Live from the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, 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 8, 2019:
Can’t make it to Arizona for the SABR Analytics Conference? Visit SABR.org/analytics for full coverage of this exciting event that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community in 2019. You’ll feel like you’re wandering through the Hyatt Regency Phoenix with stories and multimedia clips from the great panel discussions and research presentations on our schedule, photo galleries, and much more.
Complete coverage of the SABR Analytics Conference, including a full schedule, can be found at SABR.org/analytics. We’ll be posting stories, photos, and multimedia clips online today and throughout the weekend. 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. The SABR Analytics Conference consists 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 2019 SABR Analytics Conference below:
- Registration: On-site registration is available in the Regency Ballroom Foyer (first floor) of the Hyatt beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8 and continuing through the conference.
- Hotel: Our host hotel is the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Visit phoenix.regency.hyatt.com or call (602) 252-1234 to learn more. Please note: The SABR group rate is no longer available.
- Digital program: Click here to download the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference digital program.
- Schedule: Click here for a detailed schedule.
- Speakers: Click here for a list of featured speakers.
- Research presentations: Click here to learn more about the research presentations.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Click here for the presentation schedule and participating schools in the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Click here to learn more about the Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Research Awards: Click here to learn more about the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award finalists.
- Networking Reception: Click here to sign up for the 2019 SABR Analytics Networking Reception with Baseball Industry Network.
- Sponsors: Click here to learn more about our sponsors.
Visit SABR.org/analytics for more information.
Join us for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, presented by MLB and KinaTrax, on Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
Here is some more information about our featured panels:
- The State of Analytics, with ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez, Baseball Info Solutions founder John Dewan, author and SABRcast host Rob Neyer, and SABR Board President Vince Gennaro (1:10 p.m., Friday, March 8)
- Liquid Analytics, with MLB Network analyst and former All-Star first baseman Carlos Peña (2:45 p.m., Friday, March 8)
- Keeping Data Flowing, with Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball, Joe Rosales of Baseball Info Solutions, and broadcaster Mike Ferrin (8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9)
- Training Pitchers, with Dr. Steven Cadavid of KinaTrax, Seth Daniels of Rapsodo, former major-league pitcher and coach Scott Radinsky, Eno Sarris of The Athletic, moderated by Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Steve Berthiaume (11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9)
- Statcast Year Five: Where Are We Now?, with MLB’s Greg Cain, Travis Petersen, Cory Schwartz, and Daren Willman (12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9)
- Lidar and Ground Truth Testing, with MLB Baseball Scientist Clay Nunnally (3:45 p.m., Saturday, March 9)
- Game Within a Game, with Emilee Fragapane of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dr. Lee Picariello of Mindful Athlete Training, Julian Volyn of TrinityVR, moderated by Rob Neyer (9:30 a.m., Sunday, March 10)
- Use of Analytics in Broadcast Media, with Eduardo Perez of ESPN, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Mike Ferrin (12:45 p.m., Sunday, March 10)
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
SABR is once again teaming up with the Baseball Industry Network for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Networking Reception, presented by KinaTrax, which will feature food, drinks and great opportunities to network with baseball professionals and other attendees from the conference.
The reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Admission to the welcome reception is included with your 2019 SABR Analytics Conference registration.
Members of the Baseball Industry Network can attend the reception separately for $32. To sign up for the Networking Reception at EventBrite, click here.
The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition beginning at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 8 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Arizona.
Here is a list of participating schools for the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the SABR Analytics Conference:
- Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
- Elon University (Elon, NC)
- Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
- Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (Richmond, VA)
- NYU-Tisch Institute for Global Sport (New York, NY)
- Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
- St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
- St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA)
- Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
- University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
- Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
- Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
The full presentation schedule can be found online at SABR.org/analytics/case.
Visit SABR.org/analytics/case to learn more.
2019 Seymour Medal winner Jane Leavy will receive her award at the banquet of the 26th annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tempe, Arizona.
The banquet includes the Seymour Medal ceremony, dinner, and the NINE keynote address by SABR member Curt Smith, the author of many baseball books, including most recently The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House, and a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.
To learn more about the NINE conference, or to view the full schedule, visit nineconference.com.
Leavy won the Seymour Medal — which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year — for The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, published by HarperCollins.
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.
SABR is pleased to announce that John G. Zinn’s Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark, published by McFarland & Co., has been selected as the winner of the Ron Gabriel Award in 2019.
Zinn, from Verona, New Jersey, is the chairman of the board of the New Jersey Historical Society. He also won the Gabriel Award in 2014 with Paul G. Zinn for Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn’s Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960. He will be honored at the SABR 49 convention, June 26-30, 2019, in San Diego.
The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. Eligible works include but are not limited to magazine and journal articles, previously unpublished chapters or articles in anthologies or other books with multiple authors, unpublished research papers, written versions of oral presentations, books, databases and websites.
Honorable mention was given to the following:
- David Krell, “September 18, 1941: The Aurora Borealis Game at Forbes Field,” SABR Games Project
- Steven C. Weiner, “October 4, 1955: Brooklyn Dodgers win first World Series as ‘Next Year’ finally arrives,” SABR Games Project
- Fred and Scott Kipp, The Last Yankee Dodger: Fred Kipp from Brooklyn to LA and the Bronx (self-published)
- J. Christopher Schutz, Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life (Rowman & Littlefield)
SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee established the 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.
Here are the nominees for the 2019 award, which will be presented at the committee’s annual meeting at the SABR 49 convention this summer in San Diego:
- Ila Borders
- Amanda Clement
- Lillian Hopkins
- Effa Manley
- Penny Marshall
- Rachel Robinson
- Justine Siegal
- Janet Marie Smith
- Connie Wisniewski
Add a brand-new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection this season:
The Team that Couldn’t Hit: The 1972 Texas Rangers
Edited by Steve West and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9438-1693-4, $29.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9438-1692-7, $9.99
414 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The Team That Couldn’t Hit for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the The Team That Couldn’t Hit paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.
We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 49 convention this summer in San Diego. Conference and hotel registration is now available at SABR.org/convention.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on the SABR 49 All-Inclusive Package, Early-Bird Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 49! We’re again offering a special All-Inclusive Package for the annual SABR convention. For the $369 all-inclusive rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 49 in San Diego (early-bird: $289; regular rate: $319)
— 1 ticket in the Upper Infield Reserved (1B) section to the Padres vs. Cardinals game on Friday, June 28 at Petco Park ($24 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 28 ($70 value)
— 1 exclusive SABR 49 convention logo lapel pin
— 2 complimentary Continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday mornings*
*The Continental breakfast benefit is only available when you register for the All-Inclusive Package.
Non-members can pay $399 for the All-Inclusive Package; the deadline to register is Monday, May 6, 2019.
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego of $224/night (single rate) or $254/night (double rate) is only available to registered convention attendees. After you register for the SABR 49 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate. If you do not receive your confirmation email after registering, please contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a limited number of rooms in our group block, so be sure to register for SABR 49 early!
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a meal, will feature the announcement of SABR’s annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor. One ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $70 when you register for SABR 49.
- Research presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 49. The deadline to submit your abstract was Sunday, February 24, 2019. Click here for complete details and application form.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 49 in San Diego. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2019.
Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more or to register for the SABR 49 convention.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school or college students to attend SABR 49 on June 26-30, 2019, in San Diego. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR.
- Download an application form: Click here to download a Yoseloff Scholarship form to attend SABR 49 in San Diego
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at email@example.com no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer.
SABRcast, which will launch around Opening Day in the spring of 2019, will feature insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
Two new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,837 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproj/recent
- Search for any SABR biography: You can now visit sabr.org/bioproj_search to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. You can also browse all of these BioProject categories and a lot more, including 300-game winners, Hall of Famers, 1960s All-Stars, or Negro Leaguers, at our Browse page: sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
- Read all bios from From Spring Training to Screen Test book online: In From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors, published by SABR in 2018 and edited by Rob Edelman and Bill Nowlin, we told the stories of the stars and supporting players on baseball diamonds who also became stars and supporting players in the movies, on Broadway, in vaudeville and, eventually, on television and in concert halls. All of the biographies in From Spring Training to Screen Test are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject. Click here to download a free e-book edition or get 50% off the paperback edition of From Spring Training to Screen Test.
Five new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- April 18, 1929: Babe Ruth celebrates ‘honeymoon’ with a home run, by Chad Osborne
- September 28, 1943: George Kell debuts in Connie Mack’s all-rookie lineup, by Stephen V. Rice
- September 28, 1948: Cleveland celebrates Good Old Joe Earley Night, by Joseph Wancho
- September 2, 1970: Expos topple Pirates on John Boccabella walk-off home run, by Gary Belleville
- July 26, 2013: Ohlendorf’s pitching, Zimmerman’s walk-off homer lift Nationals over Mets, by Laura H. Peebles
- 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.
- Read all stories from the Pittsburgh Pirates greatest games book at the SABR Games Project: In Moments of Joy and Heartbreak: 66 Significant Episodes in the History of the Pittsburgh Pirates, published by SABR in 2018 and edited by Jorge Iber and Bill Nowlin, we explored some of the most memorable games in Bucs history. All of the stories from Moments of Joy and Heartbreak can now be found online at the SABR Games Project. Click here to read all of the game stories from this book. To download your free e-book copy or order the paperback edition with a 50% discount, click here.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
There is no new show this week, but you can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more.
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.
Our buffet of baseball commentators include Andie Giafaglione, Thom Henninger, Chuck Hildebrandt, Stuart Shea, and host Jim Walker. Each podcast runs about 20-25 minutes, a length which fits quite nicely as a quick listen into your own lunch schedule.
- Listen now to the February 2019 episode: Our buffet of baseball commentators share some Spring Training reflections; look at possible changes to the national pastime to help it pass the time more quickly; and conclude, as always, with our last bites. (25:07)
You can now listen to Baseball Buffet on your favorite podcast apps! Have every episode delivered each month fresh, hot and spicy, just the way you like it, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, and such popular aftermarket apps as The Podcast App (Android & iOS); and Overcast, Castro, and RSSRadio (all iOS only). Just open your preferred app, search for “Baseball Buffet”, and subscribe today to listen. Each new monthly episode will be delivered to your podcast app the second it’s released. Plus, every previous episode of Baseball Buffet will always be there for you whenever the hunger for hardball talk strikes. And you can always enjoy the show on your computer by visiting SoundCloud.com and searching for Baseball Buffet.
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:
- SABR announces 2019 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Jane Leavy’s The Big Fella wins 2019 SABR Seymour Medal
- Dick Cramer to be honored with 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award
- Ben Rose joins SABR as Director of Development
- Learn more about the 2019 SABR Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference in Cooperstown
- In Memoriam: Frank Robinson
- Check out highlights and photos from 2019 SABR Day
- Read SABR biographies of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019
- SABR member Jayson Stark wins 2019 J.G. Taylor Spink Award
- SABR Digital Library: 1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes
- 2019 Larry Ritter Book Award nominees announced
- The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2019
- SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
- SABR presents 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards to Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado
- Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2019
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- Listen to interviews at the SABR Oral History Collection website
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Sophia Maria Andricopulos||Chapel Hill, NC||Juan Lopez||Miramar, FL|
|Gene Baccaglini||Columbia, MD||Yoshiki Masaki||Tokyo, JPN|
|Robert Bergeson||Sherman Oaks, CA||Joe Mayer||Easton, PA|
|Walter Biskupski||Indianapolis, IN||James McEneany||Sayville, NY|
|Taylor Figliozzi||Garden City, NY||Mac McKinnie||La Jolla, CA|
|Vincent Gutierrez||Carson, CA||Mike Monson||El Cerrito, CA|
|Eli Hays||Phoenix, AZ||Dean Neubauer||Horseheads, NY|
|Jason Henry||Cedar Rapids, IA||Terrance Shivers||Columbus, OH|
|Thomas Holmes||Hudson, FL||Richard Shouse||Athens, GA|
|Aaron Hutchison||Minneapolis, MN||Creg Stephenson||Theodore, AL|
|Thomas Johnston||Englewood, OH||David Tofani||Whitehall, PA|
|Wayne Kermode||Amityville, NY||Navneet Vishwanathan||Washington, DC|
|Stephen Kerr||Austin, TX||Brandon Weaver||Grand Bay, AL|
|Chaehyun Lim||Busan, JPN||David Zack||Henderson, NV|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Detroit Chapter: March 2019 newsletter (Detroit, MI)
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: March 2019 newsletter (Chicago, IL)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- March 8-10: 2019 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
- March 9: SABR Seymour Medal banquet at NINE Conference (Tempe, AZ)
- March 11: SABR Board of Directors spring meeting (Phoenix, AZ)
- March 11: Casey Stengel Chapter meeting (New York, NY)
- March 13: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- March 16: Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapter monthly lunch (Folsom, CA)
- March 16: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington Chapter meeting (Lexington, KY)
- March 18: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- March 18: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- March 19: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- March 19: Bergino: “After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets” (New York, NY)
- March 20: Seymour-Mills Chapter meeting (Naples, FL)
- March 20: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly lunch (Denver, CO)
- March 20: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- March 21: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” monthly meeting (Sandy Springs, MD)
- March 23: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter meeting and Black Sox Scandal panel (Middletown, CT)
- March 26: Jack Graney Chapter meeting (Akron, OH)
- March 27: Banks-Bragan DFW Chapter spring meeting (Arlington, TX)
- March 27: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” monthly meeting (Tucker, GA)
- March 28: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter Opening Day meet-up (Burlington, VT)
- March 30: “Boys of Summer” historic cemetery baseball tour (Atlanta, GA)
- March 30: Jim Tootle: “We Shall Remember Them: Hank Gowdy” presentation (Columbus, OH)
- March 30: Hanlan’s Point Chapter spring meeting (London, ON)
- March 31: South Florida Chapter meeting (Coral Gables, FL)
- March 31: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter spring meeting (Burlington, VT)
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:
- Tyler Kepner: Even as Tom Seaver’s health deteriorates, his legacy remains true (New York Times)
- Ben Lindbergh/Rob Arthur: What we learned from our unprecedented access to 73,000 never-before-seen MLB scouting reports (The Ringer)
- WDET: Effort under way to save Hamtramck Stadium with help from Jack White (WDET)
- Ted Berg: MLB needs catchers in spring training, but doesn’t want to pay them (USA Today)
- Ginny Searle: Could Mike Trout’s amazing rookie season have happened in MLB today? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Gerald Schifman: How teams are maximizing minor-league options (Baseball Prospectus)
- Ken Rosenthal: Outsiders turned insiders are bringing a fresh, unconventional approach to pitching (The Athletic)
- Sahadev Sharma: What’s cooking in the Cubs’ Pitch Lab? (The Athletic)
- Bryan Grosnick: Which teams should try the ‘Opener’ in 2019? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Rob Mains: Why roster turnover has skyrocketed in MLB (Baseball Prospectus)
- Mark Simon: Running on Bryce Harper’s arm (ACTA Sports)
- Nate Taylor: The often-forgotten legacies of the Negro Leagues’ three female players (The Athletic)
- Bob Collins: Ila Borders walks with baseball’s greats (Minnesota Public Radio)
- David Kagan: The physics of fungoes (The Hardball Times)
- Jeff Kallman: Eight million New Yorkers called him ‘Marvelous Marv’ (Throneberry Fields Forever)
- David Gottlieb: Mariners analytics team is changing the game (MLB.com)
- Tom Shieber: Baseball on the Saturday Evening Post cover (Baseball Researcher)
- Shane Tourtellotte: The Drysdale and Hershiser streaks in parallel (The Hardball Times)
- John Paschal: The dimensions of nostalgia: an account of how it is (The Hardball Times)
- Paul Moehringer: A different way to present historical lineups (The Hardball Times)
- Jayson Jenks: Why do baseball managers wear uniforms and when did football coaches stop wearing suits? (The Athletic)
- Nick Vossbrink: Production changes at Topps (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Uncommon common: Dave Hoskins (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Jewels in the Dross (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally published: March 8, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.