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This Week in SABR: May 10, 2024

This Week in SABR: May 10, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, May 10, 2024.
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Top Headlines

Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal is on its way!
SABR 52: Join us in Minneapolis for Umpires Panel
Free Rapsodo course offered with Analytics Certification purchase
Virtual registration now open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Contribute to SABR’s Four Pillars Fund
Submit candidate statements for vacant Board seat by May 17

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

Spring 2024 SABR Baseball Research Journal

Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal is on its way!

With an original cover illustration of Birmingham’s Rickwood Field designed by SABR member Gary Cieradkowski, we hope you enjoy the e-book edition of the Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal! The e-book edition was sent to all SABR members on Monday, May 6. Anyone who has subscribed to the print edition should receive their copy in the mail in the next 2-4 weeks.

We hope you enjoy reading the Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal!

SABR 52 Featured Speakers: Emma Charlesworth-Seiler, Jeff Nelson, Tim Tschida

SABR 52 in Minneapolis: Umpires Panel

We hope you’ll join us for SABR’s 52nd annual convention on August 7-11, 2024, in Minneapolis, Minnesota! We’re excited to announce our Umpires Panel:

  • Emma Charlesworth-Seiler, Minor League Umpire, 2017-2022
  • Jeff Nelson, Major League Umpire, 1997-2023
  • Tim Tschida, Major League Umpire, 1985-2012

Click here to learn more about our Featured Speakers at SABR 52, including Hall of Famers Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Bert Blyleven, and Jim Kaat, Twins executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, former pitchers LaTroy Hawkins and Glen Perkins, and more.

SABR 52 will be the most accessible and social experience we’ve ever organized as we emphasize SABR’s ability to unite all of us in baseball fellowship, so sign up today to join us! All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Early-bird registration discounts end on June 7, 2024.

Visit to learn more.

SABR x Rapsodo Analytics Certification bundle

Free Rapsodo course offered with SABR Analytics Certification purchase

It’s time to take your skills to the next level with two of the most trusted names in baseball analytics! SABR is excited to partner with Rapsodo, a leading innovator in baseball technology and data analysis, on a limited time offer:

That’s $395 in added value with the purchase of any SABR Analytics Certification course. 

Click here to read the full announcement at

2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Virtual registration now available for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

For the first time ever, SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference on June 6-9, 2024, is being hosted as a hybrid event. While in-person attendees will enjoy this year’s conference at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, we are excited to introduce a new virtual registration option.

Virtual registration gives you the opportunity to experience the Malloy, the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of Black baseball history, from the comfort of your own home for just $75. All panels and presentations held at the Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater on Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 will be available via Zoom livestream. It’s a fantastic way to see what the Malloy Conference is all about and we hope you’ll take advantage.

Full and single-day registration is available for a discounted rate before May 24. In-person attendees will also have an opportunity to view the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball.

Visit to learn more or to register.

SABR Four Pillars Fund

Contribute to SABR’s Four Pillars Fund

Research – Preservation – Scholarship – Future of the Game. These are the four pillars on which SABR stands as an organization.

Each pillar represents one of our organizational values and the support of donors like you makes a significant impact on our ability to fortify our foundation while also fulfilling SABR’s vision of becoming the essential community for the world of baseball.

This spring, we ask you to contribute to the FOUR PILLARS FUND. Our goal is to raise $65,000 during this campaign to strengthen each of our four pillars by supporting baseball research, committing to preservation, furthering the reach of our scholarship, and building a bridge to the future of the game.

To donate or learn more about SABR’s Four Pillars Fund and the existing efforts and exciting new initiatives that will be funded by a successful campaign, visit

Local Grant update: The Impact of the MLB Pitch Clock

Scott Lehrfeld, Zeyu Jin, and Naga Sai Venkata Srinesh Chowdary Kommana of George Washington University were the recipients of a SABR Local Grant in 2024 for their Capstone Research Analytics Project on “The Impact of the MLB Pitch Clock.” Through SABR’s Schott-Pelican Chapter in New Orleans, the students each received a one-year student SABR membership and a one-year subscription to FanGraphs to help sponsor their research.

Justin Soniat, a member of the Schott-Pelican Chapter and a George Washington University alumnus, was the volunteer sponsor for the team, providing technical and content guidance. The students delivered their presentation at the Schott-Pelican Chapter meeting on Saturday, April 27.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Submit candidate statements for vacant Board seat by May 17

Allison Levin’s election as Vice President has created a vacancy for a Director’s seat, and a candidate will be appointed by the Board of Directors.

Any SABR member who is interested in filling the rest of that seat’s term — which begins at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at SABR 52 in August and runs until 2025 — should fill out the candidate statement form and send an email to Mark Armour. The deadline to submit a statement is May 17, 2024

Writing Opportunity: Korean Baseball

The SABR Editorial Board recently approved a new book project about the history and culture of Korean baseball. We are seeking authors and contributors on a variety of articles and topics, including the differences between KBO and MLB, the impact and experiences of foreign players within Korea, the corporate team ownership model, technological advances, and bios about significant players and other figures.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact editor Zac Petrillo. Click here to learn more about upcoming SABR projects.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Orlando Cepeda, Satchel Paige, Carl Erskine

5 new stories published at SABR Games Project

In addition, these stories from SABR’s Ebbets Field: Great, Historic, and Memorable Games in Brooklyn’s Lost Ballpark (2023), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, were posted online this week:

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

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

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

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

Visit to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback edition of all Digital Library books.

Recent Highlights

Here are some SABR headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Daniel Algattas Eastvale, CA     Deb Miller Washington, DC
Rebecca Cawyer OK City, OK     Jim Orlin Chestnut Hill, MA
Sang Cha Alloa, SCO     David Ostrowsky Boston, MA
Jack Chapel Potomac, MD     Brian Pulverenti Edgewater Park, NJ
Jerry Chen New York, NY     Patrick Ramos Chicago, IL
Brian Clegg Tabernacle, NJ     Connor Reese Apple Valley, MN
Chris Coop Howard Beach, NY     Derek Resio Tucson, AZ
Jonathan Drexler Phoenix, AZ     Manny Rodriguez Layton, UT
Levi Fender Tampa, FL     A.J. Tedesco McKeesport, PA
Gregory French Tulsa, OK     Reece Tolliver Morrow, OH
Jason Hochberg Fairfield, CT     Nathaniel Wagner Saint Louis Park, MN
Doug Krehbel Baltimore, MD     Jerome Williams Mission Viejo, CA
Matthew Lewis Olney, MD        

SABR Events Calendar

The Clyde Sukeforth Chapter (ME/NH), always in conjunction with the Gardner-Waterman Chapter (VT), presents Eric Vickrey at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 13, 2024. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Tonight, Eric will be discussing his newest book, Season of Shattered Dreams: Postwar Baseball, the Spokane Indians, and a Tragic Bus Crash That Changed Everything.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • May 13: Bob Broeg St. Louis (MO) Chapter meeting with Zak Ford (6:00 p.m. CDT)
  • May 13: Clyde Sukeforth (ME/NH) Chapter meeting with Eric Vickrey (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 13: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • May 14: Jerry Izenberg: “Larry Doby in Black and White” (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 14: Bud Metheny (VA) Chapter meeting with Jack Bales (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 14: 19th Century Speaker Series: Vincent Ciaramella (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 16: Larry Doby (SC) Chapter meeting with Eric Vickrey (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 16: Bay Area/Sacramento Chapter joint meeting with Jon Leonoudakis (7:00 p.m. PDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • May 11: Forbes Field Chapter meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • May 11: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
  • May 11: Ted Williams Chapter meeting (San Diego, CA)
  • May 11: Magnolia Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Lawrenceville, GA)
  • May 15: Roush-Lopez Tampa Bay Chapter meet-up (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • May 16: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
  • May 18: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
  • May 18: Halsey Hall Chapter spring meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
  • May 18: 19th Annual Southern Association Conference (Montgomery, AL)
  • May 18: Ken Keltner Chapter meeting (Milwaukee, WI)
  • May 18: Pacific Northwest Chapter meeting (Tacoma, WA)
  • May 18: Oklahoma Chapter meeting (Tulsa, OK)

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

Research Committee news

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Regional Chapter news

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Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web headlines

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

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Originally published: May 10, 2024. Last Updated: May 10, 2024.