Welcome to “This Week in SABR!” Click here to view this week’s newsletter on the web. Here’s what we’ve been up to as of November 2, 2018:
The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winners will be announced during a live, one-hour airing of ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4.
- 2018 Gold Glove finalists: View the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists
- Latest SDI rankings: View the latest in-season SABR Defensive Index positional rankings among Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers
For the sixth consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index will be used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The latest SDI rankings can be found at SABR.org/SDI. The final SDI results will be released following the announcement of the Gold Glove winners on Sunday night.
Following the ESPN announcement telecast, voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™ presented by SABR will begin at Rawlings.com, allowing the general public to weigh in as to who is “The Finest in the Field®” in both the American League and National League. Fans can only select one player among the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners from each League. A combination of the international fan vote and the SABR Defensive Index will determine who takes home the honor of each League’s top defensive player.
The 10th annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience kicked off this week. On Thursday, attendees saw ballgames at Sloan Park in Mesa and Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale.
The event features four AFL games showcasing baseball’s top prospects. Today, before the game at Scottsdale Stadium, we heard from Rich Rieker, Director of Umpire Development for Major League Baseball. Later tonight, we’ll come together for a special taco bar dinner at our host hotel, The Saguaro, just steps away from Scottsdale Stadium and many Old Town Scottsdale attractions.
On Saturday morning after our conference breakfast, attendees will join members of SABR’s Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter for their regional fall meeting with research presentations and these guest speakers.
- Scott Bush, SABR Chief Executive Officer
- Bernie Pleskoff, baseball scout and analyst at Clubhouse Corner, with a 2018 AFL prospect breakdown
- A panel discussion on MLB rule changes with Forbes MLB columnist Barry Bloom, San Francisco Giants radio broadcaster Marty Lurie, former major-league pitcher John D’Acquisto, and former Chicago Cubs general manager Ed Lynch
We’ll conclude the conference with the nationally televised Fall Stars Game on Saturday evening at Surprise Stadium.
More photos and highlights will be posted online next week. For details and a complete schedule, visit SABR.org/AFL.
Note: Local or visiting SABR members can still purchase extra or optional tickets to the Friday evening taco bar dinner ($45) at The Saguaro, the Saturday morning breakfast at The Saguaro ($25), or any of the ballgames, including the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium ($7 apiece). Extra AFL Media Guides ($12) are also available for purchase while supplies last. Please contact Deb Jayne at email@example.com for details.
This has been another outstanding year for SABR, with an entertaining, informative SABR 48 convention in Pittsburgh and a special day at the ballpark at PNC Park, innovative research and publishing projects, and outstanding involvement from volunteers. Your year-end charitable gift will help us close out 2018 and enable us to make 2019 even more successful.
Please help us reach this year’s giving goal! As a 501(c)3 organization, tax-deductible donations allow SABR to expand member opportunities and to become an even larger voice in the baseball community. Many members have already become donors, and you can join them right now by making your gift online at SABR.org/donate. By doing so you help SABR fulfill its mission and increase the impact of our baseball analysis and historical study.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love. If you have questions regarding your gift, feel free to e-mail SABR CEO Scott Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, where we’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. The early-bird registration discount ends on Monday, January 14, 2019, so register today to join us!
The Analytics Conference schedule consists of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels, and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference; the early-bird registration discount ends on January 14, 2019. See below for more details.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax)
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Research presentations: Stay tuned for more information on 2019 SABR Analytics research presentation abstracts.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
For those of you whose SABR memberships expire by December 31 — you can check your current membership status here — it’s time for you to renew!
From the Baseball Research Journal and the SABR Digital Library to “This Week in SABR” and our extensive list of research resources — and, of course, all the memorable conferences, chapter meetings, and events — we hope you enjoyed the many benefits of SABR membership this past year.
We hope you please continue your support by renewing your SABR membership today.
- Pay online: Click here to renew your SABR membership for 2019!
- Renew by mail: To pay by check or money order, mail this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the office at SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
- Pay by phone: To process your credit-card payment over the phone, please call the SABR office at (602) 496-1463 during regular business hours. (We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card.)
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: $65 for one year or $175 for three years, with discounts available to anyone under 30 or over the age of 65. Please note: If you have had trouble logging in to the SABR website, please try resetting your password using this reset link. Then try logging in to renew at the link above.
Thank you for your support of SABR as we continue to strive to make SABR membership a great experience and a great value!
A special new publication produced by SABR’s Deadball Era Research Committee vividly brings back the exploits of Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Home Run Baker, and Babe Ruth to life with more than 250 rare photos:
The World Series in the Deadball Era: A History in the Words and Pictures of the Writers and Photographers
Edited by Steve Steinberg
Foreword by Dr. Charles Alexander
Published by St. Johann Press
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-9379-4345-5, $45.00
306 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
This book is available for purchase from Amazon.com, your local bookstore, or directly from the publisher at St. Johann Press.
- Amazon.com: Purchase the hardcover edition on Amazon.com
- St. Johann Press: Purchase the book from the publisher at StJohannPress.com
What are the best baseball analytics articles you’ve read in 2018?
The 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year. Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination.
Voting for the winners will be conducted online in January-February 2019 at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com, HardballTimes.com and BeyondtheBoxScore.com, with results weighted equally at 20%. Results will be announced and presented at the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 8-10, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Arizona.
It’s fitting that the body of water outside the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark was named after Willie McCovey; his ferocious swings always sent ripples of fear throughout the National League.
The fear gave way to tears on Wednesday as the namesake of McCovey Cove, the Hall of Fame slugger with the sweet left-handed stroke that produced 521 home runs, died at the age of 80 on October 31 at Stanford Hospital after “a long battle with many illnesses.”
On a team with many bright stars, including Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, and Gaylord Perry, McCovey was the most beloved Bay Area icon of all, a humble, approachable superstar who earned “the admiration and respect of seemingly every man he came across,” as Mark Armour wrote in his SABR biography of the first baseman they called “Stretch.”
The SABR Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce that our 21st Annual Chapter Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 3. For the fourth consecutive year it will be held at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The banquet is open to all SABR members and baseball fans.
Rocky Mountain SABR welcomes several special guests to this year’s event, including Keynote Speaker Jamey Wright, former Rockies pitcher and the franchise’s first No. 1 draft pick; Featured Speaker Doug Marino of AT&T Sportsnet; SABR Director Emily Hawks; and our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, former Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh.
As usual, we will conduct our Silent Auction of baseball memorabilia and artifacts. We will reprise last year’s popular book sale and feature a special sale of Rockies baseball cards. Tickets for the banquet are $65 per person and can be purchased online by visiting RMSABR.org and clicking on the “Banquet” tab. You may also mail a check to RMSABR Banquet, 5803 Orchard Creek Lane, Boulder, CO 80301. Please make checks payable to “Rocky Mountain SABR.”
For more information, visit RMSABR.org.
Save the date! SABR will be returning to San Diego for our 49th national convention on June 26-30, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, California. Registration information and our special hotel room block will be available at SABR.org/convention in early 2019. The Padres are scheduled to play at home against the St. Louis Cardinals that weekend.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is conveniently located within walking distance from Petco Park; our host hotel, a frequent host of baseball’s Winter Meetings, features a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in abundance at the nearby Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, just a few blocks away, is home to the spectacular SABR Collection curated by our host chapter, the San Diego Ted Williams Chapter.
For more information on the SABR convention, visit SABR.org/convention.
New York Mets fans can soak in some Amazin’ memories with the newest book from the SABR Digital Library:
Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History
Edited by Brian Wright and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-87-3, $14.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-86-6, $9.99
139 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Met-rospectives for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Met-rospectives paperback edition from the SABR Store ($9.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. Find all past titles in our collection at SABR.org/ebooks.
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.
Join us for the SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the majestic Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
- Register now: Click here to download a registration form and detailed schedule (PDF)
- Cost: $50 per person. Open to all SABR members and up to three guests are welcome.
- Payment: Please make check or M.O. (U.S. dollars) payable to: “SABR.” On memo line of check, please, print: “Cleve. 19cBB Symposium.” Send check and completed registration form before November 1, 2018 to Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938.
- Questions: E-mail Peter Mancuso at email@example.com for more information.
Click here to download a complete schedule (PDF). We hope to see you there!
Our friends at Protoball.org are looking to hire a website developer/advisor with experience and expertise in the MediaWiki software to help out with general maintenance, organization of resources, helping to integrate new data that comes in (such as SABR member Bob Tholkes’ repository of 5,000 pre-Civil War ballgames), and resolving any other technical issues or questions that pop up with their site from time to time.
The Protoball Project was established to help researchers and writers locate and refine primary data on the evolution and spread of ball play from ancient times to up to 1870, just before the first professional baseball league began.
This is a part-time remote position. If you are interested in applying, please contact Larry McCray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,656 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Charlie Brown, by Frederick “Rick” Bush
- John Donaldson, by Brian Flaspohler
- Hinchliffe Stadium (Paterson, NJ), by David Krell
- Jumbo McGinnis, by Brian Flaspohler
- Ross Youngs, by C. Paul Rogers III
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 all biographies from 20-Game Losers online: In 20-Game Losers (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin and Emmet R. Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who reached the ignomious milestone of 20 losses in a season — from Hall of Famers like Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, and Old Hoss Radbourn to lesser-known hurlers like Mike Maroth, Brian Kingman, and Kaiser Wilhelm. All of the biographies that appeared in 20-Game Losers are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject. To download the e-book edition of 20-Game Losers for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
Eight new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- July 21, 1890: Roger Connor becomes only Players’ League batter to hit for the cycle, by Mike Huber
- June 16, 1897: Sockalexis and Cleveland ‘Indians’ rout Rusie’s Giants, by Stephen V. Rice
- June 29, 1907: Bemis batters Cobb, but Georgia Peach’s bat does the damage in rout of Naps, by Frederick “Rick” Bush
- July 27, 1978: Cleveland’s Duane Kuiper triples twice with the bases loaded, by Joseph Wancho
- October 4, 1995: Jim Leyritz’s homer in the 15th lifts Yanks in ALDS, by Peter Seidel
- June 27, 2008: Carlos Delgado sets Mets record with 9 RBIs in opener at Yankee Stadium, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- September 27, 2008: Johan Santana’s complete game keeps Mets alive for one more day, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- September 20, 2016: José Fernández’s last, best game, by Laura H. Peebles
In addition, these stories from Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis (SABR, 2017), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, were posted online this week:
- April 14, 1909: The dawn of a new era: St. Louis Browns fall in first game at Sportsman’s Park, by Chip Greene
- April 14, 1917: White Sox ace Eddie Cicotte hurls no-hitter at Sportsman’s Park, by Gregory H. Wolf
- May 6, 1917: Bob Groom tosses St. Louis Browns’ second no-hitter in two days, by Gregory H. Wolf
- July 25, 1918: Senators’ Walter Johnson and Browns’ Allen Sothoron battle for 15 innings, by Chip Greene
- July 1, 1920: St. Louis Cardinals fall in their first game at Sportsman’s Park, by Greg Erion
- July 2, 1920: Cardinals get first win at Sportsman’s Park as Doak swashbuckles Pirates, by Russ Lake
- August 8, 1920: George Sisler becomes first St. Louis Browns player to hit for the cycle, by Richard Riis
- April 22, 1922: Ken Williams clubs three home runs for the Browns, by Joseph Wancho
- May 30, 1922: The Browns’ 17th hit finally produces the second run for victory, by Jeff Findley
- September 18, 1922: Browns, Yankees battle for AL pennant in the ‘Little World Series’, by Steve Steinberg
- August 9, 1923: Cardinals win a wild one against defending champion Giants, by Norm King
- July 17, 1924: Jesse Haines tosses only Cardinal no-hitter in Sportsman’s Park, by Gregory H. Wolf
To read more stories from this book online at the SABR Games Project, click here.
- 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 stories from No-Hitters online: In No-Hitters (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. All of the game stories that appeared in No-Hitters are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project. To download the e-book edition of No-Hitters for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s guest is Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more.
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.
- Seymour Medal, due 12/31/2018: The Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. The award is presented during the Seymour Medal Banquet at the NINE Spring Training Conference every March. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu by December 31, 2018.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2018: Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The award is presented during the committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Doug Skipper at email@example.com by December 31, 2018.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 12/31/2018: The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please send a copy of your work to Gary Sarnoff at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2018.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2019: The SABR Baseball Research Award (formerly the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award) honors those whose outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please contact Bill Felber at email@example.com.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2019: The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please contact Len Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.
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:
- Scott Bush hired as SABR’s new Chief Executive Officer
- SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project dedicates new headstone for Bob Caruthers in Chicago
- Mark Liptak’s White Sox interviews added to SABR Oral History Collection
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- In Memoriam: Hank Greenwald
- Check out photos and highlights from the 2018 Southern Negro League Baseball Conference in Birmingham
- SABR 48: Check out complete coverage from our 2018 convention in Pittsburgh
- Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
- SABR Digital Library: Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- Seamheads.com updates Negro Leagues Database with 1948 stats
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|John Brazzell||Boaz, KY||Katie Neipris||La Jolla, CA|
|Thomas Hartman||Philadelphia, PA||Matthew Potter||Indianapolis, IN|
|M. Shawn Hennessy||Tacoma, WA||Peter Rea||Rocky River, OH|
|Danny Kugler||Corvallis, OR||Sim Trotter||Dallas, TX|
|Christopher Morabito||Boise, ID|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- BioProject: October 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: October 2018 newsletter (Baltimore, MD)
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: November 2018 newsletter (Chicago, IL)
- Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter: November 2018 newsletter (Pawtucket, RI)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: October 27 World Series watch party recap (Austin, TX)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- November 2-3: SABR Arizona Fall League Experience (Scottsdale, AZ)
- November 3: Northwest Chapter fall meeting (Seattle, WA)
- November 3: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (Chicago, IL)
- November 3: Rocky Mountain Chapter annual banquet (Denver, CO)
- November 3: Boston Chapter fall meeting (Boston, MA)
- November 3: Halsey Hall Chapter fall meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 3: Monarchs Chapter meeting (Kansas City, MO)
- November 3: Luke Easter Chapter Hot Stove talks (Rochester, NY)
- November 3: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter fall meeting (Middletown, CT)
- November 3: Talkin’ Baseball: Jack Smiles (Columbia, MD)
- November 3-4: 2018 Canadian Baseball History Conference (London, ON)
- November 7: Johnny Tallant’s Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- November 7: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: Peeps at the Peeb meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- November 7: Jane Leavy: “The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created” book event (Los Angeles, CA)
- November 10: SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium (Cleveland, OH)
- November 10: Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapter lunch meeting (Sacramento, CA)
- November 10: Goose Goslin Chapter meeting (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- November 10: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 10: Quebec Chapter fall meeting (Montreal, QC)
- November 12: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- November 12: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
- November 15: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- November 17: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- November 17: Forbes Field Chapter meeting (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:
- John Dewan: 2018 Fielding Bible Award winners (ACTA Sports)
- Jay Jaffe: Eight factors that decided the 2018 World Series (FanGraphs)
- Jeff Sullivan: The Red Sox were the best, despite their best (FanGraphs)
- Jayson Stark: The improbable, interminable and unforgettable marathon game that made World Series history (The Athletic)
- Ben Lindbergh: David Price holds the legacy trump card now (The Ringer)
- Michael Baumann: Manny Machado and the postseason narrative tax (The Ringer)
- Tom Taylor: How analytics is shaping the 2018 World Series and baseball’s future (SportTechie)
- Kaitlyn McGrath: Dick Schofield’s connection to the only two World Series that ended on home runs (The Athletic)
- Mark Saxon: The story behind the missing link to Negro League’s Stars Park in St. Louis (The Athletic)
- John Shea/Scott Ostler: Pumpsie Green, who integrated Red Sox, opens up about trail-blazing career (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Pete Grathoff: Bill Fischer, Royals’ pitching adviser and former A’s pitcher, dies at 88 (Kansas City Star)
- Bill Deane: 2018 postseason post-mortem (WordPress)
- Ryan Pollack: Predicting the 2018 MVP winners with machine learning (The Hardball Times)
- Sheryl Ring: The Mets, Brodie Van Wagenen, and when agents join front offices (FanGraphs)
- John Thorn: The origins of the New York Game (Our Game)
- Mike Bates: Baseball norms, yesterday and today (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Mains: The Year of the Pitcher, 50 years ago (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Laurila: Scott Radinsky brought in to Angels analytics (FanGraphs)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: Adolfo Luque and the Latino significance of the 1919 World Series (La Vida Baseball)
- John Gregory: The cheapskate’s guide to ‘attending’ the World Series (Twins Daily)
- Samuel Evers: The Rocky Mount Pines, a baseball disaster (The Hardball Times)
- David Kronheim: 2018 MLB and Minor League attendance summary and analysis (NumberTamer.com)
- Tim Jenkins: The Elephants Walk (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: November 2, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.