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 8, 2016:
We’re pleased to announce more featured speakers and panelists for the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans. Stay tuned as more featured speakers will be announced soon!
- Derrick Hall, President/CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Dick Williams, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Cincinnati Reds
- Aaron Boone, ESPN analyst and former major-leaguer
- Michael Bentley, Founder, Blast Motion
- Eno Sarris, Staff Writer, FanGraphs
They will join Brian Kenny of MLB Network; broadcaster Mike Ferrin of the Arizona Diamondbacks and MLB Network Radio; front-office executives Nick Ennis of the San Diego Padres, Sarah Gelles of the Baltimore Orioles, and Yeshayah Goldfarb of the San Francisco Giants; SABR President Vince Gennaro; and Dan Migala of Property Consulting Group as featured speakers at the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference.
Click here to read bios for all of our speakers and panelists. All speakers are subject to change based on availability.
Check back soon at SABR.org/analytics as we announce some of our featured speakers, panels and presentations for the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference!
If you haven’t signed up to attend the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference, what are you waiting for? The early-registration discount will expire at 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Once again, we’re 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.
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.
- Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans. The early registration rate is $395 for SABR members and $495 for nonmembers, or $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year membership to SABR). The early-registration discount expires on Friday, February 12.
- Book your hotel room: The 2016 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $179/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference. The cutoff date to book your room is Friday, February 12.
- 2016 SABR Analytics: Submit your research presentation abstract
- Nominate an article for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
SABR and Baseball Info Solutions are proud to announce a call for research presentations for the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.
The SABR Analytics Conference brings together the leading minds in baseball analytics to discuss and debate topics relevant to the quantitative analysis of the game of baseball, including aspects of innovation and technology. Past conferences have been attended by representatives from 27 MLB teams.
Research presentations can be focused on any area of baseball research, including player evaluation or business practices. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, validity, and applicability of the research along with other relevant factors.
Submissions will be considered under two tracks: Student Track (open to all undergraduate and graduate students), and Open Track (open to anyone).
- To apply: Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length, and must include the abstract’s title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology and anticipated results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission deadline for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts has been extended to 11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, January 11, 2016. Please note: If your presentation abstract is accepted, you will be required to register for the conference in order to qualify for a presentation slot. A final abstract of 250 words or less for the conference program will be required at that time.
The seventh annual SABR Day is coming up soon on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Details on all 2016 SABR Day meetings can be found 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.
SABR Day events are scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016, in the following cities:
- Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- Cincinnati, OH (Hoyt-Allen Chapter)
- Columbus, OH (Hank Gowdy Chapter)
- Cooperstown, NY (Cliff Kachline Chapter)
- Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
- Detroit, MI (Detroit Chapter)
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (South Florida Chapter)
- Fort Wayne, IN (Kekionga Chapter)
- Indianapolis, IN (Oscar Charleston Chapter)
- Kenosha, WI (Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter/Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter)
- Knoxville, TN (East Tennessee Chapter)
- Las Vegas, NV (Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter)
- Little Rock, AR (Robinson-Kell Chapter)
- Louisville, KY (Pee Wee Reese Chapter)
- Minneapolis, MN (Halsey Hall Chapter)
- Montreal, QC (Quebec Chapter)
- New York, NY (Casey Stengel Chapter)
- Phoenix, AZ (Flame Delhi Chapter)
- Rochester, NY (Luke Easter Chapter)
- St. Louis, MO (Bob Broeg Chapter)
- San Francisco, CA (Lefty O’Doul Chapter)
- Washington, DC (Bob Davids Chapter)
Click here for complete details on all events on our 2016 SABR Day map (or click here to view details on a spreadsheet). Please note: Some events require registration or RSVP in advance. Please check the SABR Day map or spreadsheet or details.
In addition, some chapters are holding their SABR Day meetings on a different day, due to venue or schedule availability. Click on a link below or see the Events Calendar for details on each of these meetings, as well:
- January 9: San Marcos, TX (Rogers Hornsby Chapter)
- January 18: Boston, MA (Boston Chapter)
- January 21: Sugar Land, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- January 23: Houston, TX (Larry Dierker Chapter)
- January 23: Kansas City, MO (Monarchs Chapter)
- February 6: Baltimore, MD (Babe Ruth Chapter)
For a complete recap of 2015 SABR Day activities, visit SABR.org/sabrday/2015.
Thanks to your generous support, SABR’s 2015 year-end donation drive was a tremendous success! Thank you for helping us surpass our goal. By making a contribution, you help SABR fulfill its mission and increase the impact of our baseball analysis and historical study.
The Society for American Baseball Research is an organization driven by individuals with a passion for baseball. Our organization wouldn’t exist without all the time, effort, and financial support provided to SABR by our members and nonmembers alike.
SABR depends upon the volunteer work of members to mount our exciting events like the SABR Convention, the Analytics Conference, and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference; to produce groundbreaking research through the SABR Digital Library e-book program, the Baseball Research Journal, and The National Pastime; and to expand the online resources of the research committees, regional chapters, the BioProject, the Games Project, and much more. SABR continues to offer unparalleled opportunities for involvement and benefits for members around the world.
As a 501(c)3 organization, tax-deductible donations allow SABR to expand member opportunities and to become an even larger voice in the baseball community. Many members have already become donors, and you can join them at any time throughout the year by making your gift online at SABR.org/donate.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/donate.
SABR is pleased to welcome Marisa Elliot as our new Manager of Chapter/Partner Relations. She will serve as a liaison between the SABR national office and our regional chapters, working closely with chapter leaders. She will also serve as the liaison to SABR’s business partners, helping to make them aware of and promote SABR’s groundbreaking research.
Marisa graduated from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Business/Sports and Media Studies. She was the Vice-President of Partnerships for the Sports Business Association at ASU and was the Community Relations Assistant for Sun Devil Athletics. She also worked on the Super Bowl XLIX Economic Impact Study for the Arizona Host Committee. In 2015, she served as a Junior Giants Ambassador for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department league, implementing an eight-week program created by the Giants Community Fund. She has also worked for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and had an internship with the Oakland Athletics.
Marisa can be reached at email@example.com.
For those of you whose SABR memberships expired recently — you can check your current membership status here — there’s still time for you to renew and be a part of the SABR community again in 2016.
Renew now to receive the Spring 2016 edition of the Baseball Research Journal, plus discounts on registration to the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference and SABR 46 in Miami, and a lot more! Please note: We MUST receive your dues by February 28, 2016, in order for you to receive the upcoming BRJ.
- Here’s how to renew: You can renew your membership for 1 year or 3 years online at the SABR Store; by phone at (602) 496-1460; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the office at: SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: for this, you get two editions of the Baseball Research Journal, the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime; 8-10 free e-books published by the SABR Digital Library; “This Week in SABR” every Friday; access to research resources such as Paper of Record (with complete archives of The Sporting News); discounts to all SABR conferences such as the National Convention (Miami 2016), the SABR Analytics Conference, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, and the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference; discounts to MLB.TV; and much, much more.
We believe SABR has something for everyone, from the active researcher to someone passionate about baseball. We hope you’ll invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join at store.sabr.org.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were announced as the newest inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this week.
Griffey, the charismatic center fielder for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds with the sweetest swing in baseball, received a record-setting 99.3 percent of the 440 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, missing out by three votes as the first unanimous selection in the Hall of Fame’s history. The previous record holder was Tom Seaver, who was named on 98.8 percent of BBWAA ballots in 1992.
Piazza, the power-hitting catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, received 365 votes (83 percent) in his fourth year on the ballot. He is just the 16th player at his position to make it to Cooperstown.
- Click here to read Ken Griffey Jr.’s SABR biography, written by Emily Hawks
- Click her to read Mike Piazza’s SABR biography, written by Stan Osowiecki
Griffey, who was the No. 1 selection in the amateur draft in 1987, became the first top pick to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Piazza was famously selected in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft as a favor to Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, a friend of Piazza’s father. No Hall of Famer has ever been selected later in the amateur draft than Piazza.
The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will take place July 22-25 in Cooperstown, New York.
Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell fell 15 votes shy of the required 330 for election, finishing with 71.6 percent. Outfielder Tim Raines received 69.8 percent in his ninth year on the ballot, while San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman garnered 67.3 percent in his first year. The only other player to be named on more than half the ballots was pitcher Curt Schilling (52.3).
Find all published SABR biographies for Baseball Hall of Fame inductees — including the Class of 2016 — by clicking here.
- Richard Sandomir: A flawless swing, but three votes shy of a perfect ballot (New York Times)
- C. Trent Rosecrans: A different kind of Ken Griffey Jr. story (Cincinnati Enquirer)
- Jay Jaffe: Player-by-player breakdown of 2016 Hall of Fame ballot (Sports Illustrated)
- Dave Cameron: What Ken Griffey Jr. means for Mike Trout’s Hall of Fame timeline (FanGraphs)
- Ben Lindbergh: Mike Piazza was more than a big bat (FiveThirtyEight)
- David Uberti: Baseball writers face moral dilemma in Hall of Fame vote (Columbia Journalism Review)
- Mark Simon: Picked one spot before Piazza, Al Bacosa aspires to be Hall of Fame dad (ESPN.com)
More than a half-century after the demolition of Bulkeley Stadium, the concrete and steel are in place for a new home for professional baseball in Hartford, Connecticut. SABR member Norman Hausmann takes a fresh look at the old Bulkeley Stadium, in an article that first appeared in the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter’s January 2016 newsletter:
Morgan G. Bulkeley Stadium, named after the first president of the National League, existed on a 4-acre site at 30 Hammer Street in Hartford’s South End. It was located one block west of Franklin Avenue, near the Wethersfield town line. It continued a rich past history of baseball in Hartford.
Built in 1927, Bulkeley Stadium was a single-story building with a covered grandstand extending from the right field fence to the third base area and a bleacher section extending from that area to the left field fence. Bulkeley was a concrete and steel edifice with a wood shingled roof covering the grandstand. A wooden outfield fence, with colorful advertising signs, extended between the foul poles.
Read the full article here: /latest/bulkeley-stadium-hartford-s-last-home-pro-baseball
For more information, visit SmokyJoeWood.com, the Connecticut SABR Chapter’s website.
Add a pennant-winning book to your collection with the newest e-book from SABR Digital Library:
The Team That Time Won’t Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Edited by Bill Nowlin and C. Paul Rogers III
Associate editors: Clem Comly and Len Levin
Contributing editors: James Forr and Carl Riechers
Foreword by Monte Irvin
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9335-9998-4
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9335-9999-1
Because of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness.
But of course there is much more to the story of that famous team than a dramatic home run (albeit the most famous and probably the most dramatic home run in baseball history) and sign stealing. After all, the team started the year 2-12 and found itself 13 games out of first place with a little more than six weeks left in the season. They soon peeled off 16 wins in a row and went 37-7 down the stretch to force the famous playoff. The ’51 Giants did win 97 games other than the game everyone remembers.
The team is also of historic significance because of its role in the integration of baseball. It was the year Willie Mays first showed his brilliance to major-league audiences, in late May joining black teammates Monte Irvin, Hank Thompson, and Ray Noble. At the time, the Dodgers and Giants had most of the smattering of African-American players in the big leagues, and it is no surprise that those two teams battled down to the wire for the National League pennant.
Fueled by Giants manager Leo Durocher, who had previously managed the Dodgers, the two teams simply did not like each other and they showed it. Beanballs, flashing spikes, and brawls and near brawls were the order of the day. It is, of course, a rivalry that endures today, with both clubs having moved to the West Coast in 1958.
For any number of reasons, the ’51 Giants truly are the team that time won’t forget. It is the aim of this book to assure that to be true by providing an in depth look at and future resource about that historic team.
Includes a foreword by Giants outfielder Monte Irvin, as well as biographies of all players, coaches, executives, and broadcasters. Also included are chapters on the Polo Grounds, recaps of notable games, the integration of the Giants, sign-stealing, the 1951 All Star Game, World Series, and more.
Contributors: Eric Aron, Thomas Ayers, Matt Bohn, Terry Bohn, Maurice Bouchard, Bo Carter, Alan Cohen, Rory Costello, Nicholas Diunte, Alexander Edelman, James E. Elfers, Greg Erion, Charles F. Faber, Scott Ferkovich, Dan Fields, Jeff Findley, James Forr, Rob Garratt, Peter M. Gordon, Don Harrison, Tom Hawthorn, Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Monte Irvin, Bill Johnson, Jimmy Keenan, David H. Lippman, Jeffrey Marlett, Brian McKenna, Rob Neyer, Skip Nipper, Armand Peterson, Janice A. Petterchak, Joe Phillips, C. Paul Rogers III, John T. Saccoman, Curt Smith, David W. Smith, Lyle Spatz, Mark S. Sternman, Andy Sturgill, Rick Swaine, Judith Testa, Stew Thornley, Steve Treder, Clayton Trutor, Gregory H. Wolf.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The Team That Time Won’t Forget: The 1951 New York Giants for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on The Team That Time Won’t Forget: The 1951 New York Giants paperback edition for $9.95 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
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.
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. Find all past publications at SABR.org/ebooks.
Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 3,567 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- Abner Doubleday, by David W. Anderson with Bert and Emily Gumpert
- Danny Doyle, by Bill Nowlin
- Ford Garrison, by Bill Nowlin
- Roy Hitt, by Stephen V. Rice
- Jason Kendall, by Norm King
- Al Maul, by Bill Lamb
- Carl Spongberg, by Mike Mattsey (first-time author)
- Jim Stanley, by Bruce Allardice
- The Dooley Womack, by Rory Costello
All new biographies can be found here: /bioproj/recent
- 1975 Cincinnati Reds bios posted online: In SABR’s The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, edited by Mark Armour and published by University of Nebraska Press in 2014, we celebrated the “Big Red Machine,” one of the most memorable teams in baseball history. The SABR BioProject biographies that appeared in that book can now be read online. Click here to read all 1975 Reds bios.
The eighth annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 15-16, 2016, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
- Registration form and schedule: Click here to download the 2016 conference registration form, program, and schedule. Registration is open to all SABR members and up to two non-SABR family members or friends (ages 18 or over.) Registration closes March 15, 2016, or when registration is announced “closed” due to space constraints. Reserve your spot today!
The 2016 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Bill Humber, along with a panel discussion, “Baseball‘s 19th Century Movers and Shakers” with Bob Bailey, Ralph Carhart, Jerry Casway, and John Thorn; a special presentation by Henry Chadwick Award winner David Nemec (“Evolution of ‘Hit by Pitch’ and other Research Findings”); a Member Spotlight interview of Eric Miklich by Tom Simon; plus book signings, more research presentations, a welcome dinner, and more.
Registration is $55 per person (includes all conference sessions plus Saturday keynote luncheon), plus an additional $45 per person for the Friday welcome dinner. If you would like to add a guest for the Saturday keynote luncheon, it is $35 per person. An optional Saturday evening post-conference gathering is $30 per person. For complete details, download the 2016 conference registration form.
The 19th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, will be held July 7-9, 2016, at the Hampton Inn in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A registration packet and more information will be available soon at SABR.org/malloy.
The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 18 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
The 2016 Malloy Conference, which begins on Satchel Paige’s birthday of July 7, will feature a trip to the local Northwoods League affiliate La Crosse Loggers on Friday night and a banquet cruise on the La Crosse Queen paddlewheeler on Saturday night. The Queen is a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River and frequently called on the port of La Crosse in the late 19th century.
Hotel accommodations at reduced rates will be available at the brand new Hampton Inn, conveniently located in downtown La Crosse, just two blocks from scenic Riverside Park. Our site coordinator for the 19th Jerry Malloy Conference is Dr. Michael Haupert, a SABR member and economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
- Call for Papers: Submit your research presentation abstract for the 2016 Malloy Conference
- Related links: Apply now for 2016 Negro Leagues high school essay contest, art contest, library grants
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a new radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, will return this weekend at its new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s show will feature a discussion on the recent Baseball Hall of Fame election. You can listen to all recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Baseball SABR Style 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.
For more information, click here.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2016: 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 2016 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2016: 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 2016 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.
Whatever your area of interest — sports, music, theatre — there are many ways in which fans and spectators can relate to the players. For SABR member Maxwell Kates, it was baseball. Some of us can remember watching the players on TV or listening to the radio. Some of us met the players after games or at public appearances. Some of us are Facebook friends.
Ed Mayer was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and somebody he actually knew. Ed died on December 29, 2015, after a battle with cancer, age 84. In addition to his time with the Cubs, Mayer was known as a teacher in the San Francisco public school system, an avid birdwatcher, collector of Betty Boop memorabilia, father, and grandfather.
Read Maxwell’s tribute to his friend, Ed Mayer, who was also a SABR member for the last 20 years: /latest/memoriam-ed-mayer
- Related link: Read Ed Mayer’s SABR biography, written by Jim Sargent
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:
- Save the date! SABR 46 to be held July 27-31, 2016, in Miami
- Kiermaier, Molina win 2015 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners announced
- Read all articles from Fall 2015 Baseball Research Journal online
- Seeking donations for new SABR book on Deadball Era World Series
- MLB.com seeking stats stringers for 2016 season
- Pre-Integration Era Committee elects no one to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016
- New SABR research resource: 1902-1919 Milwaukee Brewers archives
- Fast Times at SABR High: Meet SABR’s two new high school student groups
- SABR Digital Library: A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- Seeking nominations for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- SABR members, take 10% off your next order at the MLB.com Shop
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: /content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Joseph Albury||Harlingen, TX||Rob Hilliard||Clarkston, MI|
|Jon Arakaki||Hillsboro, OR||Chris Holaday||Durham, NC|
|David Berry||Erie, CO||Gregg Inkpen||N. Massapequa, NY|
|Robert Bloomberg||Seattle, WA||Samuel Johnson||Lewisville, TX|
|John Burbridge III||New York, NY||Stephen Manes||Seattle, WA|
|Isaac Buttke||Wausau, WI||Gil Marder||Narberth, PA|
|Mike Carlucci||Boston, MA||Dean Masini||Rock Falls, IL|
|Stefano Castaldi||Ferrara, ITA||James Megna||Cypress, TX|
|Samuel Conklin||New York, NY||Kotaro Mizukami||Musashino, JPN|
|Geoffrey Cooper||Waukesha, WI||Lance Moquin||Delaware, OH|
|Keith Curtis||Phoenix, AZ||Andy Morse||Clifton, VA|
|Mushkie Davey||Edmonds, WA||John Mozena||Grosse Pte Woods, MI|
|Bobby DeMuro||Playa del Rey, CA||Eric Oeth||San Luis Obispo, CA|
|Barton Durham||Tomball, TX||Rick Ornelas||Auburn, CA|
|Lindsay-Rose Dykema||Ann Arbor, MI||Robert Papetti||Glastonbury, CT|
|John Eliason||Issaquah, WA||Rich Payne||Staten Island, NY|
|Justin Endres||New Albany, IN||C.A. Peterman||Costa Mesa, CA|
|Stephan Fafatas||Lexington, VA||David Pfeiffer||Fairfax, VA|
|Jim Farr||W. Lafayette, IN||Tommy Poe||Penhook, VA|
|Phillip Fifield||Clay, NY||Bradford Ralph||Houston, TX|
|Aaron Fleishman||Beverly, MA||Douglas Redford||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Thomas Frank||Erie, PA||John Scheleur||Arnold, MD|
|Christopher Garcia||Denver, CO||Thomas Stone||Rochester, NY|
|Dan Gardy||Albany, NY||Kevin Trusty||Joliet, IL|
|Peter Goetz||Los Angeles, CA||Paul Vinelli||Portland, OR|
|Stuart Greenwald||New York, NY||Randy Walker||Royal Oak, MI|
|Joseph Hageman||Evanston, IL||Michael Yawn||N. Topsail Beach, NC|
|Allison Harvey||Foothill Ranch, CA|
Here are the new SABR research committee updates this week:
- Nineteenth Century: Winter 2016 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter January 2016 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter January 2016 newsletter (Hartford, CT)
- Quebec Chapter meeting recap (November 7; Montreal, QC)
- East Tennessee Chapter meeting recap (November 21; Knoxville, TN)
- Tokyo Chapter: Please give a warm welcome to the new leader of our Tokyo Chapter, Ichiro Shinohara. Ichiro can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Tokyo Chapter, click here.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- January 9: Rogers Hornsby Chapter 10th annual winter meeting (San Marcos, TX)
- January 10: SABR Board of Directors conference call
- January 18: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Edina, MN)
- January 18: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting (Houston, TX)
- January 18: Boston Chapter meeting (Boston, MA)
- January 19: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- January 20: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- January 20: New York Giants Preservation Society meeting (New York, NY)
- January 21: Sugar Land Skeeters Hot Stove banquet (Sugar Land, TX)
- January 27: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- January 30: 7th 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:
- Graham Womack: The 25 best players not in the Hall of Fame (The Sporting News)
- Erik Malinowski: A farewell to the players dropped from the Hall of Fame ballot (Sports on Earth)
- August Fagerstrom: Appreciating Jim Edmonds (FanGraphs)
- Alyson Footer: Women in baseball make strides in 2015 (MLB.com)
- Matt Swartz: The dollar value of recent opt-out clauses (MLB Trade Rumors)
- Jeff Quinton: Behavioral economics and the rise of the player opt-out (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jeff Sullivan: The rise of more all-fields offense (FanGraphs)
- Gerald Schifman: Cold weather, positions, and penalties (The Hardball Times)
- Phil Birnbaum: When log5 works and when it doesn’t (Sabermetric Research)
- Michael Wenz: Declaring openWAR (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jacob Pomrenke: Closing the door on Black Sox reinstatement (The National Pastime Museum)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: Relief pitcher leaderboards (ACTA Sports)
- Christina Kahrl: Where could the Yankees’ new relief trio rank all-time? (ESPN.com)
- Mark Armour: The baseball book that changed my life, A Day in the Bleachers (The National Pastime Museum)
- Richard Malatzky: Some old-fashioned SABR metrics (Our Game)
- Hall of Very Good Podcast with SABR member, author, and Cooperstown mayor Jeff Katz (Hall of Very Good)
- Bill Felber: Soured grapes: Dutch Leonard (The National Pastime Museum)
- Alan Nathan: Optimizing the swing: Paying homage to Teddy Ballgame (The Hardball Times)
- SABR member Sean Kane named Artist of the Month by National Art Museum of Sport (NAMS)
- Bill Ryczek: ‘United to liberate Cuba,’ July 28, 1963 (The National Pastime Museum)
- John Swol: Looking back at the pace of play in 2015 (Twins Trivia)
- Chuck Johnson: Of prospects and retreads (The Futurists)
- Call for papers: 21st Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference (UPenn.edu)
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Originally published: January 13, 2016. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.