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This Week in SABR: March 29, 2024

This Week in SABR: March 29, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, March 29, 2024.
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Top Headlines

Subscribe to the Baseball Research Journal by April 1
Early registration for SABR 52 in Minneapolis now open
SABR Digital Library: 2004 Boston Red Sox book
Join us for Virtual Candidate Forum on April 10
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.)

Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin

SABR Digital Library: Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox

Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library: Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 2004 championship team by collecting biographies of all the players on the roster alongside essays about that unprecedented postseason run and its ripples throughout New England. 

This book began as a project of SABR’s Boston Chapter, but grew to embrace the contributions of 68 different SABR members, including both Yankees and Cardinals fans. SABR’s Digital Library has now passed 100 volumes, all created, researched, and written by SABR members.

Visit to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback edition.

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.

SABR Member Benefit Spotlight: Contribute to Projects and Publications

Member Benefit Spotlight: Contribute to Projects and Publications

As a SABR member, you have vast resources and benefits at your disposal. With so much information at your fingertips, we realize it can be overwhelming to absorb it all! To highlight key benefits, read on for a SABR Member Benefit Spotlight, an email series that identifies and explains some of the most valuable features of your membership. We hope this allows you to take full advantage of all SABR has to offer.

Today, we want to show you how to contribute to different projects or publications within the organization. Here’s a short video on how you can get involved with the Bio and Games Projects, as well as SABR publications.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Join us for Virtual Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 10

All SABR members are invited to join us for a Virtual Candidate Forum featuring candidates for the two Director’s seats in the upcoming Board of Directions election. The forum, moderated by Tom Larwin, will take place on Zoom from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 10.

Candidates will have a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions about the organization. SABR members will elect two of these candidates to the Board of Directors.

Voting for the 2024 SABR Board of Directors election will take place between April 16 and April 30.

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: Mule Suttles, Yankee Stadium, Joe Mauer

Read all essays from Yankee Stadium 1923-2008: America’s First Modern Ballpark

In 2023, SABR published Yankee Stadium 1923-2008: America’s First Modern Ballpark, edited by Tara Krieger and Bill Nowlin, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the original Yankee Stadium.

All of the essays from the Yankee Stadium book are now available to read online in the SABR Research Collection.

Click here to download your free e-book edition of Yankee Stadium 1923-2008 or save 50% off the paperback edition.

Games Project celebrates Opening Day with collection of new stories

As we celebrate the start of a new baseball season in 2024, the SABR Games Project has published a variety of new stories on memorable Opening Day games, including the 100th anniversary of the Birmingham Black Barons’ Negro National League debut at Rickwood Field, Dusty Baker’s first win as a manager, Hall of Famer Joe Mauer’s first game as a player, and more.

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

6 new stories published at the SABR Biography Project

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject 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.

Nelson Barnes Reisterstown, MD     Evan Kokocinski Abilene, TX
Arnold Bloch Bayside, NY     Tony Medina Saint Johns, MI
Jeff Brain San Francisco, CA     Wade Parker Birmingham, AL
Matthew Brown Schenectady, NY     Bob Riesterer Union Lake, MI
Luke Eamon Calgary, AB     Kousei Sadakane Falls Church, VA
Thomas Fitzgerald Garnerville, NY     Karen Sisti Princeton, NJ
Niamh Girling Toronto, ON     Lucas Waterson New York, NY
Isaac Israel Elkridge, MD        

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Boston Chapter invites all baseball fans for a Zoom meeting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Chapter members will discuss SABR’s newest book, Sox Bid Curse Farewell, the story of the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox. Among those sharing appreciations of the season, and their contributions to the book will be Joanne Hulbert, David Laurila, Bill Nowlin, and Saul Wisnia.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • March 31: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting with David Krell (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 1: Elysian Fields (NJ) Chapter meeting with David Krell (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 1: Central Illinois Chapter meeting with Tom Best (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • April 2: Casey Stengel NYC Chapter meeting with Bill Nowlin (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 3: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting with Dan Schlossberg (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 4: Boston Chapter meeting with Joanne Hulbert, David Laurila, Bill Nowlin, and Saul Wisnia (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 6: Bob Davids Talkin’ Baseball: David Ostrowsky (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • April 6: Hanlan’s Point (ON) Chapter meeting with Zak Ford (1:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • March 29: Pee Wee Reese Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Louisville, KY)
  • March 30: East Tennessee Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Knoxville, TN)
  • April 1: Hank Gowdy Columbus Chapter get-together (Westerville, OH)
  • April 2: Patrick Holcomb author event (La Jolla, CA)
  • April 3: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
  • April 3: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter fellowship meeting (St. Louis, MO)
  • April 6: Sebring-Stovey Williamsport Chapter meeting (Williamsport, PA)
  • April 6: Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter meeting (Las Vegas, NV)

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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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 29, 2024. Last Updated: March 29, 2024.