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This Week in SABR: May 12, 2023

This Week in SABR: May 12, 2023

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, May 12, 2023.
Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines
SABR 51: Ozzie Guillén to speak at 2023 Chicago convention
Win free registration to the next 5 SABR conventions
Check out highlights from Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference
Louisiana students receive 2023 scholarships through SABR Local Grants
Watch a replay of Ballpark Figures with Louis Moore
3 days left to apply for SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarships

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

SABR 51: Ozzie Guillén

SABR 51: Ozzie Guillén to speak at 2023 Chicago convention

We’re excited to announce Chicago White Sox television analyst Ozzie Guillén as a featured speaker at SABR’s 51st annual convention on July 5-9, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Guillén is currently a White Sox studio analyst for NBC Sports Chicago and a former major-league player and manager. He was a shortstop for 16 seasons from 1985 to 2000 and an American League Rookie of the Year and Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipient. In 2005, he managed the White Sox to their first World Series championship in 88 years and became the first Latino manager in major-league history to win a Series title. He also managed the Miami Marlins in 2012 before joining ESPN Deportes in 2013 and NBC Sports Chicago in 2019.

Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.

Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists at SABR 51.

SABR 51 in Chicago

SABR 51: Win free registration to the next 5 SABR conventions!

This summer at SABR 51 in Chicago, SABR will welcome the 20,000th national convention attendee in its history. To celebrate this significant milestone, one lucky SABR 51 attendee will win FREE registration for the next five SABR conventions — including hotel accommodations — beginning in 2024!

To be eligible for the Celebrating 20K Raffle, you simply need to be an active SABR member, sign up for a full SABR 51 convention registration (either all-inclusive or regular registration rate), and pick up your registration packet at the convention registration check-in area at the Palmer House Hilton hotel during the convention.

Visit to learn more about SABR 51.

Click here for a multimedia look back at SABR’s convention history.

SABR's Bob Bailey speaks at a podium during the 2023 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Photo: Dixie Tourangeau)

Check out highlights, photos from Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference

The 14th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference was held on April 28-29, 2023, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

The 2023 conference was highlighted by a keynote address from author Jonathan Popovich, along with a panel discussion on baseball’s 19th-century color line with Richard Hershberger, Peter Mancuso, Brian Sheehy, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a 19th-century artifact session with Robert Mayer, Gary Passamonte, and Popovich; a Member Spotlight interview of Robert Mayer by Bob Bailey; plus research presentations and a Sunday morning vintage baseball game at Doubleday Field.

Click here for more highlights and photos at

From left to right, Richard Dempsey, Marcellus Savoie, Davis Hebert, and Richard Cuicchi are pictured in May 2023. Savoie and Hebert are students at Jesuit High School in New Orleans who received scholarship awards in a baseball essay contest established by the local SABR chapter.

Louisiana students receive 2023 scholarships through SABR Local Grants

Marcellus Savoie and Davis Hebert, eighth-grade students at Jesuit High School in New Orleans have been awarded $125 scholarships by the Schott-Pelican (Louisiana) Chapter through the SABR Local Grants program.

The Louisiana chapter received one of five SABR Local Grants in 2023 to establish a new essay contest and scholarship award at Jesuit High School. The scholarship money has been applied as a credit to the students’ school tuition accounts.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Campaign for Baseball Research

Join SABR’s Campaign for Baseball Research!

We say it right in our name: Society for American Baseball RESEARCH.

Research is at the heart of what we do as an organization. SABR’s online Research Collection and array of Research Resources are major sources of pride and a key component in our vision of becoming the essential community for the world of baseball.

This spring, we invite you to join the Campaign for Baseball Research. Our goal is to raise $60,000 to expand, maintain, and preserve SABR’s Research Collection and Research Resources for current and future generations of baseball enthusiasts. We will use your best gift of $150, $300, $500, or $1,000 to better serve our growing membership base, attract more attention for our research, and offer new tools to all corners of the worldwide baseball community.

To donate or learn more about the Research Collection projects and improvements to our Research Resources, assets, and tools that will be funded by a successful campaign, visit

Second course in SABR Analytics Certification program now available

In 2022, we launched the SABR Analytics Certification program, an online, on-demand curriculum offering professional development and learning opportunities for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge relating to baseball analytics.

The second course in the program, Level Two – Advanced Analytics in Baseball, is now available!

SABR members save $55 on both available courses (and future courses), so we hope you’ll check out these exciting opportunities at

2023 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

3 days left to apply for SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarships

SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its 15th annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest in 2023. 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. The deadline to apply has been extended until May 15, 2023.

Visit to learn more about our annual School Library Grants, High School Essay Contest, and Art Contest.

Dr. Louis Moore (Grand Valley State University)

Watch a replay of Ballpark Figures with Louis Moore

SABR’s Ballpark Figures is a monthly interview series hosted by award-winning writer Shakeia Taylor. On Thursday, May 4, our guest was Dr. Louis Moore, an author and Professor of History at Grand Valley State University.

To learn more, visit

Call for papers: 2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center have announced a call for papers for the fifth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2023, at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois.

The 2023 conference will be a hybrid event, with panels and presentations on Zoom and a dinner banquet and golf outing in Rockford, Illinois. Registration information will be available soon. Please submit abstracts of approximately 200 words, along with contact information and a short biography, by June 30, 2023, to Leslie Heaphy at

Click here to read the full announcement at

Change to SABR’s mailing address

In an effort to more efficiently serve our members, SABR has added a PO Box to receive mail. The new mailing address for membership dues, donations, and other printed materials is: Society for American Baseball Research, PO Box 1715, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Phone lines for the SABR staff remain unchanged. Please contact a member of the staff for more details or questions.

Click here to read the full announcement at

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

SABRcast #213: Michael Lewis

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. Episode #213 on Monday, May 8 featured Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, selected as one of SABR’s top 50 baseball books of the past 50 years in 2021. Visit to listen to the full episode or subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks.

SABR Research Collection updates

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

SABR Research Collection: Andújar Cedeño, Pedro Martínez, Terry Pendleton

7 new stories published at the SABR BioProject

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject or to get involved.

6 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

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

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

Willie Mays: Five Tools, edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks

Willie Mays: Five Tools
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks

Visit to download any SABR Digital Library e-book for free or save 50% off the paperback edition.

Recent Highlights

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

New Members

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

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Chris Ángel Burnsville, MN     Louis Moore Grand Rapids, MI
Zachary Besler Richmond, BC     Chrystal OKeefe Indianapolis, IN
Kyle Bushman Mount Vernon, MO     Drew Pomeroy Raleigh, NC
Brian Charlton Donora, PA     Geoffrey Reiss Chappaqua, NY
Clint Corson Warrensburg, MO     Jarred Salinas Beaumont, TX
Matt Garvey Florissant, MO     Roozbeh Taeed Austin, TX
Ryan Gawryszewski Killeen, TX     Michael Van Laar Sparta Twp, NJ
David Kelley Dallas, TX        

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Deadball Era Committee will host its next Book Talk virtual meeting at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 15, 2023. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

Our guest is David Fleitz, award-winning author of 10 books on baseball history, including biographies of Deadball Era stars Napoleon Lajoie, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Eddie Cicotte. His newest book, to be published in September 2023, is Schnozz: The Baseball Life of Ernie Lombardi.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • May 15: SABR Board of Directors conference call (5:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 15: Northern New England Chapter meeting with Dan Schlossberg (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 15: Halsey Hall (MN) Chapter research committee meeting (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • May 15: Deadball Era Book Talk: David Fleitz (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 17: New SABR Member Experience meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 20: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington (KY) Chapter meeting with Paul Semendinger (1:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • May 13: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
  • May 13: “Last Comiskey” film screening (Chicago, IL)
  • May 13: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
  • May 13: Larry Dierker (TX) Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Sugar Land, TX)
  • May 16: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
  • May 18: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
  • May 20: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
  • May 20: Bob Davids Chapter ballgame/meet-up at Nationals Park (Washington, DC)
  • May 20: Choo-Choo Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Chattanooga, TN)
  • May 20: Oklahoma Chapter meeting (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • May 21: Elysian Fields Chapter brunch (Mountainside, NJ)
  • May 21: Goose Goslin Chapter meet-up (Cherry Hill, NJ)

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 12, 2023. Last Updated: May 12, 2023.