Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Here’s what we’ve been up to as of January 16, 2015:
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, MLB.com
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, ESPN.com 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, MLBPipeline.com senior writer; Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com 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 SABR.org/analytics/speakers 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
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 SABR.org/analytics as we announce more featured speakers, panels and presentations!
For complete coverage of last year’s SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics/2014.
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 SABR.org/sabrday. 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/TwinsDaily.com)
- 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!
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:
- January 17: San Marcos, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter – rescheduled from Jan. 10 due to inclement weather)
- January 19: Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- January 19: Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- January 22: Sugar Land, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- January 31: Kenosha, WI (joint meeting of Emil Rothe/Chicago Chapter and Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter)
- January 31: Los Angeles, CA (Allan Roth Chapter)
- January 31: Arlington, VA (Bob Davids Chapter)
- January 31: Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- January 31: Toledo, OH (Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter)
- January 31: Detroit, MI (Detroit Chapter)
- February 7: Rochester, NY (Luke Easter Chapter)
- February 7: Cleveland, OH (Jack Graney Chapter)
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 SABR.org/sabrday/2014.
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 store.sabr.org.
The Society for American Baseball Research is seeking Spring 2015 interns to work in our office in Phoenix, Arizona.
An internship with SABR will involve responsibilities across a variety of disciplines, possibly including:
- Working on-site at a local SABR conference, such as the SABR Analytics Conference
- Working with our Membership Director or Director of 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 SABR.org
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 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.
SABR 45 will be held June 24-28, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. (Registration and hotel information will be available at SABR.org/convention beginning next week.)
- The submission deadline for SABR 45 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, FEBRUARY 15, 2015. Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org, the research presentations address for SABR 45. You may also use the alternate address email@example.com.
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 SABR.org/convention beginning next week.
- Related link: To view or listen to past SABR convention presentations, visit our SABR Convention History page
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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:
- Jersey Bakley, by David Nemec
- Jack Clements, by David Nemec
- Harley Dillinger, by Chris Rainey
- Tim Flood, by Doug Walden
- John Malarkey, by David Nemec
- Jouett Meekin, by David Nemec
All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent
You can find the SABR BioProject at SABR.org/BioProject.
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 http://sabr.org/bioproj/browse. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- September 6, 1963: Major League Baseball celebrates 100,000th game, by Tony Valley
- October 17, 1971: Blass, Clemente lead Pirates to victory in Game 7, by Wayne Strumpfer (first-time author)
- October 11, 1992: Alomar, Blue Jays emerge from shadows in ALCS Game 4, by Adrian Fung (first-time author)
- September 24, 2011: Major League Baseball celebrates 200,000th game, by Tony Valley
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 SABR.org/gamesproject.
- Get involved: 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.
- Questions: Contact Greg Erion for more information about the Games Project, James Forr to request an assignment, or Chip Greene to submit your draft article.
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: https://pursuitofpennants.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/intro-the-best-25-gms-in-baseball-history/
- No. 25, Andy MacPhail
- No. 24, John Quinn
- No. 23, John Hart
- No. 22, Jim Campbell
- No. 21, Brian Cashman
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.
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
— Terry Cannon
The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee (www.SpiraAward.org) 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 www.SpiraAward.org.
For more information, click here.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.
We’ve heard your feedback: Some of you have said you look forward to “This Week in SABR” every Friday, but sometimes there are just too many compelling articles and announcements to read every week. We’re not complaining — hey, keep up the great work! — but we know the feeling. So in an effort to make the length of this newsletter more manageable to read, we’ll summarize some of the repeating/recurring announcements in a special “In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)” section of “This Week in SABR”.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Early registration now open for 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- SABR BioProject reaches 3,000 published biographies
- SABR 45: Call for research presentations
- SABR Digital Library: Detroit the Unconquerable: The 1935 World Champion Tigers
- Follow the 2015 Serie del Caribe with SABR member Monte Cely
- SABR Digital Library: The National Pastime: Premiere Issue (Replica Edition)
- Inventing Baseball articles now available to read at the SABR Games Project
- Save the date: SABR 45 will be June 24-28, 2015, at Palmer House Hilton in Chicago
- 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|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|
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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/275PFNC. Thank you for your time and insights.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates published this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter January 2015 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- January 17: Rogers Hornsby Chapter winter meeting (San Marcos, TX)
- January 19: Boston Chapter meeting (Boston, MA)
- January 19: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- January 20: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- January 21: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- January 22: Houston Hot Stove Banquet (Sugar Land, TX)
- January 22: Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance banquet (Queens, NY)
- January 23: Dr. Raymond Petras: “The Psychology of a Sports Injury” (Peoria, AZ)
- January 24: 2015 SABR Day
- January 31: Allan Roth Chapter meeting (Los Angeles, CA)
- January 31: Bob Davids Chapter annual meeting (Arlington, VA)
- January 31: Emil Rothe/Chicago and Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter joint meeting (Kenosha, WI)
- January 31: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- January 31: Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter meeting (Toledo, OH)
- January 31: Detroit Chapter meeting (Detroit, MI)
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:
- Graham Womack: How BBWAA voting predicts future Hall of Famers (Baseball Past and Present)
- Adam Darowski: 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was the strongest modern ballot (Hall of Stats)
- Tim Hagerty: Edit the record books: a 9-year-old played minor-league ball in 1904 (The Sporting News)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: The most pitcher- and hitter-friendly umpires (ACTA Sports)
- Dan Hayes: The top 10 offseasons in White Sox history (CSN Chicago)
- Jim Margalus: White Sox also had a December to remember 100 years ago (South Side Sox)
- Wendy Thurm: MLB, the Giants, and the law job the A’s … again (Deadspin)
- Interview: Cuban baseball expert Peter Bjarkman on “Outta the Parkway” (Seamheads.com)
- Jeff Zimmerman: Which defenders make the plays they are supposed to? (FanGraphs)
- Jonathan Luman: Making small sample defensive metrics less volatile (Beyond the Box Score)
- Interview: SABR President Vince Gennaro on “SportsJam with Doug Doyle” (WBGO Radio)
- Gary Cieradkowski Jr.: Mysterious Mitchell of the Pacific Coast League (The Infinite Baseball Card Set)
- Bill Ryczek: It took a rocket scientist to win Mets’ first game (The National Pastime Museum)
- Scott Lindholm: A useful replacement for the win stat (Beyond the Box Score)
- Doug Wilson: Baseball economics, 1971 style (Blogspot.com)
- Jenni Carlson: How Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma (The Oklahoman)
- Matt Rothenberg: Putting the game on ice (BaseballHall.org)
- Sahadev Sharma: The depths, and depth, of Adam Dunn’s career (Baseball Prospectus)
- Marty Appel: Memories of the Cracker Jack Old Timers Baseball Classic (The National Pastime Museum)
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Originally published: January 16, 2015. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.