Welcome to “This Week in SABR” and Happy New Year! Here’s what we’ve been up to as of January 4, 2013:
The Diamond Report is a series of monthly messages, written by SABR President Vince Gennaro and Executive Director Marc Appleman, to keep SABR members better informed about the Society’s direction and progress. The Diamond Report archives are collected at SABR.org/diamondreport. Here is Marc Appleman’s Diamond Report for January 2013:
In keeping with its mission to showcase its top research through unique books and publications and in keeping with the industry-wide move to digital publishing, SABR has instituted an exciting publications program heading into 2013.
Starting this month, SABR will be offering free e-books to members on a regular basis. In addition to receiving free e-books, SABR members will be able to purchase print-on-demand (POD) copies at a greatly reduced member price. These will include new books produced by members and reprints of SABR books that have been published through the years. Two of the new books illustrate the type of research that only an organization like SABR could produce:
- Calling the Game, by Stuart Shea, promises to be the definitive book on baseball broadcasters. Some of you might have seen Gary Gillette’s presentation at SABR 42 based on research from the book.
- Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Willis Felber and the Nineteenth Century Committee. This looks to be an excellent collection of write-ups of great games and more than one hundred photos and vintage graphics.
Other new books that are in the works include team books on the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, 1901 Boston Americans, 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates and 1914 Boston Braves.
SABR members will also once again get to enjoy a free version of The Emerald Guide to Baseball this spring.
SABR will also be re-releasing digital versions of SABR publications and bringing more than a dozen titles into e-book form. For the books that are still in circulation, we’ll add e-book versions; and for those that are out of print, we’ll make available print-on-demand editions that can be ordered through bookstores or from Amazon.com. The upcoming slate includes:
- Batting, by F.C. Lane
- Memories of a Ballplayer, by Bill Werber and Paul C. Rogers III
- Award Voting, by Bill Deane
- The Fenway Project, edited by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan
- Ward’s Base Ball Book, by John Montgomery Ward
- Baseball’s First Stars, edited by Frederick Ivor-Campbell, Bob Tiemann and Mark Rucker
- Minor League Stars, Vols. 1-3, by the SABR Minor Leagues Committee
- Home Runs in the Old Ballparks, edited by David Vincent
- This Date in Baseball History, edited by L. Robert Davids
- Baseball in the Nineteenth Century: An Overview, by Jack Selzer
- Baseball Historical Review, edited by L. Robert Davids
We are taking SABR’s electronic publications program, headed by Cecilia Tan, to a new level in 2013, but it began last year with the release of seven titles.
You may have seen that we just released Detroit Tigers 1984! What a Start! What a Finish!, a BioProject book edited by Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ably assisted by Jan Finkel and Len Levin, and featuring biographies and articles written by more than 40 of SABR’s finest.
The other new titles were: CAN HE PLAY? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession , edited by Jim Sandoval and Bill Nowlin; OPENING FENWAY PARK IN STYLE: The 1912 World Champion Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin, associate editors: Dan Desrochers, Len Levin and Maurice Bouchard; and Red Sox Baseball in the Days of Ike and Elvis: The Red Sox of the 1950s, edited by Mark Armour and Bill Nowlin, with Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin. With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, it was a particularly big year for baseball books involving the Red Sox.
The three reprints were: NINETEENTH CENTURY STARS: 2012 edition, edited by Robert L. Tiemann and Mark Rucker, with a new preface by John Thorn; RUN, RABBIT, RUN: The Hilarious and Mostly True Tales of Rabbit Maranville, by Walter “Rabbit” Maranville; introduction by Dr. Harold Seymour, afterword by Bob Carroll; and GREAT HITTING PITCHERS, edited by L. Robert Davids, updated for 2012 by Mike Cook, aided by David Vincent.
The SABR publications program also features a six-book BioProject deal with The University of Nebraska Press. Last year’s releases were The Team That Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, edited by Lyle Spatz; and Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles, edited by Mark Armour and Malcolm Allen.
This spring will feature the release of Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees, edited by Lyle Spatz; and Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals, edited by Bill Nowlin and John Stahl. The 2014 releases will be on the 1954 Cleveland Indians, edited by Joseph Wancho; and the 1975 Cincinnati Reds, edited by Mark Armour.
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In a world where legendary magazines such as Newsweek and The Sporting News are going totally digital starting this month, SABR is bridging both worlds. As an organization that prides itself on maintaining the best of its past, but also constantly striving to move forward and take advantage of exciting new opportunities and technologies, SABR will offer its members the opportunity to opt out of receiving the printed version of the Baseball Research Journal. We’ll be offering the BRJ as e-books as well, for those who are enjoying reading on their Kindles, Nooks, iPads or other e-reading devices. (Did you know that the Fall 2012 BRJ is already available in e-book form? Download your copy by clicking here.) We’ll have more details regarding the opt-out in an upcoming “This Week in SABR”.
Many of our SABR members are heavy readers, who have accumulated many books and periodicals over the years. Some members, whose bookshelves are near capacity, have asked us if they could still receive our stimulating content without the burden of a hard copy. By offering this totally voluntary option of receiving only an electronic version of the BRJ, we are keeping in step with the changing marketplace for printed publications, while accommodating any members who wish to have more “portability” of the written material our members produce. Furthermore, by not printing and mailing more than 6,000 copies each month, SABR would use the money it saves through printing and mailing costs and apply it to new research opportunities; this move also helps us to be more environmentally friendly.
Also starting this summer, The National Pastime — our annual convention journal, which will be considerably larger in 2013 than any previous edition — will be offered as a souvenir to members attending SABR 43 in Philadelphia. All other members will have the opportunity to download a free e-version in PDF, Kindle or iPad/Nook format, read the entire publication online at SABR.org, or purchase a print-on-demand version at a special discounted member price. Again, this will make it easier for members to digitally collect and save TNP publications in the years to come. By publishing larger versions of the TNP (up to 32 pages longer in some instances), more SABR members will have a chance to have their work published and SABR members will have the opportunity to read more top-level articles every summer.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this report, SABR has instituted a very exciting publications program, thanks in large part to Cecilia Tan and a talented team of SABR editors and writers — and it only promises to get bigger and better in the future.
— Marc Appleman
Jim Sandoval devoted many years to chronicling the lives of baseball’s unsung heroes: the scouts. His crowning achievement was a comprehensive book on the hard-working men and women who, as he wrote in his introduction, “dig through tons of coal to find a single diamond … always asking the question: Can He Play?” Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts And Their Profession, which Sandoval co-edited with Bill Nowlin, was published by SABR in 2011.
Sandoval, 54, the longtime co-chair of SABR’s Scouts Committee and a SABR member since 1996, was found dead on December 27, 2012, at his home in Harvest, Alabama. Family members and the Madison County (Ala.) Coroner’s Office said a heart attack was believed to be the cause.
Sandoval, a private man with a quiet voice but an unbridled passion for baseball and the people in it, was the driving force behind the “Who-Signed-Whom” database, an ongoing compilation that he led with committee co-chair Rod Nelson. The ambition is to build a complete roster of biographical information on scouts and a listing of the major league ballplayers they signed.
“Jim passionately loved SABR and was a real evangelist in his way, doing whatever he could to try to bring more people in,” Nelson said. “I am really proud of him for completing his ambition (Can He Play?), which is a major contribution to the scouting community.”
Sandoval was a regular presence at SABR conventions and regional meetings, and an expert on the 1919 Cincinnati Reds. He wrote biographies on Edd Roush and Ivey Wingo for Deadball Stars of the National League (Brassey’s, 2004). He also contributed a biography of Black Sox ace pitcher Eddie Cicotte for the American League companion book of Deadball Stars (Potomac, 2006) and later wrote SABR biographies on former Reds stars, scouts and other baseball figures.
In recent years, Sandoval served as an Associate Scout for the Minnesota Twins in Alabama and Tennessee, and could frequently be found behind the plate, usually with a radar gun and stopwatch, at Huntsville Stars minor league games. He also wrote articles on scouting and other baseball topics for many publications, including Seamheads.com and the Madison County Record.
- Read his full obituary here, written by Jacob Pomrenke: /latest/memoriam-jim-sandoval
The fourth annual SABR Day is coming up soon: January 26, 2013. We’re compiling details now on 2013 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We’ll post them as soon as we get them at SABR.org/sabrday.
So far, we have SABR Day events scheduled in these cities:
- Albuquerque, NM (Rio Grande Chapter)
- Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Chapter)
- Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter)
- Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Chapter)
- Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- Indianapolis, IN (Oscar Charleston Chapter)
- Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
- Kenosha, WI (co-organized by Emil Rothe and Ken Keltner Badger State chapters)
- Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- Los Angeles, CA (Allan Roth Chapter)
- Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese Chapter)
- Middletown, CT (Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter)
- Montreal, QC (Quebec Chapter)
- New Orleans, LA (Schott-Pelican Chapter)
- New York, NY (Casey Stengel Chapter)
- Oakland, CA (Lefty O’Doul Chapter)
- Philadelphia, PA (Connie Mack Chapter)
- Phoenix, AZ (Flame Delhi Chapter)
- Pittsburgh, PA (Forbes Field Chapter)
- Seattle, WA (Northwest Chapter)
- St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter)
- Tallahassee, FL (Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter)
In addition, these chapters will be holding their SABR Day meetings on Saturday, February 2 due to scheduling conflicts with the popular team FanFests on January 26:
- Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter)
- San Diego, CA (Ted Williams Chapter)
- Washington, DC (Bob Davids Chapter)
Chapter leaders, please send your SABR Day plans to Jacob Pomrenke at email@example.com so we can add them to the map ASAP!
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.
To view event details for a SABR Day meeting near you, check out our SABR Day map at SABR.org/sabrday for more information.
A note from SABR member Graham Womack at Baseball Past and Present:
For the past three years, I’ve run an annual project at my website having people vote on the 50 best players not in the Hall of Fame– not 50 players who need to be enshrined tomorrow, necessarily, just the 50 best not enshrined. The 2010 debut of this project was a great success and last year’s project only built on this, taking on a sabermetric slant. I’m proud to say this year’s version is our best work yet, with 149 voters — as many as the first two years combined — and a crew of great writers to tackle the players involved. Writers include the son of one of the players we’re honoring as well as a BBWAA member who explains why he voted Barry Bonds (and Roger Clemens) for Cooperstown.
Read the full article here: http://baseballpastandpresent.com/2013/01/02/50-baseball-players-hall-fame-version-3-0/
Essays were contributed by SABR members Joey Bartz, Brendan Bingham, Bill Deane, Dave England, Dan Evans, Eugene Freedman, Joe Giglio, Stacey Gotsulias, Bill Ivie, Sean Lahman, Julian Levine, Dalton Mack, Cyril Morong, Peter Nash, Bill Parker, Jacob Pomrenke, Gabriel Schechter, Aaron Somers, Cecilia Tan and Joe Williams.
A note from SABR member Sean Forman, founder of Baseball-Reference.com:
We already have some salary data from 1915-1969 period thanks to SABR and Doug Pappas’s research, but we are now pleased to add the work of Dr. Michael Haupert. Dr. Haupert is a professor of economics at UW-LaCrosse and he has painstakingly gone through the Hall of Fame’s records to find player contract information for nearly 7,000 player seasons.
The next question is always, “Well, Lou Gehrig made $416,000 in his career, what is that worth in 2012 dollars?” So in addition to the added data, we have added a form control to the salary output on player and team pages that quickly converts the player or team’s salaries to the equivalent amount in a different decade using the Consumer Price Index (via the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board). Just select a year and all salaries will be converted to the equivalent amount for that year. For example, in 2012 dollars, Lou Gehrig made $6.6m for his career, or just [a] tad more than the $6.5m Marlon Byrd made last year.
The addition of Dr. Haupert’s work adds considerably to our existing set of salary data. We now have, for instance, essentially full Yankee Salary data from 1915 to 1943.
You can find the salary data by searching for any team or player page at http://www.baseball-reference.com.
Haupert is the co-chair of SABR’s Business of Baseball Committee. Learn more by clicking here.
Searching for batting splits: Sean Forman has also unveiled a new Batting Splits Finder at Baseball-Reference.com this week. Do you want to know who had the most late-and-close intentional walks from 1975-78? (It wasn’t Jim Rice; he ranked 77th.) Did you know Barry Bonds has six of the top eight monthly OPS totals in the last 95 years? Sean cautions that the search tool is still a work in progress, and the play-by-play data only goes back to 1948 right now, but feel free to play around with it at http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/split_finder.cgi.
And while you’re at it, we encourage you to sign up for an annual Play Index subscription at Baseball-Reference.com. You can search the Baseball-Reference database and create custom leaderboards of player, pitcher or team totals by game or season in dozens of statistical cateogories. Individual subscriptions are $36 a year, $6 a month or $2 for 24 hours. Organizational subscriptions are also available.
Add a championship baseball book to your collection with the newest title in the SABR Digital Library:
Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!
Edited by Mark Pattison and David Raglin
E-book price: $9.99
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-933599-45-8
Paperback price: $19.95
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-93359-944-1
8.5″ x 11″, 250 pages
The 1984 Detroit Tigers roared out of the gate, winning their first nine games of the season and compiling an eye-popping 35-5 record after the campaign’s first 40 games — still the best start ever for any team in major league history. The Tigers led wire-to-wire in 1984, becoming only the third team in the modern era of the majors to have done so. Detroit’s determination and tenacity resulted in a sweep of the Kansas City Royals in the AL playoffs and a five-game triumph over the San Diego Padres in the World Series. Tigers fans will tell you that the bottom of the eighth inning in Game Five was the first time Kirk Gibson hit an iconic home run in the Fall Classic.
Detroit Tigers 1984: What a Start! What a Finish!, an effort by the Society for American Baseball Research’s BioProject Committee, brings together biographical profiles of every Tiger from that magical season, plus those of field management, top executives, the broadcasters — even venerable Tiger Stadium and the city itself. A team of more than 40 writers and editors compiled the biographies and supporting essays that make up the most comprehensive look at this remarkable team.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish! for FREE from the SABR Store.
- Paperback: Click here to buy the paperback edition of Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish! for the members-only price of $9.95 at Createspace.com.
Stay tuned throughout the year for new (and old!) titles that we’ll be adding to the SABR Digital Library. SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications.
- Related link: Now you can download the Fall 2012 Baseball Research Journal to your iPad, Kindle or other e-readers; click here for details!
Five new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 2,198 published biographies.
Here are the new bios:
- Guy Bush, by Gregory Wolf
- Manny Sanguillen, by Bob Hurte
- Ted Savage, by David Skelton
- Victor “Biff” Schlitzer, by Bill Nowlin
- Jake Thielman, by Bill Nowlin
All new biographies can be found here: /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 /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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 43. (Please note: SABR 43 registration and hotel information will be available at SABR.org in the coming weeks!)
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 43 will be held in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 31-August 4, 2013. (Registration and hotel information will be available soon at SABR.org/convention.) As it happens, 2013 represents an anniversary of numerous local baseball-related events that could provide inspiration for topics. For example, it has been:
- 5 years since the Phillies’ last World Series win (2008)
- 20 years since Joe Carter’s walk-off homer to defeat the “Wild Bunch” Phillies in the World Series (1993)
- 30 years since the “Wheeze Kids” went to the World Series (1983)
- 40 years since Mike Schmidt’s first full season (1973)
- 60 years since Shibe Park became Connie Mack Stadium (1953)
- 65 years since Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts debuted, and the Phils changed from blue to red (1948)
- 70 years since the Phillies became the Blue Jays (1943)
- 80 years since both Triple Crown winners played in Philadelphia (1933)
- 100 years since the Philadelphia A’s $100,000 Infield collected their last World Championship together (1913)
- 130 years since the Phillies were born (1883)
This list is by no means exhaustive and, as always, abstracts covering all aspects of baseball research are welcomed.
In general, we will follow the procedures used in recent years for reviewing and selecting research abstracts. For details, click here: /latest/sabr-43-call-research-presentation-abstracts
The submission deadline for SABR 43 abstracts is midnight PST, Sunday, FEBRUARY 17, 2013.
Questions regarding the submission, review, and evaluation procedures should also be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
- Related link: To view or listen to some past SABR convention presentations, click here for our SABR Convention History page
Emerald Guide to Baseball editors seeking volunteers
The editors of SABR’s The Emerald Guide to Baseball 2013 are seeking two volunteers to serve as proofreaders and fact-checkers for the annual book of record published by SABR. There is an immediate need for the volunteers and most of the work would be completed in January. If you are looking for a way to get involved in important research — with some coaching — and you are conscientious, contact Gary Gillette at email@example.com or Rod Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emerald Guide to Baseball, edited by Gary Gillette and Pete Palmer with Rod Nelson and Ted Turocy, is the most comprehensive record of the previous baseball season.
Historically, the primary purpose of annual baseball guides has been the publication of the official league standings plus the official team and individual statistics for both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Our new Emerald Guide follows faithfully in that tradition, containing the official batting, pitching, and fielding statistics for every team and every player in the Major Leagues plus extensive lists of league leaders.
SABR members can download a free copy of the 2012 edition of the Emerald Guide on the Research Resources page.
Once again, SABR is 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 for the second annual:
SABR Analytics Conference
presented by Major League Baseball and Bloomberg Sports
March 7-9, 2013
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
SABR has secured a special conference rate of $149/night (plus tax) from March 6-10, 2013, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 — just blocks away from Chase Field. Please note: The group rate is available until February 13, 2013, or until our room block runs out so book your reservation today! Due to the popularity of spring training in Arizona, rooms may not be available at the Sheraton prior to March 6.
- Book your room: Click here to book your room online or call (602) 262-2500 and tell them you’re registering for the SABR Analytics Conference.
- Register for SABR Analytics: Click here to register for the conference at the SABR Store. The conference is open to all baseball fans.
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.
Featured speakers expected for the 2013 Analytics Conference are: Stan Kasten, President/CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Derrick Hall, President/CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks; Jed Hoyer, Executive VP/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs; Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer for Sports on Earth; and Brian Kenny, MLB Network host. More speakers will be announced soon!
The World Baseball Classic will also be held in the Phoenix area that weekend, with first-round games scheduled at Chase Field and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. We plan to talk more about global baseball issues at the 2013 SABR Analytics Conference.
Some of the other topics we are planning to cover include:
- General Managers Panel on how analytics shapes front-office decisions
- Measuring Player Performance
- New innovations in baseball analytics
- Player Agents — their view of analytics
- Advances in medical information and its impact on decisions
- New applications of PITCHf/x data
- The use of analytics in scouting
- Player panel — the impact of data and information on performance
- The International Game — the next hot spot for talent development
The inaugural SABR Analytics Conference in 2012 was an enormous success. For complete coverage of the 2012 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics/2012.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2013: 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 2012 awards, please contact Steve Gietschier at email@example.com.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 1/31/2013: 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 2012 awards, please contact Stephanie Liscio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2013: 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 2012 awards, please contact Len Levin at email@example.com.
The SABR Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for the Spring 2013 elections. All candidates for the Board of Directors must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years to be eligible for election. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. Nominees must prepare a Candidate Statement Form following guidelines that will be available from any Nominating Committee member.
The Candidate Statement Form, which will be available for download from the SABR website soon, must be received by the Nominating Committee chair no later than March 15, 2013.
The offices to be filled:
- President (2-year term; currently Vince Gennaro)
- Director (3-year term; currently Leslie Heaphy)
- Director (3-year term; currently Tom Hufford)
The Nominating Committee also seeks your input. Members are asked to submit office-specific questions for each of the offices open in this election. We also seek input on general questions for every nominee. Candidates will answer selected questions on the Candidate Statement Form. Regional Chapter Leaders and Research Committee Chairs are especially encouraged to pass along this request to their respective members to better address member needs.
Self-nominations are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate or suggest a question for the candidates, contact a member of the Nominating Committee: chair Barry Mednick (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rick Schabowski (RICKIU76@aol.com), and Barry Deutsch (email@example.com).
Minutes from the Board of Directors conference call on December 10, 2012, have now been posted on the SABR website.
You can view all past minutes of SABR Board meetings by going to the page below:
Or you can go to the Members’ Info page and click on “Reports”, then “Board Minutes” to view the minutes.
Here is a list of new members:
|Edward Arnold||Baltimore, MD||Nick Kappel||Jupiter, FL|
|Mike Battaglia||Washington, DC|
|Bob Battle||Pawtucket, RI||William Landers||Avon, OH|
|Tony Brancato||Fairport, NY||James Logue||Queens, NY|
|Michael Buckley||Silver Spring, MD||Dalton Mack||Westfield, NJ|
|Gustavo Camilo||Philadelphia, PA||Brian McNeill||Arlington, VA|
|Ross Carey||Jersey City, NJ||Mark Meyer||Parker, CO|
|Bruce Corigliano||Chino Hills, CA||Richard Micco||Haverford, PA|
|Dave Dagostino||Selma, AL||David Mummy||Seattle, WA|
|Adam Darowski||Somerset, MA||Brian Munce||Redondo Beach, CA|
|John de Sousa||Toronto, ON||Yusuke Nagai||Tokyo, JP|
|Denise Denzin||Wauwatosa, WI||Gus Niewenhous||Westerville, OH|
|Paul Ember||Wayne, PA||Holly Ann Olson||Lincoln, NE|
|Michael Engel||Lawrence, KS||Heather O’Neill||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|Doug Engelman||Naperville, IL||William Petersen||Freeport, IL|
|Jerry Farlee||Eagan, MN||Joel Poel||Alto, MI|
|Mike Fluegge||Colorado Springs, CO||T.J. Quinn||Teaneck, NJ|
|Thomas Foresta||Las Vegas, NV||William Redmond||Ridgewood, NY|
|Deborah Good||Golden, CO||George Reitsma||Clearwater, FL|
|Thomas Good||Golden, CO||John Rooney||Oreland, PA|
|Christopher Hagan||Salem, OR||Matt Swartz||Philadelphia, PA|
|Christopher Hamilton||Rockville, MD||Sam Treynor||Porter, TX|
|Mark Henley||Chattanooga, TN||Bradley Welborn||Livingston, TX|
|Leslie Herlich||Seattle, WA||Helen Wigger||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Shane Horgan||Redway, CA||Ken Woolums||Green Bay, WI|
|Michael Horvath||North Ridgeville, OH||Jon Wynacht||San Francisco, CA|
|Brad Hungler||Edgewood, KY||Nobuhisa Yasuda||Novi, MI|
|Mark Jones||Frisco, TX||Randall Yoakum III||Seattle, WA|
Here are the new SABR research committee newsletters published this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the chapter meeting recaps published this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter January 2013 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- January 5: Talkin’ Baseball: John Holway (Columbia, MD)
- January 12: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Richfield, MN)
- January 12: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (San Marcos, TX)
- January 12: East Tennessee Chapter meeting (Knoxville, TN)
- January 14: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting (Houston, TX)
- January 15: Palm Desert Hot Stove Luncheon (Palm Desert, CA)
- January 19: Tokyo Chapter meeting (Tokyo, JP)
- January 20: “Baseball in Black & White: Black Barnstorming in the Hudson Valley” (Poughkeepsie, NY)
- January 21: Boston Chapter winter meeting (Boston, MA)
- January 26: 2013 SABR Day
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:
- Hudson Belinsky: Remembering Jim Sandoval (Baseball Prospectus)
- Bill Gilbert: Rating the 2013 Hall of Fame candidates by Win Shares (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- Christina Kahrl: Hall of Fame already compromised by PEDs (ESPN.com)
- Bob Elliott: Most influential Canadians in baseball in 2012 (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Historian Frank Russo is living among the dead — and the Deadball Era (MurrayChass.com)
- Rob Neyer: There’s Rickey and Raines … but who’s No. 3 among all-time leadoff hitters? (Baseball Nation)
- Mark Simon: The year in MLB heat maps (ESPN.com)
- David Laurila: Q&A with Pete LaCock on Bob Gibson (and Japan) (FanGraphs)
- Michael Clair: The 1959 Dodgers, as narrated by Vin Scully (Old Time Family Baseball)
- John Thorn: Did African-American slaves play baseball? (Our Game)
- Nick Diunte: Remembering Negro League pitching ace Ross ‘Satchel’ Davis, 94 (Examiner.com)
- Get your 1933-34 Pittsburgh Crawfords Negro League Strat-O-Matic cards by Scott Simkus (One For Five)
- Peter Bjarkman: Ismel Jimenez approaches ‘unbreakable’ Cuban pitching record (Baseball de Cuba)
- Ty Cobb remembers his greatest day in baseball (Our Game)
- Vince Gennaro: On the retirement of Hideki Matsui, who was one of a kind (Diamond Dollars)
- James Gentile: Who had the greatest final seasons in baseball history? (Beyond the Box Score)
- Bob Hurte: Nolan Ryan’s secret ingredient (Seamheads.com)
- Rodney Johnson: Arizona’s top baseball stories for 2012 (Examiner.com)
- Zack Meisel: Exclusive 300-win club looks to stay that way (MLB.com)
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Originally published: January 4, 2013. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.