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 3, 2022:
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 SABR Ballparks Committee panel discussion on Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
On Saturday, August 20, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., former Baltimore Orioles president Larry Lucchino and acclaimed ballpark design director Janet Marie Smith will talk about the construction and design of Camden Yards, which set the standard for a new wave of ballparks after its opening in 1992.
Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists at SABR 50 in Baltimore. Please note: All speakers are subject to change due to availability.
The annual SABR convention, which is open to all baseball fans, includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world, innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations, ballgames, the SABR Trivia Contest, the Awards Luncheon, and most of all, the opportunity to make and renew baseball friendships over the course of this exciting and memorable event.
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 SABR.org/convention.
The Baltimore Orioles announced Friday that Eve Rosenbaum, a SABR member and a featured panelist at this summer’s SABR 50 convention, has been promoted to Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations. A front office executive with the Orioles since 2019, Rosenbaum will oversee roster management, transactions, financial planning, and Major League operations and administration, while continuing to play a key role in player evaluation and acquisition across the pro and amateur markets.
Join us at SABR 50 in Baltimore on Friday, August 19 to hear from Rosenbaum on our Women in Leadership Panel, which will also include Orioles Director of Field Operations Nicole Sherry, Senior Vice President of Community Development & Communications Jennifer Grondahl, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Lisa Tolson.
- Conference and hotel registration for SABR 50 is now available below. 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.
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
- 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)
- 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
- Historic Ballparks Bus Tour on Thursday, August 18
- Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game on Friday, August 19
Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more about SABR 50 or to register.
Full abstracts and presenter bios will be available soon.
- Mark Armour, “Even The Grounds: Cheating the Very Dimensions of the Game”
- Teddie Arnold, “The State of the Union: The Life and Death of Union Park, Baltimore’s First Mythical Stadium”
- John Asel, “Meta Pitch Tracking – How The Changes In Pitch Tracking Technologies Should Change How We Look At The Data They Collect”
- Bill Ballew, “A Hard Road to the Top: The Ups and Downs of Major Leaguers in the 1970s”
- John Burbridge, “Jackie Robinson Comes to Baltimore”
- David Firstman, “Longer Game Lengths … How Much are Foul Balls to Blame?”
- Michael Friedman, “Beyond the Gates: The Future of Baseball Stadium Development”
- Robert F. Garratt, “A Fresh Scent of Scandal: the O’Connell-Dolan Affair”
- Steven Glassman, “The 1966 Hall of Fame Class and Its Balloting”
- Bob Golon, “Richard Stoll (Dick) Armstrong: Orioles Public Relations Pioneer and the Original Mr. Oriole”
- Brian Hall, “When Big Data was Small: A Story Told By the Pioneers of Sabermetrics”
- Tom Hanrahan, “The Real Strength of the Famous 1971 Orioles”
- Michael Haupert, “Salaries, Skinflints, and Scandals: The Cost of the Black Sox Scandal”
- Paul Hensler, “From Reggie to Camden Yards: Baltimore’s Small-Market Success in the Post-Messersmith Era”
- Tim Herlich, “Bambino, Shmambino! The 1918 American League Pennant Race and the Curse of the Three-Cent Mayor”
- Timothy Jenkins, “Cardboard Birds”
- Maxwell Kates, “Time for Expansion Baseball”
- Sung Min Kim, “The Business of Overseas Baseball: How KBO Teams Work to Sign Foreign Players”
- David Krell, “Angel on His Shoulder: The Life and Times of Moe Drabowsky”
- Lee C. Kluck, “The Forgotten Man: Harry Dalton, The Best Team in Baseball, and the Oriole Way”
- Herm Krabbenhoft, “Going Downtown with a Golden Sombrero (1891-2019)”
Stephen Krevisky and Elliot Hines, “Baltimore’s Baby Birds: Their Impact and Legacy”
- Allison R. Levin, “Show It to Me: Strategies for Growing the MLB Fan Base”
- Daniel Levitt, “Sign Stealing Before the Astros: The Tangled Web of What Was Legal”
- David Garfield Lewis, “The Afterlife of a Baseball Stadium: Braves Field and the Creation of Boston University’s West Campus”
- Andy McCue, “The First Ball Four Saga: The Seattle Pilots’ Journey to Bankruptcy”
- Barry Mednick and Dr. Jeff Hubbard, “Pitching Against Alzheimer’s: A Study of Baseball Reminiscence Programs”
- Sam Sundermeyer, “Dawn of the Long Night: The Origin of Baseball’s Color Barrier”
- Charlie Vascellaro, “Roland Hemond: My Mentor, My Friend”
- Russ Walsh, “The Klein Chocolate Company Baseball Team’s Remarkable Season of 1919”
- Edward Wong and Dr. Andy Andres, “A Look at Success in MLB Playoffs: Updated Methods and What Works”
- Sam Zygner, “Baltimore Orioles 17-Year Minor League Highs and Lows: 1966-1982”
For more information, or to register for SABR 50 in Baltimore, visit SABR.org/convention.
SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference began this week at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
The full schedule for the 2022 Malloy Conference is now available online; click here to view the daily panels, presentations, and historic site tours.
- Register: Click here to register online for the 2022 Malloy Conference. Full registration is $195, students: $140. Single-day registration is also available for $75 for Friday or Saturday. Extra tickets can be purchased for the Rickwood Field bus tours, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tour, or the awards banquet on Saturday night. All of these sessions are included in the full registration package.
- Hotel: Please note: Hotel rooms at the Sheraton Birmingham are now sold out. A limited number of rooms are available at the Courtyard Birmingham Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209, at a special rate of $145/night (plus tax). Please call 205-879-0400 to book your room at the Courtyard hotel; you must identify yourself as a member of the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference to get the special SABR rate while availability lasts. The Sheraton Birmingham, our host hotel, is located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., North Birmingham, AL 35203. Call 205-324-5000 for any questions with the Sheraton.
- Schedule: Click here to view the full schedule for the 2022 Malloy Conference.
- COVID-19 policy: All attendees must supply proof of a negative test. Those who can provide proof of vaccination are exempt from this requirement. Attendees will be required to follow any additional local public health declarations, including mask mandates. Click here to learn more.
- Contact: For questions, email Larry Lester or Leslie Heaphy.
Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants
Edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Carl Riechers and Len Levin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-970159-79-0, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-970159-80-6, $29.95
8.5″ x 11″, 250 pages
The First Negro League Champion: The 1920 Chicago American Giants chronicles the team which won the title of champion in the Negro National League’s inaugural season. Hall of Famer Rube Foster and his White business partner John Schorling are featured here, along with biographies of every player on the team including Cristóbal Torriente, a member of both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as early Blackball stalwarts Dave “Lefty” Brown, Bingo DeMoss, Judy Gans, Dave Malarcher, Frank Warfield, and Frank Wickware. The history of the American Giants’ home field, Schorling Park, is also examined.
Rounding out the tale of this landmark franchise are a comprehensive timeline of the 1920 season, a history of the founding of the Negro National League in 1920, and the complete story of the American Giants, both under Foster’s ownership and beyond. A generous number of historical photographs and graphics add to the commemoration of this landmark team.
This collaborative work of 21 members of the Society for American Baseball Research, with assists from many other individuals, constitutes the fifth volume of an ongoing SABR series on great teams from Negro Leagues history. Contributors include: John Bauer, Peter C. Bjarkman, Richard Bogovich, Frederick “Rick” Bush, Ken Carrano, Margaret M. “Peggy” Gripshover, Chris Hicks, Bill Johnson, Thomas E. Kern, Sean Kolodziej, Kevin Larkin, Len Levin, Robert Nash, Bill Nowlin, Tim Odzer, Richard J. Puerzer, Stephen V. Rice, Carl Riechers, Joal Ryan, Jeb Stewart, and Dave Wilkie.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The 1920 Chicago American Giants for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on The 1920 Chicago American Giants 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.
Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by award-winning writer Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members.
At 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 7, we’ll be joined by Randy Wilkins, a three-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and editor from the Bronx. His latest effort is directing The Captain, a seven-episode docuseries on New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter that premieres this month on ESPN. He also directed episodes of Dear … featuring Spike Lee and The Me You Can’t See, the Oprah and Prince Harry show on mental health, both for Apple+. His commercial work includes the Jackie Robinson Day spot for Major League Baseball and the Pepsi Holiday Give Back. Outside of directing, Randy has served as Lead Editor on numerous Spike Lee joints, including She’s Gotta Have It and Rodney King for Netflix.
Visit SABR.org/ballpark-figures to learn more or to watch replays of past episodes.
Good news! The Spring 2022 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members. This issue — which celebrates women in baseball and the 50th anniversary of Title IX — includes a special illustrated cover from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League by SABR member Gary Cieradkowski.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inbox on Wednesday, May 18.
- Buy the magazine: Purchase the print edition of the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal from Amazon.com
- Download the PDF: Click here to download the PDF file of the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal
- Read online: Find articles from the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal online at SABR.org
We hope you enjoy reading the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal!
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to 10 scholarships to currently enrolled high school or college students to attend SABR 50 on August 17-21, 2022, in Baltimore. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR. Deadline to apply: June 3, 2022.
As SABR strives to become the essential community for the world of baseball, our amazing chapters, research committees and communities of interest continue to promote our great game and share our passion for baseball’s past, present and future.
In 2021, SABR launched its Local Grants Program, delivering mission-focused funding to chapters and committees for projects concentrating on one or more of SABR’s four pillars: Research, Preservation, Scholarship, and Future of the Game. During our Give Local campaign, we’ll proudly share some of the stories of our inaugural group of Local Grants recipients and how they will put these funds to work in their communities.
- By joining our Give Local campaign between now and June 10, you will help support SABR’s general operation and fund more of our members’ amazing work on the local level.
While seven projects initiated by SABR chapters across the country received Local Grants for 2022, there were many more worthy applications submitted that we were unable to fund in the first year of the program.
Visit SABR.org/donate/give-local to learn more.
Each year, SABR’s Nineteenth Century Research Committee selects its Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legend — a 19th century player, manager, executive or other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
All SABR members are eligible to cast a vote for the winner. The winner will be announced this summer during the Nineteenth Century Committee’s business meeting at SABR 50 in Baltimore.
Bud Fowler, SABR’s 2020 Overlooked Legend, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and will be honored on Induction Day in 2022.
- 2022 finalists: Earlier this year, project leaders selected the 12 finalists for the 2022 Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend. Click here to view the finalists’ bios, compiled by project co-chairs Adam Darowski and Joe Williams. Voting in the final election will run until June 27, and will be open to all SABR members.
- Vote now! Click here to access the 2022 ballot. All SABR members are eligible to vote in the election for this year’s Overlooked 19th Century Legend. You *MUST* select five candidates — ranking them from first choice to fifth choice — from among the candidates presented. You are only allowed to vote once. ALL BALLOTS MUST BE CAST PRIOR TO 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 27, 2022.
Click here for a list of past winners or to learn more about the project.
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.
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 Boston Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 9. All baseball fans are invited to attend. Our guest speakers are two people who have stepped up to the plate and viewed the game with discerning eyes: SABR member and podcast host Rob Neyer and Dale Scott, former major-league umpire and author (with Rob Neyer) of the brand-new book The Umpire is Out. The conversation is sure to be an interesting one, ranging from Scott’s lengthy 1985-2017 career, his coming out as openly gay, to umpiring today. Click here to register for this Zoom meeting.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from Tom Alesia, author of Beauty at Short on Hall of Famer Dave Bancroft. 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:
- June 4: Talkin’ Baseball: Larry Baldassaro (9:00 a.m. EDT)
- June 7: Bay Area / Sacramento Chapter joint meeting with Craig Calcaterra (7:00 p.m. PDT)
- June 9: Boston (MA) Chapter meeting with Rob Neyer and Dale Scott (8:00 p.m. EDT)
In addition, the following events will be held in person:
- June 4: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter breakfast (Middletown, CT)
- June 8: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
- June 11: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- June 11: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter meeting (N. Attleborough, MA)
- June 12: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Round Rock, TX)
- June 12: Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapter meeting (Sacramento, CA)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of May 2022:
|Mark Armour||Bill Lamb|
|Kirk Arnott||Steven Landau|
|Hugh Atkins||Thomas Larwin|
|Alan Augenstein||Thomas Lee|
|John Azevedo||Joe Leisek|
|Lawrence Baldassaro||Bob LeMoine|
|Ed Baranoski||Harry Lesser|
|Jim and Pam Bard||Charles Levihn|
|Benjamin Baschinsky||Allison Levin|
|Jeremy Beer||Leonard Levin|
|Jake Bell||Michael Levine|
|Michael Bender||Henry Levy|
|Jay Berman||Timothy Liljeberg|
|Dana Berry||Walter Long|
|Randal Bjerke||Joseph Luchok|
|Bob Boehme||William Macht|
|David Bohmer||Peter Mancuso|
|Mark Bonino||Peter Marcus|
|John Brooks||Alex Marks|
|Ron Brown||Richard Masson|
|Edward Brown||Sally May|
|D. Bruce Brown||Thomas McCauley|
|Alan Brum||Larry McCray|
|John Burbridge, Jr.||Bill McPoil|
|Ken Carrano||Stephen Milman|
|Scott Carter||John Mitchell|
|Anthony Cavender||Alan Mooneyham|
|Kevin Charlton||Alan Morris|
|Karl Cicitto||Jim Mullany|
|Philip Cola||Roderic Nelson|
|Vincent Comparato||Bill Nowlin|
|Peter Cottrell||James Odenkirk|
|Jim Cox||Paul O’Rourke|
|Carter Cromwell||Robert Parham|
|Tom Cuggino||Bill Pearch|
|Richard Cuicchi||Gregg Pericich|
|Michael Curtin||Greg Petty|
|Phil Dixon||Laurel Prieb|
|Stanley Dziurgot||Roger Raepple|
|Helen Edwards||John Rall|
|Steven Elsberry||Patrick Ray|
|Daniel Epstein||Anthony Reid|
|Jonathan Epstein||Carl Rhoads|
|Daniel Evans||J. Scott Rose|
|Jan Finkel||Michael Rosenwasser|
|David Firstman||Charles Roussel|
|Scott Fischthal||Bob Russon|
|Jack Flynn||Matthew Schaedler|
|Adam Foldes||Jason Scheller|
|Ed Fong||Louis Schiff|
|Paul Gardner||Steven Schmitt|
|Gene Gomes||Douglas Schoppert|
|Fred Grandchamp||Jeff Self|
|Robert Hagerman||Rob Sheinkopf|
|Tom Hall||Lynda Singer|
|Harriet Hamilton||Linda Skory|
|Steven Hannigan||Culver Smith|
|Leslie Heaphy||Mike Sparks|
|Joseph Helyar||Alec Stais|
|Kent Henderson||Sumner Steinfeldt|
|Peter Henrici||Thomas Stone|
|Tim Herlich||Wesley Story|
|Rockwell Hoffman||Hal Tepfer|
|Karen Holleran||Joseph Thompson|
|Mark Hoose||John Thorn|
|Matt Hudson||Crofty Thorp|
|David Hughes||John Tierney|
|Rick Huhn||Richard B Tourangeau|
|Daniel Ingellis||Neal Traven|
|Matthew Jacob||David Vaught|
|Donald Jensen||Darin Watson|
|Dave Jerome||Steve West|
|Derrick Jones||Susan White|
|Mike Kaszuba||Beach Wires|
|Joseph Keaney||Tom Wolf|
|Thomas Kern||Jeffrey Wood|
|Mary Knox||Don Zminda|
Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project:
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.
Ten new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:
- June 21, 1904: White Sox rally in the 9th to beat Cleveland, but Cincinnati is main focus as baseball, politics collide, by Andrew Harner
- September 14, 1912: Bill Rapps turns unassisted triple play; Gus Hetling steals home for game-winner in Pacific Coast League thriller, by Stephen V. Rice
- May 15, 1922: Pie Traynor’s home run rallies Pirates to 10-inning win over Braves, by John Fredland
- September 17, 1950: Rockford Peaches win third straight AAGPBL title on Helen Nicol Fox’s Game 7 shutout, by Gary Belleville
- September 26, 1964: Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemyre records five hits in one game, by Andrew Sharp
- August 21, 1975: Reuschel brothers make history combining for shutout of Dodgers, by Richard Cuicchi
- August 1, 1989: Kevin McReynolds hits for the cycle in Mets win, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- April 24, 1992: Frank Viola notches first Red Sox win in rain-shortened complete game, by Kurt Blumenau
- September 12, 2015: David Ortiz reaches career milestone with homers 499 and 500 in same game, by Bill Nowlin
- July 8, 2021: Rookie reliever Daniel Camarena’s grand slam powers Padres’ comeback, by Jake Bell
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.
- Read all stories from Griffith Stadium greatest games book: All of the game recaps from A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators can now be found online at the SABR Games Project. SABR members can download a free e-book edition of A Palace in the Nation’s Capital or save 50% off the purchase of the paperback edition at SABR.org/ebooks.
Episode #164 on Monday, May 30 featured Emma Baccellieri, a staff writer at Sports Illustrated since 2018 and a two-time recipient of the SABR Analytics Conference Research Award. She was honored in 2022 for her article on deadening the baseball and in 2018 for her exploration of MLB Statcast at Deadspin. Her recent work includes stories on writer Roger Angell, the “sweeper” phenomenon, and the happiest man in baseball, Tampa Bay’s Brett Phillips. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University with a history degree. She was a guest on SABRcast #117 in June 2021.
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.
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.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Member Benefit Spotlight: Register now for SABR 50 convention in Baltimore
- Watch our latest Ballpark Figures episode with Shakeia Taylor and ESPN’s Mina Kimes
- Check out SABR’s new Jackie Robinson 75th anniversary web project
- SABR adds Clifford Evans radio interviews to Oral History Collection
- SABR Digital Library: The 1883 Philadelphia Athletics: American Association Champions
- Check out highlights, stories, and clips from the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference
- 2022 Henry Chadwick Award recipients: James E. Brunson III, Jane Leavy, Daniel Okrent
- Seven baseball projects to receive SABR Local Grants in 2022
- Download your free copy of The Negro Leagues are Major Leagues book from SABR, Sports Reference
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
|Patrick Bone||Ashland, AL||John Kaney||Chicago, IL|
|Gary Breckenridge||W. Sacramento, CA||John Koniniec||Ruskin, FL|
|Evan Brown||New York, NY||Ivan Nava||Chicago, IL|
|Kate Haines||Ypsilanti, MI||Eduardo Oronia||Chicago, IL|
|Gavin Jennings||Houston, TX|
There are no new research committee updates this week.
- Committee leaders, please send in your Annual Report to Jacob Pomrenke.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Ken Keltner Chapter: June 2022 newsletter (Milwaukee, WI)
- Ted Williams Chapter: June 2022 newsletter (San Diego, CA)
- Chapter and community leaders, please send in your Annual Report to Peter Cottrell.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Jeb Stewart: Birmingham hosting Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference (Alabama NewsCenter)
- Tim Kurkjian: The Pride of the Kurkjians: This Lou Gehrig Day, my brother, and best friend, is facing ALS (ESPN.com)
- Gordon Edes: Lou Gehrig Day’s reminder of why your help is still needed (Bally Sports)
- Andy Kostka: After Fenway Park inspired Camden Yards, Baltimore returned the favor to Boston (Baltimore Sun)
- Scott Allen: After record sale, rare 1914 Babe Ruth card is back home in Baltimore (Washington Post)
- Jerry Carino: Longest home run ever was hit in Belmar? Josh Gibson’s remarkable swat celebrated (Asbury Park Press)
- Jay Jaffe: A Few Strange Turns When It Comes to Position Players Pitching (FanGraphs)
- Ben Clemens: Measuring Pitch-Arounds (FanGraphs)
- Eno Sarris: The opposite field home run is dead. These four players may suffer more than most. (The Athletic)
- David Laurila: Broadcaster’s View: What Is the Best Pitching Performance You’ve Seen? (FanGraphs)
- Scott Miller: At Pride Night, Dodgers Embrace Glenn Burke, Who They Once Shunned (New York Times)
- Hannah Keyser: Joc Pederson’s and Tommy Pham’s fantasy football beef is hilarious — and a reminder sports betting isn’t only fun and games (Yahoo! Sports)
- Emma Baccellieri: MLB Soon Will Limit Rosters to 13 Pitchers. What Impact Will This Have? (Sports Illustrated)
- Stephen J. Nesbitt: The Angels’ Mike Trout became a superstar during one Iowa summer: ‘A time we’ll never forget’ (The Athletic)
- Ryan Fagan: Paul Goldschmidt, baseball’s most under-appreciated superstar, is having his best season (The Sporting News)
- Daniel R. Epstein: The New Baltimore Wall Does Its Job Too Well (Baseball Prospectus)
- Grant Brisbee: Joey Bart, home-plate collisions and Buster Posey: A primer for Giants fans (The Athletic)
- Tyler Kepner: In ‘The Royal,’ a Life Is Rebuilt in Spite of Everything (New York Times)
- Rob Mains: Kill the Sacrifice Fly (Baseball Prospectus)
- Alex Speier: New minor league housing policy is putting Red Sox prospects at home on and off the field (Boston Globe)
- Nathalie Alonso: Veronica Hernández Becomes First Female Latina General Manager in Minor League Baseball (MLB.com)
- Jayson Stark: MLB season’s first 40 games: 10 things we learned and 5 execs’ takeaways (The Athletic)
- John Thorn: Moe Berg’s Camera: Baseball in 25 Objects (Our Game)
- Joel Rippel: How did pro baseball get its start in Minnesota? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
- Graham Womack: Coming home: Sacramento’s Dusty Baker shows he can still adapt to baseball’s changes (Sacramento Bee)
- Kevin Kernan: Shoeless Ray leaves a legacy (BallNine)
- Jason Schwartz: Cardboard Crosswalk: T205 Brooklyn Superbas and 1911 Spalding Guide (SABR Baseball Cards Committee)
Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.
This Week in SABR is compiled by Jacob Pomrenke. If you would like us to include an upcoming event, article or any other information in “This Week in SABR,” e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have trouble reading this e-mail? Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web.
Are you receiving our e-mails? “This Week in SABR” goes out by e-mail to all members on Friday afternoons. If they’re not showing up, try adding “email@example.com” to your contact list to ensure they show up in your inbox (and not the spam folder.)
Originally published: June 3, 2022. Last Updated: June 3, 2022.