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 4, 2020:
SABR commemorates its 50th anniversary in 2021 and will launch its year-long celebration with SABR Day on Saturday, January 30. SABR Day will be hosted virtually around the globe for the first time, giving baseball fans a chance to come together — wherever they live — to share their love of the game.
Headlining the program will be a conversation with broadcasting legend Bob Costas of MLB Network. The 2018 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame will bring his renowned passion and knowledge of baseball in a special session for SABR Day attendees.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead will also be featured during this special event. Mead spent nearly four decades in the Los Angeles Angels organization, including 22 years as Vice President of Communications, before assuming oversight of the Hall of Fame’s operations in 2019.
“We are honored and thrilled to have Bob Costas and Tim Mead join us for the first-ever virtual SABR Day,” SABR CEO Scott Bush said. “There is not a better way to lead off our Golden Anniversary and we excitedly look forward to sharing SABR with the entire baseball community.”
SABR Day registration will be free for SABR members. A $10 donation will be requested of non-members. Click here to register online.
The virtual SABR Day program will run from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST on January 30.
Give the baseball fan in your life the holiday gift of SABR and you’ll get 20% off their new membership, just in time to say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2020.
For fans who can’t get enough baseball, especially when visiting a ballpark isn’t an option, a SABR membership offers unparalleled access to the game’s most important research and histories within a like-minded community of fellow enthusiasts.
- Click here to purchase a gift membership and enter the promotional code GOODBYE2020 (case sensitive) on the final billing page. Click “Apply Code” to receive the 20% discount on your gift membership dues.
Visit SABR.org/goodbye-2020 to learn more about registering for someone else and how to keep your gift a surprise.
Early registration is now open for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, which will be held over four days in online sessions from March 11-14, 2021. 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!
Programming will run on Thursday and Friday evening from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern, all day Saturday from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern, and Sunday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 p.m. EDT.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2021 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). Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive the discounted registration link.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
Stay tuned for more details on guest speakers, panelists, and presenters! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
With the holiday season upon us and our Golden Anniversary around the corner, we want to thank you for your continuing support of SABR. Gifts from members like you make it possible to sustain and grow SABR into the future.
All donors joining SABR’s Golden Lineup with a $100 gift or more will receive a copy of From Rube to Robinson, our anthology of research celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Negro Leagues. Donors supporting SABR with a gift of $500 or more will also receive a miniature Rawlings Gold Glove Award replica and be entered to win the SABR Golden Ticket. The winner of the SABR Golden Ticket will receive:
- Lifetime membership to SABR
- All expenses paid to a SABR conference of their choice
- Attend the 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Banquet in New York City
To learn more, or to join SABR’s Golden Lineup, visit SABR.org/donate/2020.
Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of November 2020:
|Dean Abelon||Daniel Linnenberg|
|Arthur Ahrens||Ed Lockett|
|David Alvarez||Thomas Love|
|Mark Armour||Joseph Luchok|
|Kirk Arnott||Jim Lurie|
|Hugh Atkins||William Macht|
|John Azevedo||David Mahon|
|Lawrence Baldassaro||Erik Malinowski|
|Jack Bales||Peter Mancuso|
|Ed Baranoski||Sam Marchiano|
|Lawrence Baum||Thomas Mazza|
|John Belknap||Thomas McCauley|
|Michael Bender||Thomas McGrath|
|Harvey Berger||Dave McHugh|
|Jay Berman||Barry Mednick|
|Lynn Bevill||Sheldon Miller|
|Thomas Biblewski||Alan Molin|
|Barry Bloom||Brad Moody|
|David Bohmer||Alan Morris|
|Thomas Bradley||Jim Mullany|
|John Brooks||Jim Myers|
|D. Bruce Brown||Roderic Nelson|
|Joseph Buckley||Thomas Nester|
|John Burbridge III||Bill Nowlin|
|Ken Carrano||Daniel O’Brien|
|Bo Carter||Virgilio Partida|
|Angel Castillo||David Paulson|
|Dave Chase||Scott Pawlikowski|
|Mike Chibbaro||Gregg Pericich|
|Dennis Christensen||Adrien Pilon|
|William Cohon||Ann Poser|
|Vincent Comparato||Lou Profumo|
|Justin Compton||Robert Pusateri|
|Peter Coolbaugh||Roger Raepple|
|Warren Corbett||Carl Rhoads|
|Jim Cox||Ned Ribback|
|Harrington Crissey||Pat Riley|
|Tom Cuggino||Ed Rimer|
|Richard Cuicchi||James Rook|
|Deb Dagavarian-Bonar||Norman Rosenberg|
|Eric Danoff||John Rosenfelder|
|Dennis Degenhardt||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Susan Dellinger||Harry Rothgerber|
|Frank DeSantis||Charles Roussel|
|Tom DiGiandomenico||Stephen Russell|
|Peter Donhauser||Bob Russon|
|Thomas Dunn||Robert Ruzzo|
|Ed Edmonds||Gary Sarnoff|
|Vernona Elms||Edward Scahill|
|Steven Elsberry||William Scheeren|
|Dan Epstein||Michael Schell|
|Donald Etheridge||Jason Scheller|
|Mike Fallona||John Schettle|
|Joseph Favano||John Schleppi|
|John Fedinatz||Harry Schoger|
|Diane Firstman||Douglas Schoppert|
|Scott Fischthal||Bobby Score|
|Jack Fitzpatrick||Mike Segal|
|F. X. Flinn||Jeff Self|
|Adam Foldes||David Serota|
|Edward Fong||Punch Shaw|
|Gary Frownfelter||Thomas Shrimplin|
|Thomas Galligan||Ira Siegel|
|Mark Galus||Leonard Skonecki|
|Roy Gedat||Linda Skory|
|Gloria Getty||David Smith|
|Ted Giannoulas||Culver Smith|
|Michael Gibbons||Janet Marie Smith|
|David Girdany||Mark Souder|
|Gene Gomes||Lyle Spatz|
|John Gottko||Ralph Spelbring|
|John Green||Alec Stais|
|Steven Greenes||Thomas Still|
|David Hartmann||Thomas Stone|
|Roger Hawks||Wesley Story|
|Leslie Heaphy||James Sullivan|
|Joseph Helyar||John Swistak|
|Kent Henderson||Cecilia Tan|
|William Hickman||Timothy Tangen|
|Brenda Himrich||Joseph Thompson|
|Rockwell Hoffman||John Thorn|
|Perry Huang||Stew Thornley|
|David Hughes||Crofty Thorp|
|Joanne Hulbert||Bill Tiedeman|
|Daniel Ingellis||Jessica, Albert and Erin Tjardes|
|Alma Ivor-Campbell||James Tootle|
|Donald Jensen||Richard B Tourangeau|
|Robert Johnson||Greg Tranter|
|Rick Johnson||Neal Traven|
|Brent Kallestad||Louis Verardo|
|Harry Keller||Marlene Vogelsang|
|Robert Kenney||Donald Ward|
|Karl Knickrehm||Kenneth Weber|
|Mary Knox||Steve West|
|Andrew Kraus||Kent Whitaker|
|Robert Kravetz||Susan White|
|Kit Krieger||J. R. Wildridge|
|Justin Krueger||Charles Wilkins|
|Don Lagomarsino||Frank Williams|
|Bill Lamb||Bob Wilson|
|Steven Landau||Jeffrey Wood|
|William Larson||Tony Yoseloff|
|Robert Leonard||Jamison Young|
|Harry Lesser||Alan Zimmer|
|Ira Levine||Don Zminda|
|Michael Levine||Thomas Zocco|
The 2021 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition will be held online from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 12, 2021, as part of the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference.
- Register: Click here to register your team for the 2021 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition. Registration is $995 per team, which includes admission to all SABR Virtual Analytics Conference sessions and a one-year SABR membership for each participants. 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.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to eight scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference on March 11-14, 2021. This scholarship will pay for all registration fees and expenses associated with the conference.
- Download an application form: Click here to apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR.
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.
Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:
- December 5: Northwest Ohio Chapter meeting (9:00 a.m. EST)
- December 5: Talkin’ Baseball: Ryan Swanson (9:00 a.m. EST)
- December 5: Allan Roth Chapter meeting with Marshall Garvey and Bill Nowlin (10:00 a.m. PST)
- December 5: Harriet Kimbro Hamilton virtual book launch party (4:30 p.m. EST)
- December 8: 19th Century Speaker Series with Bill Humber (8:00 p.m. EST)
- December 9: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting with Thomas Gilbert (6:00 p.m. EST)
- December 9: Pop Lloyd (NE Florida) Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. EST)
- December 9: Ken Keltner (Wisconsin) Chapter book club meeting with Jane Leavy (7:00 p.m. CST)
- December 12: Jack Graney (Ohio) Chapter meeting with Sean Gibson (10:00 a.m. EST)
- December 12: Halsey Hall (Minnesota) Chapter book club meeting (9:30 a.m. CST)
- December 12: Baseball Reminiscence meeting (4:00 p.m. EST)
- December 13: Rogers Hornsby (Texas) Chapter meeting (1:00 p.m. CST)
Find more upcoming virtual meetings on our SABR Events Calendar page.
Click here to view replays of any SABR virtual event in 2020.
SABR’s Ninteenth Century Committee’s monthly series of virtual research presentations continues next week with a special talk by Bill Humber, “A Thoroughly Modern Ballplayer: The Imaginative, Illicit and Improbable Life of Bob Addy” at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 8. All SABR members are invited to attend.
The 19cBB Speakers Series consists of research presentations presented at the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference (“The Fred”). They will be re-presented each second Tuesday of the month through May 2021. The starting time for each session will be 8:00 p.m. ET and they will run for one hour.
Click here to sign up for Nineteenth Century Committee email announcements to receive the Zoom meeting details. Virtual space is limited to approximately 100 attendees.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the semiannual update to the Retrosheet website for Fall 2020. There are many aspects to the new release.
With the superb help of Dr. Ted Turocy, we were able to collect the play-by-play of all 898 regular season games played in 2020 plus all the postseason games. There are now on our website at retrosheet.org/gam
The attendance and time of game records in hundreds of games have been corrected — many entered for the first time — again thanks to Rob Wood. He also led a major campaign to get our ejection data in much better shape. We have added almost 150 ejections to the list since we first released the file in July. There are now 18,132 entries at retrosheet.org/eje
— David W. Smith
The SABR office, housed at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Arizona, has been closed indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Staff members will work remotely until it is advisable to resume normal operations on-site.
Please contact a member of the SABR staff by email or phone with any questions.
Episode #88 on Monday, November 30 featured Mark Armour, who is the author of many baseball articles and several books, including most recently In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball (with Dan Levitt) and Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball. In 2002, he spearheaded the formation of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project — which has now contributed more than 5,000 biographical articles and a number of books to the game’s literature — and he served as the BioProject’s director until 2016. He was also the guest for SABRcast Episode #41 in January 2020.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
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. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Four new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Bart Cantz, by Paul Winter
- Shawon Dunston, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- Charlie Hoover, by Paul Winter
- Milt Reed, 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.
- Seeking authors for 2021 Hall of Fame candidates: As part of our BioProject Hall of Fame Ballot initiative, we are still seeking authors for all of the first-time players on this year’s ballot, including Mark Buehrle, Tim Hudson, Aramis Ramírez, Shane Victorino, and Barry Zito. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in writing about one of these players.
- Sign up to view Trello submission pipeline: Chief Editor Rory Costello has made the BioProject submission pipeline visible to project contributors using the signboard app Trello. If you would like to see the pipeline — to know where your story stands in the review process or how many articles we have in the system — e-mail Rory for an invitation to become an observer.
- July 23, 2020: Baseball returns to Washington without fans on Opening Day, by Steven C. Weiner
- July 24, 2020: Long delayed but lopsided Opening Day win for Red Sox, by Bill Nowlin
- July 24, 2020: Cardinals top Pirates on Opening Day delayed by COVID-19, by Tom Schott
- July 28, 2020: Twins highlight George Floyd and racial justice in home opener, by Stew Thornley
In addition, new stories were posted this week from The Babe (SABR, 2019), edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks:
- July 11, 1914: Babe Ruth makes his major-league debut with Red Sox, by Joe Schuster
- October 2, 1914: A sign of so many swats to come: Babe Ruth doubles for first big-league hit, by Mark S. Sternman
- May 20, 1916: Babe Ruth replaced in 6th inning while throwing a no-hitter, by Bill Nowlin
- June 13, 1916: Red-hot Babe Ruth goes on a tear against the Browns, James Forr
- August 15, 1916: Boston’s Babe Ruth outlasts Walter Johnson in 13 innings, by Jack Zerby
- May 20, 1919: Babe Ruth clobbers his first career grand slam, by Skip Nipper
- July 9, 1920: Bambino homers on Babe Ruth Day at the Polo Grounds, by Stew Thornley
- July 19, 1920: Babe Ruth breaks his own record with 30th home run, by Tim Rask
- August 7, 1929: Babe Ruth goes deep as Yankees split with A’s at Shibe Park, by Thomas E. Schott
- October 1, 1933: Lefty Ruth all right in final mound appearance, by Ed Gruver
- May 30, 1935: Babe Ruth plays his final major-league game with Boston Braves, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- June 19, 1938: Babe Ruth makes coaching debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, by Glen Sparks
- July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig says farewell to baseball with ‘Luckiest Man’ speech at Yankee Stadium, by Paul Hofmann
- April 27, 1947: Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium, by Joe Schuster
- June 13, 1948: Babe Ruth makes final visit to Yankee Stadium, by Glen Sparks
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.
- Read all stories from Comiskey Park greatest games book: Click here to read all stories from The Base Ball Palace of the World: Comiskey Park (SABR, 2019), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, online at the SABR Games Project.
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.
Former SABR Treasurer Robert “Skip” McAfee Jr., 82, died on November 22, of complications from Parkinson’s disease and dementia in a nursing home in St. Petersburg, Florida.
McAfee joined SABR in 1979 and served on the Board of Directors from 1987-90. He developed the organization’s original policy manual and chaired the committee responsible for selecting research presentations at the annual convention. He was a regular at the Bob Davids Chapter’s “Talkin’ Baseball” meetings in Columbia, Maryland, and supplied the trivia questions that kicked off each gathering.
A prolific baseball historian, McAfee was a close collaborator of Paul Dickson, serving as editor of the acclaimed Dickson Baseball Dictionary. McAfee also edited the newsletter for SABR’s Bibliography Committee, indexed numerous baseball books, and regularly attended the annual Symposium on Baseball and American Culture held in Cooperstown, New York.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Laurice, and he is survived by his daughters Megan and Taylor, their husbands, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in Skip’s memory may be sent to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7248 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.
- Seymour Medal (history/biography books; deadline: 12/31/2020)
- SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards (baseball analytics research; deadline: 12/31/2020)
- Larry Ritter Book Award (Deadball Era books; deadline: 12/31/2020)
- Ron Gabriel Award (Brooklyn Dodgers research; deadline: 12/31/2020)
- Russell Gabay Award (New Jersey baseball; deadline: 12/31/2020)
- SABR Baseball Research Award (outstanding research articles/projects: deadline: 1/31/2021)
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award (best history/biography articles; deadline: 2/15/2021)
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:
- SABR unveils 50th Anniversary logo for 2021
- SABR 50 at 50: Off-Field Figures
- Alex Gordon, Nolan Arenado win 2020 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- Watch highlights from SABR Century Committee panel on 1920 World Series
- Save the date: Celebrate SABR Day on January 30, 2021!
- SABR welcomes new Canadian chapter in Ottawa
- Watch highlights from SABR 50 at 50 panel discussion with the Pandemic Baseball Book Club
- The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2020
- Watch more highlights from the 2020 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
- SABR Digital Library: Baseball’s Biggest Blowout Games
- Download your free copy of Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts, Volume 2
- Read articles from The National Pastime: A Bird’s Eye View of Baltimore
- Take a tour of the newly redesigned SABR.org website
- 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: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
|Bobby Ali||Griffin, GA||Bob Kenney||Kensington, MD|
|Luis Belman||E. Bernard, TX||Devin Mackey||Westerville, OH|
|Carol Brown||Austin, TX||Daniel Martin||Baltimore, MD|
|Carol Castle||Minneapolis, MN||Adam McFadden||Lowell, MA|
|John Cook||Helena, AL||Ira Megdal||Cherry Hill, NJ|
|Murray Cook||Roanoke, VA||Thomas Murphy||Marietta, GA|
|Earnie Granville||San Antonio, TX||Victor Oberting||Loudonville, NY|
|Chris Gregoire||Saco, ME||Rick Pearce||Fogelsville, PA|
|Adam Henig||San Martin, CA||Rowland Russell||Keene, NH|
|Steve Hoffmann||Milwaukee, WI||Robert Schwarz||Johnstown, PA|
|Mary Hums||Louisville, KY||Zakris Stromqvist||Vattholma, SWE|
|Steve Hutson||El Cerrito, CA||Alec Strickling||Fullerton, CA|
|James Juip||Calumet, MI||Yusuke Suzumura||Nagoya, JPN|
|Raphael Kasper||Oakland, CA||Richard Wittig||El Mirage, AZ|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Negro Leagues: December 2020 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Boston Chapter: Read a new “Dispatches From the Mudville Bureau,” by Joanne Hulbert (Boston, MA)
- Halsey Hall Chapter: December 2020 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Ottawa Chapter: SABR welcomes new international chapter in Canada (Ottawa, ON)
- Rickwood Field Chapter: December 2020 newsletter (Birmingham, AL)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Scroll up to the top of this newsletter to learn more about the upcoming virtual events on the SABR calendar.
- We strongly recommend that all SABR chapters follow CDC public health guidelines and your local/state government regulations when scheduling any in-person meetings and events.
Find details on all upcoming meetings on our SABR Events Calendar page.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Hannah Keyser: Remembering the biggest baseball fan I know: A look at what we lost this year (Yahoo! Sports)
- Jen McCaffrey: How FanGraphs catapulted from ‘super nerd’ site to the baseball mainstream (The Athletic)
- Rob Arthur: Analytics Is Still The Best Way To Win (Baseball Prospectus)
- J.J. Cooper: Explaining The New MLB Draft, Pioneer Leagues For 2021 (Baseball America)
- Sam Miller: How the Philadelphia Phillies botched their rebuild — and what it tells us about tanking (ESPN.com)
- Jay Jaffe: JAWS and the 2021 Hall of Fame Ballot: Barry Zito (FanGraphs)
- Emma Baccellieri: Making Sense of Record-High Non-Tendered MLB Players (Sports Illustrated)
- Jayson Stark: The non-tender deadline’s ‘Central’ issue (The Athletic)
- Rob Mains: Honesty is Hardly Ever Heard (Baseball Prospectus)
- Peter Gammons: How Jed Hoyer’s Red Sox roots shaped him (The Athletic)
- Mark Simon: The Intrigue of Andrelton Simmons (ACTA Sports)
- Neil Paine: Charles Johnson Was Damn Good Behind (And At) The Plate (FiveThirtyEight)
- Mike Petriello: Hall of Fame might be inducting too few MLB players (MLB.com)
- Jon Rathbun: Fort Plain native Bud Fowler honored by SABR (Times Telegram)
- Grant Brisbee: Here are the reclamation projects who could help turn the Giants bullpen around (The Athletic)
- David Laurila: A Conversation With 1960s Slugger Jim Gentile (FanGraphs)
- Nick Diunte: How One Documentary Forever Bonded The Memories Of Two Recently Deceased Negro Leaguers (Forbes.com)
- Ryan Whirty: John Wright’s daughter remembers trailblazer on his birthday (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Roger Cormier: Stand Back, Stand Back: Walk-Off Celebrations in a Time of COVID (Baseball Prospectus)
- Sam Gazdziak: A league of their own… in 1905 (RIP Baseball)
- Chad Osborne: Christie Brinkley’s 1996 Pinnacle set goes ‘beyond presumed sex appeal’ (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- DJ Weller: Player Collection Spotlight – Ivan Rodriguez (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: December 4, 2020. Last Updated: December 4, 2020.