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 6, 2019:
SABR will have a booth at the 119th annual Baseball Winter Meetings, December 8-12, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Stop by our booth #305 and say hello!
Are you a SABR member who is planning to attend the Winter Meetings? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Winter Meetings, visit baseballwintermeetings.com.
Please consider joining SABR Director Tyrone Brooks and the Baseball Industry Network at the annual Baseball Industry Network Baseball Winter Meetings Morning Meet-Up on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. We will meet in the Marina Room on the lobby level. Come on out, grab a coffee and mingle with fellow members of the Baseball Industry Network. As in past years, representatives from various major-league and minor league organizations will also be in attendance to network and screen potential candidates for various openings (full-time, internships, etc.) If you are someone looking for that big break, definitely be sure to stop through.
For convenience and because space is limited, please click here to RSVP in advance.
SABR’s 50th national convention will take place on July 15-19, 2020, in Baltimore. To coincide with the convention, the summer 2020 issue of The National Pastime will focus on baseball in the Charm City and around the state of Maryland. Research articles may be historical, biographical, or analytical (stats welcome), but please avoid personal narrative.
Publications director Cecilia Tan will be taking queries and abstracts until December 10, 2019, and will make assignments no later than January 1, 2020. First drafts of articles will be due no later than March 1 and rewrites (if needed) will be due by April 15.
To query, email email@example.com with the subject line “TNP Query:” and a key word or two about your subject.
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.
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 in the next two to four weeks. 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!
Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office. Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2019:
Click on the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- The Babe, edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks
- Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox, edited by Don Zminda
- The Base Ball Palace of the World: Comiskey Park, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
- San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third-Place Baseball Team, by Lincoln Mitchell
- The Blake Street Bombers, by Manny Randhawa
- The Workingman’s Game: Waverly, New York, the Twin Tiers and the Making of Modern Baseball, 1887-1898, by William H. Brewster
- Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and Beyond, by Eric Gray
- Mike Hargrove and the Cleveland Indians: A Baseball Life, by Jim Ingraham
- Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player, by Jeremy Beer
- Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History, Second Edition, by Josh Chetwynd
- Building the Brewers: Bud Selig and the Return of Major League Baseball to Milwaukee, by Chris Zantow
- James T. Farrell & Baseball: Dream & Realism on Chicago’s South Side, by Charles DeMotte
- Curveball: How I Discovered True Fulfillment After Chasing Fortune and Fame, by Barry Zito with Robert Noland
- Sixty-One in ’61: Roger Maris Home Runs Game by Game, by Robert M. Gorman
- Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, by Paul Goldberger
Bolded names indicates that the author(s) is a SABR member. Click here for a list of publishers found in the SABR Bookshelf, along with their contact information.
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.
- Pay online: Click here to renew your SABR membership for 2020!
- Renew by mail: To pay by check or money order, mail this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the office at SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
- Pay by phone: To process your credit-card payment over the phone, please call the SABR office at (602) 496-1460 during regular business hours. (We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card.)
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
Thanks to all of our supporters for helping SABR fulfill its mission! Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of November 2019:
|Ernie Accorsi||Robert Lang|
|Jody Ackerman||Thomas Larwin|
|Alan Augenstein||Todd Lebowitz|
|Dennis Auger||Thomas Lee|
|Joseph Auslander||Lawrence Levine|
|John Azevedo||James Libbin|
|Jack Bales||Mike Luery|
|Bill Ballew||William Luzader|
|Ed Barbini||Charles McCarty|
|Stephen Barnes||Gary McIntosh|
|Jonah Beer||Thomas Merrick|
|Jeremy Beer||Gregory Metzger|
|Harvey Berger||Sheldon Miller|
|Phillip Bolda||Tad Myre|
|Mark Bonino||Nicholas Novosel|
|Gary Box||Trent O’brien|
|Steve Braccini||Jon Ohman|
|Bruce Brown||Gary Olson|
|Edward Brown||Dwight Oxley|
|Thomas Brown||John Pawlak|
|John Burbridge||Chris Petroff|
|Dan Busby||Allen Quimby|
|Scott Bush||Patrick Ray|
|Jeff Cain||Bruce Reznick|
|Bernie Campbell||Ned Ribback|
|Ken Carrano||James Rook|
|Anthony Cavender||Jonathan and Wendy Rose|
|Dennis Christensen||Benjamin Rose|
|Karl Cicitto||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Vincent Comparato||Harry Rothgerber|
|Peter Coolbaugh||Bob Russon|
|Ray Corio||Bob Rutishauser|
|Ryan Corry||Michael Sass Jr|
|Peter Craig||Robert Sawyer|
|Susan Dellinger||Steven Schmitt|
|Mark Dugo||Douglas Schoppert|
|Lewis Edgers||John Scott|
|Ed Edmonds||Jeffrey Self|
|Diane Firstman||Jack Selzer|
|Kenneth Fischer||Blake Sherry|
|Adam Foldes||Philip Sienko|
|John Gaffney||David Silverstein|
|Greg Gajus||William Simpson|
|Edward Gardner||Janet Smith|
|Robert Garratt||Hal Smith Jr.|
|Gregg Gaylord||John Stahl|
|Robert Godwin||Steve Steinberg|
|Steven Goldstein||Thomas Stone|
|Eugene Gomes||Henry Summer|
|John Graf||Buddy Thomas|
|Fred Grandchamp||Thomas Thompson|
|Ron Haas||Craig Thompson|
|Jeff Hauer||Don Thompson|
|Emily Hawks||Joseph Thompson|
|Daniel Helpingstine||John Thorn|
|Joseph Helyar||Stew Thornley|
|Peter Henrici||John Tierney|
|Brenda Himrich||Ralph Turner|
|Rockwell Hoffman||Erik Twist|
|James Holl||Thomas Wallace|
|David Hughes||Pete Walsh|
|Mark Johnson||Steve West|
|Rick Jones||Leanna White|
|Harry Keller||Charles Wilkins|
|Thomas Kern||John Williams|
|Larry Kieran||Robert Wilson|
|Matthew Kikkert||Peter Winske|
|Roger Kinney||Beach Wires|
|Roger Klein||Jeffrey Wood|
|Jeremy Krock||Robert Wright|
|Don Lagomarsino||Kalvin Zitterkob|
|Bill Lamb||Larry Zorn|
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.
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.
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.
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 #36 — our guest this week is John Thorn, the noted author of The Hidden Game of Baseball (with Pete Palmer), Baseball in the Garden of Eden, and many other baseball books; former editor and publisher of Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball; an incomparable scholar of the origins of the game through his lively and entertaining Our Game blog at MLB.com, and today the Official Historian of Major League Baseball.
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.
Thirty-two new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 23, 1930: Hack Wilson hits for the cycle as Cubs pound Phillies, by Mike Huber
- September 28, 1930: Comeback Cubs prevail as Hack Wilson sets RBI mark, by Tom Pardo
- October 2, 1932: Yankees crush the Cubs to take World Series title in 4-game sweep, by Mark S. Sternman
- July 20, 1933: Babe Herman’s three homers overwhelm Phillies, by Tom Pardo
- September 4, 1935: Augie Galan’s slam and six RBIs flatten Phils to start 21-game winning streak, by Greg Erion
- September 14, 1935: Cubs take over first place with wild win over Dodgers, by Greg Erion
- October 4, 1935: Cubs stymied by ejections, errors, and the Schoolboy in Game 3, by Doug Feldmann
- October 5, 1935: Defense dooms Cubs in Game 4, by Doug Feldmann
- October 6, 1935: Cubs stave off elimination in Game 5 on Chuck Klein’s homer, by Greg Erion
- August 13, 1937: Cubs rout Reds with mid-summer offensive explosion, by Seth Moland-Kovash
- May 5, 1938: Al Epperly wins starting debut as Cubs pulverize Phillies, by Matt Albertson
- October 5, 1938: Yankees’ Red Ruffing shackles Cubs in World Series opener, by Mark S. Sternman
- July 4, 1939: Cubs’ Hank Leiber provides fireworks with three home runs, by Russ Lake
- May 5, 1943: Cubs’ Claude Passeau bests Cardinals’ Max Lanier in extra-inning duel, by Russ Lake
- July 1, 1943: All-American Girls play game under the lights at Wrigley Field, by Merrie A. Fidler and Jim Nitz
- July 18, 1944: AAGPBL plays in second night game ever at Wrigley Field, by Jim Nitz
- October 6, 1945: Goat, Trout leave Cubs cursed and ‘Dizzy’ in Game 4, by Scott Ferkovich
- October 7, 1945: Tigers gain World Series edge behind Newhouser’s princely pitching, by Scott Ferkovich
- October 8, 1945: ‘Tragedy and Farce’: Stan Hack’s hit in 12th wins Game 6 for Cubs, by Scott Ferkovich
- August 10, 1946: Cobb meets Wagner in the Windy City for high school all-star game, by Alan Cohen
- July 8, 1947: NL pitching dominates in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field, by C. Paul Rogers III
- July 11, 1949: Chicago Herald-American All-Star Game: a tripleheader of future stars, by Alan Cohen
- June 28, 1950: Cubs’ Roy Smalley hits for the cycle and drives in four, by Mike Huber
- August 28, 1950: Cubs’ Hank Sauer slams three home runs, by Richard Cuicchi
- June 11, 1952: Cubs’ Hank Sauer gets second home run ‘hat trick’, by Richard Cuicchi
- April 17, 1954: Cubs thump Cardinals in NL’s longest 9-inning game, by Russ Lake
- May 12, 1955: ‘Toothpick’ Sam Jones becomes first African American pitcher to toss MLB no-hitter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- August 4, 1955: Ernie Banks bashes three home runs to power Cubs in comeback victory, by Alan Cohen
- July 2, 1957: Cubs waste Lee Walls’ cycle, by Mike Huber
- September 2, 1957: Braves’ Aaron, Cubs’ Banks shine in Labor Day shootout at Wrigley, by Nathan Bierma
- September 14, 1957: Ernie Banks blasts three home runs in win over Pirates, by C. Paul Rogers III
- May 13, 1958: Stan Musial delivers in the pinch for his 3,000th hit, by Gregory H. Wolf
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.
This week’s guests are Ben Clemens of FanGraphs and MLB Network Radio host and Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mike Ferrin.
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.
- 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
- 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).
|Venkataraman Balasubramanian||Malvern, PA||Joseph Midgett||Quitman, GA|
|James Caudill||Arlington, VA||Stuart Orr-Reek||Grand Rapids, MI|
|John Dietrich||Charlotte, NC||Edward Price||New York, NY|
|Ken Dodd||Stratford, ON||Sam Roffman||Brookline, MA|
|Matthew Dunford||Denver, CO||Sophia Scanlan||Cambridge, MA|
|Will Flanders||Cudahy, WI||James Snowden||Knoxville, TN|
|Chris Jackson||Bee Cave, TX||Matthew Sturino||Oakville, ON|
|John Jansons||Colorado Springs, CO||John Walters||Pompton Plains, NJ|
|Wayne Kessler||Camp Hill, PA||Larry Wilensky||Long Island, NY|
|Stephen Levy||Tallahassee, FL|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: Fall 2019 newsletter (Baltimore, MD)
- Quebec Chapter: November 16 meeting recap (Montreal, QC)
- Southern New England Lajoie-Start Chapter: November 30 meeting recap (Greenville, RI)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- December 7: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- December 7: Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter book club meeting (Toledo, OH)
- December 7: Talkin’ Baseball: Cameron Penwell (Columbia, MD)
- December 8: Elysian Fields Chapter meet-up (Mountainside, NJ)
- December 8: Ted Williams Chapter meeting (San Diego, CA)
- December 9: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Brooklyn Center, MN)
- December 10: Luis Castro Chapter: “Perspectivas del Béisbol” (Santo Domingo, DOM)
- December 10: Baseball Industry Network: Winter Meetings Meet-Up (San Diego, CA)
- December 11: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- December 11: Johnny Tallant’s Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- 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 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:
- Syracuse students pitch research at SABR case competition (Syracuse.edu)
- Matt Schudel: Seymour Siwoff, who knew the score for baseball and other sports, dies at 99 (Washington Post)
- Sam Miller: How is WAR calculated, really? Breaking down a single play to find out (ESPN.com)
- Stephanie Apstein: ‘Baseball is boring’: That’s what makes it great (Sports Illustrated)
- David Roth: The smartest guys in the clubhouse (New Republic)
- Rob Arthur: The free agent market is back (Baseball Prospectus)
- Craig Edwards: Money to spend: what’s the likely state of team payrolls in 2020? (FanGraphs)
- Eno Sarris: What was the most dominant pitch of 2019? (The Athletic)
- Andy McCullough: Four years later, do the Dodgers regret letting Zack Greinke leave? (The Athletic)
- Tyler Kepner: In free agency, power starts shifting back to the players (New York Times)
- Jay Jaffe: JAWS and the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot: Gary Sheffield (FanGraphs)
- Mark Simon: Larry Walker, Scott Rolen, Bobby Abreu, and Hall of Fame worthiness (ACTA Sports)
- Cody Stavenhagen: Lou Whitaker’s Hall of Fame dreams start and end with a little town in Virginia (The Athletic)
- Peter Dreier/Steve Rosenthal: The Baseball Hall of Fame must stop its bush-league treatment of Marvin Miller (Washington Post)
- Sheryl Ring: On Jonah Keri, and how the domestic violence epidemic is rotting baseball (Beyond the Box Score)
- Jorge Castillo: Dodgers’ absence of African American players underscores an ongoing MLB issue (Los Angeles Times)
- Ryan Whirty: New Oscar Charleston book chronicles legend’s story (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Marc Bona: George Shuba-Jackie Robinson famed handshake to be immortalized with statue (Cleveland.com)
- Frank Jackson: The briefest, bitterest cup of coffee (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Mains: Close, and a cigar: batters below the qualifying threshold (Baseball Prospectus)
- Emily Cooper: The vision of Charles Conlon (BaseballHall.org)
- David Kagan: Physics in the Atlantic League, or not (The Hardball Times)
- Alfonso Tusa: What remains of the Venezuelan League? (The Hardball Times)
- George King: Yankees’ Jean Afterman wins Baseball America Trailblazer of the Year Award (Baseball America)
- Henry Druschel: The first time Dave Dombrowski tore down a World Series winner (The Hardball Times)
- Derek Bain: Retro computer baseball game review: Monday Morning Manager (Tuatara Software)
- Darin Watson: What if the Royals had acquired Reggie Jackson? (U.L.’s Toothpick)
- Nick Vossbrink: Digital Footprints (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Inside the Donruss Studio (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Chris Kamka: Nine cards for #9 (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: December 6, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.