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This Week in SABR: July 15, 2022

This Week in SABR: July 15, 2022

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 July 15, 2022:

SABR 50: Discounted All-Inclusive Package expires tonight!

SABR 50 logoJust a reminder: Friday, July 15 is the final day to take advantage of our special All-Inclusive Package for the 2022 SABR convention in Baltimore. SABR members can pay $335 for the All-Inclusive Package; for this discounted price, you will receive:

  • Full registration to SABR 50 in Baltimore (regular registration: $275 for SABR members or $305 for non-members)
  • 1 seated ticket in the Eutaw Street Bleachers (sections 94-98) to the Orioles vs. Red Sox game on Friday, August 19 at Camden Yards ($27 value)
  • 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 18 ($75 value)
  • 1 ticket to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, August 17
  • 1 exclusive lapel pin with the SABR 50 convention logo

Click here for complete details on the SABR 50 All-Inclusive Package, Regular Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 50.

Learn more about the 2022 SABR convention in Baltimore below:

We have an All-Star lineup of featured speakers and exciting events planned for SABR 50, including:

  • Keynote address by Tim Kurkjian, winner of the BBWAA’s 2022 Career Excellence Award.
  • Opening Remarks by Sig Mejdal, Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Analytics, Baltimore Orioles.
  • One-on-One with Baltimore Orioles legend Boog Powell, interviewed by Dan Connolly of The Athletic.
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards panel with Bill Stetka (Orioles Team Historian), Greg Bader (Orioles Senior Vice President, Administration & Experience), and Joe Spear (founder of Populous).
  • Women in Leadership panel with Orioles executives Eve Rosenbaum (Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations), Nicole Sherry (Director, Field Operations), Jennifer Grondahl (Senior Vice President, Community Development & Communications), and Lisa Tolson (Senior Vice President, Human Resources).
  • SABR Ballparks panel with former Orioles president Larry Lucchino and acclaimed ballpark design director Janet Marie Smith.
  • Flood v. Kuhn: Fifty Years Later panel with Judy Pace Flood, widow of Curt Flood; award-winning historian Mark Armour, A Well-Paid Slave author Brad Snyder, and moderator Shakeia Taylor of the Chicago Tribune.
  • Babe Ruth panel with authors Jane Leavy (The Big Fella), Bill Jenkinson (The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs), and Mike Gibbons, Director Emeritus and Historian for the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
  • Baseball Broadcasting panel with Joe Castiglione, play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox Radio Network, and Kevin Brown, Baltimore Orioles primary television play-by-play announcer for MASN.
  • Historic Ballparks Bus Tour on Thursday, August 18.
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game on Friday, August 19.

Please note: All speakers are subject to change due to availability.

Visit to learn more or to register.

SABR 50: Author Brad Snyder added to Curt Flood 50th anniversary panel

Curt Flood (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Fifty years ago, on June 19, 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Curt Flood in his effort to dismantle baseball’s reserve clause.

At SABR 50 in Baltimore on Saturday, August 20, we’ll be joined by Judy Pace Flood, Curt Flood’s widow and a pioneering African American actress; Mark Armour, award-winning baseball historian; Brad Snyder, author of A Well-Paid Slave; and moderator Shakeia Taylor of the Chicago Tribune for a discussion of the Flood v. Kuhn case a half-century later.

Early registration discounts are available for SABR 50. Click here for complete details on the SABR 50 All-Inclusive Package, Regular Registration, and other optional sessions.

To learn more about SABR 50, or to register, visit

Please note: All speakers are subject to change due to availability.

SABR 50: Special ticket offers for Bowie Baysox, Aberdeen Ironbirds minor league games

SABR 50: Aberdeen Ironbirds and Bowie BaysoxSABR 50 attendees can take advantage of special offers to attend Minor League Baseball games during this summer’s convention in Baltimore.

On Sunday, August 21, the Bowie Baysox — Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles — host the Somerset Patriots at Prince George’s Stadium, which is about 30 miles from our host hotel in downtown Baltimore.

A special $40 SABR package includes both a game ticket and bus transportation to and from Prince George’s Stadium. Buses will arrive at Prince George’s Stadium at approximately 11:00 a.m. for a pre-game discussion with Baysox broadcasters, exclusively for SABR 50 attendees. The first 750 fans through the main gates will receive a hand-autographed glossy photo of a 2022 Baysox player.

Stadium gates will open at 12:00 p.m, with the start of the game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. This is an optional event for SABR 50 attendees, and ticket purchases will be made directly through the team. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit

In addition, the Aberdeen Ironbirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are also offering a 50% discount for tickets to any home game in July or August 2022. Click here to purchase single-game tickets at and use the promo code SABR50 to receive the discount.

To learn more about SABR 50, or to register, visit

SABR 50: Transportation Tips and Area Attractions

SABR 50: Transportation Tips and Area AttractionsMembers of the host Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter have compiled a list of transportation tips to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in Baltimore. If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 50 volunteer for assistance.

For more information on Baltimore’s award-winning restaurants, upcoming events, and other attractions, go to

SABR 50: Seeking volunteers for research presentation timekeepers

Anyone attending SABR 50 in Baltimore who would like to serve as a timekeeper for the research presentation rooms on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor should contact Jessica Smyth for further details.

Timekeepers help keep the schedule on track by sitting in the front of the room and signaling to presenters when their alotted timeslot is about to end. No experience is necessary. You can sign up for a 1-hour or 2-hour shift, and watch all the presentations scheduled for that room.

Click here to view the complete schedule of SABR 50 research presentations.

SABR 50: Historic Ballparks Bus Tour now sold out

Please note: The Historic Ballparks Bus Tour during SABR 50 in Baltimore is now sold out. If you have any questions about the bus tour, please contact Jessica Smyth for further details.

The bus tour, scheduled for 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, will visit the sites of six former major-league stadiums around the city of Baltimore, plus a stop at Peabody Heights Brewery, which sits on the former site of Oriole Park V.

Click here to learn more about the Historic Ballparks Bus Tour at SABR 50.

Join us for the Landmarks Committee’s SABR Baseball Map virtual launch party on July 21

SABR Baseball Landmarks MapThe SABR Baseball Landmarks Committee has been hard at work compiling the most complete list of baseball-related sites across North America to include active and historic ballparks, statues, museums, historic markers, murals, graves, and other roadside attractions.

Please join us on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for the official launch of the SABR Baseball Map, an exciting and powerful tool to help you plan baseball travel this summer and beyond.

On your desktop or laptop computer, the SABR Baseball Map will allow you to explore and discover must-see places to visit along your travel route. On your smartphone or tablet, the SABR Baseball Map will give you turn-by-turn directions to each site at the tap of a button, from wherever you are. The launch event will offer demonstrations of each, including an actual test run completed using the SABR Baseball Map by phone.

Watch: Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor and filmmaker Randy Wilkins

Randy WilkinsJoin us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by award-winning writer Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members.

On Wednesday, July 6, we heard from Randy Wilkins, a three-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and editor from the Bronx. His latest effort is directing The Captain, a seven-episode docuseries on New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter that premieres next week on ESPN. He also directed episodes of Dear … featuring Spike Lee and The Me You Can’t See, the Oprah and Prince Harry show on mental health, both for Apple+. His commercial work includes the Jackie Robinson Day spot for Major League Baseball and the Pepsi Holiday Give Back. Outside of directing, Randy has served as Lead Editor on numerous Spike Lee joints, including She’s Gotta Have It and Rodney King for Netflix..

Visit to learn more or to watch replays of past episodes.

SABR Digital Library: Our Game, Too: Influential Figures and Milestones in Canadian Baseball

Our Game, Too: Influential Figures and Milestones in Canadian BaseballAdd a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:

Our Game, Too: Influential Figures and Milestones in Canadian Baseball
Edited by Andrew North
Associate Editors: Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-970159-81-3, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-970159-82-0, $34.95 US / $44.99 CDN
8.5″ x 11″, 459 pages

Click here to read a full description of this book at

SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!

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.

Visit for more titles from the SABR Digital Library.

Register now for 2022 SABR Southern New England 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium

1882 Providence Grays (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)SABR’s Nineteenth Century Committee, Lajoie-Start Chapter, and the Rhode Island College’s Department of History present the Southern New England 19cBB Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island.

The symposium will be highlighted by a welcome address from author Ed Achorn (Fifty-Nine in ’84), a keynote address from Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, an interdisciplinary talk by Elizabeth Williams of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, plus research presentations by Robert Cvornyek, Howard Chudacoff, Lauren Tuiskula, and Rick Harris.

The 2022 Southern New England 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium will be the sixth in our city-specific series. Previous symposiums were held in New York City (2014), Philadelphia (2016), Cleveland (2018), Minneapolis (2019), and Brooklyn (2021).

Sign up now for SABR Analytics Certification online course

Watch on YouTube: SABR Analytics Certification previewIt’s time to get SABR Certified! The first course in the new SABR Analytics Certification program — Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball — is available online now.

The SABR Analytics Certification program is an online, on-demand curriculum offering professional development and learning opportunities for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge relating to baseball analytics. The curriculum was developed by current baseball professionals, including employees of Major League Baseball and its clubs.

SABR members get a significant discount on this Analytics Certification course registration, saving $55 off the regular price.

Visit to sign up today or learn more.

Join us for more Stay Home With SABR virtual events

Jason Cannon's SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at, as part of our Stay Home With SABR initiative to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  • Can’t-Miss Event: SABR’s Allan Roth Chapter in Los Angeles will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 20. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Our guest speakers are authors Jason Cannon (Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman behind the Chicago Cubs) and Steve Treder (Forty Years a Giant: The Life of Horace Stoneham). Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
  • Video Replays: This week, we heard from Judith Hiltner and Jim Walker, authors of Red Barber: The Life and Legacy of a Baseball Legend. Click here to view more video replays of virtual SABR events.

Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:

  • July 16: Jack Graney (OH) Chapter book club meeting (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • July 16: SABR Baseball Memories meeting (4:00 p.m. EDT)
  • July 17: Robinson-Kell (AR) Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • July 18: Bob Broeg St. Louis (MO) Chapter meeting with Gary Mueller (6:30 p.m. CDT)
  • July 18: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • July 18: Larry Dierker (TX) Chapter meeting with David Krell (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • July 20: Allan Roth (CA) Chapter meeting with Jason Cannon and Steve Treder (7:00 p.m. PDT)
  • July 21: Larry Doby (SC) Chapter meeting with Bill Nowlin (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • July 21: Baseball Landmarks Map virtual launch party (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • July 21: Connie Mack-Dick Allen (PA) Chapter meeting with William Kashatus (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • July 23: Schott-Pelican (LA) Chapter meeting with John Fredland and Paul Semendinger (10:00 a.m. CDT)

In addition, the following events will be held in person:

  • July 16: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
  • July 16: Bob Davids Chapter ballgame/meeting at Nationals Park (Washington, DC)
  • July 17: Goose Goslin Chapter meeting (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • July 19: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
  • July 20: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting (Baltimore, MD)
  • July 20: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
  • July 20: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
  • July 21: Magnolia Chapter meeting (Roswell, GA)
  • July 24: Cliff Kachline Chapter Induction Day meeting (Cooperstown, NY)

Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.

4 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

1954 AAGPBL all-star game (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Four new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:

In addition, the following stories from Baltimore Baseball, edited by Bill Nowlin and published by SABR in 2021, were also posted online:

New Games Project stories can be found at

  • 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.
  • Social media: Follow the SABR Games Project on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with new stories and updates.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer: Listen to an interview with author Josh Wilker

SABRcast #170: Josh WilkerBaseball 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 #170 on Monday, July 11 featured Josh Wilker, author of Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards and a popular website of the same name, where he writes regularly about baseball and other cultural essays. He is also the author of The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and Benchwarmer: A Sports-Obsessed Memoir of Fatherhood. His writing has appeared at Fox Sports, VICE, The Classical, Baseball Prospectus,, and many other outlets.

Visit to listen to the full episode.

Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit

Listen to a new episode of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Saturdays

Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM with Vince GennaroBehind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back at a new time for the regular season. Listen to new episodes at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays on MLB Network Radio.

You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio app.

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.

ICYMI: Highlights from last week’s This Week in SABR

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

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here:

Welcome, new members!

We’d like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at and the Membership Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Jay Caldwell St. Petersburg, FL     Jonathan Palomo Los Angeles, CA
Robert Catalano Flushing, NY     Jeremy Raff Lancaster, PA
Brian Din Mt. Prospect, IL     Alexander Rothschild Otsego, MN
Frank Epifanio West Berlin, NJ     Deb Seymour Bethesda, MD
Rafael Giraud San Juan, PRI     John Shoro Holden, MA
Barry Goldmeier Rockville, MD     Bob Tatro Jackson, MO
Hugh MacMillan Seattle, WA     Thomas Willoughby Halethorpe, MD
Bill Nicholopoulos Zanesville, OH        

Research Committee news

Here are the new research committee updates this week:

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at

Regional Chapter news

Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:

Click here for more information on SABR regional chapters. Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.

This Week in SABR is compiled by Jacob Pomrenke. If you would like us to include an upcoming event, article or any other information in “This Week in SABR,” e-mail

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Originally published: July 15, 2022. Last Updated: July 15, 2022.