This Week in SABR: January 16, 2015

Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Here’s what we’ve been up to as of January 16, 2015:

La Russa, Stewart to speak at 2015 SABR Analytics Conference

We’re pleased to welcome more featured speakers for the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held March 12-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register. The conference is open to all baseball fans. Stay tuned as more featured speakers will be announced soon!

  • Laurel Prieb, Vice President of Western Operations, Major League Baseball 
  • Tony La Russa, Chief Baseball Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Dave Stewart, Senior VP/General Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Zack Rosenthal, Assistant General Manager/Baseball Operations, Colorado Rockies
  • T.J. Barra, Manager of Baseball Research and Development, New York Mets
  • Sam Grossman, Director of Baseball Research and Analysis, Cincinnati Reds
  • Jesse Sanchez, National Reporter,

They will join Larry Baer, President and CEO of the San Francisco Giants; Jeff Bridich, Senior VP/General Manager of the Colorado Rockies; Curt Schilling, ESPN analyst and former major league pitcher; Brian Kenny, MLB Network host; John Kruk, ESPN analyst and former major league first baseman; Eric Wedge, ESPN analyst and former major league manager; Jon “Boog” Sciambi, ESPN announcer; Karl Ravech, host of ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”; Len Kasper, Chicago Cubs broadcaster; Buster Olney, senior writer and author; Eduardo Perez, ESPN analyst and former major league first baseman; Steve Berthiaume, Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster; Joe Block, Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster; Jim Callis, senior writer; Jonathan Mayo, senior writer; John Thorn, MLB Official Historian; Vince Gennaro, SABR President; Dick Cramer and Pete Palmer, sabermetrics pioneers; and John Dewan, owner of Baseball Info Solutions, as featured speakers at the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference.

Visit for full biographies of our featured speakers. (Please note: All speakers are subject to change based on availability.)

SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, we have taken a major step to re-connect with our beginnings by producing and hosting the fourth annual:

SABR Analytics Conference
March 12-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

Once again, we’re bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.

The schedule will consist 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.

  • Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register. The conference is open to all baseball fans. The early registration rate is $395 for SABR members and $495 for nonmembers, or $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year membership to SABR).

The 2015 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $174/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference.

Check back soon at as we announce more featured speakers, panels and presentations!

For complete coverage of last year’s SABR Analytics Conference, visit

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Save the date! SABR Day is coming up on January 24, 2015

Just a reminder to all that the sixth annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015.

You can find updated details on all 2015 SABR Day events at Or click here for a special SABR Day map of all scheduled events (or click here to view details on a spreadsheet).

SABR Day events are scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015, in the following cities:

  • Bangor, ME (Maine Chapter) 
  • Cincinnati, OH (Hoyt-Allen Chapter)
  • Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter) 
  • Dallas, TX (Banks-Bragan DFW Chapter)
  • Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
  • Des Moines, IA (Field of Dreams Chapter)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Chapter)
  • Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
  • Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
  • Knoxville, TN (East Tennessee Chapter)
  • Las Vegas, NV (Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter)
  • Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
  • Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese Chapter)
  • Middletown, CT (Smoky Joe Wood Chapter) 
  • Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter/
  • Montreal, QC (Quebec Chapter)
  • Nashville, TN (Rice-Russell Chapter) 
  • New Orleans, LA (Schott-Pelican Chapter)
  • New York, NY (Casey Stengel Chapter)
  • Philaelphia, PA (Connie Mack Chapter)
  • Phoenix, AZ (Flame Delhi Chapter)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes Field Chapter)
  • St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg Chapter)
  • San Diego, CA (Ted Williams Chapter)
  • San Francisco, CA (Lefty O’Doul Chapter)
  • Seattle, WA (Northwest Chapter)
  • Tallahassee, FL (Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter)
  • Victoria, BC (Northwest Chapter)

More SABR Day events TBA soon!

To add your SABR Day event to the calendar, please send details to We’ll post more information soon on each of these meetings at  

In addition, some chapters are holding their SABR Day meetings on a different day, due to venue or schedule availability. Click on a link below or see the Events Calendar for details on each of these meetings, as well:

Check back soon at for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you. To add your SABR Day event to the calendar, please send details to

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.

For a complete recap of last year’s SABR Day activities, visit

There’s still time to renew your SABR membership!

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 2015. 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 2015 edition of the Baseball Research Journal, plus discounts on registration to the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference and SABR 45 in Chicago, and a lot more! Please note: We MUST receive your dues by February 28, 2015, 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) 343-6450; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the SABR office at 4455 E. Camelback Road, Ste. D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: for this, you get two editions of the Baseball Research Journal, the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime; 8-10 free e-books published by the SABR Digital Library; “This Week in SABR” every Friday; access to research resources such as Paper of Record (with complete archives of The Sporting News); discounts to all SABR conferences such as the National Convention (Chicago 2015), the SABR Analytics Conference, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, and the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference; discounts to MLB.TV; and much, much more.

We believe SABR has something for everyone, from the active researcher to someone passionate about baseball. We hope you’ll invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join at

Last call: Apply for a Spring 2015 internship with SABR in Phoenix

The Society for American Baseball Research is seeking Spring 2015 interns to work in our office in Phoenix, Arizona.

Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to or The deadline to submit is 5:00 p.m. MST Friday, January 16, 2015.

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 Operations on organizational duties, membership renewal drives, customer service
  • Working with our Web Editor to help publish and/or produce content for our website at

Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate basic office-related computer skills. HTML knowledge is a plus.

A working knowledge of baseball — and an awareness of the game’s general history and basic statistics — is required.

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. The internship will be for a fixed period of time and is designed to provide the intern with skills and training that may be applicable to working in a nonprofit research environment or in other research-based organizations. No housing assistance will be provided.

SABR 45: Call for research presentations; registration coming soon!

SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 45, the 2015 annual convention in Chicago.

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 90 or so minutes, and will probably 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 USA Today Sports Weekly Award for best poster presentation. 

SABR 45 will be held June 24-28, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. (Registration and hotel information will be available at beginning next week.)

Click here for complete details on submission requirements.

Please note: If your abstract is accepted and you intend to make a research presentation, you must register to attend the SABR 45 convention. Registration details will be available at beginning next week.

Vote in primary election for SABR Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend of the year

Happy New Year, everyone! Once again, it is time to begin the process of choosing our Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2015.

Last year, Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams joined previous winners Pete Browning (2009), Hall of Famer Deacon White (2010), Harry Stovey (2011), Bill Dahlen (2012), and Ross Barnes (2013) as SABR’s Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends.

Once again, the Nineteenth Century Research Committee will select 10 individuals from 25 preliminary candidates to create the final ballot for the 2015 Overlooked Legend. The 10 finalists will be presented to the entire SABR community, giving all of SABR a chance to vote for our next Overlooked Legend.

The preliminary voting process, which we call the Overlooked Primary Election, will consist of each voter selecting 10 names from the ballot of 25. (If a voter doesn’t select 10 names, the votes will not count in the final tally.) The top 10 will be presented to the SABR membership for a vote in May 2015, and the winner will be announced at the SABR 45 convention in Chicago this summer.

Below is a PDF with the 25 candidates for 2015 and a brief explanation of their baseball accomplishments and/or contributions to our national pastime. You can download the PDF with biographies for the 25 candidates by clicking on the link below:

The voting in the Overlooked Primary Election began this week and will end on January 23, 2015. To vote in the Primary Election, you must be a member of the Nineteenth Century Committee. E-mail Project Chairman Adam Darowski to request a ballot.

The Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends Project Committee consists of Charles Faber, Ralph Peluso, Samuel Reich, Bob Gregory, Joe Williams, and myself. On behalf of the committee, thanks to all of the great researchers of the Nineteenth Century Committee and SABR. If not for our members, both past and present, the bios for this project could not have been compiled.

— Adam Darowski

Register now for 2015 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference

The seventh annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 17-18, 2015, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

  • Registration form and schedule: Click here to download the 2015 conference registration form, program, and schedule. Registration is open to all SABR members and up to two non-SABR family members or friends (ages 18 or over.) Registration closes April 5, 2015, or when registration is announced “closed” due to space constraints.
  • Submit your research presentation abstract: To submit a proposed 25-minute research presentation on any aspect of 19th-century baseball, e-mail a 200- to 400-word abstract to Peter Mancuso ( before February 7, 2015.

The 2015 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Jerrold Casway, along with a panel discussion, “Sporting News: Baseball in the 19th Century Press” with Jim Overmyer, Bob Tholkes, George Thompson, and John Thorn; a special presentation by James Brunson III (“Black Baseball: 1858-1900”); a Member Spotlight interview of Bob Bailey by Tom Simon; plus book signings, more research presentations, a welcome dinner, and more.

Registration is $70 per person (includes all conference sessions plus Saturday keynote luncheon), plus an additional $45 per person for the Friday welcome dinner. If you would like to add a guest for the Saturday keynote luncheon, it is $35 per person. For complete details, download the 2015 conference registration form.

For more information, visit or contact Peter Mancuso at

6 new biographies published by the SABR BioProject

Six new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 3,006 published biographies. Here are the new bios:

All new biographies can be found here:

You can find the SABR BioProject at

Bios on more than just ballplayers: The ambitious goal of the SABR Baseball Biography Project is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history. But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires and a lot more on the BioProject website. You can browse all of these categories at So if you’ve ever thought, “Hey, that person (or ballpark) should get the full BioProject treatment” — write the story and we’ll publish it!

Get involved! If you’d like to help contribute to the SABR BioProject, visit our BioProject Resources page or read the FAQs section to get started. We’re also looking to expand the BioProject to include all “encyclopedic” articles on baseball-related subjects from past SABR publications or committee newsletters. If you come across an article you think should be included in the SABR “baseball repository” at the BioProject, send a copy or link to or

4 new stories published by the SABR Games Project

Four new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:

The SABR Baseball Games Project was launched in January 2014 to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved.

The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.

Visit the new Games Project website at

Armour and Levitt: The best 25 GMs in baseball history

From SABR members Mark Armour and Dan Levitt, authors of the upcoming In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball (University of Nebraska Press), on January 9:

Over the next several weeks we will be counting down the top 25 general managers in baseball history—as we see them anyway. Because of the disparity in resources and opportunities available among the various front offices over the years, and the evolving nature of the job itself, evaluating general managers is largely a subjective exercise.

The most common approach to assess general managers objectively has largely been based on wins per payroll dollar. This is interesting and can be informative, but the goal is to win, not necessarily to win cheaply. Moreover, regardless of the money available, the challenge of building a team is highly dependent on what kind of team you start with. Brian Cashman (Yankees) and Joe Garagiola, Jr. (Diamondbacks) each had their first GM season in 1998.  Cashman was handed one of history’s greatest teams, while Garagiola had a first year expansion team. Comparing their performances is not easy. How should we apportion credit (or blame) for teams that have the stamp of previous GMs? Gene Michael collected most of the players Cashman built around—how much credit should he receive for the Yankees success after he was no longer in charge?

Read the full article here:

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2015 Larry Ritter Book Award nominees announced

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 are the nominees for the 2015 Larry Ritter Book Award:

  • Deveney, Sean. Before Wrigley Was Wrigley: The Inside Story of the First Years of the Cubs’ Home Field (Sports Publishing)
  • Gaines, Bob. The Christian Gentleman: Christy Mathewson (Rowman & Littlefield)
  • Grow, Nathaniel. Baseball on Trial: The Origins of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption (University of Illinois Press)
  • Halfon, Mark. Tales From the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the Wildest Times in Baseball History (Potomac Books)
  • Hornbaker, Tim. Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey (Sports Publishing)
  • Huhn, Rick. The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Kimberly, Chuck. The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy, and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903 (McFarland & Co.)
  • Nowlin, Bill, (ed). The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston’s Original Worst-to- First World Series Champions (SABR)
  • Robertson, John and Andy Saunders. A’s Bad as it Gets: Connie Mack’s Pathetic Athletics of 1916 (McFarland & Co.)
  • Roessner, Amber. Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson and the Sporting Press (Louisiana State University Press)
  • Ross, J. Brian. Baseball’s Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914 (Rowman & Littlefield)
  • Simkus, Scott. Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876-1950 (Chicago Review Press)
  • Snelling, Dennis. Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life (McFarland & Co.)

The finalists will be chosen by March 1 and the winner will be announced in mid-March. For more information on the Larry Ritter Book Award, click here.

Institute for Baseball Studies celebrates grand opening at Whittier College

The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, celebrated its grand opening Friday, January 16 on the campus of Whittier College. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Room 310 on the third floor of the Mendenhall Building, Whittier College’s central administration facility, at 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608.

Remarks were made by SABR members Terry Cannon, Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary and co-Director of the Institute for Baseball Studies with Joseph L. Price; Charles Adams, Professor of English at Whittier College; and Mike McBride, Professor of Political Science at Whittier College; and Toni Mollett Harsh, grand-niece of the beloved Casey Stengel, and founder and director of the Casey Stengel Baseball Center, based in Reno, Nevada. Adams and McBride are Associate Directors of the Institute.

The Institute for Baseball Studies is a collaborative effort of Whittier College administrators and faculty members, and the Baseball Reliquary. In addition to books, photographs, and paper ephemera, the Institute for Baseball Studies will serve as the repository for the following collections:

  • The Tony Salin Research Collection, which includes photographs and reference materials from the late SABR member, baseball author and historian
  • Major baseball research files and correspondence for SABR member Tim Wendel and Paul Dickson, authors and historians
  • Henry Goldich Collection, an archive of Los Angeles Dodgers programs, scorecards, and ephemera dating from 1961 through the early 1970s
  • The Baseball Reliquary’s organizational history and documentation from its founding in 1996 to the present

For more information on the Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College, click here or contact SABR member Terry Cannon at or (626) 791-7647.

— Terry Cannon

Seeking nominations for 2015 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award

The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee ( has announced the rules and procedures for nominations for the second annual Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. The winner of the 2015 Greg Spira Award will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The committee will also recognize two additional writers with awards of $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

Last year’s Spira Award went to SABR member Ben Lindbergh, a member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who now writes for Grantland. College students James Santelli (University of Southern California) and Noah Woodward (Davidson College) took second and third place, respectively. The inaugural Spira Award in 2013 was presented to SABR member Trent McCotter of Washington, D.C. Dan Farnsworth received second place and SABR member Caleb Hardwick third that year.

The Nomination Period will open at 12:01 a.m. EST on January 16, 2015, and remain open through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2015. Nominations received before or after the Nomination Period will not be considered.

The Nomination Form for the Greg Spira Award can be found at

For more information, click here.

Call for SABR award nominations

  • SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2015: 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 2015 awards, please contact Bill Felber at
  • McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2015: 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 2015 awards, please contact Len Levin at
  • Ron Gabriel Award, due 3/1/2015: 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. Eligible works include but are not limited to magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers, written versions of oral presentations, books, databases and websites. To submit a nomination for the 2015 awards, please contact Craig Murden at

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.

ICYMI: Highlights from last week’s This Week in SABR

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:

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here:

Welcome, new members!

We’d like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at and the New Member Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Manuel Arellano Wilmington, CA     John Martucci Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Barnes Phoenix, AZ     David Marx Lincoln, NE
Lindsay Bell Ames, IA     Vince McCormack Chambersburg, PA
Ben Benton Hideaway,TX     Freddie Mitchell Bryan, TX
Jordan Black Scarsdale, NY     William Moore Belle Chasse, LA
George Bosworth Phoenix, AZ     Edward Morris Milford, DE
Robert Browning Toronto, ON     Anthony Mrozik Jr. Orchard Park, NY
Sheila Bryant Lansing, MI     Thomas Nowe Tucson, AZ
Sean Buck Seattle, WA     Jim Patterson Arlington, TX
Bill Campsey n/a     Jeffrey Perigoni Slidell, LA
Mark Canevari San Dimas, CA     John Petring Chatsworth, CA
Skip Carr Friendsville, MD     Jennie Raymond n/a
Francine Cohen Somerville, MA     Mark Richard Plymouth, MN
Tim Czuba Lemont, IL     Thomas Richards Pittsburgh, PA
Thomas Desmidt Cooper City, FL     Dylan Robbins-Kelley Santa Cruz, CA
Justin Detlor Oakville, ON     Paul Robinson San Francisco, CA
Brennan Doherty Port Matilda, PA     Patrick Roy Arlington, VA
Mike Eisenbath St. Charles, MO     Mike Roznik Euclid, OH
Chris Fant Cincinnati, OH     Jeff Rudow Waterloo, ON
Edward Gallagher Petaluma, CA     Jim Schneider Novi, MI
Jose Gallo Apex, NC     Andrew Seeger Chicago, IL
Jonathan Giles Brooklyn, NY     David Smith Jacksonville, FL
Allan Grant Los Angeles, CA     William Sugar San Francisco, CA
Brian Grimes Pelham, NY     Philip Swan South Pasadena, CA
Jeremy Grybas Warwick, RI     James Szudzik Menomonee Falls, WI
Mike Hanley Toledo, OH     Lucas Thorpe Oakville, ON
Bruce Hawkins Albuquerque, NM     John Torres Bonita, CA
Ron Holmstrom Danville, CA     Bob Tufts Forest Hills, NY
Scott Hunt Oakville, ON     Jimmy Turner Oakville, ON
Robert Johnson St James, NY     Kim Vinson Atlanta, GA
Martin Kennedy Edmonton, AB     Charles Warren Kansas City, MO
Michael Kern Hallandale Beach, FL     Jeremy Watterson Missoula, MT
Matt Kinkenon Las Vegas, NV     Stewart Weiner Franklin, MI
Bryan Lally Portland, OR     Chad Wynn Arlington, TX
Vanessa Lops Los Angeles, CA     Jody Zimmerle Hendersonville, TN


Research Committee news

Here are the new SABR research committee updates published this week:

  • Deadball Era: With the continued growth of “The Inside Game” committee newsletter,  edited by Bill Lamb, we would like your feedback. To follow is a ten-question survey on your impressions of “The Inside Game.” It can be found at: Thank you for your time and insights.

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at

Regional Chapter news

Here are the new regional chapter updates published this week:

Visit for more information on SABR regional chapters.

SABR Events Calendar

Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:

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

Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Read these articles and more at

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Originally published: January 16, 2015. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.