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This Week in SABR: July 29, 2022

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

SABR 50 logoJust 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.

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: 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. 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

Early registration is now open for the 2022 SABR/IWBC Virtual Women in Baseball Conference

SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference logoRegistration 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 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

Visit to learn more.

Watch a preview of the Landmarks Committee’s new SABR Baseball Map

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.

Last week, we officially launched 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.

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

Warren "Hick" CarpenterSABR’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

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 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

Grandma's Scorebook website logoSABR 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 Gardner-Waterman 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 website. “Grandma’s Scorebook” 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

New SABR Oral History interviews: George Culver and Dale FordTwo 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

Ron Luciano (Photo: Wikimedia / Public Domain)Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project:

All new biographies can be found here:

10 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Oscar Charleston (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Ten 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 Mariners radio producer Kevin Cremin

SABRcast #172: Kevin CreminBaseball 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 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
Paul Aron Richmond, VA     Charles Hancock Trussville, AL
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
Keith Fiman Houston, TX     Eric Tobin Tuscaloosa, AL
Steve Fogle Jefferson City, TN     Steven Wagner Spokane, WA
Michael Geiss Syracuse, NY        

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.

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Originally published: July 29, 2022. Last Updated: July 29, 2022.