This Week in SABR: January 18, 2019
Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Please note: The SABR office will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of January 18, 2019:
Early registration is now open for SABR 49 in San Diego
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 49 convention this summer in San Diego. Conference and hotel registration is now available at SABR.org/convention.
Click here for more information on the SABR 49 All-Inclusive Package, Early-Bird Registration, and optional sessions. Click here to register for SABR 49.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is conveniently located within walking distance from Petco Park; our host hotel, a frequent host of baseball’s Winter Meetings, features a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in abundance at the nearby Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, just a few blocks away, is home to the spectacular SABR Collection curated by our host chapter, the San Diego Ted Williams Chapter.
Our special SABR 49 convention logo, by acclaimed designer and longtime SABR member Todd Radom, invokes the historic Mission-style architecture found throughout the San Diego area and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Padres as a major-league team. Anyone who registers for the SABR 49 all-inclusive package will receive an exclusive lapel pin with the SABR 49 convention logo, along with a ticket to the Padres vs. Cardinals game on June 28, a ticket to the SABR 49 Awards Luncheon, and two complimentary Continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday mornings.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on the SABR 49 All-Inclusive Package, Early-Bird Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 49! We’re again offering a special All-Inclusive Package for the annual SABR convention. For the $369 all-inclusive rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 49 in San Diego (early-bird: $289; regular rate: $319)
— 1 ticket in the Upper Infield Reserved (1B) section to the Padres vs. Cardinals game on Friday, June 28 at Petco Park ($24 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 28 ($70 value)
— 1 exclusive SABR 49 convention logo lapel pin
— 2 complimentary Continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday mornings*
*The Continental breakfast benefit is only available when you register for the All-Inclusive Package.
Non-members can pay $399 for the All-Inclusive Package; the deadline to register is Monday, May 6, 2019.
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego of $224/night (single rate) or $254/night (double rate) is only available to registered convention attendees. After you register for the SABR 49 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate. If you do not receive your confirmation email after registering, please contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a limited number of rooms in our group block, so be sure to register for SABR 49 early!
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a meal, will feature the announcement of SABR’s annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor. One ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $70 when you register for SABR 49.
- Research presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 49. The deadline to submit your abstract is Sunday, February 24, 2019. Click here for complete details and application form.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 49 in San Diego. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2019.
Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
Register now for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference
Join us for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, where we’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Register today to join us!
The Analytics Conference schedule consists 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.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference; SABR members: $445 regular registration (until February 14, 2019); $595 afterward. Students: $350; includes one-year membership to SABR.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax). Please note: Rooms are also available under the SABR group block for the nights of Wednesday, March 6; Thursday, March 7; and Sunday, March 10. If you are visiting Arizona for spring training, please contact Deb Jayne to check on availability.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Click here to learn more about the Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Research Awards: Stay tuned for more news on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. Click here for more information.
- Research presentations: Stay tuned for more news on 2019 SABR Analytics Conference research presentations. Click here to learn more about submitting an abstract.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
SABR 49: Call for presentations
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 49, the 2019 annual convention in San Diego.
Through on-site judging, the most highly-regarded presentations will receive the Doug Pappas Award for best oral presentation and the SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award for best poster presentation.
- Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 49: http://bit.ly/sabr49-presentations
The submission deadline for SABR 49 abstracts is midnight PST on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Click here for complete details and submission criteria.
Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 49 in San Diego
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school or college students to attend SABR 49 on June 26-30, 2019, in San Diego. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR.
- Download an application form: Click here to download a Yoseloff Scholarship form to attend SABR 49 in San Diego
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at email@example.com no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
Click here for complete details and submission criteria.
Join us for SABR Day on Saturday, January 26
The 10th annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019. More than 40 meetings are scheduled for SABR Day around the globe.
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. Check out SABR.org/sabrday for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you.
Chapter leaders, please be sure to send any details on your SABR meeting to Jacob Pomrenke at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our SABR Day map.
SABR Day meetings are now scheduled for Saturday, January 26 in the following cities:
- Arlington, TX (Banks-Bragan Chapter)
- Atlanta, GA (Magnolia Chapter)
- Austin, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- Birmingham, AL (Rickwood Field Chapter)
- Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- Burlington, VT (Gardner-Waterman Chapter)
- Cherry Hill, NJ (Goose Goslin Chapter)
- Cincinnati, OH (Hoyt-Allen Chapter)
- Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter)
- Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
- Hoboken, NJ (Elysian Fields Chapter)
- Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- Indianapolis, IN (Oscar Charleston Chapter)
- Knoxville, TN (East Tennessee Chapter)
- Las Vegas, NV (Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter)
- Lexington, KY (Sweet Lou Johnson Chapter)
- Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- Los Angeles, CA (Allan Roth Chapter)
- Milwaukee, WI (Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter)
- Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter)
- Montreal, QC (Quebec Chapter)
- Nashville, TN (Rice-Russell Nashville Chapter)
- New Orleans, LA (Schott-Pelican Chapter)
- New York, NY (Casey Stengel Chapter)
- Phoenix, AZ (Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter)
- Rochester, NY (Luke Easter Chapter)
- San Diego, CA (Ted Williams Chapter)
- Seattle, WA (Northwest Chapter)
- Tallahassee, FL (Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter)
- Toledo, OH (Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter)
- Toronto, ON (Hanlan’s Point Chapter)
- Victoria, BC (Northwest Chapter)
- Washington, DC (Bob Davids Chapter)
In addition, SABR Day meetings will also be held on the following dates due to venue or chapter availability. Click on a link below for more information:
- January 19: Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese Chapter)
- January 19: Norman, OK (Oklahoma Chapter)
- January 20: Baltimore, MD (Babe Ruth Chapter)
- January 21: Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- February 2: Buffalo, NY (Luke Easter Chapter)
- February 2: Chicago, IL (Emil Rothe Chapter)
- February 2: Cleveland, OH (Jack Graney Chapter)
- February 2: Detroit, MI (Detroit Chapter)
- February 2: Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
- February 2: St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg Chapter)
- February 9: San Leandro, CA (joint meeting of Lefty O’Doul and Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapters)
For a complete recap of 2018 SABR Day activities, visit SABR.org/sabrday/2018.
Check out more SABR chapter events scheduled for this weekend
SABR Day is coming early for some baseball fans! This weekend, check out these great SABR Day events organized by local SABR chapters:
- On Saturday, January 19, the Pee Wee Reese Chapter will be holding its annual SABR Day meeting from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Kentucky. Guest speakers include Doug Wilson, author of Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks; Cory Ritterbusch and Glen Sparks with presentations on the chapter’s namesake, Hall of Fame shortstop Pee Wee Reese; Harry Rothgerber on the history of SABR in Kentucky; plus a trivia contest, door prizes, and more. Click here for more details.
- On Saturday, January 19, the Oklahoma Chapter will gather for SABR Day from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Gaylord College building, Room 3160, on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Our program will include a panel on Minor League Baseball with former Durham Bulls executive Glenn Leshner, Oklahoma City Dodgers media relations executive Lisa Johnson, broadcaster Jim Byers, and Seamheads.com writer and statistical guru Kevin Johnson. We’ll also have presentations on old-time baseball cards with Jesse Asbury III and OU reporter Collin Kennedy on his 2018 College World Series trip. Click here for more details.
- On Sunday, January 20, the Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter will hold its fourth annual meeting for SABR Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. Guest speakers include former Orioles Ron Hansen and Larry Haney; Jane Leavy, author of The Big Fella; SABR Treasurer F.X. Flinn; past SABR president and former “bodyguard to the stars” Cappy Gagnon; Warren Grill, former Washington Nationals team chef; plus research presentations by Charlie Vascellaro, John Burbridge, Ken Mars, and Dave Stinson. Admission: $39 per person, including lunch catered by Mission Barbeque. Click here for more details.
- On Monday, January 21, the Boston Chapter will hold its annual MLK Day meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at GameOn at Fenway Park. Former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan and Boston College coach Mike Gambino are among the guests, with a whole program of baseball-related themes on the docket. Presentations will also be made by SABR members Bill Nowlin, Saul Wisnia, Bill Ballou, Gordon Edes, and other special guests. Admission: $25 for SABR members, $30 for the general public. Lunch is included in the admission price. Register online in advance at Eventbrite.com. Click here for more details.
To learn more about upcoming SABR events, visit SABR.org/events.
SABR Digital Library: 1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes
Add a new baseball book to your collection with the newest title from the SABR Digital Library:
1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes
Edited by Joseph Wancho
Associate Editors: Rick Huhn, Len Levin, and Bill Nowlin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-943816-94-1, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-95-8, $21.95
410 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
After almost 40 years of sub-500 baseball, the Sleeping Giant woke in 1995, the first season the Indians spent in their new home of Jacobs Field.
The Indians ruled Cleveland from 1994 through 2001, winning two pennants and making five playoff appearances. In 1995, the Cleveland Browns had left town and were putting down roots in Baltimore. The Cleveland Cavaliers, while competitive, were usually ousted in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Indians were the best ticket in town, and 455 consecutive sellouts — from June 12, 1995 through April 2, 2001 — are a testament to their popularity.
While the Indians made it to the brink of baseball nirvana in both 1997 and 2016, losing in Game Seven of both those World Series, it is the 1995 team that fans remember the most fondly. Perhaps this is because they were the first to break through since 1954 and make the postseason. Maybe it’s because of the different characters and personalities who made up that team, which included Jim Thome, Eddie Murray, Manny Ramirez, Kenny Lofton, Orel Hershiser, and Sandy Alomar Jr. They had an All-Star seemingly at every position.
As you leaf through the pages of this book, presented here by 40 SABR authors and editors, you will be transported back in time to 1995. The biographies of all the players, coaches, and broadcasters will evoke that glorious era once again for Tribe fans. The volume is also sprinkled with personal perspectives, as well as game stores from key matchups during the 1995 season, information about Jacobs Field, and other writing of interest on the historic season.
Contributors include: Rick Balazs, Richard Bogovich, Augusto Cárdenas, Alan Cohen, Philip A. Cola, Rory Costello, Richard Cuicchi, Charles F. Faber, Dan Fields, Chip Greene, Edward Gruver, Mark Hodermarsky, Paul Hofmann, Rick Huhn, Jay Hurd, Jimmy Keenan, Ted Leavengood, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Stephanie Liscio, Gary Livacari, John McMurray, Jeanne M. Mallett, Wynn Montgomery, Bill Nowlin, Gregg Omoth, Anna Pohlod, Joel Rippel, Kelly Boyer Sagert, Rick Schabowski, Harry Schoger, Blake W. Sherry, David E. Skelton, Doug Skipper, Mark S. Sternman, Andy Sturgill, Clayton Trutor, Nick Waddell, Joseph Wancho, Tom Wancho, Steve West, Christopher Williamson, and Gregory H. Wolf.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of 1995 Cleveland Indians for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the 1995 Cleveland Indians paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.
Sign up today for the 2019 SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference
The 11th annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 26-27, 2019, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Note: Space is extremely limited and some research presentations will be double-tracked. On the final page of your registration form, please indicate your preferred choice of Research Presentation for each of the six pairs that are double-tracked.
- Registration: Click here to download the registration form (PDF). Registrations can be accepted by mail only: send BOTH completed 19th Century Base Ball Conference registration forms to: Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938. Enclose your personal check for the appropriate amount and make payable to “SABR,” with “Fred 19cBB Conference” written on the check’s memo line.
- Cost: Conference registration is $65 per person, including the Saturday luncheon. Tickets for the optional Friday evening Welcoming Dinner ($45) at Templeton Hall and Saturday evening Post-Conference Gathering ($35) at the historic Otesaga Hotel can also be purchased in advance for you or a guest. Anyone who wishes to purchase an extra ticket for a guest to attend the Saturday luncheon only ($35) can also do so.
- RSVP: Please mail your registration form no later than February 6. Registration is limited to the first 80 people to sign up, so please register early!
- Contact: For questions, or if you miss the registration mailing deadline, contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com to see if space is still available.
The 2019 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Joanne Hulbert, along with a panel discussion on “The Birth of Baseball Cards” with John Thorn, Peter Devereaux, Tom Shieber, and Jeff Katz; a special presentation by Richard Hershberger on “The Evolution of Baseball Rules”; a Member Spotlight interview of Priscilla Astifan by Bob Bailey; plus book signings, research presentations, and a welcome dinner.
For more information, or to register, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
6 new SABR biographies published
Six new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,701 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- George Grosart, by Chris Rainey
- Jake Miller, by Chris Rainey
- Eddie Onslow, by John Gabcik
- Milt Pappas, by Warren Corbett
- Scott Stratton, by Charlie Bevis
- Candy Jim Taylor, by Bill Johnson
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproj/recent
- Search for any SABR biography: You can now visit sabr.org/bioproj_search to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. You can also browse all of these BioProject categories and a lot more, including 300-game winners, Hall of Famers, 1960s All-Stars, or Negro Leaguers, at our Browse page: sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
Read all bios from From Spring Training to Screen Test book online
In From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors, published by SABR in 2018 and edited by Rob Edelman and Bill Nowlin, we told the stories of the stars and supporting players on baseball diamonds who also became stars and supporting players in the movies, on Broadway, in vaudeville and, eventually, on television and in concert halls. Included are biographies of selected individuals from the famous (Gene Autry, Joe DiMaggio, Jim Thorpe, Bernie Williams …) to the forgotten (Al Gettel, Lou Stringer, Wally Hebert, Wally Hood …)
All of the biographies from From Spring Training to Screen Test are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject:
Click here to download a free e-book edition or get 50% off the paperback edition of From Spring Training to Screen Test.
To find all titles in the SABR Digital Library, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
7 new stories published by the SABR Games Project
Seven new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- July 19, 1915: Washington Senators set a stolen-base record, sort of, by Warren Corbett
- July 26, 2011: Braves beat Pirates in 19th inning on a controversial call, by Jorge Iber
- September 9, 2013: Pittsburgh Pirates finally end 20-year postseason drought, by Stephen Peterson (first-time author)
- June 20, 2015: Max Scherzer loses perfect game in ninth, throws no-hitter against the Pirates, by Bob Webster
- October 7, 2015: Pirates lose to Cubs, Arrieta in National League Wild Card Game, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- April 26, 2016: Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen hits three home runs at Coors Field, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- September 29, 2018: David Wright plays his final game with Mets, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject/recent. Find all published Games Project articles 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.
- Read all stories from Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis online: In Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis: Home of the Browns and Cardinals at Grand and Dodier, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published by SABR in 2017, we shared stories of 100 memorable games at the venerable ballpark which played host to the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns from 1909 through 1966. From Babe Ruth’s 3-homer World Series day to one-armed outfielder Pete Gray’s major-league debut to Eddie Gaedel’s pinch-hitting appearance to Bob Gibson’s Game 7 heroics, you can now find all game stories from the Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis book online at the SABR Games Project. Click here to read them all. Or click here to download a free e-book copy or get 50% off the paperback edition.
Listen to a new episode of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s guests are SABR member Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs and Jared Wyllys of Forbes.
You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more. 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.
Call for SABR award nominations
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2019: 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 2019 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2019: 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 2019 awards, please contact Len Levin 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.
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:
- SABR member Jayson Stark wins 2019 J.G. Taylor Spink Award
- SABR Digital Library: Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings, 1857-1900
- SABR Digital Library: Time for Expansion Baseball
- Craig Brown wins 2018 George Michael SABR Pictorial History Award
- SABR Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 scholarships in 2018 essay contest
- Read articles from the Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- The Baseball Index adds 1,500 entries to baseball bibliography resource in 2018
- Seamheads.com updates Negro Leagues Database with 1927 stats
- SABR presents 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards to Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2019
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
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 members.sabr.org and the Membership 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 (SABR.org/directory).
|Dan Barnard II||Spencerport, NY||Justin McGuire||Hendersonville, NC|
|Kevin Burke||Gastonia, NC||Jeff Schwartz||Fargo, ND|
|Joe Carriero||Littleton, CO||Stephen Sikora||West Hartford, CT|
|Johannes Deny||Munich, GER||Copley Stephen||N. Little Rock, AR|
|Larry Foster||Cumming, GA||Daniel Vermilya||Gettysburg, PA|
|Greg Harris||Scituate, MA||Dave Webster||Lenexa, KS|
|Karl Hasselbarth||Westminster, MD||Mark Wendling||Prince George, BC|
|Brittany Howell||Athens, PA||Chris Witt||Madison, WI|
|Corinne Landrey||Philadelphia, PA||Charles Yahr||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Jerry Manheim||Edgewater, MD||Joshua Yahr||Los Angeles, CA|
Research Committee news
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Biographical Research: December 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Regional Chapter news
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter: January 14 meeting recap (St. Louis, MO)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: January 12 meeting recap (San Marcos, TX)
- SABR Day is coming soon! Chapter leaders, please be sure to send any details on your SABR Day meeting to Jacob Pomrenke at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our interactive map at SABR.org/sabrday.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
SABR Events Calendar
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- January 19: Pee Wee Reese Chapter SABR Day meeting (Louisville, KY)
- January 19: Oklahoma Chapter SABR Day meeting (Norman, OK)
- January 19: David Rapp: “Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America” (Chicago, IL)
- January 20: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter SABR Day meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- January 21: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- January 21: Boston Chapter MLK Day meeting (Boston, MA)
- January 23: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- January 26: 10th annual SABR Day
- February 2: Luke Easter Chapter meeting (Buffalo, NY)
- February 2: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (Chicago, IL)
- February 2: Jack Graney Chapter meeting (Cleveland, OH)
- February 2: Detroit Chapter meeting (Detroit, MI)
- February 2: Monarchs Chapter meeting (Kansas City, MO)
- February 2: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
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.
Around the Web
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Travis Sawchik: MLB hitters are killing the shift on their own (FiveThirtyEight)
- Meghan Montemurro/Eno Sarris: How the Phillies are working to improve their MLB-worst defense (The Athletic)
- Patrick Dubuque: What players make and how we talk about it (Baseball Prospectus)
- Adam Dore: A dive into Hall of Fame ballot trends (FanGraphs)
- Stephanie Springer: The next wave in performance enhancement (The Hardball Times)
- David Laurila: Curtis Granderson revisits a decade-old interview (FanGraphs)
- Sheryl Ring: Let’s fix MLB’s salary arbitration system (FanGraphs)
- Rob Arthur: Free agents can bring home a trophy (Baseball Prospectus)
- Sung Min Kim: How the KBO successfully marketed to a bigger, younger audience (Baseball Prospectus)
- Maria Torres: Eli Grba, the original Angel, dies at 84 (Los Angeles Times)
- Bill Madden: Mel Stottlemyre, New York baseball legend, dies at 77 (New York Daily News)
- Barry Bloom: Mel Stottlemyre remembered as a strong man, not just pitcher or coach (Forbes)
- Mike Bates/Bill Parker: The Black Sox lose their appeals (This Week in Baseball History podcast)
- Phil Birnbaum: Fun with Frank Thomas splits in an MVP season (Sabermetric Research)
- Paul Lukas: From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole, a conversation with Dick Armstrong (Uni-Watch)
- Levi Weaver: Discovering a hidden baseball treasure in Madrid, New Mexico (The Athletic)
- Jeff Young: Numbers take precedence in Knorr’s case to classify Negro Leagues as major leagues (LancasterOnline)
- Zack Moser: MLB’s response to Addison Russell continues pattern of failure (Baseball Prospectus)
- Alfonso Tusa: Seven baseball stories for a winter’s day (The Hardball Times)
- Steven Goldman: The pitcher’s wife danced (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Mains: Measuring team turnover in the 1910s (Baseball Prospectus)
- Garry Brown: Mark Belanger’s 18-year career included eight Gold Gloves (Springfield Republican)
- Darin Watson: Remembering Darrell Porter’s 1979 season (U.L.’s Toothpick)
- Bill Lucey: 1963 All-Star Game in Cleveland was no all-star performance (Daily News Gems)
- Jason Schwartz: Prehistory of the Topps World Series cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Yay Team? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Andy McCue: Touring the Minors (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
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Originally published: January 18, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.