Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of March 5, 2021:
All baseball fans are welcome to join us for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, which will be held over four days in online sessions from March 11-14, 2021. We’ll 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.
- Please note: Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, March 10. Sign up today to join us!
Programming will run on Thursday and Friday evening from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern, all day Saturday from 12:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, and Sunday afternoon from 1:00-4:45 p.m. EDT.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2021 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Regular registration is $99 for SABR members and $125 for non-members.
- Student Registration: Currently enrolled high school or college students are eligible to attend for a special $50 registration fee. Student registration includes a one-year SABR membership ($25 value) and a complimentary Rapsodo certification course ($395 value). Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive the discounted registration link. Access to Rapsodo online certification course will be delivered after conclusion of the conference.
- Schedule: Click here for the complete schedule of events.
- Featured Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research Presentations: Click here for research presentation abstract and speaker bios.
- Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition: Learn more about the 2021 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Click here for the winners of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards finalists.
Stay tuned for more details on guest speakers, panelists, and presenters! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
Thanks to MLB’s Diversity and Inclusion Department, all baseball fans are invited to join us on Facebook Live to watch a free livestream of the Analyze This: The Varying Roles and Skillsets of Baseball Analysts panel, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 13 from the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference.
The Analyze This panel is expected to include Ehsan Bokhari of the Houston Astros; Maggie O’Hara of the Detroit Tigers; Josh Ruffin of the Minnesota Twins; and moderator Eduardo Perez of ESPN.
The SABR Analytics Conference will be held online from March 11-14, 2021. The conference is open to all baseball fans. Register today to join us and hear all of our other featured panels and presentations:
- The Year in Analytics, with MLB Network host and author Brian Kenny (6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 11)
- The Use of Analytics in Contract Negotiations, with sports agents Lonnie Murray and Burton Rocks; Jay Sartori of the Detroit Tigers; and moderator Brian Kenny (8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 11)
- Biomechanics in MLB: The Next Competitive Edge in Analytics, with Dr. John De Witt of the Chicago Cubs; Dr. Ben Hansen of the Chicago White Sox; Dr. Mike McNally of the Tampa Bay Rays; and Dr. Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute (7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 12)
- Statcast Pitch Tracking Methods, with MLB Baseball Scientist Clay Nunnally and Dr. Paul Hawkins of Hawk-Eye Innovations (4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 13)
- MLB Statcast Player Pose Tracking and Visualization, with Graham Goldbeck, Marc Squire, and Sid Sethupathi of Major League Baseball (2:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 14)
- Groundbreaking research presentations all weekend, by representatives from Baseball Info Solutions, Baseball Prospectus, SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), Singlearity, University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, University of Texas, Wake Forest University, and more.
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
Congratulations to Tony Adams, Bradford William Davis, and Shakeia Taylor, winners of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. They will be recognized in an online award presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 13 at the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference.
- Tony Adams was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Analysis Award for his research and analysis at SignStealingScandal.com, published on January 29, 2020.
- Bradford William Davis was voted as the winner of the Contemporary Baseball Commentary Award for his article “Baseball Let Unity Stand in the Way of Protest,” published by the New York Daily News on July 28, 2020.
- Shakeia Taylor was voted as the winner of the Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary Award for her article, “Effa Manley’s Hidden Life,” published at SB Nation on April 30, 2020.
The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.
The 2021 Diamond Dollars Virtual Case Competition will be held online on Friday, March 12 as part of the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference.
The participating schools in the 2021 Diamond Dollars Case Competition are:
- Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
- Elon University (Elon, NC)
- Horace Mann School (New York, NY)
- Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
- Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (Richmond, VA)
- St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
- Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
- Tufts University (Medford, MA)
- University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (Chicago, IL)
- University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
- Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Please note: The Diamond Dollars Case Competition presentation rooms on Zoom will only be open to participants on Friday, March 12. An encore presentation by the overall winning team will be delivered as part of the general session at 6:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 13.
Visit SABR.org/analytics/case to learn more.
SABR Digital Library: A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
Associate Editors: Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5949-3, $24.95
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5948-6, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 317 pages
A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators revives memories and the history of Griffith Stadium through detailed summaries of more than 70 games played there, as well as insightful essays. The ballpark’s rich and storied history of Negro League baseball is included, too.
Griffith Stadium was the home of the American League charter member Washington Senators from 1911 through 1960 and the identically named expansion team in 1961. Situated in the middle of a bustling residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets on what is now the site of the Howard University Hospital, Griffith Stadium was known for its cavernous dimensions, a unique outfield notch in center field with a conspicuously large tree behind the wall, cozy quarters, and something no ballpark or stadium in the US had: a presidential box. For more than 50 years, presidents traveled from the White House two miles northeast to Griffith Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
This volume is a collaborative effort of dozens of members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR): Luis A. Blandon, Thomas J. Brown Jr., Ken Carrano, Alan Cohen, Richard Cuicchi, Paul E. Doutrich, Dan Fields, Jeff Findley, James Forr, Brian Frank, Gordon J. Gattie, Clark Griffith, Lou Hernandez, Paul Hofmann, Mike Huber, Jimmy Keenan, Timothy Kearns, Thomas E. Kern, Ben Klein, Kevin Larkin, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Mike Lynch, Bill Nowlin, Chris Rainey, Carl Riechers, Joel Rippel, C. Paul Rogers III, Gary Sarnoff, John Schleppi, Steven D. Schmitt, Doug Schoppert, Tom Schott, Paul Scimonelli, Doug Skipper, John Sokora, Mark S. Sternman, Stew Thornley, Joseph Wancho, Gregory H. Wolf, Jack Zerby, and Don Zminda.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of A Palace in the Nation’s Capital for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the A Palace in the Nation’s Capital paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
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SABR members can download all Digital Library publications for free and save 50% off the paperback edition. Visit SABR.org/ebooks to find more Digital Library titles.
SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at SABR.org, as part of our Stay Home With SABR initiative to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
- Can’t-Miss Event: The NINE Spring Training Conference, which begins at 6:00 p.m. MST tonight, is a multi-disciplinary academic conference, featuring presentations on a wide range of baseball topics, including history, analytics, law, media analysis, literature, architecture, cultural studies, rhetoric, and more. The 2021 conference will be held virtually over three weekends on March 5-6, March 12-13, and March 19-20. Featured speakers include National Baseball Hall of Fame Librarian Emeritus Jim Gates on Friday, March 5 and SABR Seymour Medal winner Eric Nusbaum on Saturday, March 20. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event! Registration is $50 and includes access to all online panels and presentations. To register, or to view the full schedule, visit nineconference.com.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from authors Andrea Williams (Effa Manley), Dr. Sabrina A. Brinson (Meet the Philadelphia Dolly Vardens); Travis Sawchik (The MVP Machine); Dan Taylor (Lights, Camera, Fastball); and Stephen Bratkovich (The Baseball Bat: From Trees to the Major Leagues); Jacob Pomrenke with a virtual tour of the SABR.org website; Jarol Manheim on “This Never Happened: The Mysterious Death of Christy Mathewson”; Jason Schwartz on “Hank Aaron: More to the Story”; and a panel discussion on baseball analytics with Mark Armour, Rob Neyer, John Choiniere, and Bart Waldman. Click here to view more video replays of virtual SABR events.
Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:
- March 5-6: NINE Spring Training Conference
- March 6: Talkin’ Baseball: Greg Pryor (9:00 a.m. EST)
- March 6: Carolina Chapter meeting with Dan Szymborski (12:00 p.m. EST)
- March 6: Ballparks Committee meeting with Brian Frank (3:00 p.m. EST)
- March 6: Latino Baseball Committee meeting with Chanel Zapata (12:30 p.m. PST)
- March 6: Baseball Reminiscence meeting (1:00 p.m. PST)
- March 8: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CST)
- March 9: 19th Century Speaker Series with Jerry Casway (8:00 p.m. EST)
- March 11-14: SABR Virtual Analytics Conference
- March 12-13: NINE Spring Training Conference
- March 13: Rogers Hornsby (TX) Chapter meeting with Dan Levitt (1:00 p.m. CST)
In addition, the following meeting will be held in person; visit SABR.org/events for complete details:
- March 6: Rickwood Field Chapter meeting (Birmingham, AL)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of February 2021:
|D. Bruce Brown||Bill Nowlin|
|John Burbridge III||Gregg Pericich|
|Ken Carrano||John Rall|
|Peter Coolbaugh||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Ray Corio||Charles Roussel|
|Jim Cox||Bob Russon|
|Steven Elsberry||Jason Scheller|
|D.B. Firstman||Douglas Schoppert|
|Adam Foldes||Leonard Skonecki|
|Robert Garratt||Mark Stangl|
|John Hatch||Thomas Stone|
|Emily Hawks||Wesley Story|
|Leslie Heaphy||Joseph Thompson|
|Tim Herlich||John Thorn|
|Rockwell Hoffman||Stew Thornley|
|David Hughes||Neal Traven|
|Donald Jensen||Marlene Vogelsang|
|Henry Levy||Steve West|
|Peter Mancuso||Jeffrey Wood|
|John Murphy||Don Zminda|
SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its 13th annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest in 2021. 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.
Click here to learn more about each scholarship or to download an application. All applications must be sent or postmarked no later than April 15, 2021, and emailed to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
Eligible applicants must be 1) a current high school senior, 2) anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application, 3) planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and 4) carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
With travel restrictions and public health measures still in place due to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the SABR 50 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, have been rescheduled for the summer of 2022.
The SABR 50 convention is now scheduled for August 10-14, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The next in-person Malloy Conference will be held on June 2-4, 2022, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham.
Any members who requested a roll-over from their 2020 registrations will have their fees automatically refunded to their credit card on file. Please contact the SABR office with any questions.
Episode #100 on Monday, March 1 featured Brandon McCarthy, former major-league pitcher and current Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Texas Rangers. He spent 13 seasons in the big leagues with the Oakland A’s, Arizona Diamondbacks, and five other clubs. His interest in learning more about sabermetrics helped him reinvent his pitching style and achieve a breakout season in 2011 with the A’s, when he led the American League in Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) at 2.86. He appeared in the 2017 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also a minority owner of Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship soccer league. He was a featured speaker at the SABR Analytics Conference in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to the full episode.
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Nine new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Joe Black, by Peter Dreier
- Jim Cosman, by Eric Vickrey
- Chuck Diering, by Malcolm Allen
- Joe Durham, by Malcolm Allen
- Roland Howell, by Darren Gibson
- Lou Jackson, by Malcolm Allen
- Roger Marquis, by Malcolm Allen
- Mario Ramírez, by Tony Oliver
- Steve Renko, by Bob Trostler
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproject
- Find any SABR biography: You can visit sabr.org/bioproject to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more.
In Braves Win! Braves Win! Braves Win!: The 1995 World Champion Atlanta Braves, edited by Tom Hufford and Bill Nowlin and published by the SABR Digital Library in 2020, we commemorated a team that brought a World Series trophy to Atlanta for the first time.
Four members of the 1995 Braves — Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz — along with manager Bobby Cox and general manager John Schuerholz (who wrote the book’s foreword) have been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cooperstown.
All of the biographies that appeared in the 1995 Braves book are now available to read online at the SABR BioProject.
Twenty-five new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 21, 1888: George Van Haltren tosses rain-shortened no-hitter for Chicago, by Gregory H. Wolf
- June 8, 1934: Flying Reds, Public Enemies, and Baseball, by Jeff Allan Howard
- August 29, 1939: Red Sox rookie Ted Williams hits another grand slam, second game-winner in a row, by Bill Nowlin
- September 1, 1941: Every Ted Williams hit is a home run in opener versus Senators, by Bill Nowlin
- May 3, 1942: Bill Werber makes his return to Cincinnati, by Jack Zerby
- July 18, 1947: Ralph Branca flirts with perfect game, one-hits Cardinals at Ebbets Field, by Steven C. Weiner
- April 25, 1951: ‘Still bounding toward Lake Michigan’: Eddie Robinson hits one out of Comiskey Park, by Laura H. Peebles
- April 17, 1953: Two Black pitchers square off for first time in White major leagues, by Alan Cohen
- April 22, 1959: Miracle on Brooklyn Avenue: White Sox score 11 runs in seventh inning on one hit, by Kevin Larkin
- July 25, 1959: White Sox prevail over Orioles with walk-off win in 17th inning, by Mike Huber
- August 30, 1959: White Sox sweep Cleveland to take commanding lead in AL standings, by Paul Hofmann
- September 22, 1959: White Sox clinch first American League pennant in 40 years, by Don Zminda
- October 6, 1959: Bob Shaw’s 1-0 shutout beats Koufax, Dodgers to send World Series back to Chicago, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- July 6, 1962: Mets prospect Ed Kranepool begins 18-year career with first pro game, by Kurt Blumenau
- May 29, 1971: Mets’ Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in second game of doubleheader, by David Krell
- September 17, 1982: Mike Caldwell’s shutout against Yankees eases Brewers’ worries, by Philip Bolda
- October 5, 1982: Don Baylor concentrates, drives in five to lead Angels over Brewers in Game 1, by Ken Carrano
- October 6, 1982: Bruce Kison’s complete game shuts down Brewers in Game 2, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 8, 1982: Don Sutton hurls a gem to keep Brewers alive in Game 3, by Rick Schabowski
- October 9, 1982: Harvey’s Wallbangers gain a new member as Mark Brouhard saves Brewers in Game 4, by Gregg Hoffman
- October 13, 1982: Cardinals win Game 2 after Brewers’ rookie reliever walks in winning run, by Dennis Degenhardt
- October 19, 1982: Cardinals rookie John Stuper stupefies Brewers in Game 6 to force World Series finale, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 20, 1982: Cardinals capture 9th World Series championship with Game 7 win over Brewers, by Joseph Wancho
- April 13, 1987: Wynne, Gwynn, Kruk make homer history for Padres, but Giants win slugfest, by Andrew Harner (first-time author)
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! 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. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
- Social media: Follow the SABR Games Project on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with new stories and updates.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back at a new time. Listen to new episodes at 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays on MLB Network Radio.
You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio app.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Seeking volunteers for SABR’s Publications Marketing Committee
SABR’s new Publications Marketing Committee is growing. Do you have experience in marketing or communications? Want to help share the tremendous work that SABR members are producing? The committee is tasked with promoting SABR’s latest publications by building relationships with different chapters and local, regional, and national media connections.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Marketing Committee Chair Bill Pearch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Join us online in June 2021 for Summer of SABR: Golden Celebration Series
- SABR Negro Leagues Task Force issues recommendations on major-league status
- SABR announces 2021 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Eric Nusbaum’s Stealing Home wins 2021 SABR Seymour Medal
- SABR Digital Library: From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball
- Doug McWilliams wins 2021 SABR Jefferson Burdick Award
- Register now for the virtual SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference in April
- SABR 50 at 50: The Evolution of Baseball Analytics
- Watch a video replay of our SABR Day program with Bob Costas and Tim Mead
- SABR member Kazuo Sayama elected to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
- Call for papers: 2021 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
- Call for papers: 2021 Brooklyn 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- Students, apply now for the 2021 SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship
- Read articles from the Fall 2020 Baseball Research Journal online
- New research resource: Preston D. Orem’s Baseball From the Newspaper Accounts (1882-1891)
- Call for papers: Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts
- Take a tour of the newly redesigned SABR.org website
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the SABR Store @ CafePress
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: SABR.org/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
|Thomas Conaboy||Belle Harbor, NY||Brien Puff||Syracuse, NY|
|Thomas Czerwinski||Suffern, NY||Toney Rivers||San Diego, CA|
|Ben Fisher||Philadelphia, PA||Rachel Shor||Thornhill, ON|
|Ryan Ford||Austin, TX||Danny Speegle||Fort Smith, AR|
|Anthony Franchini||Rochester, NY||Ron Tilley||Harrisburg, PA|
|Raelee Frazier||Denver, CO||Nancy Vanderstein||Lakewood, OH|
|Ryan Hughes||Thousand Oaks, CA||Nate Walker||Tiki Island, TX|
|Edward Lupien||Benicia, CA||Harry White II||Monrovia, CA|
|Joseph McIntyre||Redlands, CA|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Origins: February 2021 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Boston Chapter: Read a new “Dispatches From the Mudville Bureau,” by Joanne Hulbert (Boston, MA)
- Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter: March 2021 newsletter (Milwaukee, WI)
- Larry Dierker Chapter: February 22 meeting recap (Houston, TX)
- Rickwood Field Chapter: March 2021 newsletter (Birmingham, AL)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Juliet Macur: If Mom Could See Her Now: The Story of Bianca Smith (New York Times)
- Rob Arthur: The Seam-Shifted Wake Effect Is Critical (Baseball Prospectus)
- Pandemic Baseball Book Club: Ask An Author: Steve Steinberg (PBBclub.com)
- Grant Brisbee: Giants home jerseys are getting names on the back, and that’s a good thing (The Athletic)
- Michael Clair: Uniforms of the past making a comeback (MLB.com)
- Mark Simon: Updated 2021 MLB Projections (ACTA Sports)
- Jay Jaffe: In Expected Move, MLB Delays Triple-A Season (FanGraphs)
- Justin Murphy/Sean Lahman: Joe Altobelli dies: Rochester’s ‘Mr. Baseball’ led Orioles to last title (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
- Michael Baumann: Once More, With Feeling: Will This Be the Year the Angels Stop Wasting Mike Trout? (The Ringer)
- Kenny Kelly: Four organizations that preserve Negro League history (Beyond the Box Score)
- Andrew Lawrence: Moses Fleetwood Walker: editor, author and major league baseball’s first black star (The Guardian)
- Hayes Gardner: Long before Jackie Robinson, a Black man played major league baseball — in Louisville (Louisville Courier-Journal)
- Kevin Griffin: A Negro Leagues player from Catawba County made history in 1926 (Hickory Daily Record)
- Craig Brown: Visualizing a lost uniform: the Boston black of 1899 (Threads of Our Game)
- Vince Guerrieri: The Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue (Ohio Magazine)
- Jason Owens: Toni Stone was Henry Aaron’s Negro League successor who made her own baseball history (Yahoo! Sports)
- Dan Connolly: Baseball, cancer, recovery: Trey Mancini — and those closest to him — tell his story of struggle and strength (The Athletic)
- John Thorn: The Consolations of Baseball (Our Game)
- Rob Mains: The Times-Through-The-Order Penalty is Worse Than You Thought (Baseball Prospectus)
- Adam Darowski: Rick Reuschel, Baseball-Reference’s Pitching WAR, and Hall of Fame Value (Hall of Stats)
- Richard Cuicchi: 18-year-old Bob Feller wowed New Orleans during 1937 spring training (Crescent City Sports)
- Joshua Sun/Davy Andrews/Roger Cormier: Too Far From Town: Pulaski River Bandits (Pulaski Yankees) (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Laurila: Reds Prospect Michael Siani Is an Older Brother With Still-Developing Skills (FanGraphs)
- Alexis Brudnicki: Calvin Ziegler Scouts Himself: How Mechanical Changes Led To A Velocity Bump (Baseball America)
- Aidan Jackson-Evans: The One Start, One Shutout Wonders (High Heat Stats)
- Joe Genovese: From the Negro League to MLB (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Michael Kane: The Story Behind The Card – The A-Rod Redemption Tour (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Collecting Glenn Burke (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
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.
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Originally published: March 5, 2021. Last Updated: March 5, 2021.