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This Week in SABR: May 24, 2024

This Week in SABR: May 24, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, May 24, 2024. Please note: The SABR office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27. Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines

SABR 52: Poster Presentations
Free Rapsodo course offered with Analytics Certification purchase in May
Virtual registration now open for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Digital Library: 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants
All Four Pillars Fund donations matched, this week only
In Memoriam: Claudia Perry

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

SABR 52 convention logo

SABR 52: Poster Presentations

The full list of poster presentations that will be on display 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.

SABR x Rapsodo Analytics Certification bundle

1 week left for free Rapsodo course 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 Digital Library: 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants

SABR Digital Library: 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants

Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:

The 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants
Edited by Frederick C. Bush, Thomas Kern, and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-960819-25-3, $24.95
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-960819-24-6, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 209 pages

This book on the 1939 Negro National League II champion Baltimore Elite Giants is the seventh in a series of SABR books about great Negro League teams. It is the collaborative work of 31 SABR members who have collaboratively and diligently researched and written each article, and is dedicated to the memory of editor Frederick “Rick” Bush. SABR members can download the e-book edition for free or save 50% off the purchase of the paperback edition at

Click here to read the full announcement at

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

All donations matched, this week only

We are currently in the midst of our Four Pillars Campaign — signifying the four pillars on which SABR stands as an organization: Research, Preservation, Scholarship, and the Future of the Game. 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.

Thanks to one generous member, you now have the opportunity to DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION, this week only. founder and Henry Chadwick Award winner Sean Forman will match all contributions made through Tuesday, May 28, up to a grand total of $7,500.

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

SABR Board President Claudia Perry, center, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on June 28, 2002. At left is Boston Red Sox executive Marcita Thompson and at right is former Boston Braves player Sibby Sisti. (Courtesy of Bill Nowlin)

In Memoriam: Claudia Perry

Claudia Perry, who served as SABR’s first female and first Black president of the Board of Directors, died at the age of 64 on May 16 in Evanston, Illinois.

“She left SABR in a better position than she found it,” said former Board President Dick Beverage when Perry finished her term in 2003.

Perry first joined SABR in 1987 after she was assigned to cover the annual convention in Washington, DC. She was elected to the Board of Directors as Secretary in 1990 and appointed as Vice President in 1993 before serving one term as Board President from 2001 to 2003. She also served as co-chair of the Business of Baseball and Women in Baseball research committees.

Perry was a distinguished music and sports journalist for nearly 30 years with the Houston Post; The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey; and other newspapers. She served for 17 years on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s nominating committee and was once nominated for a Grammy Award. She was also one of the most popular champions in Jeopardy! history, appearing 11 times on the game show from 1996 to 2014. 

Click here to read the full announcement at

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: Randy Wolf, Toni Palermo, Adrián Beltré

4 new stories published at SABR BioProject

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

7 new stories published at SABR Games Project

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.

Alexander Bartl Arlington, VA     Edwin Offutt Cleveland, OH
Franco Castagliuolo Hollis, NH     Jacob Perry Elmhurst, IL
Brandon Clark Santa Monica, CA     Naomi Ryan Richmond, VA
Michael Clark Boston, MA     Preston Salisbury Starkville, MS
Jason Cooper University Heights, OH     Jared Sellers Elmore, AL
Glenda Greene Montgomery, TX     Lance Sprague Santa Cruz, CA
Bill Gruseck Las Vegas, NV     Khalid Talakshi Burlington, ON
Paul Japuntich Webster City, IA     David Welch Marietta, GA
Cassie Kilroy Thompson Clarksville, MD     Brian Williams Van Buren, AR
Jim Lopez University Place, WA        

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter will hold a virtual Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 30, 2024. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Our special guest will be Lee Kluck talking about his new book, Leave While the Party’s Good: The Life and Legacy of Baseball Executive Harry Dalton.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • 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)
  • May 28: Clyde Sukeforth (ME/NH) Chapter meeting with Steve Steinberg (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 28: Games and Simulations meeting with Steve Gardner (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 28: Ottawa (ON) Chapter meeting (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • May 30: Ken Keltner (WI) Chapter meeting with Lee Kluck (7:00 p.m. CDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • May 25: Dayton Chapter book club meeting (Dayton, OH)
  • May 25: Hanlan’s Point Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Guelph, ON)
  • May 28: Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Summerlin, NV)

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 24, 2024. Last Updated: May 24, 2024.