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This Week in SABR: January 20, 2023

This Week in SABR: January 20, 2023

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, January 20, 2023.
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Top Headlines

Check out upcoming SABR Day events
Early registration ends soon for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix
New Spanish-language edition of Roberto Clemente book available
By-Laws changes proposed for special election beginning in February
Students, apply for a Spring 2023 internship with SABR

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

SABR Day 2023 map

Find a SABR Day event near you and join us on February 4!

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4, 2023, when we will hold our annual SABR Day celebration! SABR Day is a way for all baseball fans to come together, regardless of where they live, and talk about the game we all love.

  • Visit to find details on more than 25 SABR Day events planned so far, from Atlanta to San Diego, Boston to Phoenix, and Louisville to Williamsport.

Regional chapters are encouraged to plan their own SABR Day events (virtually or in person) throughout the months of January or February to celebrate the start of a new baseball season.

2023 SABR Analytics Conference

Early registration ends soon for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

Early registration ends soon for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 10-12, 2023, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. 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.

  • Reminder: Early registration discounts end on Friday, February 17. Registration increases $150 after the early discount ends, so register today to join us!

Students will have two registration options, virtual or in-person, with both including access to the General Session on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, and a student-only virtual session on Thursday, March 9. All student registrations also include a complimentary one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value).

Visit to learn more or to register.

Arriba! La Heróica Vida de Roberto Clemente

New Spanish-language edition of Roberto Clemente book available

The year 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s final season in major-league baseball. ¡Arriba! The Heroic Life of Roberto Clemente celebrates his life and his baseball career. A new Spanish-language edition of this SABR Digital Library publication, translated by Tony Oliver Díaz, is now available in ebook and paperback formats.

Arriba! La Heróica Vida de Roberto Clemente, de la Biblioteca Digital SABR, fue publicada en el aniversario 50 de su trágica muerte tras su última temporada en las Grandes Ligas. Obtenga su copia del nuevo libro en español.

SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference

Register now for the 2023 SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference

Registration is now open for the 14th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held on April 28-29, 2023, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to register for this special event.

The 2023 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from author Jonathan Popovich, along with a panel discussion on baseball’s 19th-century color line with Richard Hershberger, Peter Mancuso, Brian Sheehy, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a 19th-century artifact session with Robert Mayer, Gary Passamonte, and Popovich; a Member Spotlight interview of Robert Mayer by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations and a Sunday morning vintage baseball game at Doubleday Field.

Visit to learn more or to register.

By-Laws changes proposed for special election beginning on February 15

The SABR Board of Directors recommends adoption of three proposed changes to the By-Laws in a special election that will begin on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The changes are intended to increase member participation in SABR governance, add new voices to Board discussion, allow for more turnover in Board membership, and provide safeguards to ensure that the four Officers have some prior Board experience.

An online voting ballot will be sent out from to all eligible SABR voters on February 15, 2023. The voting period will remain open until March 1, 2023.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Students, apply for a Spring 2023 internship with SABR

The Society for American Baseball Research is seeking remote interns to work during the Spring 2023 semester. The internship is an educational opportunity that may count toward college credit, covering 15-20 hours per week with a flexible schedule. 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.

Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to by 5:00 p.m. MST Friday, January 27, 2023.

Click here to read the full announcement at

SABR accepting applications for Editorial Assistant position

SABR is now accepting applications for a part-time, remote position as an Editorial Assistant. This position will be responsible for helping to organize, curate, and maintain editorial content on all SABR platforms, including writing, editing, graphics, audio, video, and photography. You will also have the opportunity to manage and lead editorial projects, including assistance with SABR Digital Library publications (books, journals, and ebooks) and web projects.

Please send resume and cover letter to Jacob Pomrenke at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Writing opportunity: Contribute to upcoming Sandy Koufax book

SABR has announced a new book project on the life and career of Sandy Koufax. As in our previous books about Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Roberto Clemente, there will be a mixture of essays and Games Project accounts. We’re aiming for a 2024 publication date. The editors of the book are Marc Z. Aaron, Bill Nowlin, and Glen Sparks.

Many significant Koufax games are already the subjects of Games Project articles, but there are a number of games and nice variety of essay ideas available. We are also open to any additional ideas you may have for chapters in this book. For a list of available essays and games, and any other questions, please contact Bill Nowlin.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

SABRcast #197: Mike Capps

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. Episode #197 on Monday, January 16 featured Mike Capps, play-by-play voice of the Round Rock Express since 2000 and the co-author of Grinders: Baseball’s Intrepid Infantry. Visit to listen to the full episode or subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Jorge Pasquel, Babe Ruth, Cristian Javier

6 new biographies published at SABR BioProject

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject or to get involved.

7 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Visit to learn more about the SABR Games Project or to get involved.

Essays from The Babe are now available online

In 2019, SABR published The Babe, edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks, with contributions from over 50 SABR members about memorable moments and highlights in the life and career of Babe Ruth. With an introduction by Seymour Medal-winning author Jane Leavy, this SABR Digital Library publication gives readers a fuller picture of baseball’s most fabled figure, a man still famous today and still revered in the game he loved.

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

Nichibei Yakyu: US Tours of Japan, 1907-1958 (Volume 1)

Nichibei Yakyu: US Tours of Japan, 1907-1958 (Vol. 1)
Edited by Robert K. Fitts, Bill Nowlin, and James Forr

Visit to download any SABR Digital Library e-book for free or save 50% off the paperback edition.

Recent Highlights

Here are some SABR headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Dirk Baker Worcester, MA     Jamin Layton Point Pleasant, WV
Chad Bakey Pasadena, CA     Adam MacKinnon Wilmington, DE
Michelle Barrie Lexington, MA     Ivan Medina Molina Miami, FL
Wally Bloomfield Reston, VA     David Morris Saratoga Springs, NY
Paul Bohannon Norman, OK     Bob Prichard Tiburon, CA
Venn Busby Rockville, MD     Claire Quarterman San Francisco, CA
Bill Cormalis Jr. Montclair, CA     John Quinton New Smyrna Beach, FL
George Counter Cleveland, GA     Steve Rennie Ottawa, ON
Jonathan Craig Sutton Coldfield, ENG     Ron Richards Burlington, WI
Jay Cuda McHenry, IL     Mike Rosenwald Olney, MD
Greg Dowdy Roanoke, VA     Jimmy Scruggs Fulshear, TX
Zebulon Duco-moore Coaling, AL     Elizabeth Seay Alpharetta, GA
Shelley Duncan Tucson, AZ     Richard Steele Studio City, CA
Joseph Engle Jr. Millville, NJ     Alan Steinberg Pittsburgh, PA
Todd Eschman Swansea, IL     Jared Thompson Blandon, PA
Tom Fitchette Binghamton, NY     Thomas Van Wazer McLean, VA
William Fyfe Highland Heights, KY     William Vinson Knoxville, TN
David Gauntt Alton, IL     Chloe Walker McHenry, IL
Troy Grimes Del City, OK     Bryan Walko Clifton, NJ
Rob Hamilton Willis, TX     John Webster St. Louis, MO
Joe Irwin Riverside, CA     Jim Weissinger Maple Shade, NJ
Sanghyun Kim Newtown, AUS     Claudia Wolff New York, NY
Erik Lagunas Chicago, IL     Kristopher Ziskin Hermosa Beach, CA

SABR Events Calendar

The Hanlan’s Point Chapter is pleased to announce Rob Thomson, Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be our featured speaker for our 2023 SABR Day meeting. Please note the special meeting time of Thursday, January 26 at 8 PM Eastern via Zoom. Author Justin Mckinney will also give a presentation. Click here to register:

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • January 21: South Florida Chapter meeting with Paul Semendinger (6:00 p.m. EST)
  • January 23: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CST)
  • January 24: Northern New England Chapter meeting (6:00 p.m. EST)
  • January 26: Central Illinois Chapter meeting with Paul Semendinger (7:00 p.m. CST)
  • January 26: Hanlan’s Point (ON) Chapter SABR Day meeting with Rob Thomson and Justin Mckinney (8:00 p.m. EST)
  • January 28: Schott-Pelican (LA) Chapter SABR Day meeting (10:30 a.m. CST)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • January 21: Magnolia Chapter at BravesFest (Atlanta, GA)
  • January 21: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
  • January 25: Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps exhibit opening (Tempe, AZ)
  • January 28: Bob Davids Chapter SABR Day meeting (Washington, DC)
  • January 28: Pee Wee Reese Chapter SABR Day meeting (Louisville, KY)
  • January 28: Chicago/Milwaukee Chapter joint SABR Day meeting (Kenosha, WI)
  • January 28: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter SABR Day meeting (St. Louis, MO)
  • January 28: Ted Williams Chapter SABR Day meeting (San Diego, CA)
  • January 28: Luke Easter Chapter SABR Day meeting (Rochester, NY)

To add your SABR event to our calendar listings, please contact Jacob Pomrenke.

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Regional Chapter news

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Around the Web headlines

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Originally published: January 20, 2023. Last Updated: January 20, 2023.