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 25, 2022:
SABR is pleased to announce the recipients of Local Grants in 2022:
- Central Florida Chapter (Tampa, FL): Kelly Field Historical Marker
- Cliff Kachline Chapter (Cooperstown, NY): Glovers Park Museum Display
- Forbes Field Chapter (Pittsburgh, PA): Three Rivers Stadium Second Base Marker
- Halsey Hall Chapter (Minneapolis, MN): Minnesota History Day Award
- Jack Graney Chapter (Cleveland, OH): Capturing and Visiting Cleveland’s Baseball History
- Rickwood Field Chapter (Birmingham, AL): Rickwood Field Outfield Wall Repainting
- Southern Michigan Chapter (Detroit, MI): Southern Michigan Baseball Passport
The SABR Local Grants program provides an opportunity for chapters, research committees, and chartered communities to apply for funding for their projects under SABR’s Four Pillars: Research, Scholarship, Preservation, and Future of the Game. In total, more than $10,000 in SABR Local Grants will be awarded in 2022.
“It is inspiring to see the energy and ideas brought forth by our chapters and research committees,” SABR CEO Scott Bush said. “While we were not able to fund each project that was submitted this year, it is clear that our members want to expand their engagement with their local communities. We will find ways to increase Local Grants funding in future years.”
To learn more about the Local Grants program, visit SABR.org/local-grants.
SABR is excited to announce a new panel for the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball and Rawlings. The conference, which is open to all baseball fans, is scheduled for March 17-20, 2022. Register today to join us!
The MLB FieldVision Demo and Deep Dive panel, which will be held on Saturday, March 19, is expected to include:
- Joel Feinberg, Senior Product Manager, Major League Baseball
- Josh Frost, Vice President of Product Management, Baseball Data, MLB
- Sid Sethupathi, Software Engineer, MLB
- Moderator: Ben Jedlovec, Senior Director, Baseball Data Platform Product, MLB
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
The Virtual Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest speakers from throughout the baseball analytics community, career development sessions led by experienced sports professionals, and industry networking opportunities — all available online for any aspiring front office executive or baseball fan to attend from the comfort of home. Students will have opportunities for skill acquisition and development, including sessions on how to work with baseball-related data sets as well as databasing and SQL.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Registration is $100 for SABR members, $125 for non-members, and $50 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership). Please note: The early-bird registration discount is no longer available.
- Student Registration: Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive a special link to register at a discounted rate.
- Featured Speakers: Click here to learn more about our Featured Speakers.
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panelists, and presenters soon! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more or to register.
SABR and Sports Info Solutions are pleased to announce the list of research presentations for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference on March 17-20, 2022. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Register today to join us!
Abstracts and presenter bios for each research presentation will be available soon.
- Scott Brave, Andrew Butters, Kevin Roberts, “Rebuilding Competitive Balance in MLB A Multi-dimensional Perspective”
- Ryan Crotin, Jonathan Swolik, Gene Brewer, Glenn Fleisig, “Biomechanical Predictors of Pitch Efficiency in Professional and Collegiate Pitchers”
- Glenn Fleisig, “Emerging Technologies in Biomechanics are Changing Baseball”
- David Hyland, “Rounding Second – A probabilistic Investigation of the MLB Modified Extra innings Rule”
- Jeremy Losak, Andy Weinbach, Rodney Paul, “Behavioral Biases in Daily Fantasy Baseball: The Case of the Hot Hand”
- Rob Mains, “The Third-Time-Through-The-Order Penalty Is Worse Than You Thought”
- Alan Nathan, “How Do Drag and Spin Affect the Flight of a Baseball?”
- Kristen Nicholson, “Machine Learning and Statistical Prediction of Fastball Velocity with Biomechanical Predictors”
- Hillary Plummer, “Hip Abductor Strength Asymmetry: Relationship to Upper Extremity Injury in Professional Baseball Players”
- David Schmerfeld, “Measuring the 6%: Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models to Compare DRS, UZR, FRAA, and Statcast Team Season Fielding Metrics”
- Megan Stewart, “Biomechanical Effects of Foot Placement During Pitching”
- Jason Themanson, “Neuroscience at the Plate: Neural Activity during Computerized Task is Related with In-Game Hitting Performance”
- Joshua Mould and David Anderson, “Quantifying Hitter Plate Discipline in Major League Baseball”
- Xander Schwartz, “Improving Batter-Pitcher At-Bat Modeling Using K-Means Clustering and Mixture Models”
- Sean Sullivan, “Exit Velocity Over Expected: An Evaluation of MLB Batted Ball Data”
- Julia Wapner, Charlie Young, David Dalpiaz, Daniel Eck, “SEAM Methodology for Context-Rich Player Matchup Evaluations in Baseball”
To register for the conference, or for more information, visit SABR.org/analytics.
The SABR Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for candidates for the 2022 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 March 18, 2022.
The offices to be filled:
- Vice President (2-year term; currently Leslie Heaphy)
- Director (3-year term; currently Bill Nowlin)
- Director (3-year term; currently Allison Levin)
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 April 15, 2022. 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 email@example.com.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
Dominicans in the Major Leagues
Dominicanos en las Ligas Mayores
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Julio M. Rodriguez
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
Spanish translations by Reynaldo Cruz
8.5″ x 11″, 432 pages
Available in English and in Spanish language editions
Any fan of present-day Major League Baseball recognizes that the Dominican Republic is well-represented by many key players throughout the sport. Around 800 natives of the Dominican Republic have played in the majors—a full 300 more than any other country, aside from the United States.
The first was Pedro Alejandro San, who pitched in the Eastern Colored League in 1926 for the Cuban Stars East. He was joined on the team the following year by Tetelo Vargas. A few years later, shortstop Horacio “Rabbit” Martinez joined the New York Cubans in 1935. Martinez took part in five Negro League All-Star Games.
The first Dominican to play in either the National or American League was Osvaldo “Ozzie” Virgil, in 1956 with the New York Giants, beginning a nine-year career.
In 1983, Juan Marichal — like Virgil, coming from Montecristi — became the first Dominican inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He has since been joined by Pedro Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero, and no one doubts that many more will follow, as Dominican stars continue to shine in the major leagues.
This book was created through the combined efforts of 41 members of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and gathers biographies of 54 Dominican players, including not only the aforementioned players, but also David Ortiz, Felipe, Jesús, and Matty Alou, Sammy Sosa, Raul Mondesi, and Fernando Tatis. Also included is a recap of the Dominican team’s passionate, action-packed sweep of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Dominicans in the Major Leagues for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Dominicans in the Major Leagues paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
- Libro electrónico: Haga clic aquí para descargar Dominicanos en las Ligas Mayores en español de forma gratuita desde la tienda SABR.
- Libro en rústica: Obtener un descuento del 50% en Dominicanos en las Ligas Mayores de la tienda SABR ($17.95 incluye envío/impuestos).
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The Podcasters Clubhouse, led by Nicholas Guarna, is a collaborative platform for sports podcasters to share information and ideas, provide advice and mentorship, and leverage SABR resources to create baseball content. Our goal is to build and grow a community that supports and recognizes those who host and produce baseball podcasts — similar to long-standing associations of writers and broadcasters. We believe that a diverse, inclusive membership strengthens our cause.
To learn more about SABR’s chartered communities, click here.
SABR’s Board of Directors has approved the formation of a new regional chapter. The Central Illinois Chapter serves members in Urbana-Champaign and surrounding areas; the chapter leaders are Chad Kahl and Ryan Van Der Karr.
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.
SABR’s 82 regional chapters cover 39 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.
It’s time to get SABR Certified! The first course in the new SABR Analytics Certification program — Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball — is available online now.
The SABR Analytics Certification program is an online, on-demand curriculum offering professional development and learning opportunities for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge relating to baseball analytics. The curriculum was developed by current baseball professionals, including employees of Major League Baseball and its clubs.
SABR members get a significant discount on this Analytics Certification course registration, saving $55 off the regular price.
Visit SABR.org/analytics/certification to sign up today or learn more.
Join us next week for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by award-winning writer Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members.
At 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 3, we’ll hear from Jessica Luther, an investigative journalist who has written extensively on the intersection of sports and gendered violence.
- Click here to pre-register for Ballpark Figures on Thursday, March 3
- Q&A: If you would like to submit a question in advance for the next Ballpark Figures show, please click here to fill out our submission form.
Taylor is a Chicago-based baseball historian and freelance writer whose work has appeared at SB Nation, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com, Yahoo! Sports, and other outlets. She was a recipient of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for historical baseball analysis/commentary.
Visit SABR.org/ballpark-figures to learn more.
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 50, the 2022 annual convention in Baltimore.
- Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 50: http://bit.ly/sabr50-submissions
The submission deadline for SABR 50 abstracts is midnight PST on Friday, March 4, 2022.
SABR 50 is scheduled to be held August 17-21, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Early registration rates and hotel information will be available soon at SABR.org/convention.
Early registration is now open for SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on June 2-4, 2022, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
Hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. Since 1998, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of Black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages.
- Register: Click here to register online for the 2022 Malloy Conference. Full registration is $175 before April 29, $195 afterward. Students: $125 before April 29, $140 afterward. Single-day registration is also available for $75 for Friday or Saturday. Extra tickets can be purchased for the Rickwood Field bus tours, Thursday’s “meet and greet” reception, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tour, or the awards banquet on Saturday night. All of these sessions are included in the full registration package.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room online at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at the special group rate of $155/night (plus tax). Our host hotel is located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., North Birmingham, AL 35203. Call (205) 324-5000 for questions about your hotel reservation.
- Call for papers: We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. 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. Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu before March 1, 2022. Click here for more details.
- COVID-19 policy: All attendees must supply proof of a negative test. Those who can provide proof of vaccination are exempt from this requirement. Attendees will be required to follow any additional local public health declarations, including mask mandates. Click here to learn more.
- Contact: For questions, email Larry Lester or Leslie Heaphy.
Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more.
Registration is now open for the 13th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held on April 29-30, 2022, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to register for this special event.
The 2022 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from author Thomas Gilbert, along with a panel discussion on owner Chris Von Der Ahe with Tom Hetrick, Dennis Thiessen, Paul Browne, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a special presentation by Jonathan Popovich on “A Game of Ball: Reconstructing The Elysian Fields, 1845-1865”; a Member Spotlight interview of Dixie Tourangeau by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations.
- Registration: Click here to download the registration form (PDF). Registrations can be accepted by mail only.
- Cost: Conference registration is $75 per person, including the Saturday luncheon. Tickets for the optional Friday evening Welcoming Dinner ($50) and Saturday’s Post-Conference Gathering ($40) at the historic Otesaga Hotel can also be purchased in advance for you or a guest.
- RSVP: Please mail your registration form no later than February 28. Registration is limited to the first 100 people to sign up, so please register early!
- Schedule: Click here to view the complete schedule for the 2022 Ivor-Campbell Conference.
- Contact: For questions, contact Peter Mancuso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at SABR.org, as part of our Stay Home With SABR initiative to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
- Can’t-Miss Event: SABR’s Pacific Northwest Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 6:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 1. All baseball fans are invited to attend. We’ll be joined by Kiona Sinks, Community Engagement & Digital Strategy Manager at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. She will share with us what’s in store at the NLBM in 2022, update us on major projects/exhibi
ts, and field our questions. Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
- Video Replays: This week, we posted more highlights from SABR Day events around the globe, and also heard from Joyce Thomas (on her father Clifford S. Kachline, SABR founding member), author Jack Bales (The Chicago Cub Shot For Love), pitching pioneer Ila Borders (Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey), Jasmine Dunston of the Chicago White Sox; and Sara Sanchez of Bleed Cubbie Blue. 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 27: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. EST)
- February 27: Robinson-Kell (AR) Chapter meeting with Caleb Hardwick and Larry Lester (7:00 p.m. CST)
- February 28: Northwest Ohio Chapter book club meeting (6:00 p.m. EST)
- February 28: Elysian Fields (NJ) Chapter meeting (7:30 p.m. EST)
- March 1: Pacific Northwest (WA) Chapter meeting with Kiona Sinks (6:00 p.m. PST)
- March 2: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting with Mike Gimbel (7:00 p.m. EST)
- March 3: Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor and Jessica Luther (8:00 p.m. EST)
- March 5: Talkin’ Baseball with Clayton Trutor (9:00 a.m. EST)
- March 5: Quebec Chapter meeting with Jean Allard, Marc Griffin, and Éric Cyr (1:00 p.m. EST)
In addition, the following events will be held in person:
- February 26: Pee Wee Reese Chapter meeting (Louisville, KY)
- March 2: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter fellowship meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- March 2: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
- March 2-5: NINE Spring Training Conference (Tempe, AZ)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Episode #150 on Monday, February 21 featured Gary Cieradkowski, an award-winning graphic artist and creator of the new 21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball. He is also the author of The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes and posts new stories and illustrations online regularly as part of The Infinite Baseball Card Set. His designs and illustrations can also be found at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Wrigley Field, Ebbets Field Flannels, and the Federal League-themed Smoke Justis bar and restaurant in Northern Kentucky, where he lives with his wife Andrea.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
- Lefty Mills, by M. Shawn Hennessy (first-time author)
- Kevin Morton, by Bill Nowlin
- Doc Parker, by Larry DeFillipo
- Pascual Pérez, 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.
Thirteen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project, including more selections from our SABR Digital Library book, Jackie: Perspectives on 42. Here are the new game stories:
- September 14, 1901: Casey at the altar: Cleveland spoils wedding day for Detroit captain ‘Doc’ Casey, by Andrew Harner
- June 2, 1915: Boston’s Babe Ruth hits his first game-winning home run, by Bill Nowlin
- March 17, 1946: Jackie Robinson plays his first exhibition game for Montreal Royals, by Bob Webster
- April 18, 1946: Jackie Robinson leads Montreal Royals’ romp in regular-season debut, by Frederick C. Bush
- October 2, 1946: Jackie Robinson leads Montreal to thrilling 10-inning victory over Louisville, by Gary Belleville
- October 3, 1946: Jackie Robinson’s heroics put Montreal on verge of first Junior World Series title, by Gary Belleville
- July 3, 1947: Rookie Jackie Robinson’s hit streak reaches 20 games, by Mike Huber
- June 6, 1958: Ozzie Virgil breaks Detroit Tigers’ color line as first Dominican player in AL, by Kurt Blumenau
- June 5, 1966: Tommy Davis goes 5-for-5, Wes Parker homers twice, Sandy Koufax strikes out 9 in Dodgers’ win, by David Krell
- September 18, 1970: Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins reach milestones in win over Expos, by Steve Dunn
- June 10, 1998: Dante Bichette completes first cycle in interleague play with an extra-inning, walk-off single, by Mike Huber
- October 7, 2013: Juan Uribe’s home run advances Dodgers to NLCS, by Theo Tobel
- June 28, 2021: Five homers, two by Kyle Schwarber, power Nationals over Mets, by Steven C. Weiner
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:
- Check out highlights, photos, and stories from SABR Day 2022 events
- Download your free copy of The Negro Leagues are Major Leagues book from SABR, Sports Reference
- Dr. James Beckett selected as winner of 2022 SABR Jefferson Burdick Award
- Steven Treder’s Horace Stoneham biography wins 2022 SABR Seymour Medal
- SABR member Bill Humber appointed as a member of the Order of Canada
- SABR member Tal Smith elected to Houston Astros Hall of Fame
- Check out nominees for 2022 SABR Overlooked 19th Century Legend election
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2022
- SABR Digital Library celebrates 10 years of new baseball books
- Longtime SABR member Tim Kurkjian wins 2022 BBWAA Career Excellence Award
- Read all articles from SABR’s 3-volume series on history of the Winter Meetings online
- SABR 50 convention in Baltimore rescheduled for August 17-21, 2022
- Check out the complete SABR 50 at 50 series as we look back at baseball over the past 50 years
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the SABR Store @ CafePress
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: SABR.org/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
|William Abrams||Seattle, WA||Ivan Medina Molina||Miami, FL|
|Ed Denta||Seminole, FL||Ben Naylor||Suffern, NY|
|Walter Farnum||Bakersfield, CA||Jacob Neukirch||Concord, NH|
|Adam Freudberg||Framingham, MA||Eli Ong||Chicago, IL|
|Curtis Goss||Bloomington, IN||Anthony M. Parker||Rochester, IL|
|Francisco Hernandez Micheli||Santo Domingo, DOM||Quinn Smith||Montgomery, TX|
|Harold Jones||Meriden, NH||Greg Smith||Berwyn, IL|
|Ruth Kapelus||Toronto, ON||Sean Sullivan||Chicago, IL|
|James Kouzmanoff||Danville, IL||Steve Taddei||Alameda, CA|
|Greg Kriesel||Huntington Beach, CA||Nicholas Taylor||Brownsburg, IN|
|Jimmy Lasswell||Spokane, WA||Benjamin Vachon||Ashland, NH|
|DeWayne Mason||Santa Cruz, CA||Patrick Vance||Mankato, MN|
|Richard B. McKee||Dover, DE|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Central Illinois Chapter: SABR welcomes new chapter for members in Urbana-Champaign and surrounding areas
- Halsey Hall Chapter: March 2022 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- SABR Day highlights: Click here to watch replays of 2022 SABR Day meetings
- Podcasters Clubhouse: Check out the newest SABR chartered community
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Registration is now open for 2022 NINE Conference during spring training in Arizona (NineConference.com)
- Jared Diamond: A Nerdy Baseball Stat Is Going Mainstream. The Wonks Aren’t Happy. (Wall Street Journal)
- Cody Stavenhagen: At Monmouth University, Armando Galarraga’s almost-perfect game becomes a teaching tool (The Athletic)
- Emma Baccellieri: How ‘Sex and the City’ Sent Me Down a Fake Baseball Rabbit Hole (Sports Illustrated)
- Charles Kapner: A lifelong fan kept his eye on the ball at Seattle Angels games — except for that one fatefully timed bathroom break (Seattle Times)
- Alex Speier: A closer look at the minimum-salary issue in baseball’s CBA negotiations (Boston Globe)
- Scott Miller: How MLB’s Lockout Complicated Tommy Edman’s Christmas Dinner (New York Times)
- Hannah Keyser: The MLB lockout is threatening games. Maybe it had to for players to make headway (Yahoo! Sports)
- Jay Jaffe: Even With Face-to-Face Meetings, a New CBA Isn’t Getting Much Closer (FanGraphs)
- Russell A. Carleton: Get Your Head Out of Your Assets (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ryan Fagan: MLB’s Statement of Doom dashes hopes for Opening Day and 162-game season (The Sporting News)
- Tyler Kepner: Just Because a Number Is Available Doesn’t Mean You Can Have It (New York Times)
- Travis Sawchik: Why can’t fans own a slice of their favorite teams? (The Score)
- Rob Mains: No Country for Old Arms (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Laurila: A Conversation With Red Sox Amateur Scouting Director Paul Toboni (FanGraphs)
- Elizabeth Muratore: Historic Neal Ball triple play celebrated on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (MLB.com)
- Matt Monagan: The wild hobby of collecting Negro League cards (MLB.com)
- Vahe Gregorian: A plan to revive KC site of Jackie Robinson’s first pro game (Kansas City Star)
- Pete Peterson: The Homestead Grays’ Vic Harris: Baseball’s Winningest Manager (Pittsburgh Quarterly)
- Sam Gazdziak: Losing to win: Tony La Russa & the 1981 split season (RIP Baseball)
- Michael Clair: When a game was canceled because of a prison break (MLB.com)
- Justin McGuire: Revisiting Asheville’s Black baseball history (Mountain Xpress)
- Benjamin Hill: Explore Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium (MiLB.com)
- M. Shawn Hennessy: Vintage Lumber Academics: Pro Model Bats from Annapolis (Chevrons and Diamonds)
- Jeff Cohen: Baseball and BBQ interview with former catcher Josh Thole (Baseball and BBQ)
- Donna Muscarella: The Collecting Gene (SABR Baseball Cards Committee)
Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.
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Originally published: February 25, 2022. Last Updated: February 25, 2022.