Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Please note: The SABR office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of May 25, 2018:
SABR is now accepting applications for the Chief Executive Officer position.
For complete details and criteria, visit the link below:
All materials should be emailed to email@example.com. Applications will begin being read on June 11, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We are pleased to announce the The Great One: The Life and Legacy of Roberto Clemente panel for the SABR 48 convention this summer in Pittsburgh.
The Roberto Clemente panel is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from PNC Park. The conference is open to all baseball fans, and registration is now available online. Click here to register!
Here is some more information about our featured speakers:
- Duane Rieder, Executive Director and Curator of the Roberto Clemente Museum and an accomplished photographer
- Danny Torres, writer for LatinoSports.com and LaVidaBaseball.com
- Moderator: Adrian Burgos Jr., Editor-in-Chief of La Vida Baseball and author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line
Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists at SABR 48 in Pittsburgh.
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
For more information on SABR 48, or to register, visit SABR.org/convention.
Single-day registration for SABR 48 is now available at SABR.org/convention.
The SABR 48 convention will be held June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Full registration or single-day registration can be purchased online by clicking here or on-site during convention registration hours beginning on Wednesday, June 20 at the Wyndham Grand hotel. Click here for complete details on SABR 48 registration rates.
The single-day rates for SABR 48 are:
- Thursday, June 21: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
- Saturday, June 23: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
The single-day rate includes admission to all SABR 48 convention panels, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Wyndham Grand hotel. Registration can be purchased on-site via cash, check, or credit card (sorry, no American Express accepted.) Please note: Admission to the SABR 48 Awards Luncheon, the Donors Breakfast, and the SABR 48 Ballpark Session at PNC Park are not included.
If you would like to join us for the SABR 48 “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session at PNC Park on Friday, June 22, you must be registered for SABR 48 (either full or single-day registration) AND have a Pirates game ticket to enter the ballpark early. Our guest speakers are expected to include Pirates Executive VP/General Manager Neal Huntington, Senior Director of Baseball Informatics Dan Fox, broadcaster Joe Block, former project executive with Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Thomas E. Kennedy, and more.
Bring a guest or spouse with the SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass: SABR members who wish to bring a guest or spouse to the ballpark session only on Friday, June 22 at PNC Park can purchase a SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass on-site during the convention for the low cost of $25, plus a Pirates game ticket. You must have both a convention badge and your Pirates game ticket in order to enter the ballpark early. Contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 48.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on SABR 48 registration rates. Or click here to register for SABR 48! Full conference and single-day registration is now available online. The regular registration rate is $279 for SABR members or $354 for non-members. Please note: The early-bird discount and all-inclusive package are no longer available.
- Hotel: Please note: Our special SABR room block of $149/night (plus tax) at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is now sold out! To find other hotels nearby, visit visitpittsburgh.com/hotels-resorts for more information. The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is located at 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a full 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 $60 when you register for SABR 48.
- A Day at the Ballpark: For the third year in a row and fourth time in five years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, June 22 at PNC Park. Special thanks to the Pirates for this great opportunity. Purchase of SABR 48 conference registration (full or single-day rates) AND a game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Guests and spouses can get in the ballpark early with purchase of a special SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass ($25) and a Pirates game ticket. Click here for more details.
- Schedule: Click here to find the detailed day-by-day schedule for SABR 48.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research presentations: Click here for the full list of research presentations.
- Poster presentations: Click here for abstracts and presenter bios for the SABR 48 poster presentations.
- Committee meetings: Click here for the schedule of research committee meetings at SABR 48.
- Transportation tips: Click here for suggestions on how to get around Pittsburgh and area attractions at SABR 48.
- Vendors Room: Click here to learn more about our vendors at SABR 48. If you would like to reserve a table in the Vendors Room, please contact Jeff Schatzki. Space is limited.
All SABR 48 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Pittsburgh area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes next month.
We hope to see you this summer in Pittsburgh!
Members of the host Forbes Field Chapter have compiled a list of transportation tips to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in the Steel City during the SABR 48 convention, June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 48 volunteer for assistance.
For more information on Pittsburgh’s award-winning restaurants, upcoming events, and other attractions, go to visitpittsburgh.com.
At SABR 48, stop by the How to Do Baseball Research table in the Vendors Room (King’s Garden Ballroom 5) at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh to ask questions of SABR researchers.
These informal Q&A sessions will be focused on baseball-oriented techniques and resources that are available to help you improve your research and writing. Whether you are an experienced SABR researcher or a first-time author, you can learn something new about information and tools — both online and off — that can help aid your baseball research.
Here is the schedule for the How to Do Baseball Research table:
- 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Thursday, June 21: SABR Director Bill Nowlin will be available to discuss SABR publications and answer questions related to SABR’s book projects
- 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Friday, June 22: SABR Vice President Leslie Heaphy will be available to discuss research resources and answer questions on improving your research techniques
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23: SABR Publications Director Cecilia Tan will be available to discuss the how to write for the Baseball Research Journal and participate in the BRJ’s peer-review process
To learn more about SABR 48, or to register, visit SABR.org/convention.
SABR Digital Library: Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies
Take a seat in the “purple row” and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Paul T. Parker
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9438-1677-4, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9438-1676-7, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 265 pages
Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies provides a look at the first 25 years (1993 through 2017) of the major-league baseball team in Denver, the Colorado Rockies. Included are essays on the birth of the Rockies and biographies of 24 of the most important players, managers, and club executives as selected by SABR’s Rocky Mountain Chapter. We added “ballpark bios” of the two fields the Rockies have called home: Mile High Stadium and Coors Field. In addition, 18 memorable and historic games are recapped here.
Including a foreword by beat writer Thomas Harding, who has covered the Rockies since 2000, and illustrated with more than 30 photos from the archives of the Colorado Rockies and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball A Mile High is the perfect addition to any Rocky Mountain baseball fan’s personal library.
This book is a production of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). More than three dozen SABR members contributed as authors, editors, fact-checkers, and pitched in with ideas to shape the book. Contributors include: Malcolm Allen, Eriel F. Barcenas, John Bauer, Thomas J. Brown Jr., Robert Brustad, Alan Cohen, Mike Cooney, Lauren Cronin, Richard Cuicchi, Kyle Eaton, Brian Engelhardt, Joy Hackenmueller, Thomas Harding, Paul Hofmann, Mike Huber, Ryan Keeler, Roger Kinney, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Alex Marks, Ed Meserko, Gwen Meserko, Chad Moody, Bill Nowlin, Paul T. Parker, John W. Paul Jr., Manny Randhawa, Carmen Reale, Ken Reed, Carl Riechers, Michael T. Roberts, Curt Smith, Alfonso L. Tusa C., Joseph Wancho, Kurt Wells, Brian Werner, Chris Williamson, Gregory H. Wolf, and Jack Zerby.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Major League Baseball A Mile High for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on Major League Baseball A Mile High paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks. For quicker delivery, please order at Amazon.com.)
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.
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. Visit SABR.org/ebooks for information on all SABR Digital Library books.
Good news! The Spring 2018 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered in early May.
- All articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal are now available to read online at SABR.org.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order the print edition of the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal.
To learn more about contributing to a future SABR publication, click here.
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 enjoy reading the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal!
Each year, SABR’s Nineteenth Century Research Committee selects its Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legend — a 19th century player, manager, executive or other baseball personality not yet inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Committee members vote to narrow down the ballot to 10 finalists, then all SABR members are eligible to cast a vote for the winner. The winner is announced at the Nineteenth Century Committee’s annual meeting at the SABR convention.
- 2018 finalists: Earlier this year, members of the Nineteenth Century Research Committee selected the finalists for the 2018 Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend. Click here to download a PDF with the finalists’ bios, compiled by project chair Adam Darowski and Joe Williams. Voting in the final election will run until May 28, and will be open to all SABR members.
- Vote now! Click here to access the 2018 ballot. All SABR members are eligible to vote in the election for this year’s Overlooked 19th Century Legend. You *MUST* select five candidates — ranking them from first choice to fifth choice — from among the candidates presented. You are only allowed to vote once. You are on the honor system to submit only one ballot. ALL BALLOTS MUST BE CAST PRIOR TO 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 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.
To submit a nomination for The Dorothy in 2019, please submit a letter of nomination (self or external); supporting letters; list of accomplishments with supporting documentation (including articles written by/about the candidate; book reviews for books written; links to organizations/tournaments/others that the candidate participated in or helped organize); awards received; or other achievements by September 4, 2018, to Dr. Leslie Heaphy by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at Dr. Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave., North Canton, OH 44720.
Eligible candidates include any person with a sustained involvement in women’s baseball or any woman with a longtime involvement in baseball in any fashion — player, umpire, writer, executive, team owner, scout, etc. Candidates do not have to be living; it can be awarded posthumously. Self-nominations are accepted. The winner will be selected by the Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.
To learn more about the legendary baseball historian Dorothy Seymour Mills, click here.
Four new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which — with the publication this week of our newest SABR Digital Library book, Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies — brings us to a total of 4,550 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Ray Herbert, by John Gabcik
- Ron Kline, by Bill Nowlin
- Hal Lanier, by David Krell
- Jumbo Brown, by David Krell
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 bios from SABR’s No-Hitters book: In SABR’s No-Hitters, edited by Bill Nowlin and published in 2017, we focused on pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. Naturally, we couldn’t present biographies of everyone who ever threw a no-hitter nor could we present Games Project accounts of all of them. From around 300 no-hitters thrown in the majors (out of over 213,000 games), we have selected 59 no-hitters to include, along with the biographies of the men who threw them. All of the biographies — from Hall of Famers such as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, and Randy Johnson to more obscure pitchers such as Larry Corcoran, Charlie Robertson, and Dallas Braden — that appeared in No-Hitters can now be read online at the SABR BioProject. More game summaries from the No-Hitters book will be posted at the SABR Games Project soon. You can also download the No-Hitters e-book for free or purchase the paperback edition at 50% off by clicking here.
Five new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- May 25, 1975: Dennis Eckersley shuts out world champion A’s in first major-league start, by Joseph Wancho
- October 2, 1978: Bucky Dent’s home run spurs Yankees to division title in AL East tiebreaker, by Joseph Wancho
- July 15, 1994: Albert Belle’s corked bat leads to suspension, by Joseph Wancho
- June 2, 2010: Blown call costs Tigers’ Armando Galarraga a perfect game, by Chad Moody
- August 19, 2011: Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off grand slam beats Phillies, by Steven C. Weiner
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Mike Huber. To request an assignment, please contact Steven C. Weiner. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors’ Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story started toward publication.
- 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 articles from SABR book on greatest games at Milwaukee’s County Stadium: In SABR’s From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published in 2016, we told the stories of memorable moments from the heart of the Badger State. All of the stories that appeared in this book are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project by clicking here.
Two new interviews were posted this week at the SABR Oral History Collection website. Here are the new interviews:
- Lowell Palmer, major-league pitcher from 1969-74
Recorded January 27, 2018, by Graham Womack
- Matt Underwood, Cleveland Indians broadcaster
Recorded October 31, 2017, by John McMurray
In addition, new PDF transcripts have recently been posted for these interviews:
- Buck O’Neil at the SABR 26 convention in Kansas City (1996)
- Joe Adcock (1967)
- Harry Eisenstadt (1992)
- Vedie Himsl (1992)
The SABR Oral History Collection, which launched in March 2018 at oralhistory.sabr.org, includes hundreds of interviews conducted with ballplayers (Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, Negro Leagues, AAGBBL), executives, scouts, authors, writers, broadcasters, and other figures of historical baseball significance. These interviews, some of which date back more than 50 years, were conducted by members of SABR’s Oral History Research Committee and were digitized through a collaboration with the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.
To listen to more interviews from the SABR Oral History Collection, visit oralhistory.sabr.org.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the 2018 season at its regular time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.
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.
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 CEO Marc Appleman announces resignation
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out new articles at the SABR Games and Simulations Committee website
- Heaphy, Lebowitz re-elected to Board; Armour elected as SABR Director
- SABR Digital Library: Moments of Joy and Heartbreak: 66 Significant Episodes in the History of the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Warren Corbett, Doron Goldman win 2018 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Awards
- Check out the SABR Bookshelf listings for Spring 2018
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- SABR announces 2018 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Jim Leeke’s From the Dugouts to the Trenches wins 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- SABR Style Guide now available in Spanish
- Save the date! 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- SABR Digital Library: From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors
- Help contribute to SABR Baseball Cards Committee encyclopedia project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Learn more about the SABR Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- 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.
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You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
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Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- SABR 48 committee meetings: Find the full schedule for SABR 48 committee meetings here
- Minor Leagues: Please give a warm welcome to George Pawlush as the new chair of the Minor Leagues Committee, replacing Joseph Wancho, who has ably served in that role since 2011. To learn more about the Minor Leagues Committee, click here.
- Women in Baseball: Spring 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Boston Chapter: May 21 meeting recap (Boston, MA)
- Juan Marichal Chapter: May 24 meeting recap (Santo Domingo, DOM)
- Larry Dierker Chapter: May 17 meeting/ballgame recap (Sugar Land, TX)
- Rabbit Maranville Chapter: April 23 meeting recap (Springfield, MA)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: Austin chapter celebrates Opening Day for Season 9 of BasebALZ program (Austin, TX)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- May 30: IWBC: “Diamonds, Denims, and Stars” women’s baseball event (Rockford, IL)
- June 2: Talkin’ Baseball: Paul Dickson (Columbia, MD)
- June 2: Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- June 2: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (Evanston, IL)
- June 2: Northwest Chapter meeting (Tacoma, WA)
- June 6: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter “First Wednesday” meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- June 9: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter meeting/ballgame (Pawtucket, RI)
- June 14: Pitch Talks: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame panel (Toronto, ON)
- June 16: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: SABR Day at the Yard (Baltimore, MD)
- June 18: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Edina, MN)
- June 18: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- June 19: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- June 19: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- June 20-24: SABR 48 convention (Pittsburgh, PA)
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:
- David Waldstein: MLB hired scientists to explain why home runs have surged; they couldn’t (New York Times)
- Rob Arthur/Harry Pavlidis: MLB commission confirms that the baseball has changed (Baseball Prospectus)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: The Great One’s family carries the Clemente torch (La Vida Baseball)
- Mark Simon: Breaking down Justin Verlander’s 10-game hot streak (The Athletic)
- Aaron Gleeman: The Astros have the best defense in baseball (Baseball Prospectus)
- Stephanie Springer: The chemistry of masking agents (The Hardball Times)
- Gary Ashwill: The history of Cuban baseball as told in Cuban sports papers, 1899-1901 (Negro Leagues History)
- Gary Ashwill: The 1939 St. Louis Stars (Agate Type)
- Sarah Wexler: Baseball on ‘Cheers,’ 25 years later (The Hardball Times)
- Scott Pitoniak: Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver: the feuding combo that won (The National Pastime Museum)
- David Laurila: The manager’s perspective: Ned Yost on managerial turnover (FanGraphs)
- Shane Tourtellotte: Baseball’s unbreakable records (The Hardball Times)
- Bill Shaikin: Meet Wonderful Willie Smith, Angels’ first two-way player before Ohtani (Los Angeles Times)
- Russell Carleton: How to beat the infield shift (Baseball Prospectus)
- Travis Sawchik: Go see the two-seamer before it’s gone (FanGraphs)
- Jay Jaffe: Phil Hughes and the sobering history of thoracic outlet injuries (FanGraphs)
- Dan Cherry: New film, SABR member book highlight 19th-century African American baseball team, Page Fence Giants (Adrian Daily Telegram)
- Bill Ryczek: My favorite 19th-century player: Joe Start (The National Pastime Museum)
- Tony Lariccia: Hall of Famers Feller, DiMaggio created a rivalry for the ages (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- David Coyne: Take me up to the ballgame: Rediscovering the bleacher houses of North Philly (Hidden City Philadelphia)
- Frank Jackson: Who’s on second? Eight men in (The Hardball Times)
- Nick Vossbrink: Anti-Product Baseball Cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Fork in the Road – Take It? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: May 25, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.