Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Here’s what we’ve been up to as of March 20, 2015:
Couldn’t make it to Arizona for the SABR Analytics Conference? Visit SABR.org/analytics for full coverage of this exciting event that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community in 2015. You’ll feel like you’re wandering through the Hyatt Regency Phoenix with stories and multimedia clips from the great panel discussions and research presentations on our schedule, photo galleries, and much more.
- During the conference, you could follow along on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #SABRanalytics or by reading tweets from our account (@SABR) and from other conference attendees.
- View our photo galleries from each day of the conference at SABR.org/analytics/photos.
We hope you’ll join us for the FIFTH annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix!
Check out highlights from the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference below:
Thursday, March 12
- Highlights from Brian Kenny’s opening remarks
- Highlights from the Player Panel with Curt Schilling, John Kruk, Doug Glanville, and Brian Kenny
- Highlights from the Analytics in the Broadcasters Booth Panel with Joe Block, Steve Berthiaume, Doug Glanville, and Josh Suchon
- Teams from Arizona State, Stanford win Diamond Dollars Case Competition
- Sam Miller wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Historical Analysis/Commentary
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 1 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 1 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Jeff Passan: Inside the new system that wants to revolutionze how we look at pitches (Yahoo! Sports)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 1 at the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
- Matt Eddy: Quality Of Pitch metric promises clarity to, well, pitch quality (Baseball America)
Friday, March 13
- Highlights from Larry Baer’s One on One session with Vince Gennaro
- Highlights from Tony La Russa’s One on One session with Steve Berthiaume
- Highlights from the General Managers Panel with Jeff Bridich, Dave Stewart, and Brian Kenny
- Highlights from the Origins of Baseball Analytics Panel with John Thorn, Pete Palmer, Dick Cramer, John Dewan, and John Walsh
- Highlights from the Impact of Analytics on the Field Panel with Eric Wedge, Keith Law, Eduardo Perez, and Buster Olney
- Grant Brisbee wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Commentary
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 2 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 2 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Video: Baer, La Russa, Stewart discuss relevance of analytics (MLB.com)
- Matt Eddy: Sportvision sheds light on fastball command (Baseball America)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 2 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
Saturday, March 14
- Highlights from the Baseball Operations Panel with Sam Grossman, T.J. Barra, Zack Rosenthal, and Vince Gennaro
- Highlights from the Business of Baseball Panel with Kenny Farrell, Ryan Gustafson, and Dan Migala
- Highlights from the Future of International Prospects Panel with Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Bryan Minniti, and Rob Neyer
- Jeff Sullivan wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Analysis
- Check out the social media buzz on Day 3 with our Storify recap
- Check out a photo gallery from Day 3 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
- Matt Eddy: A new take on batted-ball profiles, pitch framing (Baseball America)
- Max Mannis: Recapping Day 3 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
- Stephen Loftus: BXwOBA: A Bayesian approach to expected wOBA (Beyond the Box Score)
Around the Web
- Brian Kenny: Sabermetrics legends can still school the game (Sports on Earth)
- Mike DiGiovanna: Did Angels’ Joe Smith throw baseball’s best pitch — in 2010? (Los Angeles Times)
- Neil Morgan: Jarvis Greiner introduces pitch analysis system at SABR Analytics (Biola News)
- Rob Neyer: DIBS and the future of batting statistics (Fox Sports)
- Nick Smith: La Russa, Stewart seek balance between advanced metrics, intuition (Cronkite News)
- Micheline Maynard: The complex job of a major-league general manager (BusinessJournalism.org)
- Richard Bergstrom: Reflecting on the Rockies at SABR Analytics (Rockies Zingers)
- Angela Gonzales: Arizona State team wins ‘Moneyball’-style competition (Phoenix Business Journal)
- Rian Bosse: The cost of young players’ specialization (BusinessJournalism.org)
- C.J. Pentland: Thorn says Bill James is most influential non-player (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Sean Forman: Why sports leagues and teams should support the Stathead Public (LinkedIn)
- Matt Eddy: Further insight about strikeouts learned at SABR Analytics (Baseball America)
- Stephen Loftus and Daniel Meyer: Recapping 2015 SABR Analytics (Beyond the Box Score)
For more coverage of the conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
For the first time in the award’s history, co-winners have been named for the 2015 Larry Ritter Book Award.
Nathaniel Grow’s Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption (University of Illinois Press) and Chuck Kimberly’s The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903 (McFarland & Co.) were deemed worthy of the honor.
The Ritter Award is given by SABR’s Deadball Era Research Committee for the best book related to the Deadball Era published in the previous year.
The Larry Ritter Book Award Subcommittee, chaired by Gail Rowe, released the following statement:
It is never easy to write a commendable account of baseball’s storied history, but it is particularly difficult to write a praiseworthy study of the Deadball Era, which has been heavily mined. Biographies of the era’s major players, managers, club owners, and administrators are now available. So, too, are biographies of many of its minor lights. Moreover, we have works on its successful — and even its less successful — clubs, its pennant races, and its business machinations. Stories and anecdotes from the era have been repeated endlessly. Grow and Kimberly have successfully brought fresh voices to the era through their perspectives, materials, and insights, and have met other elements of the Ritter Award criteria. In clear and non-arcane prose, Grow charts the Byzantine-like legal and judicial maneuvering culminating in the landmark 1922 Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs that protected Organized Baseball from the nation’s anti-trust laws. For his part, Kimberly brings a new approach, fresh materials, and impressive judgments to his deft coverage of the Deadball Era’s first tumultuous years.
The award will be presented during the Deadball Era Committee’s meeting at the SABR 45 convention, June 24-28, 2015, in Chicago.
For more information on the Larry Ritter Award, including a list of previous winners, click here.
2015 Seymour Medal winner Andy McCue, author of Mover & Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion, accepted his award at the banquet of the 22nd annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.
“It’s an honor to stand up here because I can see so many previous winners in the audience,” said McCue, a past SABR President, who noted the attendance of Rob Fitts (2013), Lee Lowenfish (2008), David Block (2006), Charles Alexander (2003), and Lyle Spatz (2011) — who, along with McCue, is the only other winner of both the Seymour Medal and the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest honor.
The Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. McCue’s Mover & Shaker was published by the University of Nebraska Press.
The Seymour Medal, named in honor of Dr. Harold Seymour and Mrs. Dorothy (Seymour) Mills, was first awarded by SABR in 1996.
“I’d like to thank Dorothy twice,” McCue said. “First, for setting up the medal, which gives all of us something to shoot for. And then for doing the kind of work she did, which also gives us something to shoot for. She set a standard for anyone who writes baseball history.”
To read more, click here: http://sabr.org/latest/2015-seymour-medal-winner-andy-mccue-receive-award-nine-conference-banquet
- Seymour Medal winners: To view a list of past Seymour Medal winners, click here
Add a book about baseball’s true “replacement players” to your collection with the newest title from the SABR Digital Library:
Who’s on First: Replacement Players in World War II
Edited by Marc Z. Aaron and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: James Forr and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-933599-91-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-933599-90-8
During the four seasons the U.S. was at war in World War II (1942-1945), 533 players made their major-league debuts. There were 67 first-time major leaguers under the age of 21 (Joe Nuxhall the youngest at 15 in 1944). More than 60 percent of the players in the 1941 Opening Day lineups departed for the service. The 1944 Dodgers had only Dixie Walker and Mickey Owen as the two regulars from their 1941 pennant-winning team.
The owners brought in not only first-timers but also many oldsters. Hod Lisenbee pitched 80 innings for the Reds in 1945 at the age of 46. He had last pitched in the major leagues in 1936. War veteran and former POW Bert Shepard, with an artificial leg, pitched in one game for the 1945 Senators, and one-armed outfielder Pete Gray played for the St. Louis Browns.
The war years featured firsts and lasts. The St. Louis Browns won their first (and last) pennant in 1944 — a feat made more amazing by the fact that they had not finished in the first division since 1929. The 1944 team featured 13 players classified as 4-F. The Chicago Cubs appeared in the 1945 World Series but have not made it back since.
More than 50 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) have contributed to this volume. We invite you to sit back and relax as you learn Who’s on First.
This book includes contributions from: Marc Z. Aaron, Thomas Ayers, Peter C. Bjarkman, Rich Bogovich, Bob Brady, Ashlie Christian, Alan Cohen, Rory Costello, Richard Cuicchi, Sidney Davis, Greg Erion, Charles Faber, Merrie A. Fidler, David Finoli, Duke Goldman, Rex Hamann, Rachel Hamelers, Tom Hawthorn, Leslie Heaphy, Lou Hernández, Michael Huber, Joanne Hulbert, Jay Hurd, David M. Jordan, Seamus Kearney, Marc Lancaster, Walter LeConte, Bob LeMoine, Barb Mantegani, Jeff Marlett, Mel Marmer, Bob Mayer, Mike McClary, Richard Moraski, Bill Nowlin, Jeff Obermeyer, Gregg Omoth, Armand Peterson, J.G. Preston, David W. Pugh, David Raglin, Chris Rainey, John Shannahan, James D. Smith III, Steve Smith, Lyle Spatz, Mark S. Sternman, Jim Sweetman, Cort Vitty, Charlie Weatherby, Bob Webster, Gregory H. Wolf, and Don Zminda.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Who’s on First: Replacement Players in World War II for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on Who’s on First: Replacement Players in World War II paperback edition for $9.95 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be held August 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference is open to all baseball, history and sports fans of all ages.
- Register today! Click here to register online at the SABR Store. Or click here to download a registration form (PDF); please mail your check or money order before July 31 to SABR Malloy Conference, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Suite D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Early registration is available until May 18, 2015.
Early-bird registration is $155 for an adult rate (includes all activities) or $110 for a student rate. Single-day registration for Friday or Saturday is $90. The rate for the Thursday education forum only is $15. Optional sessions are also available.
The 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will celebrate the rich history of black baseball in Pittsburgh. We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars. Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, “Baseball’s Best: the Grays and the Crawfords,” or other Negro Leagues issues. Some possibilities include: Josh Gibson, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Gus Greenlee, Cum Posey, Vic Harris, Cool Papa Bell, the Crawford Grill, and many others.
Visit SABR.org/malloy for information on the 2015 Call for Papers, Essay Contest, Art Contest, and Library Grant Program.
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 45 convention, June 24-28, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.
Hotel and conference registration for the 2015 convention is now available. Click here for complete information on SABR 45 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 45. More details on guest speakers, panelists, and presenters will be announced soon.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Palmer House Hilton online. The deadline to book your room at the SABR group rate of $189/night (plus tax) is 11:59 p.m. MST Friday, May 15, 2015. The Palmer House Hilton is at 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603, in the heart of the downtown Loop, right next to two CTA stops (Blue Line at Adams/Wabash or Red Line at Monroe.) If you have any questions about your reservation, please call the hotel at (312) 726-7500.
- Conference registration: Click here for complete information on SABR 45 registration rates. Once again, we’re offering a discounted all-inclusive package for the annual SABR convention. For a savings of $44 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:
— 1 full conference registration (regular rate: $199)
— Choose: 1 Upper Deck Box ticket to the Cubs game on Thursday, June 25 (regular: $48) OR 1 Terrace Reserved ticket (regular: $38)
— 1 round-trip ticket on the CTA Red Line train to and from Wrigley Field (regular: $6)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26 (regular: $50)
The all-inclusive package is available to SABR members for $259 with an Upper Deck Box ticket or $249 with a Terrace Reserved ticket to the Cubs game instead, plus all of the above amenities. Please note: The all-inclusive packages are only available until May 15, 2015. Click here to register for SABR 45.
- Cubs ballgame: At SABR 45, we’ll be attending the Cubs-Dodgers game on Thursday afternoon, June 25, at Wrigley Field. The SABR block of tickets is available in two sections when you register: Upper Deck Box-Outfield ($48) or Terrace Reserved-Outfield ($38). This game is expected to sell out and our ticket block is only available on a first-come, first-serve basis through Friday, May 15, 2015. Game tickets in the SABR block will NOT be available for purchase on-site at the convention. Please note: Your purchase of a SABR 45 all-inclusive package includes round-trip transportation to and from Wrigley Field on the CTA Red Line train. (Purchasing a game ticket as part of regular/a la carte registration does NOT include transportation.) Click here for more details on SABR 45 registration.
- The Baseball Project concert: On Thursday evening, June 25, SABR 45 attendees will have a special opportunity to see The Baseball Project in concert in the Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton. Advance presale tickets are available for $25 members/$40 non-members when you register for SABR 45 before May 15, 2015. Tickets will be $40 online after May 15 or until the concert venue reaches capacity. Click here for more details.
Please note: The SABR 45 all-inclusive package includes 1 full conference registration; 1 ticket to the Cubs game on Thursday, June 25; 1 round-trip ticket on the CTA Red Line train; and 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26. It does NOT include any other optional events such as the Downtown Baseball Walking Tour on Wednesday, June 24, The Baseball Project concert on Thursday, June 25, or the Historical Ballpark Sites Bus Tour on Sunday, June 28. Those tickets must be purchased separately.
All SABR 45 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Chicago area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer. Click here to register for SABR 45.
For more information on SABR 45, visit SABR.org/convention.
The SABR 45 Chicago Historical Ballpark Sites Bus Tour on Sunday, June 28 is now sold out.
If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis if a spot opens up.
The bus tour will include drive-bys and stops at sites that hosted professional and semi-professional baseball in Chicago from 1868 through 1990. Sites may include, but are not limited to, White Stocking Park, West Side Grounds, Twenty-third Street Grounds, Excelsior Park, South Side Park, Brotherhood Park, and old Comiskey Park.
For more information on SABR 45, visit SABR.org/convention.
You now have the opportunity to take advantage of a special offer from MLB Advanced Media for the 2015 season.
All SABR members can get a 20% discount off a MLB.TV Premium Monthly subscription. This discount is valid for each month of the 2015 season, so you can use it all year long:
- Visit SABR.org/offers/MLBTV-2015 to access the discount link for the 2015 MLB.TV subscription package
With MLB.TV, you can watch every 2015 Regular Season out-of-market game LIVE or on-demand in HD Quality. Choose home or away broadcasts. MLB.TV is on your favorite devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation and more. Watch up to four games at once with Mosaic. DVR functionality lets you pause or rewind live games. PLUS, watch select 2015 Spring Training games LIVE online.
For any questions about your subscription, please contact MLB.TV Customer Service.
Ten new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which — along with the publication of our new e-book on World War II replacement players — brings us to a total of 3,130 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- John Bateman, by David E. Skelton
- Crosley Field (Cincinnati), by Lon Garber (first-time author)
- Vallie Eaves, by Terry Bohn
- Jimmy Hart, by Terry Bohn
- Len Koenecke, by Bill Lamb
- Mark Koenig, by Daniel Shirley (first-time author)
- Marty Perez, by Rory Costello
- Merle Settlemire, by Bill Nowlin
- Bob Turley, by Warren Corbett
- Johnny Wyrostek, by David Alvarez (first-time author)
All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent
You can find the SABR BioProject at SABR.org/BioProject.
Bios on more than just ballplayers: The ambitious goal of the SABR Baseball Biography Project is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history. But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires and a lot more on the BioProject website. You can browse all of these categories at http://sabr.org/bioproj/browse. So if you’ve ever thought, “Hey, that person (or ballpark) should get the full BioProject treatment” — write the story and we’ll publish it!
Get involved! If you’d like to help contribute to the SABR BioProject, visit our BioProject Resources page or read the FAQs section to get started. We’re also looking to expand the BioProject to include all “encyclopedic” articles on baseball-related subjects from past SABR publications or committee newsletters. If you come across an article you think should be included in the SABR “baseball repository” at the BioProject, send a copy or link to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 13, 1935: Van Lingle Mungo and the Cinderella Man, by Jack Zerby
- October 8, 1995: Mariners win ALDS on Edgar Martinez’s 11th-inning double, by Tony Valley
- May 10, 1999: Nomar Garciaparra hits two grand slams, drives in 10 runs, by Mike Huber
The SABR Baseball Games Project was launched in January 2014 to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved.
The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.
Visit the new Games Project website at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- Get involved: 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.
- Questions: Contact Greg Erion for more information about the Games Project, James Forr to request an assignment, or Chip Greene to submit your draft article.
SABR member Rob Fitts has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Masanori Murakami to the United States this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of him becoming the first Japanese in the Major Leagues.
For the past three years, Fitts has worked with Mashi to bring his story to an English-speaking audience. His biography, Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer, will be published this spring by the University of Nebraska Press.
Fitts and Murakami are planning a three-week lecture tour with stops in at the SABR 45 convention in Chicago, Boston, New York, Cooperstown, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, and San Francisco. Local SABR chapters will be involved in nearly all of these events.
To learn more, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1720383723/mashi-masanori-murakami-biography-and-book-tour.
- Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award, due 6/1/2015: Students have until June 1, 2015, to submit entries for this year’s Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award, which offers a prize of up to $200 and a one-year SABR membership for researcher in grades 6-8 (middle school category), grades 9-12 (high school category), or undergraduates 22 and under (college category). All entries must have to do with baseball history and cannot be fictional pieces. Submission and formatting guidelines are available by clicking here. For more information, contact Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.
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:
- Sam Miller, Grant Brisbee, Jeff Sullivan win 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- Arizona State, Stanford student teams win 2015 Diamond Dollars Case Competition
- Save the date! 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Committee is August 6-8 in Pittsburgh
- Announcing the 2015 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- In Memoriam: Joe Simenic, SABR founding member
- Download your copy of SABR’s e-book Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs
- Herm Krabbenhoft: Solving the mystery of Heinie Zimmerman’s 1912 National League Triple Crown
- Check out the SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2015
- SABR 45: Join us for a special concert with The Baseball Project
- Students: Apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 45 in Chicago
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://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).
|Joshua Auerbach||Eden Prairie, MN||Jim Kelly||Phoenix, AZ|
|Dana Berry||Granville, OH||William Lanen||San Diego, CA|
|Wayne Block||Maricopa, AZ||Jonathan Lynch||Poulton-le-Fylde, ENG|
|Mark Bullinger||Ellicott City, MD||Dan Marsiglia||Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ|
|Daniel Bullinger||Ellicott City, MD||Giovanni Marzullo||New York, NY|
|Eddy Campbell||Edgewater, AUS||Pasky Pascual||Silver Spring, MD|
|George Curcio||DeLand, FL||William Rogers||Altadena, CA|
|Mike Cvengros||Burr Ridge, IL||Ken Sandlin||Sugar Land, TX|
|Kent Faught||Hot Springs, AR||Andrew Saunders||Guelph, ON|
|Rick Funaro||North Haven, CT||Spencer Silva||Berkley, CA|
|Michael Green||Las Vegas, NV||Roger Snell||Frankfort, KY|
|Greg Hack||Lenexa, KS||Larry Stauss||Longmont, CO|
|John Hickman||Kensington, MD||Anne Surman||Exeter, NH|
|Scott Hubbard||Chico, CA||Dave Walters||University Hts., OH|
|Kevin Jennings||Bourbonnais, IL||Kat Williams||Huntington, WV|
There were no new SABR research committee newsletters published this week.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates published this week:
- Rocky Mountain Chapter 100th consecutive monthly luncheon recap (March 18; Denver, CO)
- Halsey Hall Chapter newsletter: April 2015 (Minneapolis, MN)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- March 21: Rogers Hornsby Chapter 100th consecutive monthly meeting (Austin, TX)
- March 21: Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter spring meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
- March 24: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- March 25: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- March 26: “Preserving and Promoting Baseball Research” with Marc Appleman, Jacob Pomrenke, Barry Bloom (Scottsdale, AZ)
- March 26: Bergino: “Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers” with Matt Nadel (New York, NY)
- March 27: Ed Mayo and John Weitzel: “Branding and the baseball fan experience” (Kalamazoo, MI)
- March 28: Baseball Reliquary: “Meal Tickets & Miracle Workers: Icons of Los Angeles Baseball” (Arcadia, CA)
- March 28: Lou Criger Chapter meeting (South Bend, IN)
- April 1: Stew Thornley: “St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City” (St. Paul, MN)
- April 4: Halsey Hall Chapter book club (Roseville, MN)
- April 4: Hank Gowdy Chapter spring meeting (Columbus, OH)
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:
- John Thorn: Revisiting Jules Tygiel’s “Black Ball” essay (Our Game)
- Scott Ferkovich: Gleason throws up on Sinatra; Bobby Thomson also homers (The National Pastime Museum)
- Graham Womack: Searching for old Veterans Committee HOF ballots (Baseball Past and Present)
- Bryan Soderholm-Difatte: Do managers make a difference in one-run games? (Seamheads)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: A strike on every pitch (ACTA Sports)
- Marty Appel on All Things Considered: “Who’s Who in Baseball” turns 100 (NPR.org)
- Pete Dreier: Al Rosen banged homers and battled anti-Semitism (Tikkun Daily)
- David Klopfenstein: Searching for Tommy Marlow (Best Coast Baseball)
- Ryan Whirty: Dave Malarcher on Negro Leagues great Bill Foster (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Lawrence Hogan: The 1905 World Series and the Irish Giants (The National Pastime Museum)
- Bruce Markusen: Baseball history filled with women’s history (BaseballHall.org)
- C. Trent Rosecrans: Even if Pete Rose is reinstated, Hall of Fame future uncertain (Cincinnati.com)
- Listen: C. Dot Show with author Dan Levitt (Cincinnati.com)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: March 20, 2015. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.