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 February 19, 2021:
With travel restrictions and public health measures still in place due to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the SABR 50 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, have been rescheduled for the summer of 2022.
The SABR 50 convention is now scheduled for August 10-14, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The next in-person Malloy Conference will be held on June 2-4, 2022, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham.
Any members who requested a roll-over from their 2020 registrations will have their fees automatically refunded to their credit card on file. Please contact the SABR office with any questions.
SABR is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award, established to honor the game’s great researchers — historians, statisticians, annalists, and archivists — for their invaluable contributions to making baseball the game that links America’s present with its past.
The 2021 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award are:
- Gary Ashwill, co-founder of the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database and a contributor to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Negro League Researchers and Authors Group
- Alan Nathan, University of Illinois professor and author who has spent the past quarter-century creating a body of knowledge around the physics of baseball
- Robert W. Peterson, author of the seminal Only the Ball Was White, a 1970 book on the Negro Leagues
For a complete list of Chadwick Award winners, click here.
As part of SABR’s 50th anniversary this year, all baseball fans are invited to join us online for the Summer of SABR: Golden Celebration Series, a series of presentations, chats, and panel discussions featuring authors, scholars, and figures from around the game.
“We look forward to gathering in person again when it is safe for as many of us to do so as possible,” SABR CEO Scott Bush said. “Until then, we are excited for this year’s Summer of SABR and the continuing celebration of our Golden Anniversary.”
The Summer of SABR online sessions will be held on the weekends of June 25-27, July 23-25, and August 13-14. More details about registration, along with featured speakers and panelists, will be announced soon at SABR.org/summer.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball
Edited by John Graf
Associate editors: Duke Goldman and Larry Lester
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5941-7, $24.95
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5940-0, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 218 pages
From Rube to Robinson brings together the best Negro League baseball scholarship that SABR has ever produced, pulled from its journals, Biography Project, and award-winning essays. The book includes a star-studded list of scholars and historians, from the late Jerry Malloy and Jules Tygiel, to award winners Larry Lester, Geri Strecker, and Jeremy Beer, and a host of other talented writers. The essays cover topics ranging over nearly a century, from 1866 and the earliest known Black baseball championship, to 1962 and the end of the Negro American League.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of From Rube to Robinson for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the From Rube to Robinson paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
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Visit SABR.org/ebooks to find more SABR Digital Library titles.
SABR and Baseball Info Solutions are pleased to announce the schedule for research presentations for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference on March 11-14, 2021. Register now to join us! All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
Here is the list of research presentations:
- Glenn Fleisig, Alek Diffendaffer, and Jonathan Slowik, “Key Factors in Pitching Biomechanics for Fastball Consistency”
- David Gerth, “Using Kelly Criterion to Build MLB Draft Rankings”
- Glenn Healey and Lequan Wang, “Analyzing the Elements of Pitch Movement Using Hawk-Eye Data”
- Ben Howell, “Modeling SwStr% and Batted Ball Profile from the KBO to MLB”
- Jeremy Losak, “MLB Home Field Advantage Without Fans”
- Rob Mains, “Lessons Learned from the National League’s DH Experiment”
- Alan Nathan, “What Is Hawk-Eye Teaching Us About Baseball Pitches?””
- Kristen Faith Nicholson, “Predicting Pitching Arm Stress With Machine Learning Models”
- Hillary Plummer, “Association Between Hip Rotational Range of Motion and Pitching Mechanics in High School Baseball Pitchers”
- Nate Rowan, “The Whiff Effect: Are Pitchers More Likely to Repeat the Previous Pitch After A Swing-And-Miss?””
- Joshua Silver and Tate Huffman, “Explainable AI for Baseball Predictions and Strategies”
- Barton Smith, “Seam Shifted Wake in MLB Pitches”
- Jason Themanson, “Contextual Influences On Neural Activity to Pitches and Feedback: Psychology and Performance at the Plate”
- Connor Turner, “The Pinch-Hitter Problem: Using Markov Chains to Analyze Outcomes in Pitcher-Batter Matchups”
- Meredith Wills, “The 2020 Major League Baseball: And Now, For Something Completely Different”
- Adi Wyner, “Is the 3rd Time Through the Order Effect Real? Correcting for Lineup Order and Pitcher Quality Selection Bias”
Click here to find abstracts and presenter bios for each research presentation, including student-track presentations.
Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
All baseball fans are welcome to join us 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. Regular registration is $99 for SABR members and $125 for non-members.
- Student Registration: Currently enrolled high school or college students are eligible to attend for a special $50 registration fee. Student registration includes a one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value). Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive the discounted registration link. Access to Rapsodo online certification course will be delivered after conclusion of the conference.
- Featured Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition: Register your team or learn more about the 2021 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Learn more about the finalists for the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
Stay tuned for more details on guest speakers, panelists, and presenters! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center have announced a call for papers for the third annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, scheduled for September 10-12, 2021, at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois.
This year’s conference theme is “Breaking Barriers: Women in Baseball Around the World.” All topics related to women’s baseball are welcome for individual oral and poster presentations. Please submit abstracts of approximately 200 words, along with contact information and a short biography, by July 5, 2021, to Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
All notifications will be made by August 2. In the event the conference cannot be held in person, we will proceed with online presentations, panel discussions, and other demonstrations of baseball scholarship.
For coverage of the 2020 virtual conference, visit SABR.org/women-in-baseball-conference.
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: At 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 20, the Josh Gibson Foundation will host a free webinar celebrating the Negro Leagues centennial anniversary, with SABR member James Brunson III giving a presentation on “Old Negro” and “New Negro” Baseball: Albany, New York’s Young Bachelor Base Ball Club, 1866-1877.” Click here to register for this free Zoom event.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard a panel on Negro Leagues baseball with Sean Gibson, Larry Lester, Scott Simkus, and Mark Armour; Scott Bush on Minor League Baseball reorganization; Lights, Camera, Fastball author Dan Taylor; Aaron Gaberman on his friend Bobby Murcer; and Neil Scherer on baseball memorabilia. 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:
- February 20: James Brunson III: Albany’s Young Bachelor Base Ball Club (12:00 p.m. EST)
- February 20: Jack Graney (OH) Chapter meeting with Meredith Wills, Gary Belleville, Mike Lynch, Gary Ashwill, Mark Armour (1:00 p.m. EST)
- February 20: Rogers Hornsby (TX) Chapter meeting with Dan Taylor (1:00 p.m. CST)
- February 22: NW Ohio Chapter book club meeting (6:30 p.m. EST)
- February 22: Larry Dierker (TX) Chapter meeting with Tom Gilbert and Brian McTaggart (7:00 p.m. CST)
- February 23: Luke Easter (NY) Chapter meeting with BJ Germano and Joe Territo (7:30 p.m. EST)
- February 24: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting with Dan Taylor (12:00 p.m. EST)
- February 25: Ken Keltner (WI) Chapter meeting with Corky Gaskell and Marjorie Adams (7:00 p.m. CST)
- February 26: Women in Baseball Committee meeting with Andrea Williams and Sabrina A. Benson (7:00 p.m. EST)
- February 27: Bud Metheny (VA) Chapter meeting with Travis Sawchik (10:00 a.m. EST)
- February 27: Allan Roth (CA) Chapter meeting with Jacob Pomrenke, Dan Taylor, Jarol Manheim, and Stephen Bratkovich (10:00 a.m. PST)
- February 28: Pacific Northwest Chapter meeting (1:00 p.m. PST)
- February 28: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. EST)
Find more upcoming virtual meetings on our SABR Events Calendar page.
San Diego SABR chapter welcomes Joseph P. Murphy Jr. Baseball Autograph Collection to library research center
SABR’s San Diego Ted Williams Chapter is pleased to welcome a new addition to the SABR Collection at the San Diego Public Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center: the Joseph P. Murphy Jr. Baseball Autograph Collection. This wonderful family gem was graciously donated to the San Diego library by the Marian Murphy Family Trust, which is administered by Joe’s son, Steve Murphy.
The collection consists of 10 volumes accumulated by lifelong fan and longtime SABR member Joe Murphy. There are 1,300-plus items in the collection, which includes authentic autographs, stat sheets, and biographical clippings. There are autographs of Baseball Hall of Fame members such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and Honus Wagner. SDPL is in the process of making the collection accessible and searchable via the digital archive. Users will be able to view high-resolution scans of each of the collection’s 10 volumes, page by page, and to search the collection for their favorite players.
The Baseball Research Center at the San Diego Public Library launched in 2001 and was moved to the new downtown library building upon its grand opening in 2013. The initial collection of books and microfilm was donated by SABR’s Ted Williams Chapter; in the years since, it has grown to more than 3,000 publications, books, and journals, and 300 microfilm reels, all available to the public on the eighth floor of the downtown library.
Students must write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
- Click here to download the 2021 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship application and style guidelines (PDF)
All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by June 14, 2021, and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu or Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720.
The SABR Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for candidates for the 2021 elections. To be eligible for the Board of Directors, candidates must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years. The deadline for nominations is February 26, 2021.
The offices to be filled:
- President (2-year term; currently Mark Armour)
- Secretary (3-year term; currently Todd Lebowitz)
- Director (3-year term; currently Tyrone Brooks)
Nominees must prepare a Candidate Statement Form following guidelines that will be available from any Nominating Committee member and must be received by the Nominating Committee chair no later than March 26, 2021. 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 Anthony Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for the 11th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held virtually on April 22-24, 2021. All baseball fans are welcome to register for this special online event.
The 2021 virtual conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from Major League Baseball’s Official Historian John Thorn, along with a panel discussion on National League president William Hulbert with Jack Bales, Richard Hershberger, Bill Lamb, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a special presentation by Jim Gates on the “Penny Marshall Sheet Music Collection” at the Baseball Hall of Fame; a Member Spotlight interview of Tom Gilbert by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations.
- Registration: Click here to register online. The cost is $35 per person. Each attendee must register separately in order to receive the Zoom meeting information.
- Schedule: Click here to view the full schedule for the 2021 Ivor-Campbell Conference. Online sessions will be held from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 22; 12:00-5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 23; and 12:00-5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 24. Registration provides access to all panels and presentations for each day.
For questions, please contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com.
To learn more about the conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
SABR’s Nineteenth Century Committee is seeking abstracts for research presentations for the upcoming Brooklyn 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Abstracts of 200 to 400 words for a research presentation of 20-25 minutes in length on any topic related to the amateur through early professional period of baseball in Brooklyn should be submitted to Peter Mancuso by March 15, 2021, with presentation title, your name, and contact email. See below for a list of suggested topics.
If the Symposium is held virtually/online, you will need to have access to a computer equipped for Zoom (audio and visual). If the Symposium is to be held in person, it will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 at St. Francis College, located in the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, in downtown Brooklyn, New York. A final decision on the venue will be made by June 15.
Episode #98 on Monday, February 15 featured Hannah Keyser, a writer and reporter with Yahoo! Sports. She has covered sports and food for Major League Baseball, Deadspin, and Vice. She lives in New York, after growing up outside of Philly and getting an ancient history degree from the University of Pennsylvania that almost never comes up in her current line of work. She most recently appeared on SABRcast in November 2019 for Episode #63.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Tom Dolan, by Paul Winter
- Tom Herr, by Eric Vickrey
- Jake Kenyon, by Paul Winter
- Sam Lanford, by Darren Gibson
- John Leister, by Bill Nowlin
- C.V. Matteson, by Paul Winter
- Jim Robertson, by Eric Vickrey
- Willie Royster, by Malcolm Allen
- Ken Singleton, by Malcolm Allen
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.
In Harvey’s Wallbangers: The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published by the SABR Digital Library in 2020, we commemorated a team that captured the hearts and imagination of baseball fans not just in Wisconsin, but around the country.
Named for skipper Harvey Kuenn, the home-run slugging club was filled with a memorable cast of characters, future Hall of Famers, and All-Stars from Robin Yount, Gorman Thomas, Ted Simmons, and Rollie Fingers to Cecil Cooper, Ben Oglivie, Paul Molitor, and Don Sutton.
All of the biographies that appeared in the 1982 Brewers book are now available to read online at the SABR BioProject.
Ten new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- May 15, 1888: Philadelphia’s Harry Stovey hits for the cycle, by Tim Hagerty
- July 31, 1910: King for a Day: Cubs’ Cole tosses abbreviated no-hitter in St. Louis, by Gregory H. Wolf
- August 19, 1939: Ted Williams hits first grand slam, his second game-winner in a row for Red Sox, by Bill Nowlin
- April 24, 1957: Three Cubs pitchers set NL record with 9-walk inning in loss to Redlegs, by Bruce Harris
- May 21, 1964: ‘Can’t-miss’ Jerry Hummitzsch’s last game shows what could have been, by Kurt Blumenau
- September 22, 1966: Jim Palmer strikes out 8 as Orioles clinch American League pennant, by David Krell
- June 19, 1977: Lamar Johnson sings national anthem, provides entire White Sox offense, by Jim Klann
- August 10, 1994: Orioles beat Yankees to win final game of strike-shortened season, by Jody Madron
- September 1, 2019: Patrick Corbin becomes third Nationals pitcher to join 200-strikeout club, by Laura H. Peebles
- July 24, 2020: Eric Hosmer’s 6 RBIs lead Padres to Opening Day win in front of no fans, by Tom Larwin
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.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- SABR Negro Leagues Task Force issues recommendations on major-league status
- SABR 50 at 50: The Evolution of Baseball Analytics
- Watch a video replay of our SABR Day program with Bob Costas and Tim Mead
- SABR member Kazuo Sayama elected to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
- Read articles from the Fall 2020 Baseball Research Journal online
- New research resource: Preston D. Orem’s Baseball From the Newspaper Accounts (1882-1891)
- SABR welcomes new Baseball Necrology chartered community
- In Memoriam: Henry Aaron
- Call for papers: Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts
- ‘Lost’ no-hitter by Cleveland’s Pete Dowling in 1901 now recognized as first in American League history
- 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.
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|Benjamin Bushrow||Honolulu, HI||David Lapczynski||Tullahoma, TN|
|Matthew Castello||Brooklyn, NY||Tom McKeating||Whitehaven, ENG|
|Kai-Chun Cheng||Taipei, TWN||Matt Overton||Sacramento, CA|
|Tom Crist||Ottawa, ON||Jeff Rowe||Lewisburg, PA|
|Keith Crook||Westport, CT||Jeff Sajdak||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Ralph De Filippo||Brooklyn, NY||Phil Stringer||Phoenix, AZ|
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|Guy Fisk||Bainbridge Island, WA||Donald Wiederecht||St.Petersburg, FL|
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Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Baseball Arts: Read the full-length version of John Jakicic’s epic poem from Turnstyle, Volume 2
- Deadball Era: February 2021 newsletter
- Negro Leagues: February 2021 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Boston Chapter: Read a new “Dispatches From the Mudville Bureau,” by Joanne Hulbert (Boston, MA)
- Connie Mack Chapter: Check out the new Philadelphia chapter website at phillysabr.com (Philadelphia, PA)
- Hanlan’s Point Chapter: Winter 2021 newsletter (Toronto, ON)
- Ted Williams Chapter: February 2021 newsletter (San Diego, CA)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Marc Thompson: Negro League baseball to be recognized as ‘Major League’ (ABC-15/KNXV)
- Eno Sarris: Just how risky is the Padres’ huge Fernando Tatis Jr. extension? (The Athletic)
- Jay Jaffe: Fernando Tatis Jr. Has a Clear Shot at Cooperstown (FanGraphs)
- Stephanie Apstein: Baseball Is Back, and So Are the Players Who Opted Out in 2020 (Sports Illustrated)
- Jayson Stark: The 2021 spring training storylines survey has Padres, Blue Jays front and center (The Athletic)
- Emma Baccellieri: As Drones Take Off, MLB Has to Play Defense (Sports Illustrated)
- Rob Arthur: MLB Plans To Deaden The Balls In 2021. What Does That Mean For Previous Years? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Zack Meisel: Terry Francona — crutches, boot, catheter and all — ready for his dugout return (The Athletic)
- Russell Eassom: How do we solve the ‘Plawecki-Mikolas-Flaherty Problem’? (Bat Flips and Nerds)
- RJ McDaniel: What It Means to Remember Tony Fernandez (FanGraphs)
- Michael Clair: Minnie Miñoso, White Sox legend and seven decade star (MLB.com)
- Tyler Kepner: For Derek Jeter, a Hall of Fame Induction Without the Fans (New York Times)
- Benjamin Hill: The Longest Affiliations in Minor League Baseball 2021 (MiLB.com)
- Eric Nusbaum: MLB’s Minor League Power Play Is An Offense Against Baseball History (Defector.com)
- Shakeia Taylor: MLB Cannot Elevate the Negro Leagues by Subsuming Them (Baseball Prospectus)
- Larry Stone: Luisa Gauci is done being the token baseball player. At Driveline and Green River College, her game is set up to thrive (Seattle Times)
- Grant Brisbee: The Giants’ postseason hopes are tied to a boom-or-bust rotation (The Athletic)
- Matt Monagan: A 12-year-old moved up from batboy and also integrated the Georgia State League (MLB.com)
- Jamie Selko: The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918–19 and Its Effects on Baseball Necrology (Our Game)
- Mark Simon: Still Some Good Outfield Defense Available (ACTA Sports)
- Damichael Cole: The 1905 Philadelphia Giants are mostly forgotten, but they were one of baseball’s great teams (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Renee Andrews, Davy Andrews, and Roger Cormier: Too Far From Town: Tri-City ValleyCats (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ryan Whirty: New novel explores link between baseball and blues (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Tom Haley: Clayton Trutor’s book tells story of Atlanta sports (Rutland Herald)
- Matt Gelb: The ‘jerk’s’ demise: How a fired Phillies manager got his owner banned for betting (The Athletic)
- David Laurila: A Conversation With Astros’ Forrest Whitley, Who Feels That Right Now Is the Right Time (FanGraphs)
- Andrew Forbes: Frank O’Rourke’s Inherent Dignity (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- DJ Weller: Player Collection Spotlight – Brooks Robinson (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Anthony Salazar: Unpacking the Mystery Box from Uncle Dan: 1990 Kmart Topps set (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: February 19, 2021. Last Updated: February 19, 2021.