Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Please note: The SABR office will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of February 16, 2018:
We hope you’ll join us for the seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The SABR Analytics Conference will be held Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The conference is open to all baseball fans — click here to register!
Our featured speakers are expected to include Brian Kenny of MLB Network, ESPN’s Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Eduardo Perez, Arizona Diamondbacks Sr. Vice President/Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye, Seattle Mariners Director of High Performance Dr. Lorena Martin, MLB Advanced Media’s Tom Tango, Mike Petriello, and Daren Willman, former National League Cy Young Award winner and Texas Rangers coach Eric Gagné, Los Angeles Dodgers executives Ehsan Bokhari, Philip Cho, and Emilee Fragapane, Chicago White Sox executive Chris Getz, Seattle Mariners executive Andy McKay, Monsterful VR CEO/founder Jarett Sims, baseball writer Eno Sarris, SABR President Vince Gennaro, New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series CEO Jeremy Booth, Genius Sports Special Counsel Bill Squadron, Power Alley Analytics operator Matt Reiland, and more as featured speakers and panelists at the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. Stay tuned as we announce more!
Click here to learn more about our speakers and panelists. All speakers are subject to change based on availability.
Sabermetric pioneer Pete Palmer will be honored with the second SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.
John Thorn, Major League Baseball’s Official Historian and a collaborator with Palmer on many sports books, will present him with his award during the seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference.
For more information on the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
Registration is still open for the seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, but the early-bird registration discount and our special SABR hotel room rate are no longer available.
We hope you’ll join us this spring 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. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click a link below for more information:
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. Regular registration is $595 for SABR members, $695 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: Our special SABR group rate of $229/night at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix (122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004) is no longer available. Visit phoenix.hyatt.com or call (602) 252-1234 to find out if regular rooms are still available during the SABR Analytics Conference.
- Schedule: Click here to view the full schedule for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research Presentations: Click here to learn more about presenting your research at the SABR Analytics Conference; abstracts are no longer being accepted.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2018 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Click here to vote for the winners for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Sponsors: Click here to learn more about the SABR Analytics Conference sponsors.
This year’s conference will feature the high-quality content you’ve always enjoyed at the SABR Analytics Conference and the same number of featured panels and research presentations, but there will be a few changes to the usual schedule: We will begin programming early Friday afternoon on March 9 and will run through Sunday afternoon on March 11. The change in schedule is due to the availability at our host hotel this year.
In addition, the Diamond Dollars Case Competition will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening and the networking reception will be held on Saturday evening, March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Lunch, which is included in your conference registration, will be served at noon on Friday — before the regular programming begins — and also on Saturday between the morning and afternoon sessions.
Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more or to sign up today.
SABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new chapter.
The Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington Chapter serves members in Lexington, Kentucky; the chapter leader is Lucinda Baker. The chapter is named after the popular Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder who was born in Lexington and helped lead the Dodgers to two National League pennants in the 1960s.
SABR’s 74 regional chapters cover 37 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.; plus international chapters in Canada (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Latin America (Venezuela, Dominican Republic), the United Kingdom, Europe (Netherlands), and Italy. For a list of all SABR chapters, visit SABR.org/chapters. A calendar of upcoming SABR meetings can be found at SABR.org/events.
To sign up for chapter email announcements and receive instant notification of upcoming SABR events in your area, click here to select from the list of chapters, then click “Join Group” () at the top of the chapter page. All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any chapter or committee.
Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new baseball book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The Ritter Award is presented during the Deadball Committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention.
Here is the list of Ritter Award nominees for 2018:
- The Half-Game Pennant of 1908: Four Teams Chase Victory in the American League, by Charles Alexander (McFarland & Co.)
- Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character, by Marty Appel (Doubleday)
- National Pastime: US History Through Baseball, by Martin C. Babicz and Thomas W. Zeiler (Rowman & Littlefield)
- Red Sox vs. Braves in Boston: The Battle for Fans’ Hearts, 1901-1952, by Charles Bevis (McFarland & Co.)
- Showdown at Rickwood: Ray Caldwell, Dizzy Dean, and the Early Years of America’s Oldest Ballpark, 1910-1931, by Art Black (Blue Rooster Press)
- Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark, by Bob Bluege (Wisconsin Historical Press)
- St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team, by Bill Borst, Bill Rogers, Ed Wheatley (Reedy Press)
- Connie Mack’s First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914, by Lew Freedman (McFarland & Co.)
- Hitting Secrets from Baseball’s Graveyard: A Diehard Student of History Reconstructs Batsmanship of the Late Deadball Era, by John R. Harris (independently published)
- Ken Williams: A Slugger in Ruth’s Shadow, by Dave Heller (McFarland & Co.)
- From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War, by Jim Leeke (University of Nebraska Press)
- Black Baseball in New York City: An Illustrated History: 1885-1959, by Larry Lester (McFarland & Co.)
- Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History, by Joe Orlando, Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala (Peter E. Randall)
- 1917-2017: One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball: Highlighting the Great 1917 World Series Championship Team, by Mark Pienkos (The Peppertree Press)
- When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood: The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916, by Scott Roper and Stephanie Abbot Roper (McFarland & Co.)
- Ed Bolden and Black Baseball in Philadelphia, by Courtney Michelle Smith (McFarland & Co.)
- Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age, by Steve Steinberg (University of Nebraska Press)
- Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957 (Volume One), edited by Steven Weingarden and Bill Nowlin (SABR)
- Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis: Home of the Browns and Cardinals at Grand and Dodier, edited by Gregory H. Wolf (SABR)
The nominees’ list will be pared down to four finalists in early March, with the 2018 Larry Ritter Award to be publicly announced the following month.
Add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies
Edited by C. Paul Rogers III and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
Foreword by Curt Simmons
Special Contribution by Dr. Bobby Brown
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-31-6, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-30-9, $9.99
366 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks. For quicker delivery, please order at Amazon.com.)
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including all e-books for free. To find past SABR Digital Library publications, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.
For those of you whose memberships expired recently, there’s still a little time left to renew and be a part of the SABR community again in 2018. If you’ve already renewed, we thank you for your support and look forward to another exciting year ahead.
Renew now to receive the Spring 2018 edition of the Baseball Research Journal, plus discounts on registration to the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference and SABR 48 in Pittsburgh, and a lot more! Please note: We MUST receive your dues by February 28, 2018, in order for you to receive the upcoming BRJ.
- Here’s how to renew: You can renew your membership for 1 year or 3 years online at the SABR Store; by phone at (602) 496-1463; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the SABR office at Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: $65 for an annual membership or $45 for anyone under 30 or over 65. Click here for a full list of SABR membership benefits.
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 48 convention on June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Early registration is now available at SABR.org/convention; all baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here for more information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48.
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is conveniently located within walking distance from PNC Park and a light rail station, many downtown cultural amenities, and right across the street from the picturesque 36-acre Point State Park where the three rivers converge.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 48.
- Registration: We’re again offering a special all-inclusive rate for the annual SABR convention. For $319, a savings of $30 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 48 in Pittsburgh (early-bird: $249; regular rate: $279)
— 1 ticket in the Corner Box (LF) section to the Pirates vs. Diamondbacks game on Friday, June 22 — includes special “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session at PNC Park ($40 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 ($60 value)
Non-members can pay $394 for the all-inclusive rate. The deadline to register with the all-inclusive rate is Friday, May 18, 2018. Click here for complete information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48!
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh of $149/night (plus tax) is only available to registered convention attendees for the nights of Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23. After you register for the SABR 48 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate. There are a limited number of rooms in our group block, so be sure to register for SABR 48 early! The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is located at 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a full meal, will feature the announcement of SABR’s annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor. One ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $60 when you register for SABR 48.
- A Day at the Ballpark: For the third year in a row and fourth time in five years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, June 22 at PNC Park. Special thanks to the Pirates for this great opportunity and for offering us a large block of tickets in the Corner Box (LF) section at an affordable price of $40 for SABR members ($45 for non-members). Purchase of SABR 48 conference registration AND a game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Guests and spouses can get in the ballpark early with purchase of a special SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass ($25) and a Pirates game ticket. Click here for more details.
- Roberto Clemente Museum tours: The Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh has a special offer for SABR 48 attendees: The museum will host four tours (maximum of 20 people per tour) at $20 per person on Wednesday, June 20. Space is extremely limited, and reservations will only be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call the museum at (412) 621-1268, Ext. 2, to reserve your space. No reservations can be made online; payment is due on-site when you arrive for the tour. Tours last about 1.5 hours and the start times on Wednesday, June 20 are as follows (subject to availability): 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Click here for more details.
- Research presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 48. The deadline to submit your abstract is Sunday, February 25, 2018. Click here for complete details and application form.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 48 in Pittsburgh. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018.
All SABR 48 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Pittsburgh area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer.
Stay tuned for more featured speakers and the complete schedule to be announced in the coming months. Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
We hope to see you this summer in Pittsburgh!
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 48, which will be held June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. Early registration is now available at SABR.org/convention.
Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 60 minutes and they will remain on display throughout the convention. Through on-site judging, the most highly-regarded presentations will receive the Doug Pappas Award for best oral presentation and the SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award for best poster presentation.
- Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 48: http://bit.ly/sabr48-presentations
The submission deadline for SABR 48 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, FEBRUARY 25, 2018. Click here for complete details and application form.
Please note: If your abstract is accepted and you intend to make a research presentation, you must register to attend the SABR 48 convention. Early registration details are now available at SABR.org/convention.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school or college students to attend SABR 48 on June 20-24, 2018, in Pittsburgh. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR’s annual convention and to introduce them to fellow SABR members. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.
- Download an application form: Click here to download a Yoseloff Scholarship form to attend SABR 48 in Pittsburgh
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at email@example.com no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018.
The SABR Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for the Spring 2018 elections. All candidates for the Board of Directors must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years to be eligible for election. Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018. Nominees must prepare a Candidate Statement Form following guidelines that will be available from any Nominating Committee member.
The Candidate Statement Form must be received by the Nominating Committee chair no later than March 16, 2018.
The offices to be filled:
- Vice President (2-year term; currently Leslie Heaphy)
- Secretary (3-year term; currently Todd Lebowitz)
- Director (3-year term; currently Ty Waterman)
The Nominating Committee also seeks your input. Members are asked to submit office-specific questions for each of the offices open in this election. We also seek input on general questions for every nominee. Candidates will answer selected questions on the Candidate Statement Form. Regional Chapter leaders and Research Committee Chairs are especially encouraged to pass on this request to their respective members to better address member needs.
Self-nominations are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate or suggest a question for the candidates, contact Nominating Committee chair Neal Traven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,410 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Joe Azcue, by Bill Nowlin
- Bruno Betzel, by Chris Rainey
- Lena Blackburne, by Stephen V. Rice
- Rufe Clarke, by Chris Rainey
- Sumpter Clarke, by Chris Rainey
- George Genovese, by Dan Taylor
- Frank Winslow, by Charlie Bevis
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.
In The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring, edited by Larry Gerlach and Bill Nowlin and published in 2017, we told the stories of all the umpires in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and other notable arbiters, plus essays about professional female umpires, umpiring in the Negro Leagues, explorations of the baseball rules, umpire equipment, and much more.
All biographies of umpires — from Hall of Famers such as Bill Klem and Doug Harvey to pioneers such as Amanda Clement and Emmett Ashford — that appeared in The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring can now be read online at the SABR BioProject.
You can also download the e-book for free or purchase the paperback edition at 50% off by clicking here.
SABR members can download all SABR Digital Library e-books for free at SABR.org/ebooks.
Five new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- July 24, 1983: The Pine Tar Game, by Bruce Slutsky (first-time author)
- April 4, 1989: Astros, Mike Scott, win season opener over Braves at the Dome, by Steven C. Weiner
- September 3, 2015: Harper scores four runs without an official at-bat, by Laura H. Peebles
- April 21, 2006: Alfonso Soriano’s three home runs lead Nationals over Braves, by Steven C. Weiner
- September 19, 2015: Jordan Zimmermann earns final win as a National, by Laura H. Peebles
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Mike Huber. To request an assignment, please contact Steven C. Weiner. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors’ Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story started toward publication.
- Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
In SABR’s Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull, edited by Scott Ferkovich and published in 2016, we told the stories of memorable moments at one of baseball’s most famous corners: Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. All of the stories that appeared in this book are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project. Here is a sampling of articles:
- April 20, 1912: Frank Navin’s field of dreams opens in Detroit, by Jim Wohlenhaus
- May 10, 1927: Ty Cobb returns home to Detroit with Philadelphia A’s, by Richard Riis
- October 9, 1934: ‘A case for Judge Landis’: Medwick tossed in World Series melee as Cardinals win Game 7, by Brent Heutmaker
- October 7, 1935: Tigers’ Goose Goslin wins World Series with walk-off single, by Scott Ferkovich
- July 8, 1941: Ted Williams hits ‘most thrilling’ home run to win All-Star Game in Detroit, by Marc Lancaster
- July 1, 1945: Tigers’ Hank Greenberg returns to baseball, by Richard Riis
- May 15, 1952: Virgil Trucks’s first no-hitter ends with Tigers walk-off, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 7, 1968: Jose Feliciano lights Tigers’ fire, by Scott Ferkovich
- July 13, 1971: Reggie Jackson hits the light tower in Detroit, by Scott Ferkovich
- June 28, 1976: The Bird is the Word: Mark Fidrych makes national TV debut, by Scott Ferkovich
- October 14, 1984: Gibby cooks the Goose, by David Raglin
- September 27, 1999: Tears and cheers: Tiger Stadium hosts final game, by Gregory H. Wolf
To read more articles from Tigers By The Tale at the SABR Games Project, click here.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s guests are SABR members Mark Simon of Baseball Info Solutions and Harry Pavlidis of Baseball Prospectus.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.
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.
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:
- Jerald Podair’s City of Dreams wins 2018 SABR Seymour Medal
- Check out highlights, recaps, and photos from 2018 SABR Day
- SABR member Bill Humber to be inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
- Announcing finalists for inaugural Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
- SABR Las Vegas chapter honors Hailey Dawson with ambassador award
- Check out the SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2018
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- 2018 SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference is now sold out
- Apply now for SABR Negro Leagues essay contest and school library grants
- SABR Little League Home Runs Database updated through 2017
- Read articles from the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR Digital Library: Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016
- Click here to read new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Nolan Arenado, Byron Buxton win 2017 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- Check out complete coverage and highlights from SABR 47 in New York City
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Read all articles from The National Pastime: New York, New York at SABR.org
- Learn more about the SABR Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
For more information, click here.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Patrick Brown||Annapolis, MD||Ronald Mayer||East Hanover, NJ|
|Peter Carlton||Mt. Laurel, NJ||Joel Mayer||Richardton, ND|
|Michael Edler||Chicago, IL||Chris Mello||San Francisco, CA|
|John Erardi||Crescent Springs, KY||Ron Oberman||Highland Park, IL|
|Carl Foust||Johnstown, PA||Eric Pripstein||Seattle, WA|
|Robert Frey||Miamisburg, OH||Frank Prusik||Gaithersburg, MD|
|Max Greenberg||Leesburg, VA||Matt Reiland||Mooresville, NC|
|Chris Hamilton||Fort Worth, TX||Charles Ro||Denver, CO|
|Matt Hilton||Chandler, AZ||Anthony Sala||Eagleville, PA|
|Andy Hyman||Cartersville, GA||Sam Schneider||St. Paul, MN|
|Noel Hynd||Culver City, CA||Gary Shattuck||Tonawanda, NY|
|Alan Keiper||Wilkes-Barre, PA||Mark Stallard||Overland Park, KS|
|Pohsuan Keng||Taichung, TWN||Joseph Warner||Mobile, AL|
|Al Martignetti||Wilmington, MA||Alan Zimmer||Bonita, CA|
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:
- Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter: SABR Las Vegas chapter honors Hailey Dawson with ambassador award
- Smoky Joe Wood Connecticut Chapter: February 11 chapter breakfast meeting recap (Cromwell, CT)
- Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington Chapter: SABR welcomes new Sweet Lou Johnson Chapter in Lexington, Kentucky
- SABR Day highlights: Check out more recaps and photos from 2018 SABR Day at SABR.org/sabrday.
- Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- February 17: Northwest Chapter winter meeting (Tualatin, OR)
- February 17: Emil Rothe Chapter monthly lunch (Naperville, IL)
- February 17: Oscar Charleston Chapter meeting (Indianapolis, IN)
- February 18: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
- February 19: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- February 20: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- February 20: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- February 20: Luke Easter Chapter: “Early Baseball and Rochester Baseball Pioneers” (Fairport, NY)
- February 21: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- February 21: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly lunch (Baltimore, MD)
- February 24: Byron Motley: “From Monarchs to Barons” (Pasadena, CA)
- February 24: Oklahoma Chapter meeting (Binger, OK)
- February 28: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- March 1: Bill Staples Jr.: “The Legacy of Japanese American Baseball” (Scottsdale, AZ)
- March 3: Seymour Medal Banquet at NINE Spring Training Conference (Temple, AZ)
- March 7: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter “First Wednesday” meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- March 9-11: 2018 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
- March 9: David Krell: “1962: Baseball, Hollywood, JFK, and the Beginning of America’s Future” (New Brunswick, NJ)
- March 10: Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
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:
- Daniel Kaufman: SABR President Vince Gennaro on rapid change in the sports industry (SportTechie)
- Lauren Comitor: Cubs, White Sox helping new generation of women rise up in baseball (The Athletic)
- Russell Carleton: What’s wrong with the free agent market? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Cam Cain: If Mike Trout had played his entire career in an independent league: an OOTP experiment (MSABR.com)
- Monte Cely: Report from Serie del Caribe 2018 (SABRHornsby.org)
- Stephen Edelson: Local filmmaker’s documentary on Negro League players timely, important (Asbury Park Press)
- Anne Holt: Negro League baseball part of Tennessee’s forgotten history (WKRN)
- Mark Simon: What does Yu Darvish bring to the Cubs? (ACTA Sports)
- Derek Bains: Identifying the largest gaps between teams and their farm systems (Seamheads)
- Gavin Good: Illinois baseball takes advantage of advanced analytics technology (Daily Illini)
- Paul Dickson: Larry Doby integrates the newly formed Cactus League (The National Pastime Museum)
- Britni de la Cretaz: 100 years after Amanda Clement, baseball still can’t recruit female umpires (Bitch Media)
- Clinton Yates: Where are the black ballplayers in baseball? (The Undefeated)
- Paul Lukas: Why did Lou Gehrig wear a cartoon pin in 1938? (Uni-Watch)
- Jay Jaffe: Stepping into the box (FanGraphs)
- Mike Bates: Chris von der Ahe and the terrible, awful, no good, very bad year (The Hardball Times)
- Patrick Dubuque: What PECOTA got wrong (Baseball Prospectus)
- Don Drooker: Who really deserves the Gold Glove? (Rotisserie Duck)
- Mike Bates/Bill Parker: Edith Houghton scouts for the Phillies (This Week in Baseball History podcast)
- Ross Carey: Replacement Level Podcast with Jeff Long (Replacement Level Podcast)
- Bruce Markusen: Appreciating Oscar Gamble, a signpost for his era (The Hardball Times)
- Paul Ember: Baseball cards and the South Korea Winter Olympics (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: It Curves: Wiffle Ball box baseball cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
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Originally published: February 16, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.