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 4, 2019:
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. The early-bird registration discount ends on Monday, January 14, 2019, so 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; the early-bird registration discount ends on January 14, 2019. See below for more details.
- 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 a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Research presentations: Click here to learn more about research presentations at the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
The 10th annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019. We’re compiling details now on 2019 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We’ll post them as soon as we get them 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 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 email@example.com 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)
- 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)
- Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- Los Angeles, CA (Allan Roth Chapter)
- Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall 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)
- 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 12: Austin, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- January 19: Fort Wayne, IN (Kekionga Chapter)
- 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: St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg Chapter)
- February 2: Chicago, IL (Emil Rothe Chapter)
- February 2: Cleveland, OH (Jack Graney Chapter)
- February 2: Kansas City, MO (Monarchs 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SABR is seeking Spring 2019 interns to work in our office in Phoenix, Arizona.
The internship is an educational opportunity that may count toward college credit, covering 15-20 hours per week (flexible schedule), at the SABR office in Phoenix, Arizona. The internship will be for a fixed period of time and is designed to provide the intern with skills and training that may be applicable to working in a nonprofit research environment or in other research-based organizations. No housing assistance will be provided.
Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to email@example.com by January 4, 2019.
SABR is looking for interns to support our publishing program in the spring of 2019.
Interns will work closely with our Publications Director from her home office in the Boston area, assisting in the entire book and journal publishing process. Tasks will include proofreading, manuscript preparation, writing descriptive copy, working with authors, photo research and selection, ebook production, design, and even some tasks related to marketing and publicizing the books.
To apply: E-mail Cecilia Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2019, with your resume, cover letter, a nonfiction writing sample of up to 5 pages, and your prediction for who will win MVP of the 2019 All Star Game and a paragraph on why you chose that player.
The hot stove is heating up, so settle in and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings, 1857-1900
Edited by Jeremy K. Hodges and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Len Levin, Robert Tholkes, Jim Frutchey, William J. Ryczek, Clifford Blau, and Maurice Bouchard
Foreword by John Thorn
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9438-1691-0, $29.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9438-1690-3, $9.99
384 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings is one of three volumes — totaling more than 1,500 pages — devoted to the study of the business of baseball. Published previously were Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957 (published in December 2016) and Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016 (published in December 2017.) This volume looks at the years from 1857 through 1900, thus completing SABR’s study of the business meetings for a period spanning 161 years.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE:
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings 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.
Find all past SABR Digital Library titles at SABR.org/ebooks.
Add a brand-new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection this season:
Time for Expansion Baseball
Edited by Maxwell Kates and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-4-2940-9768-7, $24.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9438-1688-0, $9.99
429 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE:
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Time for Expansion Baseball for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Time for Expansion Baseball paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
Save the date! SABR will be returning to San Diego for our 49th national convention on June 26-30, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, California. Registration information and our special hotel room block will be available at SABR.org/convention in early 2019. The Padres are scheduled to play at home against the St. Louis Cardinals that weekend.
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.
For more information on the SABR convention, visit SABR.org/convention.
Eight new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,692 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Elmer Bliss, by Kevin Barwin
- Ellis Clary, by Andrew Sharp
- Mario Guerrero, by Bill Nowlin
- Frank Leja, by Evan Katz (first-time author)
- Freddie Patek, by Jeff Barto
- Les Scarsella, by Cort Vitty
- Joe Staton, by Tim Herlich
- Robin Ventura, 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.
- Read all 1950 Phillies biographies online: In The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies (SABR, 2018), edited by C. Paul Rogers III and Bill Nowlin, we told the story of a memorable National League championship team from the City of Brotherly Love. The Whiz Kids were a team with one of the most memorable nicknames in baseball history, led by Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Willie “Puddin’ Head” Jones, and Eddie Waitkus. All of the biographies that appeared in the Whiz Kids book are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject. To download a free e-book edition or get 50% off the paperback edition of The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant, click here.
Two new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- May 12, 1970: ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks reaches milestone with 500th homer, by Steve Dunn
- September 19, 2004: Twins’ Johan Santana strikes out 14 en route to first Cy Young Award, by Sarah Johnson
- 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.
SABR’s The Baseball Index closes out the 2018 year with nearly 1,500 new entries to aid in baseball research. That brings our total to 256,134 citations of articles, books, essays, and other materials that can serve as the basis for your research into baseball history.
TBI, which can be accessed at BaseballIndex.org, is an ongoing SABR project to catalog the entirety of baseball literature, from the earliest references to the present day. The index is designed to help baseball researchers find materials that advance their work.
More volunteers are always needed. Please contact Andy McCue at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
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 Dan Szymborski of Fangraphs and Gerald Schifman of Baseball Prospectus.
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.
We are pleased to pass along this update from SABR member Gary Ashwill at Seamheads.com on Monday, December 24:
Having brought our coverage of Negro league statistics forward to 1948, we are now going back to fill in the missing seasons from the late 1920s and early 1930s. First up is the 1927 Eastern Colored League, along with the Negro League World Series that year. The Atlantic City Bacharach Giants won their second straight ECL pennant by taking both halves of the split season.
The 1927 ECL opened with the same seven teams that had finished the 1926 season. But the Lincoln Giants signed the Cuban outfielder Esteban Montalvo, who was claimed as the property of the Negro National League’s Western Cuban Stars. Montalvo wanted more money from the team’s owner, Tinti Molina, and had sat out the entire 1926 season. Nevertheless, both the ECL and NNL insisted he was a Cuban Stars player, and when the Lincolns’ Jim Keenan insisted on keeping him, the ECL booted them out of the league. It may seem odd today, but Keenan chose keeping Montalvo over league membership, apparently calculating that he would make plenty of money playing white semipro clubs and black independents like the Homestead Grays and Louis Santop’s Broncos.
To view the award-winning Seamheads Negro Leagues Database, visit Seamheads.com/NegroLgs/index.php.
- 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.
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
- Read articles from the Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR presents 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards to Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado
- Find the SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2018
- Check out new SABR Collegiate Baseball Team Guides
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2019
- SABR Digital Library: Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- SABR 48: Check out complete coverage from our 2018 convention in Pittsburgh
- Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Alfredo Alvarez||Cutler Bay, FL||Bill Marston||St. Charles, MO|
|Donald Black||Bluffton, SC||Lloyd Matt||Phoenix, AZ|
|John Bochicchio||Bridgewater, NJ||Rachael McDaniel||W. Vancouver, BC|
|Arthur Brod||Greenwich, NY||Andrew Medlin||Lindenhurst, IL|
|Brandon Brown||New York, NY||Joseph Melillo||Hopewell, NJ|
|Marc Brubaker||Houston, TX||Jeanine Minnick||Raleigh, NC|
|Shawn Casey||Tempe, AZ||Paul Munzing||N. Easton, MA|
|Ted Craven||Westbrook, ME||Eric Nelson||Castro Valley, CA|
|Kevin Cremin||Brooklyn, NY||Clay Novak||Attleboro, MA|
|Don Dingee||Canyon Lake, TX||Maxwell Resnick||Pelham, NY|
|Steve Fall||Alpharetta, GA||Andrew Roznovsky||Austin, TX|
|John Foley||Hillsborough, NC||Charles Russell||Camp Hill, PA|
|Kurt Fremion||Fort Wayne, IN||Richard Rutledge||Farmington, AR|
|Kevin Gary||Gilbert, AZ||James Sargent||Roanoke, VA|
|Atticus Ginsborg||San Jose, CA||Jason Schwartz||Western Springs, IL|
|Matthew Glidden||Cambridge, MA||Kyle Smego||Apex, NC|
|Joel Gordon||Eau Claire, WI||David Snodgrass||Midlothian, VA|
|Paul Hadsall||Clark, NJ||Jackson Snyder||Clementon, NJ|
|Jayson Hagen||Denver, CO||Darryl Szarpa||Cooperstown, NY|
|Andrew Hanes||San Francisco, CA||William Tagliabue||Richmond, TX|
|Thom Henninger||Evanston, IL||Ted J. Vlamis||Eastborough, KS|
|Matthew Hoffman||Scarsdale, NY||Kevin Wachs||Mountain View, CA|
|Terry Houton||Deer Park, TX||Dan Wachs||Burlingame, CA|
|Ann Huidekoper||St. Paul, MN||Steve Walker||Ellicott City, MD|
|Robert Jarecki||Powell, OH||Carl Wikman||West Linn, OR|
|Brian Keith||Mills River, NC||John Williams||San Diego, CA|
|Gary Knight||Driftwood, TX||Vincent Wishrad||Falls Church, VA|
|Bill Krasowsky||Conklin, NY||Jeff Young||Dobbs Ferry, NY|
|Julie Malloy||Tempe, AZ|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter: January 2019 newsletter (Hartford, CT)
- Detroit Chapter: January 2019 newsletter (Detroit, MI)
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: January 2019 newsletter (Chicago, IL)
- Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter: January 2019 newsletter (Phoenix, AZ)
- 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.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- January 5: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
- January 5: Talkin’ Baseball: John Coulson (Columbia, MD)
- January 9: Johnny Tallant’s Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- January 12: Rogers Hornsby Chapter SABR Day Winter Meeting (San Marcos, TX)
- January 12: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (Elmhurst, IL)
- January 12: Halsey Hall Chapter “Play Ball” exhibit tour (Shakopee, MN)
- January 14: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- January 14: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Brooklyn Center, MN)
- January 15: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- January 16: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- January 16: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- January 17: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- January 19: Kekionga Chapter SABR Day meeting (Fort Wayne, IN)
- January 19: Pee Wee Reese Chapter SABR Day meeting (Louisville, KY)
- January 19: Oklahoma Chapter SABR Day meeting (Norman, OK)
- 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
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:
- Cliff Corcoran: What does it take for a new advanced stat to go mainstream? (The Athletic)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: On banning the shift in baseball (ACTA Sports)
- Chelsea Janes: In baseball, mental skills coaches were once for the ‘weak-minded’; now they’re essential (Washington Post)
- Sam Miller: What baseball in 2018 will be remembered for forever (ESPN.com)
- Bob Sproule: Commemorating the spot of Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park (The Grandstander)
- Jay Jaffe: JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot: one-and-dones (FanGraphs)
- Joe Posnanski: How the lack of Hall of Fame unanimity became A Thing, and why it should end with Mariano Rivera (The Athletic)
- Gerald Schifman: Harper, Machado, and generational free agents (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ryan Whirty: New book on Page Fence Giants reveals overlooked legends (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Garry Brown: Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall to honor Candy Cummings (Springfield Republican)
- Sung Min Kim: An introduction to the Korea Baseball Organization (Baseball Prospectus)
- Rob Hoerburger: Decades before ‘Moneyball,’ there was Rusty Staub (New York Times)
- John Shea: Artist Thom Ross paints fresh perspective of Black Sox Scandal (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Tim O’Donnell: From Batters to Battallions: A Brooklyn armory sits on baseball history (Bedford and Bowery)
- Richard Sisk: In war and baseball, Gold Medal honoree Larry Doby defeated hate (Military.com)
- Reynaldo Cruz: The origins and repercussions of the MLB-Cuba deal (Universo Béisbol)
- Jeff Sullivan: Willians Astudillo is an MVP candidate (FanGraphs)
- Justin Klugh: The human element (The Hardball Times)
- Tim Jenkins: On That Midnight Train to Georgia (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jon Leonoudakis: Death Comes For Active Baseball Players (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: “M is for the Many Cards They Gave Me” (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Mark Armour: Happy New Year (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: January 4, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.