Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Here’s what we’ve been up to as of March 6, 2015:
We’re just a week away from the fourth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, and we’ve got an All-Star lineup of speakers, panelists and presenters on the schedule this year.
Complete coverage of the SABR Analytics Conference, including a full schedule and panel descriptions, can be found at SABR.org/analytics. We’ll be posting stories, photos, and multimedia clips online next week. You can also follow along live on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #SABRanalytics during the conference.
Once again, we’re bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Representatives from more than 25 Major League Baseball front offices — including all 15 Cactus League teams — are expected to attend this year’s SABR Analytics Conference.
The SABR Analytics Conference will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels, and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate, and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.
Find more information on the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference below:
- Schedule: Click here for the complete schedule.
- Speakers: Click here for bios of all the featured speakers and panelists, including Larry Baer (San Francisco Giants President/CEO); Tony La Russa (Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer and Hall of Fame manager); Jeff Bridich (Colorado Rockies GM); Dave Stewart (Arizona Diamondbacks GM); Curt Schilling, John Kruk, and Doug Glanville (ESPN analysts); Brian Kenny (MLB Network host); and many more.
- Research presentations: Click here for presentation abstracts and presenter bios.
- Digital program: Click here to download the digital program.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Click here for a list of participating schools and presentation schedule.
- SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards: Click here to read the finalists for this year’s awards.
- Sponsors: Click here for a list of Analytics Conference sponsors.
- Hotel: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Please note: Our exclusive SABR Analytics block of rooms is now sold out. Click here to visit the hotel’s website and reserve your room. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference.
- Registration: Registration is available online at the SABR Store through 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, March 8. On-site registration will be available in the Regency Ballroom Foyer (first floor) of the Hyatt beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 12 and continuing through the conference. Please note: The early registration rate is no longer available.
Visit SABR.org/analytics for more information or to register.
A record 21 student teams are scheduled to participate in the 2015 Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the SABR Analytics Conference on Thursday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The full presentation schedule can be found at SABR.org/analytics/case. Here is a list of participating schools:
Graduate and Professional School Division
- University of Alabama-Manderson School of Business (Tuscaloosa, AL)
- Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
- Carnegie Mellon-Tepper School of Business (Pittsburgh, PA)
- University of Chicago-Booth (Chicago, IL)
- DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
- University of Nevada at Las Vegas-Lee Business School (Las Vegas, NV)
- Pepperdine University-Graziadio School of Business and Management (Malibu, CA)
- Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
- University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
- Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
- University of Colorado-Leeds School of Business (Boulder, CO)
- Elon University (Elon, NC)
- Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
- NYU-SCPS Tisch Center (New York, NY)
- Ohio University (Athens, OH)
- St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
- Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
- Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
- Tufts University (Medford, MA) — two teams
- VCU-Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (Richmond, VA)
In the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from colleges and universities across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. The cases are developed by SABR President Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and consultant to MLB teams. The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.
For more information, visit SABR.org/analytics/case.
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.
Save the date! The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, 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. Registration and hotel information will be available soon.
The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 17 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
For more information about the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, visit SABR.org/malloy.
- Call for papers: Click here to learn more about submitting your Negro Leagues research presentation on this year’s theme, “Baseball’s Best: the Grays and the Crawfords.” Your proposal must be submitted no later than April 24, 2015.
- Essay contest: Click here to download the PDF application for the Negro Leagues Committee high school essay contest. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2015.
- Learn more: Click here to learn more about groundbreaking Negro Leagues historian Jerry Malloy, who was the recipient of SABR’s Henry Chadwick Award in 2015.
Registration is now closed for the seventh annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference, which will be held April 17-18, 2015, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Anyone wishing to be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellations should contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com. The conference is open to all SABR members and up to two non-SABR family members or friends (ages 18 or over.)
- Program and schedule: Click here to download the 2015 conference program and schedule
The 2015 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Jerrold Casway, along with a panel discussion, “Sporting News: Baseball in the 19th Century Press” with Jim Overmyer, Bob Tholkes, George Thompson, and John Thorn; a special presentation by James Brunson III (“Black Baseball: 1858-1900”); a Member Spotlight interview of Bob Bailey by Tom Simon; plus book signings, more research presentations, a welcome dinner, and more.
2015 Seymour Medal winner Andy McCue, a past SABR President and a former business journalist from Riverside, California, will receive his award at the banquet of the 22nd annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (formerly the Fiesta Inn and Resort.)
The banquet includes the Seymour Medal ceremony with Dorothy Seymour Mills, dinner, and the NINE keynote address by SABR member Terry Cannon, founder and Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the prism of baseball history.
To register for the NINE conference, visit nineregistration.com.
McCue won the Seymour Medal — which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year — for Mover & Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion, 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. To be considered for the medal, a work must be the product of original research or analysis. The winning book shall significantly advance our knowledge of baseball and shall be characterized by understanding, factual accuracy, profound insight and distinguished writing.
To see a list of previous Seymour Medal winners, click here.
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.
This week’s episode of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a new radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, will focus on “Today’s Top 5 Position Players.”
Baseball SABR Style made its debut on February 15. The show — focused on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today — will air 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. (The show will also be available afterward in the “on-demand” section of the app.)
For more information, click here.
Baseball’s first black Latino star, Minnie Minoso, died at age 89 (or thereabouts) on Sunday, March 1, just a few months after the Chicago White Sox great was passed over for Hall of Fame induction by the Golden Era Committee.
Born Saturnino Orestes Armas Minoso Arrieta, the veteran of his native Cuban baseball leagues and the U.S. Negro Leagues made his major-league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1949 and broke the color barrier for Chicago’s baseball teams when he was traded to the White Sox two years later, homering in his first at-bat with the Sox at Comiskey Park. He was arguably the best player of the 1950s not named Mickey Mantle or Ted Williams.
Minoso was a seven-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove left fielder who led the American League in triples and stolen bases three times apiece. He finished in the top five in MVP voting in 1951 (as a rookie), ’53, ’54, and ’60.
“In addition to his performance on the field, his legacy is about how he carried himself off the field,” SABR member and Latin American baseball historian Adrian Burgos Jr. told WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.”
“He experienced hostilities that he did not speak of at the time,” Burgos said. “It wasn’t that he couldn’t talk about them. He just knew that giving voice to that hatred would give it more credence. He did his talking with his hitting and running. Nobody outplayed him. That’s how he built his legacy of the Go-Go Sox. He always gave it his all and he always fought. That’s what drew working-class white people of the South Side to him. Many others throughout baseball came to appreciate his joy for living, his love of the game, and his reminder of the importance of human dignity.”
Minoso is famously the only player to make a major-league appearance in five different decades, suiting up for Bill Veeck’s White Sox in 1976 — when he got a single at age 50 — and again in 1980. The trivial feat might have overshadowed both his greatness as a player and his important role in serving as a pioneer for both black-skinned players and Latino players.
Despite these credentials, he was never seriously considered for the Hall of Fame by the baseball writers and he fell just a few votes shy of induction in the special Negro League election in 2006 and again in the Golden Era Committee elections in 2011 and 2014.
“We can get caught up with making his Hall of Fame case. There are so many more important things,” SABR member Joe Posnanski wrote at NBC Sports. “Minoso was the first black Major League player in Chicago, he would never become too comfortable with English … and yet people of Chicago loved him instantly. He loved them back. In his rookie year, they held a special “Minnie Minoso Day.” He became perhaps the most beloved player in White Sox history. They called him “Mr. White Sox,” in the same way that his friend and crosstown star Ernie Banks became known as “Mr. Cub.”
We pay tribute to one of baseball’s great stars and one of its greatest ambassadors.
- Read the SABR biography of Minnie Minoso, by Mark Stewart
- Joe Posnanski: The wonder of Minnie (NBC Sports)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: Minnie Minoso was victim of unfair Hall of Fame election rules (The Sporting News)
- Christina Kahrl: ‘If Jackie Could Make It, I Could Too’: An interview with Minnie Minoso (ESPN.com)
- Jay Jaffe: Remembering Minnie Minoso’s contributions
- Scott Simkus: Ichiro Suzuki, Minnie Minoso and 4,000 career ‘professional’ hits (August 22, 2013)
The Spring 2015 issue of the Baseball Research Journal is in typesetting now, and I thought this might be a good moment to remind folks that the BRJ is open to research by all SABR members.
The BRJ is interdisciplinary, meaning that we define “baseball research” very broadly. So everything from physics to physiology might find its way into our pages. Economics, history, sociology, game theory, etymology, architecture, psychology, records, biomechanics, meteorology: if it’s “research” we are open to being queried about it.
If you’re interested in writing for the Fall 2015 edition of the BRJ, a query is the simplest way to start: send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org describing your idea for an article, a few sentences about your topic, a rough idea of where you expect the investigation or analysis to go, and if possible give a guess as to the length. (BRJ articles are typically 2,000 to 6,000 words long, but this is not a hard limit by any means.) Please also include in your query how you became interested in the topic and any qualifications you have to research it, and what sources you might draw on to complete the research.
If you have a completed paper or near-completed manuscript, please write me for the writers guidelines which will give you more information on how to format the submission and where to email it (hint: JournalSubs@sabr.org).
The peer review process can take months to complete, so the sooner we receive a paper, the sooner we can start the process. There is no single firm “deadline” but I would expect most papers received before April 1 have a good chance to make it into the fall issue, whereas those arriving in May might be cutting it close, and by June the issue will likely be full or only have a few slots left.
— Cecilia M. Tan
SABR Publications Editor
- Related link: Click here for SABR.org’s Publications section, which includes the SABR Style Guide, Submission Guidelines, Tips for Prospective Authors, and more.
SABR member Karl Cicitto had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Sandlock, age 99, baseball’s oldest living former major-league player, on Sunday, March 1. The resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, answered questions in a clear and gentle tone. This article was originally posted at SmokyJoeWood.com, the Connecticut SABR Chapter’s website.
Mike, you singled and scored in your first at-bat for the Boston Braves in 1942. Were you nervous?
I just felt lucky to have a major league uniform, you know? I pinch hit in that game. That was the year that I batted 1.000.
Casey Stengel was your manager. Did you see him as a great manager at the time?
A lot of the time he did not have a good club. When you don’t have the horses, nothing you can do. He was more comedian than manager. He enjoyed managing the Braves. He was all right to play for.
You caught for the Montreal Royals in 1947 and 1948. Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe were your teammates. How were the black players treated?
Campy got big-headed later in life with the $10 cigars, the four marriages, the big boat and big car, and that surprised me because I didn’t see him that way when he was younger. Don Newcombe was a helluva pitcher. He just needed a little direction sometimes. I tried to help these guys as I tried to help all the younger players. If I could I would. When Jackie Robinson came up I was in spring training with the Dodgers in Florida, and we went to Cuba, too, and there was a rhubarb and the petition, too. But all that stuff never concerned me. I grew up with black guys and they were good guys and good ballplayers, too. I never had a problem. I also played golf with Jackie Robinson and he was a good golfer. He was a great athlete, the kind who could be good at anything.
To read the full article, click here.
To learn more about Mike Sandlock, visit his SABR/Baseball-Reference Encyclopedia page.
SABR member Mark Halfon of Brooklyn, New York, was selected as the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winner of the Special Libraries Association’s Baseball Caucus. Halfon was selected for his book Tales From the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the Wildest Times in Baseball History (Potomac Books).
The runner-up was SABR member Bill Madden’s 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever (Da Capo Press). For more information, visit baseball.sla.org.
Five new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 3,077 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- Rube Bressler, by Stephen V. Rice
- Slow Joe Doyle, by Stephen V. Rice and Ronald L. Rice
- Jim Golden, by Mark Simon
- Frank Heifer, by Brian Engelhardt
- Pat Simmons, by Bill Nowlin
All new biographies can be found here: /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 /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:
- April 11, 1907: Reds inaugurate Opening Day tradition with exciting win, by Mike Lackey
- August 3, 1924: Cyclone Joe Williams leads Royal Giants to victory, by Stephen V. Rice
- May 26, 1963: Orioles’ Wes Stock wins both games of doubleheader, by Tony Valley
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 Lowell I. Hinkle, 78, of Perrysburg, Ohio, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Toledo after a brief illness. He joined SABR in 1997 and was active in the Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter. Born on July 26, 1936, in Toledo to Burton and Wanda (Rinehart) Hinkle, Lowell graduated high school from Anthony Wayne where he excelled in both baseball and basketball. He began working for Bostwick Braun in 1955 and became Vice President of transportation in 1988, retiring in 1997. During those years, he taught courses at the University of Toledo in Motor Carrier and Air Transportation. He was past president of the Toledo Transportation Club; the Delta Nu Alpha Professional Transportation Fraternity; and the Toledo Maumee Valley Shipper’s Association. He was also a member of the National Industrial Traffic League and the National Management Association, and active with the Monclova Homecoming Committee, the Monclova Muskrats Vintage Baseball Team, the Maumee Little League, Perrysburg Baseball League, and a 50-year member of Rubicon Masonic Lodge. Lowell is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, daughters, Lisa (Richard) Leggett, Lori (George) Brenner, Luan (Nicholas III) Scott; stepson Steven Savage; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Madonna. Funeral services were held Thursday March 5 at Walker Funeral Home with interment at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Lowell I. Hinkle Anthony Wayne Baseball Scholarship Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank. Online condolences may be given at walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Minutes from the Board of Directors meeting on February 7-8, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, have now been posted on the SABR website.
You can view all past minutes of SABR Board meetings by going to the page below:
Or you can go to the Members’ Info page and click on “Org. files”, then “Board Minutes” to view the minutes.
- 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:
- Announcing the 2015 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- In Memoriam: Joe Simenic, SABR founding member
- Download SABR’s newest 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
- Dorothy Seymour Mills: Reflections on a life in baseball research
- Check out finalists for the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award
- SABR 45: Join us for a special concert with The Baseball Project
- Students: Apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 45 in Chicago
- Register now for 2015 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: /content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Mike Armstrong||Trumbull, CT||Karl Kooistra||Chicago, IL|
|Rick Bates||Croton on Hudson, NY||William Lewis||Windermere, FL|
|Dave Brock||Fitchburg, WI||William Mallios||San Diego, CA|
|Jeffrey Diamond||Chicago, IL||Micah Malouf||Lubbock, TX|
|Hawkins DuBois||Los Angeles, CA||Sandy McKenzie||University Place, WA|
|Richard Farrell||Ottawa, IL||Kevin Moore||Pasadena, CA|
|Jim Furtado||Somerset, MA||Steve Palmisano||Albuquerque, NM|
|Pete Gilbert||Havertown, PA||Cory Renois||Belleville, IL|
|Dan Gilmartin||Winter Springs, FL||Dan Roche||Andover, MA|
|James Goldstein||Williamsville, NY||Chris Schreiner||East Aurora, NY|
|John Hatch||Bothell, WA||Steve Sirk||Dublin, OH|
|Joe Hawkins||Batesville, MS||Jason Smith||New York, NY|
|Jen Hosker||Derry, NH||Douglas Warshaw||New York, NY|
|Alex Jacobs||Aurora, OH||Dee Witt||Odessa, TX|
|John Kalns||San Antonio, TX||Will Young||Minneapolis, MN|
Here are the new SABR research committee newsletters published this week:
- Biographical Research: January/February 2015
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
There were no new regional chapter updates published this week.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- March 7: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Richfield, MN)
- March 7: 12th annual Southern Association Conference (Birmingham, AL)
- March 7: Talkin’ Baseball: David Hubler (Columbia, MD)
- March 11-14: NINE Conference/Seymour Medal Banquet (Tempe, AZ)
- March 11: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- March 12-14: 2015 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
- March 12: Bergino: “Joe Black: More Than a Dodger” with Martha Jo Black (New York, NY)
- March 14: Connie Mack Chapter meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- March 16: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting (Houston, TX)
- March 17: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- March 18: Rocky Mountain Chapter 100th consecutive monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- March 18: Baseball Industry Network Grapefruit League Meet-Up (Bradenton, FL)
- March 19: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Atlanta, GA)
- 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 28: Baseball Reliquary: “Meal Tickets & Miracle Workers: Icons of Los Angeles Baseball” (Arcadia, CA)
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:
- Craig Muder: Caught on film: 1915 baseball game at Lord’s Cricket Ground in England (BaseballHall.org)
- Sean Forman: Where do baseball stats come from anyway? (LinkedIn)
- John Thorn: What’s your favorite baseball photograph? (Our Game)
- Michael J. Baumann: The human cost of the Cubs’ Kris Bryant decision (Grantland)
- Dan Rosenheck: Spring training stats matter — yes, they do (The Economist)
- Erik Ofgang: Renewed support for Doc Adams’ Hall of Fame bid (Connecticut Magazine)
- Paul Lukas: Giancarlo Stanton’s facemask-helmet is not the first (Uni Watch)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: Could Jonathan Lucroy be as good as Yadier Molina? (ACTA Sports)
- Ryan Whirty: Rediscovering the Colored Southern Baseball Association (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- David Kagan: The physics of going from first to third (The Hardball Times)
- Matthew Trueblood: Solution to Tommy John surgery problem does not exist (Baseball Prospectus)
- Dave Cameron: Why don’t certain teams trade with each other? (FoxSports.com)
- Phil Pepe: My dream game: Jackie Robinson’s Montreal Royals debut (The National Pastime Museum)
- Rich Westcott: Mickey Vernon Museum should be saved (Delaware County Times)
- Bill Lucey: When hope didn’t spring eternal for black ballplayers in Florida (The National Pastime Museum)
- Kevin Glew: Canada’s first major-league champions, the Tecumsehs (Cooperstowners in Canada)
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Originally published: March 6, 2015. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.