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 on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of May 26, 2017:
We’re excited to announce another featured panel at SABR 47 in New York City, which will be held June 28-July 2, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan.
A Celebration of 70 Years: Jackie Robinson’s Journey, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, will explore the legacy of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ baseball pioneer seven decades after he broke the major leagues’ color barrier in 1947. Our panelists are expected to include:
- William C. Rhoden, columnist and editor-at-large for TheUndefeated.com and former award-winning columnist and author at the New York Times
- Larry Lester, SABR Negro Leagues Committee chair and co-organizer of the annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- More panelists TBA soon
They will join an All-Star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson and Manager of Baseball Research and Development T.J. Barra, New York Yankees Sr. VP/Assistant GM Jean Afterman, J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith, former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, Mark DeRosa, and Joel Sherman, MLB.com correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, authors Mark Armour, Mitchell Nathanson, and Marty Appel, Larry Ritter Book Award winner Glenn Stout, Canadian baseball broadcaster Alain Usereau, and more. Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
For more information, visit SABR.org/convention.
We hope you’ll join us for SABR 47 next month at the Grand Hyatt New York. Our annual convention is chock-full of interesting panels, presentations, and research committee meetings.
For more information on SABR 47, or to register, visit SABR.org/convention.
SABR 47: Mets GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins to highlight “A Day at the Ballpark” session at Citi Field
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the New York Mets game on Friday, June 30 at Citi Field. Click here to register for SABR 47 and join us! Full registration and single-day rates are available for purchase.
The pregame ballpark session will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon at Citi Field, followed by the game that night between the Mets and the Phillies. Our guest speakers are expected to include:
- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, in a one-on-one session moderated by MLB.com’s Barry Bloom
- Mets manager Terry Collins, also in a one-on-one interview with Bloom
Mets Broadcasters Panel with
- Josh Lewin, New York Mets radio play-by-play announcer
- Wayne Randazzo, New York Mets pregame and postgame show host
- Steve Gelbs, New York Mets field reporter
Mets Analytics Panel with
- T.J. Barra, New York Mets’ Manager of Baseball Research and Development
- Joe Lefkowitz, Senior Manager, Baseball Systems & Development for the Mets
- Pat Roessler, Assistant Hitting Coach for the Mets
- Moderator: Vince Gennaro, SABR President
Note: Purchase of either full SABR 47 conference registration or Friday single-day registration AND a Mets game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
Register now to join us at SABR.org/convention.
In addition to regular registration for the full conference, single-day registration for SABR 47 is now available at SABR.org/convention.
The SABR 47 convention will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York. 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 28 at the Grand Hyatt.
The single-day rates for SABR 47 are:
- Thursday, June 29: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
- Friday, June 30: $99 for SABR members, $129 non-members (does not include Mets game ticket)
- Saturday, July 1: $149 for SABR members, $179 non-members
The single-day rate includes admission to all SABR 47 convention panels, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Grand Hyatt New York. Registration can be purchased on-site via cash, check, or credit card (sorry, no American Express accepted.) Please note: Admission to the SABR 47 Awards Reception, the Donors Breakfast, and the Mets game are not included.
If you would like to join us for the SABR 47 “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session at Citi Field on Friday, June 30, you must be registered for SABR 47 AND have a Mets game ticket to enter the ballpark early. You can purchase either a full registration or a Friday single-day registration and show it to ballpark security, along with your Mets game ticket, to attend the SABR 47 pregame session at Citi Field. Our guest speakers are expected to include Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, executives T.J. Barra and Joe Lefkowitz, assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler, and broadcasters Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo, and Steve Gelbs.
Please note: Our SABR block of New York Mets game tickets is no longer available, but you can purchase a game ticket on your own by visiting Mets.com.
The Grand Hyatt New York, one of the city’s most historic and luxurious hotels, is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from Grand Central Terminal and within walking distance of many major attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 47.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on SABR 47 registration rates. Or click here to register for SABR 47! Full registration is $269 for SABR members or $344 for non-members, and includes access to all panel discussions, research presentations, and committee meetings at the Grand Hyatt New York. Single-day registration is also available ($149 for Thursday, June 29; $99 for Friday, June 30; or $149 for Saturday, July 1.)
- “A Day at the Ballpark” pregame session: Attendees at our SABR 47 convention this summer in New York will have a special opportunity to visit Citi Field for an exclusive pregame “A Day at the Ballpark” session with New York Mets executives and players before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, June 30. Please note: Our SABR 47 ticket block in the Big Apple Reserved section is no longer available, so in order to attend the pregame session you must purchase a game ticket on your own by visiting Mets.com.
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Grand Hyatt New York of $199/night (plus tax) is now sold out! If you would like to be added to a first-come, first-serve waiting list in case more hotel rooms become available in the future, please contact Deb Jayne immediately at email@example.com.
- Awards Reception: SABR will host a special Awards Reception in the early evening on Thursday, June 29 at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Awards Reception will feature the announcement of SABR’s annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor — plus an array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception will be held this year in place of the Awards Luncheon. One ticket to the Awards Reception is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $69 when you register for SABR 47.
- Schedule: Click here to see the detailed schedule for SABR 47.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research presentations: Click here to learn more about the SABR 47 research presentations.
- Poster presentations: Click here to learn more about the SABR 47 poster presentations.
- Committee meetings: Click here to find the schedule of SABR 47 research committee meetings.
- Vendors Room: Click here to learn more about our vendors at SABR 47. If you would like to reserve a table in the Vendors Room, please contact Jeff Schatzki. Space is limited.
- Transportation tips: The host Casey Stengel Chapter has compiled a list of transportation tips to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in New York City. Click here to learn more.
We hope you’ll join us this summer in New York City! Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
For a multimedia look at every SABR convention since 1971, click here.
As you prepare for your trip to SABR 47 next month, members of the host Casey Stengel Chapter have compiled a list of transportation tips — including directions from regional airports to the Grand Hyatt New York — to help visitors and convention attendees enjoy their stay in New York City. If you have any questions during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask a friendly SABR 47 volunteer for assistance.
For more information on New York City’s award-winning restaurants, upcoming events, and other attractions, visit nycgo.com.
From 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, attendees at SABR 47 will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with presenters of the poster presentations at the Grand Hyatt New York. Full presentation abstracts and presenter bios are available below:
The posters will be available for viewing all week during the convention. The top poster presentation, as selected by on-site judging, will win the SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award. Check out a list of past winners here.
To view the list of SABR 47 oral research presentations, click here.
The 20th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, hosted by SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee, will be returning to its roots on July 27-30, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, site of the first Negro League conference in 1998.
- Registration: All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here to register online. Early registration for SABR members is $170, which includes all presentations and sessions. Non-SABR members: $200. Students: $120 for SABR members, $150 for non-members. Single-day rate for Friday or Saturday: $75 for SABR members, $100 for non-members. The Education Forum on Thursday is $15. Guest tickets for friends and family can also be ordered. Click here for an information packet (PDF) with complete details on registration rates. The early registration deadline is Monday, May 29.
- Hotel: The 2017 Malloy Conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Click here to book your room online at the special SABR rate of $129/night (plus tax). Or call (717) 233-6000 and mention you’re with the “SABR Malloy Conference.” The cut-off date to book your room is July 5, 2017.
- Schedule and information: Click here for the 2017 Malloy Conference information packet (PDF).
- Contact: E-mail Ted Knorr with any questions about the conference.
The Malloy Conference promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. For the past 19 years, the event has been the only symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference is open to baseball and history fans of all ages. Each year, monies are targeted to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
Visit SABR.org/malloy to learn more about the 2017 Malloy Conference call for papers, essay contest and scholarships, art competition, and school library grants.
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.
- 2017 finalists: Earlier this year, members of the Nineteenth Century Research Committee selected the finalists for the 2017 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 June 5, and will be open to all SABR members.
- Vote now! Click here to access the 2017 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, June 5, 2017.
Good news! The Spring 2017 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, although we’ve heard reports that some have already arrived. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inboxes on April 6.
- All articles from the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal are now available to read online at SABR.org.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order a copy of the print edition of the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.
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Make the right call and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring
Edited by Larry R. Gerlach and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Dennis Bingham and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-45-3, $21.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-44-6, $9.99
8.5 x 11″, 484 pages
This nearly 500-page book on umpires and umpiring is the collaborative work of 34 members of the Society for American Baseball Research. It is, in effect, a companion book to another SABR title, Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and their Profession, edited by Jim Sandoval and Bill Nowlin.
The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring includes biographies of all the umpires in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, other notable arbiters, essays about professional female umpires, umpiring in the Negro Leagues, explorations of the baseball rules, umpire equipment, and much more.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring paperback edition for $10.97 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
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. To find all past titles from the SABR Digital Library, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee will award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior in its inaugural Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2017.
Students must write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by June 5, 2017, and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu or Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720. The winner will be notified by July 1.
Eight new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,070 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Bud Byerly, by Bill Nowlin
- Jimmie Coker, by David E. Skelton
- Eric Erickson, by Phil Williams
- Kerby Farrell, by Andrew Sharp
- Norm Gigon, by Charlie Bevis
- Fred Hoey, by Bob LeMoine
- George Jeffcoat, by Andrew Sharp
- Tommy Johns, by Bill Hickman
All new biographies can be found here: /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.
More articles from SABR’s Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), edited by Lyle Spatz, were published last week at SABR.org.
- The hiring of manager Bucky Harris, by Art Spanjer
- 1947 Yankees: Spring training in Florida, by Walter LeConte and Bill Nowlin
- The Yankees’ involvement with Leo Durocher’s suspension, by Jeffrey Marlett
- Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi, building blocks of a dynasty, by Sol Gittleman
- The 1947 Yankees’ 19-game winning streak, by Brendan Bingham
- Bill Bevens’ almost World Series no-hitter, by Joe Dittmar
Click here to read all player biographies that appeared in Bridging Two Dynasties at the SABR BioProject.
To purchase a paperback copy of Bridging Two Dynasties, visit the SABR Bookstore
Three new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- September 30, 1956: Brooklyn Dodgers win NL pennant on final day of season, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- April 11, 1967: Kansas City A’s shock baseball by unveiling new white shoes, by Thomas M. Knosby (first-time author)
- April 17, 1976: Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt hits four home runs at Wrigley Field, by Rich D’Ambrosio
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Greg Erion. If you want to know if a game is available to write about, please contact Bruce Slutsky. 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 ready for 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.
- Contributor Release Form: As of January 1, 2017, all writers publishing articles (biographies, essays, game pieces, etc.) are being asked to sign a Contributor Release Form which can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy to SABR, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The form only needs to be filed once for all future SABR publications. Click here to download the form.
- Seeking volunteers to help enhance Games Project articles on website: Any volunteer who is willing to assist with linking player biographies in previously published Games Project stories on the SABR website, please contact Jacob Pomrenke. No experience necessary. Must be comfortable working in Drupal, WordPress or other standard content management systems.
This week’s guests are former major-leaguer Carlos Pena of MLB Network and Ryan Pollack of The Hardball Times.
You can also 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:
- Register now to join us at SABR 47 this summer in New York City
- Check out complete highlights from the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference
- SABR announces 2017 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2017 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference
- Gennaro, Flinn, Hawks re-elected to SABR Board of Directors
- New monument at Fort Wayne park marks first National Association game in 1871
- Seamheads.com updates Negro Leagues Database with 1944 stats
- Jack Bales, Dan Barry win 2017 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Awards
- Roland Hemond honored by namesake SABR chapter at Arizona Diamondbacks game
- The Baseball Index website relaunched; find more than 250,000 baseball articles and bibliographic sources listed
- Former SABR President Dick Beverage elected to Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame
- Armour, Levitt update, expand landmark study on Baseball Demographics, 1947-2016
- Check out the new SABR Little League Home Runs Database
- Frank Williams/Alex Haas statistical corrections added to SABR Research Resources page
- SABR Rogers Hornsby Chapter wraps up fifth season of Alzheimer’s program
- SABR welcomes new international chapter in Nepal
- Filling out a Researcher’s Notebook: A tribute to Al Kermisch
- SABR Digital Library: Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome
- Check out highlights and photos from the 8th annual SABR Day
- Listen to the SABR Media Committee’s new “Baseball Buffet” podcast
- Students, submit your entries for 2017 SABR Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award
- Entries now accepted for 2017 Women on the Diamond art competition
- Learn more about new 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: /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 SABR research committee updates this week:
- Check out the research committee meeting schedule at SABR 47 in New York City
- Baseball and the Arts: The new SABR Journal of Baseball Arts is now accepting submissions. We will include contemporary works mixed with masterpieces from the past. We encourage submissions of art, poetry, fiction, memoir, and all musings about baseball. So if you are thinking about a short story, or have one in the works and are looking for a place to publish it, here’s the place for you. The length of a story should be less than 5,000 words, and artwork should be original and baseball-related. Email your proposals, finished work, or any questions to email@example.com. Click here to learn more.
- Minor Leagues: Members of the Minor Leagues Committee are planning a trip during SABR 47 to see a Brooklyn Cyclones game on the night of Saturday, July 1. About 10 tickets are still available in our block if you are interested in attending the game with us. The tickets are $15, for the Field Box level behind the first-base dugout, and include a complimentary Cyclones hat. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joe Wancho.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter June 2017 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting recap (May 22; St. Louis, MO)
- Field of Dreams Chapter: The Iowa-based Field of Dreams Chapter has a new Facebook page. Feel free to join the page, and post research requests, suggestions for chapter activities, and any other baseball-related items you think may be of interest to the chapter. For more information, contact Tim Rask. For a list of other chapter and committee Facebook pages, click here.
- Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- May 26: Baseball Heritage Museum luncheon/fundraiser (Cleveland, OH)
- May 27: Allan Roth Chapter meeting (La Habra, CA)
- May 30: Juan Marichal Chapter meeting (Santo Domingo, DOM)
- May 31: Dick Cluster: “Kill the Ampaya!” book signing (Davis, CA)
- May 31: 2017 Rickwood Classic (Birmingham, AL)
- June 1: Bergino: “Urban Shocker” with Steve Steinberg (New York, NY)
- June 3: South Florida Chapter meeting (Tamarac, FL)
- June 3: Rogers Hornsby Chapter baseball and BBQ outing (Round Rock, TX)
- June 3: Boston Chapter meeting (Boston, MA)
- June 3: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
- June 5: Banks-Bragan DFW Chapter meeting (Arlington, TX)
- June 7: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter “First Wednesday” meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- June 8: Bo Carter: “Dizzy Dean: Baseball and My Podnah” (Allen, TX)
- June 10: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- June 14: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove meeting (Arlington, VA)
- June 15: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” monthly meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- June 17: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter meeting (Pawtucket, RI)
- June 19: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- June 20: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- June 20: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- June 21: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- June 21: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” monthly meeting (Tucker, GA)
- June 21: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- June 28-July 2: SABR 47 national convention (New York, NY)
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:
- Rachel Robinson named 2017 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner (Baseball Hall of Fame)
- Michael Bates: Remembering the first major-leaguer to die in war (The Hardball Times)
- Harry Swartout: World War II and minor-leaguers in the ‘Greatest Generation’ (Sports Illustrated)
- John Thorn: The Star Spangled Banner and baseball go back, back, back (Our Game)
- Kerri Stowell: John Donaldson inducted into Missouri Sports HOF nearly a century later (Fox 4/Kansas City)
- Tom Verducci: The curveball’s resurgence is changing starting pitching (Sports Illustrated)
- Gary Cieradkowski: Chucho Ramos, a historic número dos (The Infinite Baseball Card Set)
- T.S. Last: Volunteers aim to restore New Mexico ballpark to 1930s glory (Albuquerque Journal)
- Rob Neyer: Bobby Thomson’s big hit was just a part of Leo Durocher’s big year (The National Pastime Museum)
- Rob Arthur: Pitchers are slowing down to speed up (FiveThirtyEight)
- Phil Birnbaum: Pete Palmer on luck vs. skill in baseball (Sabermetric Research)
- Joe Williams: Oscar LeRoy White, brother of Deacon (Overlooked Legends)
- Jay Jaffe: In 1928, a record number of Hall of Famers took the field in Philadelphia (Sports Illustrated)
- Bob McGee: Rosalind Wyman and the Dodgers’ move to L.A. (The National Pastime Museum)
- Dan D’Addona: When the 1984 Tigers won 17 consecutive road games (Detroit Athletic Co.)
- Sarah Johnson: 20 years ago, Ila Borders broke gender barriers with the St. Paul Saints (City Pages)
- Jacob Pomrenke: Hugh Fullerton, baseball’s Carnac the Magnificent (The National Pastime Museum)
- Aaron Gleeman: Mike Trout’s first 50 WARP (Baseball Prospectus)
- Wayne McDonnell Jr.: Nostalgia and Statcast could be home run for MLB (Forbes)
- Kamila Hinkson: How Felipe Alou became baseball’s first Dominican manager (CBC Sports)
- Ben Lindbergh: The fall of a fabled pitch framer, Jonathan Lucroy (The Ringer)
- Jay Caspian Kang: Where did the great Hollywood baseball movies go? (New York Times Magazine)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: The turnaround of the Minnesota Twins (ACTA Sports)
- Jeremy Lehrman: The easiest question in baseball history might have a new answer (Plate Coverage)
- Nick Diunte: Why Martin Dihigo is remembered as a ‘god’ by one Cuban ballplayer (Baseball Happenings)
- Bill Deane: Big-leaguers on the small screen (WordPress)
- Tim Jenkins: Fleer Funnies (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: The Wild, Wild West (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: May 26, 2017. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.