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This Week in SABR: March 22, 2024

This Week in SABR: March 22, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, March 22, 2024.
Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines

Subscribe to the Baseball Research Journal by April 1
Early registration for SABR 52 in Minneapolis now open
Learn more about recipients of SABR Local Grants in 2024
Last call to submit project proposals to SABR Editorial Board
Deadlines approaching for student scholarship applications

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

SABR Baseball Research Journal covers

Subscribe to the Baseball Research Journal in 2024

Beginning in 2024, all SABR members will exclusively receive the Baseball Research Journal electronically. A majority of SABR members already receive the BRJ electronically and will not be affected by this change.

For any members who are interested in a hard copy of the publication for their personal library, we are rolling out a new subscription option at a significantly discounted rate: $7 per issue for members, compared to $19.95 at retail. (International members will pay $11 per issue.)

  • Visit before April 1, 2024, to receive a printed edition of the Spring 2024 BRJ in the mail. Or click here if you’d like a tutorial on how to subscribe.

As with any change, we understand that you may have questions or concerns that you would like to share. Please feel free to reach out to any SABR staff member.

Early registration is open for SABR 52 in Minneapolis

Join us in Minneapolis for SABR’s 52nd annual convention! Conference and hotel registration for SABR 52 on August 7-11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is now available at

  • Click here for complete details on SABR 52 Early-Bird Registration and optional sessions, including a Minnesota Twins game, St. Paul Saints game, and Target Field ballpark tour.

SABR 52 will be distinct from its predecessors, as it will feature a Hall of Fame speaker lineup we know you’ll love — including Rod CarewTony OlivaBert Blyleven, and Jim Kaat — and will be the most accessible and social experience we’ve ever organized as we emphasize SABR’s ability to unite all of us in baseball fellowship. This year’s streamlined registration options will provide for a consistent and accessible experience for all attendees and the lowest registration price since 2018. We hope you’ll join us this summer in Minneapolis!

Visit to learn more.

Call for reviewers: SABR 52 presentation abstracts

Volunteers are needed to blind-review submissions for SABR 52 research presentations. Please contact Neal Traven if you are interested in participating in the review process.

SABR 52 is scheduled for August 7-11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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.)

Dubuque Art Museum: Picturing America's Pastime exhibit

Learn more about recipients of SABR Local Grants in 2024

SABR is pleased to announce the recipients of Local Grants in 2024:

Click here to learn more about each of these projects.

The SABR Local Grants program provides an opportunity for chapters, research committees, and chartered communities to apply for funding for their projects under SABR’s Four Pillars: Research, Scholarship, Preservation, and Future of the Game. In total, more than $10,000 in SABR Local Grants will be awarded in 2024. Visit to learn more or to apply for a future grant.

2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Register now for the 2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Cooperstown

Early registration is now open for SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on June 6-9, 2024, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Full and single-day registration is available for a discounted rate before May 24, along with a new virtual registration option.

In-person attendees will also have an opportunity to view the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball.

Visit to learn more or to register.

Dorothy Seymour Mills

Nominations open for 2024 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award — “The Dorothy” — named in honor of Dorothy Seymour Mills and her lifetime of contributions to promoting women’s baseball.

To submit a nomination for The Dorothy in 2024, please submit a letter of nomination (self or external); supporting letters; list of accomplishments with supporting documentation (including articles written by/about the candidate; book reviews for books written; links to organizations/tournaments/others that the candidate participated in or helped organize); awards received; or other achievements by May 27, 2024, to Leslie Heaphy.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Submit new project proposals to SABR Editorial Board by 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

Deadlines approaching for SABR Convention, Negro Leagues student scholarships

With generous funding from The Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend these upcoming events:

In addition, SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest. Students must write a 1,200-word essay answering a question related to one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships. Deadline to apply: April 15. Click here to download an application or learn more about the scholarships.

Visit to learn more about student scholarship opportunities.

Writing opportunities for SABR members

We are seeking contributing authors for an upcoming SABR book project on the 2005 Chicago White Sox. Article assignments still available include biographies of Bobby Jenks and Dámaso Marté, as well as a few memorable games and essays about the World Series-winning team. 

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Bill Nowlin. All SABR members are eligible to contribute to any upcoming SABR projects.

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: Mike Hargrove, Cecil Fielder, Ron Plaza

New Oral History interview: Mike Hargrove

  • Mike Hargrove, former manager and All-Star first baseman
    Recorded March 14, 2024, by John McMurray

Visit to find more interviews from the SABR Oral History Collection.

8 new stories published at the SABR Biography Project

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

6 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

One-Win Wonders, edited by Bill Nowlin

One-Win Wonders
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Visit to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback edition of all Digital Library books.

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.

Steven Brown Liberty, ME     Grant Kallestad Sarasota, FL
John Bruck Corryton, TN     Jae Lee Seoul, KOR
Stephen Cifrulak Houston, TX     Mike Lessiter Brookfield, WI
Gregory Coppens II League City, TX     Albert Nachmany Miami, FL
Kevin Frank Mcmurray, PA     Ben Page Bainbridge Island, WA
Ralph Groening Morris, MB     Oliver Vogel Phoenix, MD
Mike Gucker Syracuse, NY     Ralph Wales Providence, RI

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Our special guest will be Mitchell Nathanson, as we’ll discuss his new book, Under Jackie’s Shadow: Voices of Black Minor Leaguers Baseball Left Behind.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • March 26: Gary Sarnoff: Washington’s First World Series (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 26: Northern New England Chapter meeting with Evan Katz (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 26: 19th Century Baseball Book Club (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 27: Bob Davids (DC) Chapter meeting with Mark Pattison and David Raglin (7:30 p.m. EDT)
  • March 27: Connie Mack-Dick Allen (PA) Chapter meeting with Mike Gimbel (7:30 p.m. EDT)
  • March 27: Ken Keltner (WI) Chapter meeting with Mitchell Nathanson (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • March 28: Joint AL Central Chapters meeting (7:30 p.m. EDT)
  • March 31: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting with David Krell (7:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • March 23: Casey Stengel NYC Chapter meeting (New York, NY)
  • March 24: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
  • March 26: Baseball: Breaking the Color Barrier panel (Louisville, KY)
  • March 29: Pee Wee Reese Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Louisville, KY)
  • March 30: East Tennessee Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Knoxville, TN)

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

Research Committee news

Sign up for SABR research committee announcements at

Regional Chapter news

Sign up for SABR chapter announcements at

Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web headlines

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

Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.

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 To find past editions of TWIS, click here.

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Originally published: March 22, 2024. Last Updated: March 22, 2024.