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This Week in SABR: July 8, 2022

This Week in SABR: July 8, 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 8, 2022:

SABR 50: Join us in Baltimore for Curt Flood 50th anniversary panel

Curt Flood (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Attendees at this summer’s SABR’s 50th annual convention — scheduled for August 17-21, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor hotel in Baltimore — will enjoy hearing a special panel discussion on Curt Flood. Fifty years ago, on June 19, 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Flood in his effort to dismantle baseball’s reserve clause.

On Saturday, August 20, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., we’ll be joined by Judy Pace Flood, Curt Flood’s widow and a pioneering African American actress; Mark Armour, award-winning baseball historian and SABR Board President; 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 now 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: Discounted All-Inclusive Package expires July 15, so register today!

SABR 50 logoWe’re offering a 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

The deadline to register with the All-Inclusive Package is Friday, July 15, 2022. 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 and SABR Board President Mark Armour, 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. 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

Thanks to everyone who donated to SABR’s Give Local campaign!

Donate now to SABR's Give Local campaignThank you so much for your support of SABR during our Give Local campaign in 2022. Thanks to all of our donors, we were able to raise over $45,000 during this effort!

During the campaign, we were able to highlight some of the incredible work done by our chapters at a local level, including the inaugural recipients of SABR’s Local Grants program. Thanks to the success of the Give Local campaign, we’ll look to support even more of these initiatives that give back, encourage baseball research and preservation, and sustain and grow our wonderful baseball community.

We’d like to thank all SABR members for your support of the organization, and most especially those who participated in the Give Local campaign. Click here to view the full list at

Maryland, Pennsylvania students win 2022 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award

Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, home of the Orioles from 1954 to 1991 (DAVID STINSON)SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for 2022.

Dominick Pizzelanti and Lilia Pizzelanti of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, were the recipients of a Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their senior group documentary, “Stranded at First Base: Sixty Years of Hardball Debate and Baseball Diplomacy and Their Impact on the Game in Cuba and the United States.” Click here to watch their award-winning film on YouTube.

Marshall Civin of Baltimore, Maryland, also received a Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for his junior paper, “Baltimore’s Ballpark Debates and Their Legacy: The Orioles’ Relocation from Memorial Stadium to Camden Yards.” Click here to read his award-winning paper.

Since 1996, SABR has honored the best baseball research project at the National History Day competition, an annual event in which students compete on a regional basis, followed by state competition, and then national finals at the University of Maryland.

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 BaseballHappy Canada Day! 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 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).

Download a PDF edition of San Diego Padres — The Westgate Years: 1958-1968

Gary Wagner and Bob Skinner of the San Diego Padres (SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY)In 1997, the San Diego Padres and San Diego Baseball Historical Society published the first two volumes of a trilogy about the Padres of the Pacific Coast League, written by SDBHS founder Ray Brandes. They were known as the Lane Field Years: 1936-1946 (Volume I) and 1947-1957 (Volume II.) Remarkably, these books became expensive collectors items.

Volume III, The Westgate Years: 1958-1968, was completed in 1998, but never published. SABR’s Ted Williams Chapter recently digitized this volume and has made it available as a free PDF download for all SABR members.

To find more Research Resources available to all SABR members, click here.

Download 2022 SABR Annual Report

SABR’s 2022 Annual Report has been posted on the website and can be downloaded below:

On the Annual Reports page, you can download a copy of 2022 Chapter Reports, Committee Reports, and Chartered Communities Reports in the Appendix files on that page.

All previous SABR Annual Reports can also be found on the Annual Reports page.

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

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.

  • Video Replays: This week, we heard from Patrick Montgomery, author of The Baseball Miracle of the Splendid 6 and Towny Townsend. 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 9: Talkin’ Baseball: Bill Nowlin (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • July 13: New SABR Member Experience meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • July 16: Jack Graney (OH) Chapter book club meeting (9:00 a.m. EDT)

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

  • July 9: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
  • July 9: Central Illinois Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Springfield, IL)
  • July 9: Rogers Hornsby Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Austin, TX)
  • July 12: Sebring-Stovey Williamsport Chapter ballgame/meeting (Williamsport, PA)
  • July 16: Bob Davids Chapter ballgame/meeting at Nationals Park (Washington, DC)
  • July 17: Goose Goslin Chapter meeting (Cherry Hill, NJ)

Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.

3 new biographies posted at SABR BioProject

Sean Casey (TRADING CARD DB)Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project:

All new biographies can be found here:

8 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Dennis Eckersley (TRADING CARD DB)Eight new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:

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 authors Mark Armour, Dan Levitt

SABRcast #169: Mark Armour and Dan LevittBaseball 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 #169 on Tuesday, July 5 featured Mark Armour and Dan Levitt, authors of Intentional Balk: Baseball’s Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating. Armour is the President of SABR’s Board of Directors and founder of the SABR Baseball Biography Project. He was the recipient of the Bob Davids Award in 2008 and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2014. Levitt is the Treasurer of SABR, co-chair of SABR’s Business of Baseball committee, and past president of the Halsey Hall Chapter in Minnesota. He received the Bob Davids Award in 2015 and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2017.

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.

Friends of SABR: June 2022

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of June 2022:

Harry Adamo   Peter Mancuso
David Alvarez   T. Wayne Marshall
Robert Axelrod   Richard McAuliffe
Jake Bell   Rob McBride
Ryan Brecker   Marilyn Miller
D. Bruce Brown   Robert Morris
Scott Bush   Christopher Moyer
Edward Campis   John Munns
Ken Carrano   Bill Nowlin
Scott Carter   John Outland
Karl Cicitto   Gregg Pericich
Jim Cox   John Rall
Ed Edmonds   Michael Rosenwasser
Helen Edwards   Charles Roussel
Ron Elliott   Bob Russon
Steven Elsberry   Fred saffold
Donald Etheridge   Gary Sarnoff
Dan Evans   Edward Scahill
David Firstman   Jason Scheller
Kenneth Fischer   Douglas Schoppert
Adam Foldes   Jeff Self
Roy Gedat   Jeff Shames
David Guslani   Punch Shaw
Robert Hagerman   Rob Sheinkopf
Harriet Hamilton   George Sommerfeld
Leslie Heaphy   Mike Sparks
Paul Hensler   Dave Stevens
Tim Herlich   Jeb Stewart
Rockwell Hoffman   Thomas Stone
Thomas Hufford   Wesley Story
David Hughes   Larry Taylor
Donald Jensen   Joseph Thompson
Rick Johnson   Neal Traven
Kostya Kennedy   Marlene Vogelsang
Owen King   Steve West
Steve Klugman   John Williams
Ted Knorr   Beach Wires
Bob LeMoine   Jeffrey Wood
Dan Levitt   Don Zminda
Henry Levy    

Want to become a Friend of SABR? Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution or click here to learn more about our Giving Circles to make a one-time contribution.

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
Mark Carter Louisville, KY     Patrick Meeker Tucson, AZ
Larry Cashen Louisville, KY     Patrick Michels Austin, TX
Charles Disher Newburgh, NY     Greg Millsap Shelbyville, IL
Josh Gathany Syracuse, NY     Tom Reinsfelder Shippensburg, PA
Micah Greenhill Florence, KY     Mel Rose Brooklyn, NY
James Halley Naples, FL     Alexander Schuhart Kingsport, TN
Leo McConville Jr. Lafayette, NJ     Christopher Stutler Akron, OH
Justin McCready Edmonton, AB     Andrew Weltlinger Baltimore, MD
Steve McGookin Baltimore, MD        

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 8, 2022. Last Updated: July 8, 2022.