Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of January 19, 2018:
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 48 convention on June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Early registration is now available at SABR.org/convention; all baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here for more information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48.
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is conveniently located within walking distance from PNC Park and a light rail station, many downtown cultural amenities, and right across the street from the picturesque 36-acre Point State Park where the three rivers converge.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 48.
- Registration: We’re again offering a special all-inclusive rate for the annual SABR convention. For $319, a savings of $30 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 48 in Pittsburgh (early-bird: $249; regular rate: $279)
— 1 ticket in the Corner Box (LF) section to the Pirates vs. Diamondbacks game on Friday, June 22 — includes special “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session at PNC Park ($40 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 ($60 value)
Non-members can pay $394 for the all-inclusive rate. The deadline to register with the all-inclusive rate is Friday, May 18, 2018. Click here for complete information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48!
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh of $149/night (plus tax) is only available to registered convention attendees. After you register for the SABR 48 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate. There are a limited number of rooms in our group block, so be sure to register for SABR 48 early! The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is located at 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a full 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 $60 when you register for SABR 48.
- A Day at the Ballpark: For the third year in a row and fourth time in five years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, June 22 at PNC Park. Special thanks to the Pirates for this great opportunity and for offering us a large block of tickets in the Corner Box (LF) section at an affordable price of $40 for SABR members ($45 for non-members). Purchase of SABR 48 conference registration AND a game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Guests and spouses can get in the ballpark early with purchase of a special SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass ($25) and a Pirates game ticket. Click here for more details.
- Roberto Clemente Museum tours: The Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh has a special offer for SABR 48 attendees: The museum will host four tours (maximum of 20 people per tour) at $20 per person on Wednesday, June 20. Space is extremely limited, and reservations will only be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call the museum at (412) 621-1268, Ext. 2, to reserve your space. No reservations can be made online; payment is due on-site when you arrive for the tour. Tours last about 1.5 hours and the start times on Wednesday, June 20 are as follows (subject to availability): 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Click here for more details.
- Research presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 48. The deadline to submit your abstract is Sunday, February 25, 2018. Click here for complete details and application form.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 48 in Pittsburgh. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018.
All SABR 48 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Pittsburgh area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer.
Stay tuned for more featured speakers and the complete schedule to be announced in the coming months. Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
We hope to see you this summer in Pittsburgh!
Early registration is still open for the seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, but you should register before February 15 to take advantage of the early registration discounted rate. Our special group rate at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix also expires on February 15, 2018.
We hope you’ll join us this spring in Arizona, 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. Click a link below for more information:
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. Early registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 for non-members, and $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership). Registration includes lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoons and the networking reception on Saturday evening. Early registration ends February 15, 2018.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax). Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference. Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The cutoff date to book your room is February 15, 2018.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research Presentations: Click here to learn more about presenting your research at the SABR Analytics Conference; abstracts are no longer being accepted.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2018 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Click here to learn more about the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards; finalists will be announced soon.
- Sponsors: Click here to learn more about the SABR Analytics Conference sponsors.
Our featured speakers and panelists are expected to include Brian Kenny of MLB Network, ESPN’s Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Eduardo Perez, Arizona Diamondbacks Sr. VP/Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye, San Francisco Giants executive and former major-leaguer David Bell, Chicago White Sox executive Chris Getz, Seattle Mariners executive Andy McKay, FanGraphs’ Eno Sarris, Monsterful VR founder Jarett Sims, and SABR President Vince Gennaro as featured speakers and panelists at the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. Stay tuned as we announce more soon! Click here to learn more about our speakers and panelists.
This year’s conference will feature the high-quality content you’ve always enjoyed at the SABR Analytics Conference and the same number of featured panels and research presentations, but there will be a few changes to the usual schedule: We will begin programming early Friday afternoon on March 9 and will run through Sunday afternoon on March 11. The change in schedule is due to the availability at our host hotel this year. However, we have a large block of rooms for SABR Analytics Conference attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
In addition, the Diamond Dollars Case Competition will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening and the networking reception will be held on Saturday evening, March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Lunch, which is included in your conference registration, will be served at noon on Friday — before the regular programming begins — and also on Saturday between the morning and afternoon sessions.
Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 48, which will be held June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. Early registration is now available at SABR.org/convention.
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 60 minutes and they will 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 SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award for best poster presentation.
- Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 48: http://bit.ly/sabr48-presentations
The submission deadline for SABR 48 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, FEBRUARY 25, 2018. Click here for complete details and application form.
Please note: If your abstract is accepted and you intend to make a research presentation, you must register to attend the SABR 48 convention. Early registration details are now available at SABR.org/convention.
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 48 on June 20-24, 2018, in Pittsburgh. 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. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR’s annual convention and to introduce them to fellow SABR members. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.
- Download an application form: Click here to download a Yoseloff Scholarship form to attend SABR 48 in Pittsburgh
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018.
We hope you’ll join us for the ninth annual SABR Day, scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018. Find details on more than three dozen SABR Day chapter meetings around the globe at SABR.org/sabrday.
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 our SABR Day map at 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 Blane Ferguson at email@example.com so we can update our SABR Day map.
SABR Day meetings are scheduled for Saturday, January 27 in the following cities:
- Albuquerque, NM (Rio Grande Chapter)
- Austin, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- Birmingham, AL (Rickwood Field Chapter)
- Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- Cherry Hill, NJ (Goose Goslin Chapter)
- Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter)
- Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
- Des Moines, IA (Field of Dreams Chapter)
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Chapter)
- Fort Wayne, IN (Kekionga Chapter)
- Hoboken, NJ (Elysian Fields Chapter)
- Knoxville, TN (East Tennessee Chapter)
- Las Vegas, NV (Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter)
- Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese 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)
- Philadelphia, PA (Connie Mack Chapter)
- Phoenix, AZ (Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter)
- Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes Field Chapter)
- Rochester, NY (Luke Easter Chapter)
- San Diego, CA (Ted Williams Chapter)
- Seattle, WA (Northwest Chapter)
- St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg Chapter)
- Tallahassee, FL (Buck O’Neil Chapter)
- Toronto, ON (Hanlan’s Point Chapter)
- Victoria, BC (Northwest 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 20: Chicago, IL (Emil Rothe Chapter)
- January 20: Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
- January 20: Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter)
- January 20: Washington, DC (Bob Davids Chapter)
- January 20: Arlington, TX (Banks-Bragan DFW Chapter)
- January 28: Baltimore, MD (Babe Ruth Chapter)
- January 28: San Francisco, CA (Lefty O’Doul Chapter)
- February 3: Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- February 3: Detroit, MI (Detroit Chapter)
- February 10: Atlanta, GA (Magnolia Chapter)
To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrday.
- The Bob Davids Chapter will host its 47th annual meeting from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. The cost is $38 for SABR members and guests/$19 for ages 15 and under. Guest speakers include Jorge Castillo, who covers the Washington Nationals for the Washington Post; Dick Bosman, former major-league pitcher and current minor-league pitching coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays; Emma Baccellieri, a writer for Deadspin.com who will talk about MLB’s Statcast system; a Scouts Panel; author Paul Scimonelli, who wrote a new biography of Roy Sievers; and Brian Englehardt, who will speak on former play and comedian Al Schacht. Click here for more details.
- The Emil Rothe/Chicago Chapter will meet from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Nichols Library, 200 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville IL 60540. Guest speakers will include Josh Nelson, host of the South Side Sox podcast, and David Marran, who writes about the White Sox on Twitter (@SoxNerd) and his site soxnerd.wordpress.com. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the chapter. The chapter will also stream a Facebook Live video of the meeting on its Facebook page. This event is free and open to all baseball fans. Click here for more details.
- The Monarchs Chapter in Kansas City will meet from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131. SABR member John Bauer will talk about his recent article on the 1953 St Louis Cardinals ownership change, which was featured in SABR’s new book about Sportsman’s Park. Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star will discuss the team’s past season and the 2018 and future outlook of the Royals. Curt Nelson, Director of the Royals Hall of Fame, will discuss the franchise’s upcoming 50th anniversary and what historical events are planned for this year. Click here for more details.
- The Halsey Hall Chapter in Minnesota will have a booth at the Twins FanFest on January 20-21 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Stop by and say hello! Click here for more details. Also, tickets are now sold out for the TwinsDaily Winter Meltdown, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Brothers Bar and Grill, 430 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, hosted by SABR members Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes, and featuring special guests Joe Nathan and Stew Thornley. Learn more at TwinsDaily.com.
- The Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW Chapter in Texas will have a booth at the Rangers FanFest from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. today at Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Chapter volunteers will visit with FanFest attendees about SABR as national and local organization and encourage them to join. The chapter will have SABR publications on hand and give them to attendees who show a particular interest in the organization. For more information, visit https://www.mlb.com/rangers/fans/fanfest.
To learn more about upcoming SABR events, visit SABR.org/events.
The 10th annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 20-21, 2018, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Please note: Space is extremely limited and the 2018 conference is now SOLD OUT! If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for registration in case a spot opens up, please contact Peter Mancuso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration: Click here to download the registration forms (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 $60 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.
- Contact: For questions, please contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com to see if space is still available.
The 2018 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Don Jensen, along with a panel discussion on “Playing Ball: A Tribute to Tom Altherr” with John Thorn, David Block, and Larry McCray; a special presentation by Bill Ryczek: a re-created play-by-play broadcast of the greatest 19th-century game, Red Stockings at Atlantics, June 14, 1870; a Member Spotlight interview of Bob Tholkes by Tom Simon; plus book signings, more research presentations than ever before, and a welcome dinner.
For more information, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
Hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be on hiatus for 2018. But we are now accepting proposals to host the 2019 Malloy Conference. If your local committee or SABR chapter has an interest in being a site coordinator, please send an email to Larry Lester (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting an application proposal with guidelines and recommendations. We look forward to helping you promote the rich history of black baseball in your local area.
Click a link below to learn more about the 2018 SABR Negro Leagues Committee essay contest/scholarships and school library grants.
- High School Essay Contest: SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to two high school seniors in its 10th annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest in 2018. Students must write a 1,200-word essay answering a question related to one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships. Click here to learn more or to download an application. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2018. Eligible applicants must be 1) a current high school senior, 2) anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application, 3) planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and 4) carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. Please e-mail or mail all materials to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
- Dick Clark Memorial Library Grants: SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee will award two $500 Dick Clark Memorial Library Grants for 2018. School and community libraries from across the country are invited to submit grant proposals centering on educating students and the community about black baseball and American history. Click here to download the PDF application for eligibility requirements, submission criteria, and style guidelines. The deadline to apply is May 8, 2018. Questions can be directed to Leslie Heaphy (Lheaphy@kent.edu), Mark Moore (email@example.com), Tim Bottorff (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Marlene Vogelsang (email@example.com).
For more information, visit SABR.org/malloy.
The SABR Little League Home Runs Database, an effort to compile a definitive list of one of baseball’s most entertaining and memorable plays, is now updated through the 2017 season.
Through the end of the 2017 season, he confirmed a total of 358 Little League Home Runs throughout MLB history, including additional historical incidents discovered from the 1911, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1941, 1942, 1943, and 1980 seasons.
In addition to these confirmed occurrences, there are two other potential Little League Home Run plays that still need to be confirmed: Charlie Mead of the New York Giants on September 10, 1943, and Pinky Woods of the Boston Red Sox on August 27, 1944. If you want to help look up details for these plays, click here for more details.
To learn more about these Little League Home Runs, visit SABR.org/little-league-home-runs.
Twelve new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,357 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Sled Allen, by Sam Gazdziak (first-time author)
- Luis Alvarado, by Bill Nowlin
- Buck Becannon, by Charlie Bevis
- William Becannon, by Charlie Bevis
- Harry Bemis, by Chris Rainey
- Pete Charton, by Bill Nowlin
- Lee Fohl, by Chris Rainey
- Grady Hatton, by Bill Nowlin and Brian Wood
- Brad Lidge, by Phil Williams
- Earl McNeely, by Andrew Sharp
- Jack Ness, by Bill Lamb
- Ozzie Timmons, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
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.
Five new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- September 29, 1924: First in war, first in peace, now first in the American League, by Gary Sarnoff
- May 7, 1959: Roy Campanella Night, by David Krell
- May 26, 1964: Mets score 19 runs in win over Cubs, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- August 29, 1977: Lou Brock passes Ty Cobb as MLB’s stolen-base king, by Joseph Wancho
- August 29, 1977: Indians’ Duane Kuiper smacks his only career home run, by Joseph Wancho
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Mike Huber. To request an assignment, please contact Steven C. Weiner. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors’ Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story started toward publication.
- 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.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2018: 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 2018 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2018: 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 2018 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.
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 guest is Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal.
There will be no new show this week due to the holidays, but you can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.
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.
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:
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- SABR Women in Baseball Committee announces nominees for inaugural Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
- Read articles from the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR Digital Library: Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016
- Click here to read new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- SABR welcomes new international chapter in Taiwan
- Nolan Arenado, Byron Buxton win 2017 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- Check out complete coverage and highlights from SABR 47 in New York City
- Find photos and highlights from the 2017 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame by Modern Era Committee
- SABR Baseball Cards Blog: The Conlon Collection Project
- SABR welcomes new Goose Goslin Chapter in southern New Jersey
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Check out highlights from the 2017 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience
- SABR Digital Library: Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis
- Read all articles from The National Pastime: New York, New York at SABR.org
- Learn more about new SABR Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- 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: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
For more information, click here.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Margaret Bavasi||Everett, WA||Anders Koskinen||Minneapolis, MN|
|David Bennett||Westminster, MD||Bob Labanara||North Haven, CT|
|Nicholas Carnett||Derry, NH||Parker Lippold||Chandler, AZ|
|Shuwei Chen||Taipei City, TWN||Jim Marshall||Wheat Ridge, CO|
|Jeff Cohen||Wantagh, NY||David Masonis||Penfield, NY|
|Chris Corrigan||Alexandria, VA||Susan McDonough||Cave Creek, AZ|
|Dave Dagostino Jr.||Palmetto, GA||Curtis McMackin||Chicago, IL|
|Matt Ericson||Charlottesville, VA||Tony Menendez||San Juan, PRI|
|Elliott Frankfother||Rock Falls, IL||Lea Moss||Venice, CA|
|Wesley Fricks||Royston, GA||Nelson Pichardo||Ellensburg, WA|
|Tom Froemming||Richfield, MN||Edward Samuelian||Highland Park, IL|
|Kat Glosenger||Glen Burnie, MD||Thomas Schick||Pineville, NC|
|Geoffrey Gonsher||Phoenix, AZ||Bailey Simone||Wilson, NY|
|Michael Guckert||Syracuse, NY||Caston Stack||Lincoln, NE|
|John Hawthorn||Victoria, BC||David Starbuck||Kansas City, MO|
|Katrina Hernandez||Harbor City, CA||Jamey Storvick||Chiayi City, TWN|
|Simon Hsu||Taipei, TWN||Jason Swanson||Walnut Grove, MN|
|Chun-Yao Huang||Taipei, TWN||Chin-Yung Wang||New Taipei City, TWN|
|George Jensen||Arlington, TX||Kathy Willens||Brooklyn, NY|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Games Project: Due to the unexpected death of project leader Greg Erion , Mike Huber has graciously agreed to step in as the new project leader for the SABR Games Project; he’ll handle administrative duties, field general questions, and oversee the project. Bruce Slutsky‘s role is shifting to Chief Editor, where he’ll coordinate the editing and fact-checking of all new stories. Steven Weiner will be in charge of tracking new assignments, which includes any Games Project articles for upcoming books. Len Levin will continue to serve as the first read on all stories while Nathan Bierma will continue to lead the project’s social media efforts. To learn more about the Games Project or to get involved, visit SABR.org/gamesproject.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Larry Dierker Chapter: January 15 meeting recap (Houston, TX)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: January 13 winter 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 Blane Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our interactive map at SABR.org/sabrday.
- Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- January 20: Emil Rothe Chapter meeting (Chicago, IL)
- January 20: Bob Davids Chapter annual meeting (Arlington, VA)
- January 20: Monarchs Chapter meeting (Kansas City, MO)
- January 20: Halsey Hall Chapter at Twins FanFest (Minneapolis, MN)
- January 20: Banks-Bragan DFW Chapter at Rangers FanFest (Arlington, TX)
- January 24: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” monthly meeting (Tucker, GA)
- January 27: 2018 SABR Day
- January 28: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- January 28: Lefty O’Doul Chapter meeting (San Francisco, CA)
- February 3: Detroit Chapter meeting (Detroit, MI)
- February 3: Robinson-Kell Chapter meeting (Little Rock, AR)
- February 3: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
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:
- Ben Weinrib: Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, 87, passes away (MLB.com)
- Jeff Passan: Here’s why baseball’s economic system might be broken (Yahoo! Sports)
- Bill James: Comparing a player outside his era (Bill James Online)
- Russell Carleton: Why relievers are getting paid this offseason (Baseball Prospectus)
- Nathaniel Grow: The MLBPA has no leverage (FanGraphs)
- Rob Mains: The small-market blues (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ross Carey: Replacement Level Podcast with Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly (Replacement Level Podcast)
- Carrie Healy: SABR member Paul Hensler explores overlay of baseball and Vietnam (New England Public Radio)
- John Dewan: Hall of Fame Twitter chatter (ACTA Sports)
- John Thorn: A day at Oriole Park, 1886 (Our Game)
- Mike Lynch: Joe Sewell, the man with the eagle eye (The National Pastime Museum)
- Steven Goldman: The tale of Purnal Goldy, a ballad of us all (The Hardball Times)
- Peter Hartlaub: When the SF Seals’ mascot was a real sea lion (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Jeff Katz: Purity of Essence (Or, How I Learned to Start Analyzing What Is and Isn’t a Baseball Card) (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: The Gas Station Gang, Part 1 (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Justin Mckinney: The Chicago/Pittsburgh/Baltimore Unions (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Nick Vossbrink: Lifers II (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
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Originally published: January 18, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.