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This Week in SABR: March 10, 2023

This Week in SABR: March 10, 2023

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, March 10, 2023.
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Top Headlines

SABR Analytics Conference is now under way in Phoenix
Call for nominations: 2023 SABR Board of Directors election
Early registration open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Levitt, Armour receive 2023 Seymour Medal at NINE Conference
Watch a replay of Ballpark Figures with Cespedes Family BBQ

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

2023 SABR Analytics Conference

2023 SABR Analytics Conference is now under way!

The 12th annual SABR Analytics Conference kicked off this weekend and will continue through Sunday, March 12. With an attendance of more than 750 combined in-person and virtual student registrants for this event at the Beus Center for Law and Society in Phoenix, Arizona, we’re bringing together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.

Click here to download our Analytics Conference digital program to learn more about our featured panelists and presenters.

2023 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Early registration now open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Detroit

Early registration is now open for SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on July 20-23, 2023, at the St. Regis Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

Registration and hotel information is available below.

Visit to learn more about our annual School Library Grants, High School Essay Contest, and Art Contest.

SABR 51: Call for presentations

Register now for SABR 51 in Chicago

Join us in Chicago this summer for SABR’s 51st annual convention on July 5-9, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton.

Conference and hotel registration for SABR 51 is now available at Click here for complete details on the SABR 51 All-Inclusive Package, Early-Bird Registration, and optional sessions.

Stay tuned for more featured speakers and the complete schedule to be announced in the coming months. Visit to learn more.

Dan Levitt, left, and Mark Armour receive their 2023 SABR Seymour Medal during the NINE Spring Training Conference on March 4, 2023, in Tempe, Arizona.

Dan Levitt, Mark Armour receive SABR Seymour Medal at NINE Conference

Daniel R. Levitt and Mark Armour, authors of Intentional Balk: Baseball’s Thin Line between Innovation and Cheating, received their 2023 SABR Seymour Medal during the 30th annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 4 in Tempe, Arizona.

The Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year.

The NINE Conference was highlighted by an evening with Maybelle Blair of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, a session honoring the memory of Jean Hastings Ardell, along with research presentations by SABR members Lisa Alexander, Daniel Anderson, Mark Armour, Robert Bellamy, Dave Bohmer, Robert Gorman, Leslie Heaphy, David Krell, Cathy Kreyche, Dan Levitt, Joe Marren, Mark McGee, Fabio Montella, Mitch Nathanson, Roberta J. Newman, Jim Overmyer, Rodney Paul, Ron Rapoport, Rob Sheinkopf, Erik Sherman, Robert Tholkes, Jay Thomas, Evan Thompson, James R. Walker, Kat Williams, and Claudia Wolff. To learn more, visit

Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Watch a replay of Ballpark Figures with Cespedes Family BBQ

SABR’s Ballpark Figures is a monthly interview series hosted by award-winning writer Shakeia Taylor. On Thursday, March 2, our guests were Jordan Shusterman and Jake Mintz, who have been creating baseball content together online for over a decade. During their senior year of high school, they started a blog and Twitter account called Cespedes Family BBQ as a tribute to one of their favorite players, Yoenis Céspedes.

To learn more, visit

Washington University in St. Louis team: Cooper Yan, Simon Todreas, Max Hanley, and Jake Engelberg

2023 Diamond Dollars Case Competition winners announced

The 2023 Diamond Dollars Case Competition winners were announced Friday, March 10 during the SABR Analytics Conference.

The winning teams selected were from Washington University of St. Louis, Rice University, Arizona State University, and The Branson School.

The Washington University of St. Louis team — which was picked to deliver an encore presentation in front of the full SABR Analytics Conference on Saturday — included Simon Todreas, Max Hanley, Jake Engelberg, and Cooper Yan.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Call for nominations: 2023 SABR Board of Directors election

The SABR Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for candidates for the 2023 elections. To be eligible for the Board of Directors, candidates must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years. The deadline for nominations is March 22, 2023.

Self-nominations are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate or suggest a question for the candidates, contact Nominating Committee chair Stew Thornley.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Submissions open for fourth edition of Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts

Submissions are now being accepted for Volume 4 of Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts.

All SABR members are encouraged to send along your submission, or your questions, to editors Joanne Hulbert or Jay Hurd before June 30, 2023. We are looking for poetry, memoir, artwork, humor, short fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and parody. Please keep your Turnstyle submission to 1,500 words or less in order to include as many offerings as possible.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Deadline to submit new project proposals to SABR Editorial Board is April 1

SABR’s Editorial Board welcomes new project proposals from members to be considered for publication through the Digital Library,, or any other multimedia formats. We strongly encourage new proposals that involve collaboration between SABR research committees and/or chapters, and web-based projects with an eye toward enhanced multimedia presentation.

SABR seeks to publish 2-4 web-based multimedia projects and 6-8 books per year. Book projects should be of a scope that can fit in a single volume, typically between 100,000 and 200,000 total words.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Call for reviewers: SABR 51 presentation abstracts

Volunteers are needed to blind-review submissions for SABR 51 research presentations. Please contact Neal Traven if you are interested in participating in the review process.

SABR 51 is scheduled for July 5-9, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Early registration is now available at (Note: You do not need to be registered for the convention in order to serve as a blind-reviewer.)

Register now for the 2023 SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference

Registration is now open for the 14th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held on April 28-29, 2023, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to register for this special event.

The 2023 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from author Jonathan Popovich, along with a panel discussion on baseball’s 19th-century color line with Richard Hershberger, Peter Mancuso, Brian Sheehy, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a 19th-century artifact session with Robert Mayer, Gary Passamonte, and Popovich; a Member Spotlight interview of Robert Mayer by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations and a Sunday morning vintage baseball game at Doubleday Field.

Visit to learn more or to register.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

SABRcast #204: Miles Wolff

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. Episode #204 on Monday, March 6 featured Miles Wolff, a groundbreaking innovator and executive of minor league, independent, and summer collegiate baseball teams for more than four decades and former publisher of Baseball America. Visit to listen to the full episode or subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Kid Nichols, Jacoby Ellsbury, Danny Darwin

3 new stories published at the SABR BioProject

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject or to get involved.

17 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Visit to learn more about the SABR Games Project or to get involved.

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of the Baseball Arts, Volume 3

Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts (Vol. 3)
Edited by Joanne Hulbert and Jay Hurd

Visit to download any SABR Digital Library e-book for free or save 50% off the paperback edition.

Recent Highlights

Here are some SABR headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Robert Barbarino Castro Valley, CA     James O’Flanagan Munroe Falls, OH
Corey Burkholder Williamsport, PA     Tim Sweeney Havertown, PA
Michael Chutko Pittsburgh, PA     Maximilian Szczech Porter Ranch, CA
Jim Gallanis Wauwatosa, WI     Tyler Giles St. Joseph, MO
Josh Marquette Irving, TX     Jon Volkmer Telford, PA
Margaret McAleese Newmarket, NH     Ryan Walenciak Blacksburg, VA
Daniel McMeekin Covina, CA        

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Northwest Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. All baseball fans are invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Katherine Cheng, the VP of Culture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Seattle Mariners. She will be speaking to our chapter about building an inclusive organizational culture at the big league level.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • March 11: Talkin’ Baseball: Justin Mckinney (9:00 a.m. EST)
  • March 11: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington (KY) Chapter meeting with Justin Mckinney (1:00 p.m. EST)
  • March 13: Casey Stengel NYC Chapter meeting with Dan Taylor (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 13: Northern New England Chapter meeting with Sam Bernstein (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 13: Elysian Fields (NJ) Chapter meeting (7:30 p.m. EDT)
  • March 14: 19th Century Speaker Series: Paul Browne (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 14: Northwest (WA) Chapter meeting with Katherine Cheng (6:00 p.m. PDT)
  • March 15: New SABR Member Experience Meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 16: Central Virginia Chapter meeting with Jorge Colón Delgado (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 16: Larry Doby (SC) Chapter meeting with David Krell (7:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • March 10-12: 2023 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
  • March 11: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
  • March 15: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter meeting (Baltimore, MD)
  • March 15: Magnolia (GA) Chapter meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)

To add your SABR event to our calendar listings, please contact Jacob Pomrenke.

Research Committee news

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Regional Chapter news

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Around the Web headlines

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

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Originally published: March 10, 2023. Last Updated: March 12, 2023.