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This Week in SABR: March 3, 2023

This Week in SABR: March 3, 2023

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines

SABR members approve By-Laws changes in special election
Join us for SABR Analytics Conference next week in Phoenix
Early registration now open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Last call to submit SABR 51 presentation abstracts
Levitt, Armour to receive 2023 Seymour Medal at NINE Conference

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

2023 SABR Analytics Conference

One week away from 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

The SABR Analytics Conference is coming up soon!

On March 10-12, 2023, at the Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E. Taylor Street, on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Arizona, the Society for American Baseball Research will bring 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. Registration is available to all baseball fans now at

Our featured speakers are expected to include: Dallas Braden, former major-league pitcher and TV analyst; Bobby Scales, former major-leaguer and Sports Info Solutions Vice President; Ari Kaplan, MLB front office executive; Colin Cahill of the San Francisco Giants; Roger Caplinger of the Milwaukee Brewers; Ethan Stewart of the Oakland A’s; Jake Schuster of Gemini Sports Analytics; Nick Kapur of Zelus Analytics; Mike Petriello, Jason Bernard, Dana Bennett, Clay Nunnally, and Graham Goldbeck of Major League Baseball; Brian Hall of Tidal Quantitative Research; David Loving of Sage; Kyle Glaser of Baseball America; Meg Rowley and Ben Clemens of FanGraphs; Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports; Rob Mains of Baseball Prospectus; Webster University professor Allison R. Levin; data scientist Stuart Neilson; and more.

The full schedule for the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference is now available online at

Visit to learn more or to register.

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

Last call: Submit your SABR 51 research presentation abstract

SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 51, the 2023 annual convention, on July 5-9, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 51

The submission deadline for SABR 51 abstracts has been extended until 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 60 minutes and they will remain on display throughout the convention. Click here for more details.

Conference and hotel registration for SABR 51 is now available at

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

Intentional Balk, by Dan Levitt and Mark Armour, has won the 2023 SABR Seymour Medal

Dan Levitt, Mark Armour to 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, will receive their 2023 SABR Seymour Medal award during the 30th annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 4 in Tempe, Arizona. To register for the NINE conference, visit

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

Click here to read the full announcement at

SABR members approve By-Laws changes in special election

A package of revisions to the SABR By-Laws was approved by the membership in a special election that closed on Wednesday, March 1.

The changes, which will take effect beginning with the regular election cycle this spring, are intended to increase member participation in SABR governance, add new voices to Board of Directors discussions, allow for more turnover in Board membership, and provide safeguards to ensure that the four Officers have some prior Board experience.

A call for nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors elections will begin next week, with the regular election taking place from April 19-May 3. There will be five seats open: President, Treasurer, and three Directors’ seats. Please contact Nominations Committee chair Stew Thornley with any questions.

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

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 #203: Bill Brown

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 #203 on Monday, February 27 featured Bill Brown, award-winning baseball broadcaster, author, and 2023 Houston Astros Hall of Fame inductee. 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: Austin Hays, 1883 Philadelphia Athletics, Ron Hansen

Read all biographies from 1883 Philadelphia Athletics book

In 2022, SABR published The 1883 Philadelphia Athletics: American Association Champions, edited by Paul Hofmann and Bill Nowlin, the story of a team that epitomized the 19th-century “Beer and Whiskey League,” a hard-living team that connected with the working-class immigrants of Philadelphia.

All of the biographies from the 1883 Philadelphia Athletics book can now be found online in the SABR BioProject.

To download your free e-book edition, or save 50% off the paperback edition, click here.

23 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
James Bartlett Cary, NC     Kirk Huffaker Salt Lake City, UT
Obrey Brown Tallahassee, FL     David Kuzma Alpharetta, GA
Kenny Casey Vincennes, IN     Sean Leahy Scottsdale, AZ
Christopher Durben Phoenix, AZ     Mark Lemay Londonderry, NH
Timothy Fehler Greenville, SC     Tim McNamara Earlysville, VA
Justin Geletko McLeansville, NC     John Owens Chicago, IL
Adam Henry Atlanta, GA     George Scott Chichester, NH
Caine Hockenbury Phoenix, AZ     Don Wilcox Jr. Bloomington, IL

Friends of SABR

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of February 2023.

Jake Bell   Bruce McClure
D. Bruce Brown   Ernestine Miller
Ralph Caola   Bill Nowlin
Ken Carrano   John Rall
Karl Cicitto   Michael Rosenwasser
Vincent Comparato   Charles Roussel
Richard Dempsey   Bob Russon
Helen Edwards   Jason Scheller
Steven Elsberry   Douglas Schoppert
Daniel Evans   Jeff Self
David Firstman   Rob Sheinkopf
Robert Fitts   Mike Sparks
Adam Foldes   Sumner Steinfeldt
Robert Hagerman   Thomas Stone
Leslie Heaphy   Wesley Story
Tim Herlich   Joseph Thompson
Rockwell Hoffman   Neal Traven
David Hughes   Steve West
Donald Jensen   Beach Wires
Daniel Levitt   Jeffrey Wood
Henry Levy   Don Zminda
Peter Mancuso    

Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution or click here to learn more about our Giving Circles to make a one-time contribution.

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Northern New England Chapter, in conjunction with the Gardner-Waterman (VT) Chapter will hold a virtual meeting Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7 PM ET. All baseball fans are invited!

Our guest this evening will be Ted Knorr. 

Please register in advance for this meeting:

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • March 6: Northern New England Chapter meeting with Ted Knorr (7:00 p.m. EST)
  • March 7: Bob Broeg St. Louis (MO) Chapter meeting (6:00 p.m. CST)
  • March 8: Roush-Lopez Gulf Coast Chapter meeting (8:00 p.m. EST)
  • 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)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • March 3-4: NINE Spring Training Conference (Tempe, AZ)
  • March 10-12: 2023 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
  • March 11: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)

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

Research Committee news

  • Nineteenth Century: The Overlooked 19th Century Legend primary election began this week, and all committee members are eligible to vote. Learn more about the Overlooked 19th Century Legend project by clicking here. To sign up for all future committee announcements, click here.

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 3, 2023. Last Updated: March 3, 2023.