This Week in SABR: July 29, 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 29, 2022:
SABR 50: Last chance to purchase Baltimore Orioles game tickets, reserve hotel room
Just a reminder: Friday, July 29 is the final day to purchase Baltimore Orioles game tickets in our special block at SABR 50. SABR has purchased a block of seated tickets in the Eutaw Street Bleachers (sections 94-98) at Camden Yards to watch the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox on Friday, August 19.
Today is also the final day to reserve your hotel room during SABR 50 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor at the special SABR group rate of $199/night plus tax (single/double occupancy). After you register for the SABR 50 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate.
- Click here for complete details on the SABR 50 Regular Registration, Single-Day Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 50.
Learn more about the 2022 SABR convention in Baltimore below:
- Schedule: Click here to find the full daily schedule for SABR 50.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Presentations: Click here for the lineup of SABR 50 research presentations.
- Posters: Click here to learn more about SABR 50 poster presentations.
- Committee Meetings: Click here to learn more about SABR 50 committee meetings.
- Exhibitors Room: Click here to learn more about our SABR 50 Exhibitors Room.
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 SABR.org/convention to learn more or to register.
SABR 50: Special ticket offers for Bowie Baysox, Aberdeen Ironbirds minor league games
SABR 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. 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 groupmatics.events/event/SABR.
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 MiLB.com and use the promo code SABR50 to receive the discount.
To learn more about SABR 50, or to register, visit SABR.org/convention.
SABR 50: Transportation Tips and Area Attractions
Members 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 baltimore.org.
Early registration is now open for the 2022 SABR/IWBC Virtual Women in Baseball Conference
Registration is now open for the fourth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, which will be held virtually on September 16-18, 2022. All baseball fans are welcome to attend!
This year’s conference — co-sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center, and hosted by Rockford University — will be a virtual event centered around the theme “Title IX and Women’s Baseball: Where We’ve Been and Where We are Headed.” Presentations and panels will take place on Zoom.
- Register now: Click here to register for this event at SABR.org. Early registration is $50, and includes Zoom access to all presentations and panels, awards ceremony, and virtual social hour. After September 7, regular registration is $60.
- Schedule: Stay tuned for the full schedule of panels and presentations. Zoom sessions will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16; 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., and 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, and 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18. (All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.)
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Heaphy at email@example.com.
Visit SABR.org/women-in-baseball-conference to learn more.
Watch a preview of the Landmarks Committee’s new SABR Baseball Map
The 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.
Last week, we officially launched the SABR Baseball Map, an exciting and powerful tool to help you plan baseball travel this summer and beyond.
- Start exploring! Visit SABR.org/baseball-map to learn more or to view the SABR Baseball Map
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.
Click here to watch a preview of the SABR Baseball Map in action, from Landmarks Committee chair John Racanelli.
Or click here to watch the full tutorial video on YouTube during its unveiling on July 21.
19th-century baseball star Hick Carpenter to receive grave marker in San Diego
SABR’s San Diego Ted Williams Chapter and the 19th Century Grave Marker Project will honor 19th-century baseball star Warren “Hick” Carpenter, one of the game’s top third basemen of his era with the Cincinnati Reds and a rarity as a left-handed fielder, with a graveside dedication at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Mount Hope Cemetery, 3751 Market Street in San Diego, California.
The public is welcome to attend. Click here to download a flyer with a cemetery map and the specific location of Carpenter’s grave.
The purpose and goal of SABR’s 19th Century Grave Marker Project is to identify 19th-century baseball notables who either lack a grave marker or whose headstone is in dire disrepair, and then rectify those issues. Since the project was established in 2015, new grave markers have been installed for seven baseball pioneers. Carpenter’s marker will be the Project’s eighth, and the first where it has collaborated with a local SABR chapter for a grave marker.
“With every dedication, our project helps ensure that another piece of baseball history isn’t forgotten,” said Sam Gazdziak, chair of the 19th Century Grave Marker Project. “One of the ways that SABR gives back to the game we all love is to help honor the pioneers from the 1800s and re-tell their stories for new generations of fans.”
Click here to read the full announcement at SABR.org.
Kansas student receives scholarship in 2022 SABR Women in Baseball essay contest
SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee is pleased to award one scholarship to a high school senior in its Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2022. Due to the generous donations of committee members, the Women in Baseball Committee has awarded a $500 scholarship to Morgan Haupt, an honors graduate of Derby High School in Derby, Kansas.
Students were asked to write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
Click here to read the full announcement at SABR.org.
SABR Digital Library: Our Game, Too: Influential Figures and Milestones in Canadian Baseball
Add 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.org.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Our Game, Too for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Our Game, Too paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 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.
Visit SABR.org/ebooks for more titles from the SABR Digital Library.
Register now for 2022 SABR Southern New England 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
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.
- How to Register: Click here to register online at SABR.org. Please note: Due to space limitations, we can only allow up to 80 registrants for this event.
- Schedule: Click here to download the full schedule (PDF)
- Cost: SABR members and up to two (2) guests can register for the symposium at $45 per person, which includes Continental breakfast, buffet lunch and AM & PM refreshments.
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
It’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 SABR.org/analytics/certification to sign up today or learn more.
Join us for more Stay Home With SABR virtual events
SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at SABR.org, 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 Gardner-Waterma
n Vermont Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 2. All baseball fans are invited to attend. Our speaker will be Mike Murphy, a new SABR member with an absolutely fabulous websit e. “Grandma’s Scor ebook” tells the story of Minnie Lee Olges and her love of baseball. He possesses a treasure trove of artifacts from his grandmother and her time listening to baseball (mostly the Cincinnati Reds). The website has been featured on several websites, radio stations, etc, with a goal of getting his grandmother ‘s artifacts preserved in Cooperstown. To RSVP for this meeting, please contact Clayton Trutor.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from John Fredland of the SABR Games Project; author Paul Semendinger (The Least Among Them); author Marty Gitlin (The Saga of Sudden Sam); and Andrew Weltlinger of the Baltimore Urban Baseball Association. 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 31: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. EDT)
- August 2: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter meeting with Mike Murphy (7:00 p.m. EDT)
- August 3: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting with Dan Taylor (7:00 p.m. EDT)
- August 3: Connie Mack-Dick Allen (PA) Chapter meeting with William Kashatus (8:00 p.m. EDT)
- August 6: Talkin’ Baseball: Dan Levitt (9:00 a.m. EDT)
In addition, the following events will be held in person:
- August 3: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter fellowship meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- August 4: Hick Carpenter grave marker dedication ceremony (San Diego, CA)
- August 6: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- August 6: Larry Dierker Chapter ballgame/meeting (Sugar Land, TX)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
New SABR Oral History interviews: George Culver and Dale Ford
Two new interviews were posted this week at the SABR Oral History Collection website. Here are the new interviews:
- George Culver, major-league pitcher for parts of nine seasons from 1966 to 1974
Recorded June 11, 2022, by Jay Zuckerman
- Dale Ford, American League umpire from 1974 to 1999 who later served in the Tennessee House of Representatives
Recorded June 15, 2022, by Jay Zuckerman
The SABR Oral History Collection now includes more than 700 audio files of interviews conducted with ballplayers (Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, Negro Leagues, AAGPBL), executives, scouts, authors, writers, broadcasters, and other figures of historical baseball significance. These interviews, some of which date back nearly 60 years, were conducted by members of SABR’s Oral History Research Committee; many of these recordings were digitized through a collaboration with the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.
You can now find links to most SABR Oral History interviews on each player’s page at the SABR BioProject and also by searching the Research Collection.
If you are interested in contributing to SABR’s Oral History Collection, the committee offers guidelines for conducting effective oral history interviews or contact Jacob Pomrenke to learn more about donating your own audio recordings.
9 new biographies posted at SABR BioProject
Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project:
- Henry Berthrong, by Paul Proia
- Bob Black, by Terry Bohn
- Snake Deal, by Vincent T. Ciaramella
- Ron Luciano, by Jim Leeke
- Mike O’Rourke, by Bill Lamb
- George Pfister, by Rory Costello
- Guy Sturdy, by Darren Gibson
- Bill Traffley, by Terry Bohn
- Rick Wilkins, by Jonas Thoms (first-time author)
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproject
- Find any SABR biography: You can visit sabr.org/bioproject to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more.
10 new stories published at the SABR Games Project
Ten new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:
- April 23, 1903: New York records its first victory in American League play, by David Krell
- October 18, 1925: Oscar Charleston’s Lincoln Giants fall to Lou Gehrig and the Bronx Giants in an avalanche of runs, by Larry DeFillipo
- August 17, 1947: Phillies attempt to negate Dodgers’ lead via Sunday ‘Blue Law’, by Jake Bell
- September 19, 1955: Ernie Banks hits fifth grand slam to break single-season record, by Steve Dunn
- September 1, 1965: Pirates edge Dodgers, Koufax on Pagliaroni’s 11th-inning double, by John Fredland
- September 26, 1971: Tom Seaver throws his third career 1-hitter to beat Pirates, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- August 7, 1974: Triple play triumph turns into game-losing error for Batavia Trojans, by Kurt Blumenau
- September 18, 1998: Buffalo Bisons clinch win in decisive Game 5 of International League Governor’s Cup Series, by Gordon Gattie
- September 13, 2006: Switch-hitter Gary Matthews Jr. completes natural cycle as Rangers rout Tigers, by Mike Huber
- September 30, 2016: David Ortiz hits 541st and final home run of Hall of Fame career, by Bill Nowlin
In addition, the following stories from Baltimore Baseball, edited by Bill Nowlin and published by SABR in 2021, were also posted online:
- September 17, 1955: Brooks Robinson makes his major-league debut with Orioles, by Paul Scimonelli
- August 6, 1959: Time runs out for Orioles, White Sox in 18-inning marathon, by Richard Cuicchi
- May 5, 1964: Wally Bunker throws a one-hitter for Orioles, by Joseph Wancho
- June 27, 1967: Hard slide ends Al Weis’s season, knocks out Frank Robinson, by Laura H. Peebles
- August 2, 1970: Orioles extend their winning streak against Royals to 23 games, by Sean Church (first-time author)
- April 19, 1977: Brooks Robinson hits his final career home run, a game-winner for Orioles, by Bill Haelig (first-time author)
- April 15, 1987: Milwaukee’s Juan Nieves throws no-hitter against Orioles, by John J. Burbridge Jr.
- June 6, 1993: Seven suspended, five injured in Orioles-Mariners brawl, by Gary Belleville
- October 5, 1997: Jeff Reboulet delivers ALDS victory for Orioles, by Joseph Wancho
- April 19, 2006: Orioles lose by 14 on Tuesday, turn tables on Cleveland and score 18 on Wednesday, by Mike Lynch
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- 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 Mariners radio producer Kevin Cremin
Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer.
Episode #172 on Monday, July 18 featured Kevin Cremin, who spent 35 years as the producer and engineer for Seattle Mariners radio broadcasts until his retirement in 2017. He joined the organization in 1983 after making a favorable impression as a part-time helper with legendary broadcaster Dave Niehaus when the Mariners were playing on the road in Kansas City. His passion for exploring local restaurants in other American League cities led to a weekly feature, “Road Eats,” in the Mariners Sunday Magazine show. He is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast 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 SABR.org/sabrcast.
Listen to a new episode of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Saturdays
Behind 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:
- SABR Research Collection celebrates Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022
- Download 2022 SABR Annual Report
- SABR Latino Baseball Committee welcomes new Cuban Baseball Research Group
- Watch: Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor and filmmaker Randy Wilkins
- SABR Defensive Index rankings released through first half of 2022 MLB season
- Check out highlights, photos from 2022 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- Read all articles from the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR Digital Library: The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants
- Interviews with sabermetric pioneers added to SABR Oral History Collection
- Check out SABR’s new Jackie Robinson 75th anniversary web project
- Seven baseball projects to receive SABR Local Grants in 2022
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the SABR Store @ CafePress
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: SABR.org/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
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 members.sabr.org 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.
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|Thomas Baird||Whittier, CA||Will Mckendrick||Richmond, TX|
|Danny Black||Baltimore, MD||John Pakutka||Branford, CT|
|Michael Calcagno||New York, NY||Douglas Piper||Decatur, GA|
|Josey Curtis||Waynetown, IN||Nestor Rodriguez||Layton, UT|
|Michael De Leon||Los Angeles, CA||David Shawn||Beverly, MA|
|Zach DeLong||New Market, MD||Daniel Spewak||St. Paul, MN|
|Ricardo Fernandez||Guaynabo, PRI||David Terevich||Wausau, WI|
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|Michael Geiss||Syracuse, NY|
Research Committee news
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Baseball Records: Summer 2022 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Regional Chapter news
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter: July 20 meeting recap (Tallahassee, FL)
- Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter: Summer 2022 newsletter (Hartford, CT)
- Halsey Hall Chapter: August 2022 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Hanlan’s Point Chapter: Follow the Hanlan’s Point Chapter new Twitter account at @SABR_HP. (Toronto, ON)
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:
- Tyler Kepner: For the Hall of Fame’s New Class, Timing Was Everything (New York Times)
- Abigail Rubel: First professional Black baseball player, born in Fort Plain, headed to Hall of Fame (Albany Times-Union)
- Shakeia Taylor: Minnie Miñoso’s deserved HOF induction is too late (Chicago Tribune)
- Alex Speier: David Ortiz is proof of the value a franchise player can have, both during and after their playing days (Boston Globe)
- Gordon Edes: Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat represent Twins greatness of ’60s and ’70s (Bally Sports)
- Dan D’Addona: Jim Kaat, Hall of Fame class finally done waiting: ‘It’s about time!’ (Holland Sentinel)
- Clinton Yates: Inside the Jackie Robinson Museum, the ‘passion project’ that’s about more than a sports legacy (Andscape)
- Derrick Goold: Adam Wainwright saw chance for ‘great pitcher’ to steady Cardinals. He knew just the guy. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Lucas Seehafer: How to Fix MLB’s Sisyphean Injury Pandemic (Baseball Prospectus)
- Emma Baccellieri: ‘Everybody Needs Some Oxygen’: What It’s Like to Be a Reliever on the Run (Sports Illustrated)
- Russell A. Carleton: Why Don’t They Just Hit it The Other Way? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Josh Zumbrun: In Baseball, Sometimes a Stat’s Value Lies in the Passion It Stokes (Wall Street Journal)
- David Laurila: Mentored by Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story Likes To Keep Hitting Simple (FanGraphs)
- Rob Mains: Solo Homer-A-Rama, Revisited (Baseball Prospectus)
- Mark Simon: Who are MLB’s Best Pitch Framers? (ACTA Sports)
- Roberto José Andrade Franco: ‘She made us happy’: The all-star dreams of Uvalde’s biggest José Altuve fan (ESPN.com)
- Steve Henson: Believe it or not: Three L.A. Times sportswriters raised Major League Baseball sons (Los Angeles Times)
- Anna DiTommaso: A Special Night to Celebrate 150 Years of Baseball in Japan (JapanBall)
- World Baseball Softball Confederation’s Collar of Honour awarded to international baseball pioneer Peter O’Malley (WBSC.org)
- Cody Christie: Updated 2022 SDI Rankings Reveal Twins’ Defensive Flaws (Twins Daily)
- Steven Goldman: Soto vs. Ohtani for All the Prospects (Baseball Prospectus)
- Craig Brown: 1879 Providence: The gold standard for gray uniforms (Threads of Our Game)
- Jeff Cohen: Baseball and BBQ interview with Bob Ryan, Bill Chuck and Steve Trachsel (Baseball and BBQ)
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.
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Originally published: July 29, 2022. Last Updated: July 29, 2022.