||Thomas Merrick|
|Harvey Berger||Robert Merrilees|
|Jay Berman||Ted Meyer|
|Michael Berry||John Mitchell|
|John Beyers||Billy Moore|
|Thomas Biblewski||Paulette Morant|
|Dick Bily||Robert Morris|
|Randal Bjerke||Christopher Moyer|
|William Blair||Jim Mullany|
|Robert Bluthardt||John Murray|
|David Bohmer||Rob Neyer|
|Terry Bohn||Monty Nielsen|
|T. Christopher Bond||Bill Nowlin|
|Mark Bonino||James Odenkirk|
|Thomas Bradley||Gary Olson|
|Stephen Bratkovich||Jeff Orner|
|Edward Brown||James O’Shea|
|D. Bruce Brown||John Outland|
|John Burbridge III||Vic Pallos|
|John Burbridge, Jr.||Prisco Panza|
|Dan Busby||David Pearson|
|Scott Bush||Laura Peebles|
|Stanley Calderon||Heribert R. Perez|
|Ken Carrano||Gregg Pericich|
|Scott Carter||Steve Perry|
|Robert Carver||Zac Petrillo|
|Walter Chadwick||Victor Piacentile|
|William Christensen||Mark Pollak|
|Karl Cicitto||David Powell|
|Phil Coffin||Laurel Prieb|
|Leander Collin||Gregory Puchalski|
|Gary Coon||Edward Pulaski|
|Warren Corbett||Laura Purcell|
|Peter Cottrell||John Rall|
|Jim Cox||David Reynolds|
|Peter Craig||Carl Rhoads|
|Richard Cramer||James Rook|
|Harrington Crissey||Steven Roscoe|
|Mary Critchfield||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Carlos de Armas-Kendall||Harry Rothgerber|
|Robert Dean||Charles Roussel|
|Paul DeFonzo||Tom Ruane|
|Susan Dellinger||Stephen Russell|
|James Disch||Bob Russon|
|Peter Donhauser||William Ryczek|
|Joseph Dorinson||Gary Sarnoff|
|Bob Dorrill||Edward Scahill|
|Woody Eckard||Jason Scheller|
|Helen Edwards||Louis Schiff|
|Max Effgen||Steven Schmitt|
|Robert Elliott||Douglas Schoppert|
|Steven Elsberry||David Scott|
|Brian Engelhardt||Mike Segal|
|Bruce Enos||David Senkow|
|Bernard Enright||David Serota|
|Jan Finkel||Steve Shaiman|
|David Firstman||Jeff Shames|
|Ken Fischer||Rob Sheinkopf|
|Robert Fleishman||Robert Shelton|
|Adam Foldes||Blake Sherry|
|Michael Frank||Paul Short|
|Roy Gedat||Ira Siegel|
|Richard Giovanoni||Warren Simpson|
|David Girdany||Michael Skoog|
|Carl Goldberg||Richard Smiley|
|Duke Goldman||John Smirch|
|Dennis Goldstein||Kaye Smith|
|Gene Gomes||Mike Sparks|
|John Gottko||Alec Stais|
|Fred Grandchamp||Mark Stangl|
|John Green||Sumner Steinfeldt|
|Daryl Grigsby||Thomas Stone|
|Steve Hall||Wesley Story|
|Frank Hart||Richard Street|
|John Hatch||James Sweetman|
|Jeff Hauer||James Tackach|
|Leslie Heaphy||Cecilia Tan|
|Wayne Hebden||Timothy Tangen|
|Joseph Helyar||Andrew Terrick|
|Kent Henderson||Joseph Thompson|
|Peter Henrici||Don Thompson|
|Tim Herlich||John Thorn|
|Lon Hildreth||Stew Thornley|
|Brenda Himrich||Crofty Thorp|
|Rockwell Hoffman||Bill Tiedeman|
|Karen Holleran||Richard B. Tourangeau|
|Frank Houdek||Wayne Towers|
|Michael Huber||Neal Traven|
|Matt Hudson||Sam Treynor|
|David Hughes||Hayden Trubitt|
|Rick Huhn||Thomas Tuttle|
|Daniel Ingellis||Paul Vastola|
|Martin Jatlow||David Vaught|
|Donald Jensen||Marlene Vogelsang|
|Douglas Jordan||Joseph Wancho|
|Jim Kaplan||Donald Ward|
|Joe Keaney||Mike Webber|
|Duane Keilstrup||Steven Weiner|
|Kenneth Keller||Mark Wendling|
|Kostya Kennedy||Steve West|
|Eric Kephart||Robert Whelan|
|Steven Klugman||Eric White|
|Robert Komoroski||Susan White|
|Andrew Kraus||J. R. Wildridge|
|Robert Kravetz||Charles Wilkins|
|Keith Krewer||John Williams|
|Don Lagomarsino||Beach Wires|
|Bill Lamb||Jeffrey Wood|
|David Lande||Mark Yecies|
|William Larson||Don Zminda|
|Steven Lauer||Thomas Zocco|
|Todd Lebowitz||Larry Zorn|
|Brett Legner||Joe Zureick|
|Allison Levin||David Zweifel|
The Winter Meetings have been Organized Baseball’s annual offseason ritual since the early days of the game. SABR has published a three-volume book series on the history of the winter meetings, covering the years 1857 through 2016, including a special section on the Negro Leagues winter meetings.
All of the articles from the Winter Meetings history books can now be read online at SABR.org. Click on a link below to read more:
- Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957 (Volume 1), edited by Steve Weingarden and Bill Nowlin
- Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016 (Volume 2), edited by Steve Weingarden and Bill Nowlin
- Baseball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings, 1857-1900 (Volume 3), edited by Jeremy K. Hodges and Bill Nowlin
To download your free e-book edition or order the paperback edition at a 50% discount, visit SABR.org/winter-meetings-books.
I am pleased to announce the Fall 2021 update of Retrosheet’s website. The highlights of the new release are as follows.
Deduced files have now been completed for 1925 and 1924 and are on our site along with games from 2021 season. Therefore, we now have play-by-play accounts for all American and National league games from 1924-2021, meaning the last 98 seasons.
Updates continue to be made in time of game and attendance data, along with ejections.
We plan to add game-level Negro League data to our site in the next few weeks. This large project has been managed by Tom Thress and there will be much detail announced at the appropriate time.
— David W. Smith
Episode #139 on Monday, November 29 featured Mark Simon, a researcher and writer at Sports Info Solutions. The longtime SABR member and baseball trivia expert is also the author of The Yankees Index, Every Number Tells A Story and host of The Journalism Salute podcast. Prior to SIS, he worked for nearly 16 years as a researcher at ESPN, including eight seasons on Baseball Tonight. He also has more than two decades of experience as a play-by-play broadcaster for a variety of college sports, including at his alma mater, The College of New Jersey.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
- Weldon Henley, by Chris Betsch
- Buddy Kerr, by Warren Corbett
- Fred Lucas, by Malcolm Allen
- Charlie Morton, by Paul Winter
- Bill Sharp, by Brian Bratt
- Craig Swan, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
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.
Sixteen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project, including more articles from our Digital Library book, Baseball’s Biggest Blowout Games. Here are the new game stories:
- May 18, 1912: Tigers stage baseball’s first player strike in support of Ty Cobb, by Paul Hofmann
- July 15, 1939: Red Sox blow their second straight 5-0 lead, but win again thanks to ‘Ted the Terror’, by Bill Nowlin
- June 25, 1943: Kenosha’s Helen Nicol hurls 13 scoreless innings of relief, drives in winning run, by Gary Belleville
- July 19, 1955: Vern Law’s emergency start lasts 18 innings before Frank Thomas seals win in 19th, by Andrew Harner
- June 26, 1964: Red Sox ‘Rookie Star’ Jerry Vezendy whiffs 16 in minor leagues, by Kurt Blumenau
- June 4, 1976: Free ballcaps, 29 hits, a brawl and a Larry Hisle cycle, by Mike Huber
- July 4, 1977: Expos set fireworks on the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field, by Alan Cohen
- July 9, 1988: Chris Speier goes for ‘Cycle-o-Rama and Batting-Go-Round’ at Candlestick Park, by Bruce Enos
- August 15, 1990: Terry Mulholland hurls Phillies’ first no-hitter at Veterans Stadium, by Russ Walsh
- July 6, 1996: Hentgen and Delgado lead Blue Jays in 15-0 rout of Tigers, by Brian Frank
- October 14, 1996: Braves blow out Cardinals 14-0 to begin NLCS comeback, by Jacob Pomrenke
- April 29, 1999: Mariners’ 22-run salute levels the Tigers, by David Rickard
- May 24, 2000: Shawn Estes throws shutout, hits grand slam as Giants rock Expos, 18-0, by Diane MacLennan
- August 23, 2002: ‘Little League home run’ was just the beginning for Padres in 18-2 blowout, by Laura H. Peebles
- May 16, 2003: Relentless Blue Jays hitters trounce Royals, 18-1, by Adrian Fung
- November 1, 2016: Cubs force Game 7 as Addison Russell ties World Series RBI record, by Rob Watts
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.
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. Listen to new episodes 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.
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.
- Seymour Medal (history/biography books; deadline: 12/31/2021)
- SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards (baseball analytics research; deadline: 12/31/2021)
- Larry Ritter Book Award (Deadball Era books; deadline: 12/31/2021)
- Ron Gabriel Award (Brooklyn Dodgers research; deadline: 12/31/2021)
- Russell Gabay Award (New Jersey baseball; deadline: 12/31/2021)
- SABR Baseball Research Award (outstanding research articles/projects: deadline: 1/31/2022)
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award (best history/biography articles; deadline: 2/15/2022)
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.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Carlos Correa, Nolan Arenado win 2021 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- Watch highlights from the SABR Brooklyn 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- Save the date: SABR Day is February 5, 2022
- SABR Digital Library: Baltimore Baseball
- Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball and Golden Days finalists
- Ed Williamson grave marker dedication ceremony held in Chicago
- Watch highlights from the 2021 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
- SABR Member Benefit Spotlight: Renewing Your Membership
- SABR Games Project reaches milestone with 3,000th published article
- New interviews posted online in expanded SABR Oral History Collection
- Check out SABR Century Committee’s new 1921 Year in Review project
- SABR 50 convention in Baltimore rescheduled for August 17-21, 2022
- Read articles from The National Pastime: The Future According to Baseball online
- Watch an inspiring short film about SABR’s Baseball Memories program
- Get free access to Newspapers.com World Collection online archives with your SABR membership
- Check out the complete SABR 50 at 50 series as we look back at baseball over the past 50 years
- 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.
|Theo Au-Yeung||Burlingame, CA||Conor McDonough||Barrington, RI|
|Eric Bergman||Toronto, ON||Bradley Moore||Redwood City, CA|
|Thomas Conlon||Redmond, WA||Charles Norman||Houston, TX|
|Edward Doyle||Hockessin||Dale Peterson||Denver, CO|
|Jeremy Frank||Buffalo Grove, IL||Jon Reischel||Maineville, OH|
|JD Haddon||New York, NY||Reg Rowe||Georgetown, TX|
|Marcus Halberstam||Austin, TX||Michael Schneider||Wilmington, DE|
|Andrew Hamilton||Candia, NH||Earl Schurman||LuthervilleTimonium, MD|
|Dan Kahan||Guilford, CT||Lucas Seehafer||Mankato, MN|
|Carter Kessinger||New Haven, CT||Adam Wodon||Langhorne, PA|
|Walt Koscinski||Manassas, VA||Jerry Wolper||Pittsburgh, PA|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter: December 2021 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Ken Keltner Chapter: December 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:
- Bradford William Davis: MLB Says It Used 2 Different Balls in 2021, One Bouncier Than Other (Business Insider)
- Emma Baccellieri: Lingering Questions As MLB Lockout Puts Game on Hold (Sports Illustrated)
- Jayson Stark: Now ya see them, now ya don’t: MLB takes rule changes off the table for this round of baseball labor fight (The Athletic)
- Tyler Kepner: Baseball’s Paradox: Money Is Flowing on the Brink of a Shutdown (New York Times)
- Michael Baumann: All the Questions—and Answers—About the Most Important Details of the MLB Lockout (The Ringer)
- Manny Randhawa: Graig Kreindler painting makes iconic Trout catch even cooler (MLB.com)
- Alex Belth: The 100 Best Baseball Books Ever Written (Esquire)
- Alden Gonzalez: Max Scherzer’s megadeal changes the narrative for the New York Mets (ESPN.com)
- Sarah Langs: Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer can join rare list with Mets (MLB.com)
- Joon Lee: What we do in the shadows: Locked-out players play into MLB’s scrubbed pages (ESPN.com)
- Grant Brisbee: How to feel about a Giants offseason that’s now on hold (The Athletic)
- Jay Jaffe: A 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot of Your Own – and a Schedule of Profiles (FanGraphs)
- Matt Monagan: The Hall of Fame case for John Donaldson (MLB.com)
- Gordon Edes: John Donaldson’s Hall of Fame-worthy story is like no other (Bally Sports)
- Shakeia Taylor: 2022 Early Baseball Era Committee Candidate: Buck O’Neil (FanGraphs)
- Michael Clair: Minnie Miñoso was Mr. White Sox (MLB.com)
- Dan Cichalski: Danny Murtaugh could talk and manage like few others (MLB.com)
- Tom Shieber: Winging It with Roberto Clemente (Baseball Researcher)
- Howard Megdal: Kelsie Whitmore’s Uncertain Future Proves Need for Women’s Baseball Pipeline (Baseball Prospectus)
- Alex Speier: As the MLB free agency bonanza continues, Red Sox ‘don’t seem to be in any rush.’ Should they be? (Boston Globe)
- Russell A. Carleton: What’s Going On Outside the Apartment (Baseball Prospectus)
- Donna L. Halper: Missed Opportunity: Radio and Black Baseball (Radio World)
- David Laurila: His Swing Remade, Tigers Prospect Ryan Kreidler Is Now Dangerous in the Box (FanGraphs)
- Rob Mains: The National League’s Natural DH Experiment: The History (Baseball Prospectus)
- Alex Vigderman: Which Players Have High Injury Risks? (ACTA Sports)
- John Thorn: The Base on Balls. Why Should the Records Ignore This Powerful Factor in Brainy Baseball? (Our Game)
- Eric Nusbaum/Adam Villacin: Introducing the Mike Piazza Zine (Sports Stories)
- Jeff Cohen: Baseball and BBQ interview with author John Vampatella (Baseball and BBQ)
- Nick Vossbrink: View-Master Instructional Baseball (SABR Baseball Cards Committee)
- Jason Schwartz: The epitome of baseball card collecting (SABR Baseball Cards Committee)
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: December 3, 2021. Last Updated: December 4, 2021.