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 June 21, 2019:
We’re excited to announce that Kelsie Whitmore will be joining the Women in Baseball Panel on Thursday, June 27 at SABR 49 in San Diego.
Whitmore plays on the US National Women’s Baseball Team and was a pitcher/outfielder with the Sonoma Stompers from 2016-18.
She will join our other Women in Baseball panelists, who are expected to include Ila Borders, who broke barriers and became a role model to millions in 1997 when she became the first woman to pitch in baseball’s minor leagues with the Northern League’s St. Paul Saints; Perry Barber, professional baseball umpire for more than 30 years and 2018 recipient of SABR’s Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award; Jewel Greenberg, producer of Girls of Summer: Big Diamond Dreams documentary film; Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball For All and the first female coach in Major League Baseball; Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers; and moderator Jean Ardell, author of Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime and co-author with Ila Borders of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey.
We’re just one week away from SABR‘s 49th annual convention on June 26-30, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Regular and single-day registration is open to all baseball fans on-site at the Grand Hyatt throughout the convention.
SABR 49 will be highlighted by these innovative and interesting featured panels:
- Opening Remarks: Josh Stein: San Diego Padres Assistant GM Josh Stein will be on hand to deliver the opening remarks at SABR 49. 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27
- 1984 San Diego Padres Panel: Panelists include Kurt Bevacqua, former Padres infielder and fan favorite; longtime Padres president Ballard Smith; sports columnists Ron Rapoport and Bill Center; and moderator Bob Chandler, Padres broadcaster from 1970-2003. 10:35 a.m., Thursday, June 27
- Women in Baseball Panel: Panelists include Ila Borders, minor-league baseball pioneer; Perry Barber, professional baseball umpire for more than 30 years and 2018 recipient of SABR’s Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award; Jewel Greenberg, producer of Girls of Summer: Big Diamond Dreams documentary film; Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball For All and the first female coach in Major League Baseball; Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers; Kelsie Whitmore of the US National Women’s Baseball Team; and moderator Jean Ardell, author of Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime and co-author with Ila Borders of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey. 2:15 p.m., Thursday, June 27
- Increasing Diversity in Youth Participation: Guest speaker is Del Matthews, Vice President of Baseball Development at Major League Baseball. 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 28
- Padres Player Panel: Panelists include Randy Jones, 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner; Carlos Hernández, a key contributor on the Padres’ 1998 World Series team and now an analyst on Fox Deportes; Mark Sweeney, pinch-hitter extraordinaire from 1995 to 2008 and an analyst on Fox Sports San Diego; and moderator Rob Neyer, award-winning author and host of the weekly baseball podcast, SABRcast with Rob Neyer.11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28
- The Baseball Encyclopedia 50th Anniversary Panel: Panelists include Sean Forman, founder of Baseball-Reference.com; David S. Neft, the driving force behind The Baseball Encyclopedia in 1969; David W. Smith, president and founder of Retrosheet.org; and moderatorJohn Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian. 3:15 p.m., Friday, June 28
- MLB Umpires Panel: Panelists include Gerry Davis, MLB umpire crew chief who has called more postseason games than any umpire in baseball history; Greg Gibson, MLB umpire who called the 2011 World Series and was behind the plate for Randy Johnson’s 2004 perfect game and Clayton Kershaw’s 2014 no-hitter; Mike Port, MLB Vice President of Umpiring from 2005 to 2011; and moderator Fred Rodgers of SABR’s Ted Williams Chapter. 9:15 a.m., Saturday, June 29
- Early California Baseball History Panel: Panelists include Carlos Bauer, a prolific baseball historian whose specialties include early California baseball and the minor leagues; Angus Macfarlane, a San Francisco-based “baseball treasure hunter” who focuses on baseball’s pre-history in the Bay Area; and moderator Bill Swank, author of numerous books and articles on San Diego baseball history. 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29
We’ll also have some special guest speakers at our research committee meetings. The Black Sox Scandal Research Committee will host a special 100th anniversary “Eight Myths Out” panel discussion with authors Bruce Allardice, Rick Huhn, Bill Felber, and Jacob Pomrenke. Other guest speakers are expected to include Padres official scorer Bill Zavestoski, award-winning authors and historians Rob Fitts, Roberta J. Newman, Herm Krabbenhoft, Norman Macht, and more.
Attendees also have the opportunity to catch a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park; tour the San Diego Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, home of the SABR Collection; and view a film screening of the new documentary film Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate, with filmmaker Aviva Kempner on hand.
There will also be 32 groundbreaking research presentations — including studies of all aspects of baseball past and present, such as future stars Ted Williams and Minnie Miñoso with the minor-league San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League, the 50th anniversary of the expansion Padres entering MLB, modern pace-of-play concerns and rules changes, and much more.
As always, there’s the highly competitive and entertaining SABR Trivia Contest finals on Saturday night, not to mention informed and opinionated baseball talk all week long. A full rundown on the schedule, bios of speakers and panelists, and summaries of research presentations can be found at sabr.org/convention.
We hope to see you all soon in San Diego!
Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien and Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed lead their respective leagues in the first SABR Defensive Index™ rankings of the 2019 season.
For the seventh consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index will be used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process that will be added to the votes from the managers and coaches.
Ahmed’s SDI of 9.4 is the highest in the game among all qualified defenders, just ahead of Los Angeles right fielder Cody Bellinger at 8.3 and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto at 8.1. St. Louis shortstop Paul DeJong (7.7) and San Diego catcher Austin Hedges (7.4) round out the top five in the NL.
Semien’s SDI of 8.4 leads all fielders in the AL, followed by Minnesota center fielder Byron Buxton at 7.1. Houston center fielder Jake Marisnick (6.2), Boston right fielder Mookie Betts (6.2), and Tampa Bay shortstop Willy Adames (5.4) round out the top five.
The updated SDI results were released today by the Society for American Baseball Research. To learn more, visit SABR.org/SDI.
Regular and single-day registration for SABR 49 can be purchased on-site during convention registration hours beginning on Wednesday, June 26. The single-day rate is:
- Thursday, June 27: $179 for SABR members, $209 non-members
- Friday, June 28: $179 for SABR members, $209 non-members
- Saturday, June 29: $179 for SABR members, $209 non-members
The single-day registration includes admission to all convention panels, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. It can be purchased on-site via cash, check, or credit card (sorry, no American Express accepted.) Please note: Admission to the SABR 49 Awards Luncheon, the Friends of SABR Breakfast, and the Padres game are not included.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on the SABR 49 Regular and Single-Day Registration, and optional sessions. Regular registration is $319 for SABR members or $350 for non-members. Single-day registration is also available on-site at $179/day for the days of Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29. Click here for more information.
- Hotel: Please note: Our special SABR room block of $224/night (plus tax) at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is no longer available. To find other hotels nearby, visit www.sandiego.org for more information.
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a meal, will feature the announcement of SABR’s annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor. One ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $70 when you register for SABR 49.
- Special film screening of Moe Berg documentary: We are pleased to host a special screening of the new documentary film, Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate, on Thursday, June 27 during SABR 49 in San Diego with filmmaker Aviva Kempner. The event will be open to all SABR convention attendees. In this first ever feature-length documentary about the enigmatic Berg, Kempner focuses her camera on a little-known Jewish hero. learn more about the film or to view a trailer, visit spybehindhomeplate.org.
- Schedule: Click here to view the full daily schedule at SABR 49.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists at SABR 49.
- Research presentations: Click here to view the research presentations to be delivered at SABR 49.
- Poster presentations: Click here to view the full list of poster presentations on display at SABR 49.
- Committee meetings: Click here to view the research committee meeting schedule at SABR 49.
- Vendors Room: Click here to learn more about our vendors at SABR 49.
- Transportation Tips: Click here to learn how to get around town and area attractions during your visit to San Diego.
Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more or to register for the SABR 49 convention.
Listen to a new episode of SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer — which is now available on your favorite podcast streaming services! Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to Episode #12. Our guest this week is SABR CEO Scott Bush, who joins us to talk about next week’s SABR 49 convention in San Diego. SABR 49 will be highlighted by innovative and interesting featured panels, groundbreaking research presentations, and guest speakers at our research committee meetings. Attendees also have the opportunity to catch a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park; tour the San Diego Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, home of the SABR Collection; and view a film screening of the new documentary film Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate. Learn more at SABR.org/convention.
Every week, SABRcast will feature insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Members of the host Ted Williams Chapter have compiled a list of transportation tips to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in San Diego. If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 49 volunteer for assistance.
If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 49 volunteer for assistance.
For more information on San Diego’s award-winning restaurants, upcoming events, and other area attractions, visit SanDiego.org.
On-site judges are needed for SABR 49 research presentations. Each judge will be responsible for viewing and evaluating oral and poster presentations during SABR 49 in San Diego.
Judges need not be “experts” in particular topics. They may choose which oral presentations they wish to evaluate, but are requested to judge all oral presentations they attend.
Through on-site judging, the most highly regarded presentations will receive the Doug Pappas Award for best oral presentation and the SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award for best poster presentation. The Pappas Award winner will have the opportunity to repeat that presentation on Saturday evening.
For the complete SABR 49 presentation schedule, click here.
Register now to join us for the SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium on September 27-29, 2019, in Chicago. The SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee will host this once-in-a-century event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series.
The event — which is open to all baseball fans — will be highlighted by a research symposium on Saturday, September 28 at the Chicago History Museum. The museum is home to an extensive collection of Black Sox artifacts and documents, and we’ll gather in the beautiful Morse Genius Chicago Room event space to discuss the continued relevance of the 1919 World Series and its aftermath. A book signing with SABR authors, including our own Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, will follow. More details on panels and presentations will be announced soon.
Our special All-Inclusive Package ($45 for SABR members, $60 for non-members) includes admission to the Black Sox Scandal symposium at the Chicago History Museum; a ticket to the Chicago White Sox game on Friday, September 27; and a guided walking tour of downtown Chicago baseball history sites.
Following the symposium, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, we will also gather for a reception at the historic Nisei Lounge near Wrigley Field. The reception is included in your symposium registration.
The Black Sox Scandal Research Committee’s newsletter includes articles on their new Eight Myths Out online project; the Black Sox panel at SABR 49 next week; the 2019 Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium in Chicago; the digitization of Collyer’s Eye and new evidence of the White Sox throwing games in 1920, by Bruce Allardice; a profile of White Sox counsel Alfred Austrian, by Bill Lamb; a complete 1919 Reds World Series program available for download; Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum on the move again; Swede Risberg’s journey to Jamestown, North Dakota, by Thomas E. Merrick; and an analysis of World Series betting odds, by Kevin P. Braig.
The Deadball Era Research Committee’s newsletter — our first edition dedicated to a single theme since our 100th anniversary Fred Merkle Game edition back in 2008 — includes articles on “Eliot Asinof, John Sayles, and the Fictionalization of the Black Sox Scandal,” by Bill Lamb; “The Culmination of Corruption: The Black Sox Scandal and the Deadball Era,” by Jacob Pomrenke; “The Black Sox Witnesses Who Didn’t Testify,” by Bruce Allardice; “Remembrance of Gene Carney, the Black Sox Trail Master,” by David Fletcher; “Grand Jury Prosecutor Hartley Replogle and Public Exposure of the Black Sox Scandal,” by Bill Lamb; plus a review of The Fix, a new opera based on the Black Sox, by Dan Levitt; and book reviews of Charles Fountain’s The Betrayal; Tim Hornbaker’s Turning the Black Sox White; and Bill Lamb’s Black Sox in the Courtroom.
Or you can click here to download a combined PDF file that includes both newsletters — all 75+ pages of original Black Sox news, research, and analysis published this week in one place:
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all Friends of SABR — our generous donors — for becoming SABR Publications Patrons and supporting our efforts to donate SABR books to libraries, schools, and nonprofit organizations. We have officially achieved the $25,000 goal which has been matched by SABR Director Bill Nowlin!
Nearly 100 SABR members have become Publications Patrons and collectively contributed the resources to donate more than 264 SABR books and a total of $53,156 — in just six weeks!
The SABR Publications Patron campaign is ongoing, although gifts will no longer be matched. Click here to learn more or to make a contribution.
Donate today and join our growing list of Publications Patrons.
SABR is pleased to announce the winners of the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for 2019.
Frederic Ward and William Ward of St. Patrick Catholic School in Norfolk, Virginia, won the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their online project, “Jackie Robinson: Stealing Bases and Gaining Equality Among the Races.” Click here to access their award-winning web project.
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.
To view a list of past winners, click here.
Seven new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- October 6, 1947: Joe Page leads Yankees to Game 7 win over Dodgers, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- May 14, 1967: Mickey Mantle smacks his 500th home run, by Joseph Wancho
- June 17, 1978: Ron Guidry strikes out 18, sets new Yankee record, by Joseph Wancho
- August 3, 1979: Somebody’s missing: heartbroken Yankees play first game after Thurman Munson’s death, by Joseph Wancho
- July 16, 1995: Manny Ramirez’s walk-off home run sinks Eckersley, A’s, by Joseph Wancho
- July 23, 2009: Mark Buehrle throws a perfect game for White Sox, by Joseph Wancho
- June 15, 2013: Anthony Rendon’s first home run caps Nationals’ comeback, by Laura H. Peebles
- 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.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, will air in May at a new time. Listen in from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 15 on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s guest is Jake Mailhot of FanGraphs and Patrick Brennan of Beyond the Box Score.
You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more.
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.
Our buffet of baseball commentators include Andie Giafaglione, Thom Henninger, Chuck Hildebrandt, Stuart Shea, and host Jim Walker. Each podcast runs about 20-25 minutes, a length which fits quite nicely as a quick listen into your own lunch schedule.
- Listen now to the June 2019 episode, where our intrepid fork-wielders and time travelers share the baseball reading that hooked them on the game as children. They move on to look at the strange land of MLB free agent compensation and how it might be tweaked, while sharing how one youngster beat the MLB draft machine. They then imagine players moving back and forth between the 1930s and today to review just how dramatically the game has changed. We conclude, as always, with our tasty last bites. (25:33)
You can now listen to Baseball Buffet on your favorite podcast apps! Have every episode delivered each month fresh, hot and spicy, just the way you like it, on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and TuneIn. Just open your favorite podcast app, search for “Baseball Buffet” and subscribe today! Of course, you can always enjoy the show on your computer by visiting SoundCloud.com and searching for Baseball Buffet.
Our 2019 Annual Report was posted on the website today and can be downloaded here:
All previous SABR Annual Reports can be found on the Annual Reports page. If you have a copy of any Annual Report from before 2002 (the oldest currently available), please e-mail a copy of it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail one to the office at SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Are you a SABR member with book design experience? As our Publications Program grows, so does our need for folks who can handle book layout and ebook creation duties. QuarkXPress or InDesign preferred.
If you’d like more information or to throw your hat into the ring, please email your resume and book design samples to Cecilia Tan at PubDir@sabr.org.
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:
- Mark Armour elected as SABR President; Nowlin, Levin win Director seats
- Rachel Robinson selected as 2019 SABR Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award winner
- SABR Digital Library: San Diego Padres: The First Half Century
- A look back at SABR 23: the 1993 San Diego convention
- Become a SABR Publications Patron today
- Help select articles for SABR’s 50th anniversary collection
- Read all articles from Spring 2019 Baseball Research Journal online at SABR.org
- In Memoriam: Marc Okkonen
- Find the SABR Bookshelf listings for Spring 2019
- Rocky Mountain Chapter celebrates 150th consecutive monthly meeting
- Check out photos and highlights from the 2019 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference
- Give back to SABR through AmazonSmile
- SABR Little League Home Runs Database updated through 2018
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference
- View SABR’s Eight Myths Out project on misconceptions about the Black Sox Scandal
- Save the date! 2019 SABR Minneapolis 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new 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: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Jason Abbott||Bradford, PA||Stephan Kotin||San Francisco, CA|
|Richard Brenner||Iowa City, IA||Tom McIntyre||Lombard, IL|
|Roger Burg||Caledonia, MN||Bruce Menshy||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Paul England||Grayslake, IL||Daniel Michon||Austin, TX|
|Tom Evans||Croton on Hudson, NY||Daniel O’Neil||Chesterland, OH|
|Michael Fenger||Hayward, CA||David Olnick||East Brunswick, NJ|
|Kirk Findlay||Lake Oswego, OR||James Parker||Greer, SC|
|Raelee Frazier||Denver, CO||Sam Petker||Sacramento, CA|
|Jefferson Gerwig||Golden, CO||Nick Pomazak||Gilberts, IL|
|Mark Hansbrough||New York, NY||Michael Shea||Dublin, IRL|
|Daniel Joseph||Olney, MD||Dennis Sweet||Denver, CO|
|Peter Knapp||St. Paul, MN||Duane Takahashi||Palo Alto, CA|
|Lubomir Kochansky||Laramie, WY||Doug Weaver||Grand Rapids, MI|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Ballparks: June 2019 newsletter
- Black Sox Scandal: June 2019 newsletter
- Deadball Era: June 2019 newsletter
- Women in Baseball: Rachel Robinson selected as 2019 SABR Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter: June 10 meeting recap (St. Louis, MO)
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: June 2019 newsletter (Chicago, IL)
- Goose Goslin Chapter: June 2 meeting recap (Reading, PA)
- Larry Dierker Chapter: June 15 meeting recap (Houston, TX)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- June 22: Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter meeting/ballgame (Las Vegas, NV)
- June 22: “Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate” film screening (Ann Arbor, MI)
- June 23: Howard Wasserman book signing (Coral Gables, FL)
- June 23: Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapter and Lefty O’Doul Chapter joint ballgame/meeting (Stockton, CA)
- June 26: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” monthly meeting (Tucker, GA)
- June 26-30: SABR 49 convention (San Diego, CA)
- June 27: John Zinn: “Charles Ebbets” book signing (New York, NY)
- June 29: George Boziwick and Trudy Williams: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: The Story of Katie Casey, Suffrage, and Our National Pastime” (Washington, DC)
- July 2: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter “Baseball Fellowship” meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- July 3: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter monthly meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
- July 3: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: “Peeps at the Peeb” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- July 5: Jim Gates: “Cardboard Culture: The Origins of the Great American Baseball Card” (Washington, DC)
- July 6: Jack Graney Chapter meeting/book signing with Art Shamsky (Cleveland, OH)
- July 6: Talkin’ Baseball: Roberta J. Newman (Columbia, MD)
- July 7: Bud Metheny/Virginia Eastern Shore Chapter meeting (Richmond, VA)
- July 8: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Brooklyn Center, MN)
- July 10: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- July 11: David Fischer: “The New York Yankees of the 1950s” book signing (New York, NY)
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:
- Paul Danzler: Neyer gets to second base as WCL commissioner (Portland Tribune)
- Paul Lukas: The Okkonen Files: The birth of Dressed to the Nines (Uni-Watch)
- Jayson Stark: Home Run Madness — it can’t just be the baseballs … or can it? (The Athletic)
- Rob Arthur: Pitchers are updating their arsenals (Baseball Prospectus)
- Travis Sawchik: Twins’ hitting is great, but their pitching is the real surprise (FiveThirtyEight)
- Aaron Gleeman: Where does Jose Ramirez go from here? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jonathan Judge: Statcast Exit Velocity: A statistical assessment of Park Effects (Baseball Prospectus)
- Sung Min Kim: The best fastball of 2019 (FanGraphs)
- Ginny Searle: Breaking the bullpen (Baseball Prospectus)
- Paul Sullivan: Retouching the Mona Lisa is restoration, but a Mickey Mantle? Collectors cry fraud (New York Times)
- Sarah Johnson: New museum at CHS Field highlights St. Paul baseball history (Twins Daily)
- Peter Gammons: Revisiting the trade deadline that changed baseball forever (The Athletic)
- Chris Kamka: A two-city team? White Sox have been there, tried that (NBC Sports Chicago)
- Andre Toran: A road to revival: the state of Black baseball in Chicago (Medill Reports)
- David Laurila: Tyson Ross talks sliders, cutters, and pitch design (FanGraphs)
- Nick Stellini: MLB’s ‘ump show’ hits social media (Baseball Prospectus)
- Josh Jackson: Joe Bauman soared to home run record with Roswell in 1954 (MiLB.com)
- J.P. Antonacci: Enhanced facility helps Canadian Hall of Fame usher in exciting new era (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Jon Becker: Inside the high-scoring Padres-Rockies series (ACTA Sports)
- Jerry Davich: How the death of Bill Buckner, my Cubs hero, reminded me of my fandom (Chicago Tribune)
- Bruce Markusen: Bill Buckner, another view (The Hardball Times)
- Frank Jackson: Three generations of ‘Mr. Cub’ (The Hardball Times)
- Lynda Lampert: Keeping the score (The Hardball Times)
- Andrew Sharp: Before Ohtani, there were … (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: Number 400 on Your Checklist, Number One in Your Heart (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: A Ted Williams mini-mystery…solved? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Not Cool for Katz (1979-1984) (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: Gorging on cookies (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: June 21, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.