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This Week in SABR: May 17, 2024

This Week in SABR: May 17, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, May 17, 2024.
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Top Headlines

SABR 52: Research Presentations
Free Rapsodo course offered with Analytics Certification purchase in May
Virtual registration now open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Read articles online from Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal
Call for papers: 2024 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
Submit candidate statements for vacant Board seat by May 17

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

SABR 52 convention logo

SABR 52: Research Presentations

The full list of research presentations during SABR 52 in Minneapolis is now available online at Abstracts and presenter bios, along with the complete schedule of events, will be available soon.

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.

Member Benefit Spotlight: What to expect at SABR 52

To highlight key benefits of your SABR membership, read this month’s SABR Member Benefit Spotlight, an email series that identifies and explains some of the most valuable features of your membership. With just three months until our annual SABR 52 convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, watch a short video to learn how to register online so you don’t miss out on our early bird deadline!

Click here to read the full announcement at

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.

Spring 2024 SABR Baseball Research Journal

Read articles online from Spring 2024 Baseball Research Journal

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/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference logo

Call for papers: 2024 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center have announced a call for papers for the sixth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, scheduled as a virtual event for September 20-22, 2024.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 200 words, along with contact information and a short biography, by July 1, 2024, to Leslie Heaphy.

Registration information will be available soon at

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

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

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: Rick Sutcliffe, Ebbets Field, Nolan Arenado

New Oral History interview: Dave Righetti

  • Dave Righetti, former All-Star pitcher and longtime pitching coach
    Recorded May 9, 2024, by John McMurray

Visit to find more interviews from the SABR Oral History Collection.

6 new stories published at SABR BioProject

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

8 new stories published at SABR Games Project

Read all game stories from new Ebbets Field book online

All game stories from the SABR Digital Library book, Ebbets Field: Great, Historic, and Memorable Games in Brooklyn’s Lost Ballpark, are now available to read online at the SABR Games Project. Here are the new articles posted 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.

Bud Bannon Seattle, WA     William Jones Augusta, KY
Noah Bottrell Clinton, MS     Christopher Lenaghan Queens, NY
Bob Bradt Mendota Heights, MN     Florence Lubash-Arduino Syracuse, NY
Brian Charlton Donora, PA     Tim Melvin Bonita Springs, FL
Dalton Cozart Commerce Twp, MI     Eric Nelson New Brighton, MN
Brendan Driscoll Braintree, MA     Billy Reilly New York, NY
John Ezell Nashville, TN     Roger Selin Tyler, TX
Rolando Guerrero Monterrey, MEX     Beau Stubblefield-Tave Chicago, IL
Timothy Hadlock Culpeper, VA     Jacob Thiem Dublin, OH
Michael Hicks Stevenson, AL     Andre Watkins Rocklin, CA
Efe Ilgar New York, NY     Clare Wolk Brooklyn, NY
Wade Johnson Portland, OR     Besnik Zekiri Chicago, IL

SABR Events Calendar

The Clyde Sukerforth Chapter (NH/ME), jointly with the Gardner-Waterman Chapter (VT), presents John Cerilli in a virtual Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, May 20, 2024. All baseball fans are invited to attend. John is a SABR member and docent at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. His baseball travels are extensive, and he will give a presentation entitled “Take Me Out to the Ballpark" with his review and rankings of all 30 current MLB ballparks.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • May 20: Clyde Sukeforth (ME/NH) Chapter meeting with John Cerilli (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 20: Pee Wee Reese (KY) Chapter meeting with Jason Schwartz and Russ Speiller (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 22: New SABR Member Experience Meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 23: Larry Dierker (TX) Chapter meeting with David Jerome (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • May 25: Mathewson-Plank (PA) Chapter book club meeting (10:00 a.m. EDT)
  • May 26: Baltimore Babe Ruth (MD) Chapter meeting with Zak Ford (7:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • 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)
  • May 21: Bob Davids Chapter Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
  • May 21: Jerry Grillo/Adam Lazarus author event (Alpharetta, GA)
  • May 25: Dayton Chapter book club meeting (Dayton, OH)
  • May 25: Hanlan’s Point Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Guelph, ON)

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:

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: May 17, 2024. Last Updated: May 17, 2024.