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 30, 2018:
The 2019 SABR national convention will take place in San Diego from June 26-30. To coincide with the convention, the summer 2019 issue of The National Pastime will focus on baseball in the San Diego/Mexicali region, giving us a chance to expand research topics internationally. Research articles may be historical, biographical, or analytical (stats welcome), but please avoid personal narrative.
This issue of The National Pastime will be edited by publications director Cecilia Tan. She will be taking queries and abstracts until December 15, 2018, and will make assignments no later than January 1, 2019. First drafts of articles will be due no later than March 1 and rewrites (if needed) will be due by April 15.
To query, email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TNP Query:” and a key word or two on your subject. For example: “TNP Query: The Western Metal Supply Company.”
SABR will have a booth at the 118th annual Baseball Winter Meetings, December 9-13, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stop by our booth, #1323, and say hello!
Are you a SABR member who is planning to attend the Winter Meetings? Let us know at email@example.com.
For more information on the Winter Meetings, visit http://www.milb.com/milb/events/wintermeetings.jsp
Get your copy of SABR’s books detailing the history of baseball’s Winter Meetings, Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016 (Volume Two), edited by Steve Weingarden and Bill Nowlin, and published by the SABR Digital Library.
All SABR members can download our Digital Library publications for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition. If you’re not a member, click here to join SABR.
Click here to download a free e-book copy of Volume One, covering baseball’s Winter Meetings from 1901-57.
Please consider joining SABR member Tyrone Brooks and the Baseball Industry Network at the annual Baseball Industry Network Baseball Winter Meetings Morning Meet-Up from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The exact location will be e-mailed to all registered attendees. Come on out, grab a coffee and mingle with fellow members of the Baseball Industry Network. As in past years, representatives from various major-league and minor league organizations will also be in attendance to network and screen potential candidates for various openings (full-time, internships, etc.) If you are someone looking for that big break, definitely be sure to stop through.
For convenience and because space is limited, please click here to RSVP by Friday, December 7.
Looking to purchase SABR-logo apparel and a gift for yourself or the baseball fan in your life this holiday season? Check out the SABR Store @ CafePress:
Items will feature the full-color SABR logo and will be available for purchase throughout the year. Shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes in a variety of colors and styles. Mugs, stickers, and other collector’s items are also on sale now. Check out the SABR Store today!
A SABR membership also makes a great gift for the baseball fan in your life! All baseball fans are welcome to join SABR. Gift memberships are $65/year (with discounts available to anyone under 30 or over 65), and members receive all the benefits of a standard membership.
SABR and Baseball Info Solutions are excited to announce the call for presentations for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Phoenix Downtown.
Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length, and must include the abstract’s title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology and anticipated results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline for 2019 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. MST, Friday, December 14, 2018.
To register for the conference, or for more information, visit SABR.org/analytics.
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 email@example.com.
SABR is seeking Spring 2019 interns to work in our office in Phoenix, Arizona.
The internship is an educational opportunity that may count toward college credit, covering 15-20 hours per week (flexible schedule), at the SABR office in Phoenix, Arizona. The internship will be for a fixed period of time and is designed to provide the intern with skills and training that may be applicable to working in a nonprofit research environment or in other research-based organizations. No housing assistance will be provided.
Please send a resume and cover letter in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 4, 2019.
The full 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released earlier this month, and you can find all published SABR biographies of 2019 HOF candidates (including Today’s Game Era finalists) at the SABR BioProject. Visit the link below to read bios on Hall of Fame candidates Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Todd Helton, and more:
As part of our BioProject Hall of Fame Ballot initiative, we are still seeking authors for the following players: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Lance Berkman, and others. Ideally, we would like to have the bios written, edited, and fact-checked by January 2019 so we can post them on the BioProject website and on social media before the election announcements. Please contact Emily Hawks at email@example.com if you are interested in writing about one of these players.
Find more SABR biographies at SABR.org/BioProject.
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.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Click here to apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Research presentations: Click here to submit a presentation abstract for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference. Deadline: December 14, 2018.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,250.
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu no later than December 31, 2018.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR.
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!
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.
The 10th annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019. We’re starting to compile details now on 2019 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We’ll post them as soon as we get them at SABR.org/sabrday.
Regional SABR meetings are open to all baseball fans and are usually free to attend, so bring a friend! Guest speakers often include current and former baseball players, managers, umpires, executives, scouts, writers and authors.
- SABR Day meetings: Click here to access a spreadsheet with details on all upcoming 2019 SABR Day meetings
Check back soon at SABR.org/sabrday for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you. Chapter leaders, please be sure to send any details on your SABR meeting to Jacob Pomrenke at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our SABR Day map.
For a complete recap of 2018 SABR Day activities, visit SABR.org/sabrday/2018.
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.
Two new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,674 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
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.
In Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis: Home of the Browns and Cardinals at Grand and Dodier, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published by SABR in 2017, we shared stories of 100 memorable games at the venerable ballpark which played host to the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns from 1909 through 1966.
From Babe Ruth’s 3-homer World Series day to one-armed outfielder Pete Gray’s major-league debut to Eddie Gaedel’s pinch-hitting appearance to Bob Gibson’s Game 7 heroics, you can now find all game stories from the Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis book online at the SABR Games Project:
Click here to download a free e-book copy or get 50% off the paperback edition of Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis.
To find more titles from the SABR Digital Library, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
Fifteen new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- April 18, 1950: Robin Roberts wins first Opening Day start for Phillies, by Bob LeMoine
- May 16, 1950: Phillies’ Robin Roberts outduels Reds’ Ewell Blackwell in two-hit shutout, by Mike Huber
- June 27, 1950: Phillies’ Dick Sisler beats Spahn, Braves with walk and homer, by Mike Huber
- July 25, 1950: Whiz Kids blank the Cubs in doubleheader sweep; Phillies take over first place for good, by Gregory H. Wolf
- August 12, 1950: The day Andy Seminick took out the Giants’ infield, by C. Paul Rogers III
- September 9, 1950: Phillies rally to beat Braves in Curt Simmons’ last start before call to arms, by Gregory H. Wolf
- September 15, 1950: Kluszewski knocks out Church, but Phillies edge Reds in opener, by Mark S. Sternman
- September 15, 1950: Let’s play three! Timely Ennis hit in 18th gives Whiz Kids a doubleheader sweep, by Mark S. Sternman
- September 28, 1950: Phillies’ lead shrinks as Giants sweep doubleheader, by Jan Finkel
- September 30, 1950: Whiz Kids fizzle in Brooklyn, setting up a showdown, by Bob LeMoine
- October 1, 1950: Dick Sisler’s 10th-inning home run clinches Phillies’ pennant on the last day of the season, by C. Paul Rogers III
- October 4, 1950: Yankees’ Vic Raschi shuts out Phillies on two hits in World Series opener, by Greg Erion
- October 5, 1950: DiMaggio’s 10th-inning homer gives Yankees a 2-0 lead in World Series, by Greg Erion
- October 6, 1950: Jerry Coleman’s walk-off single lifts Yankees to 3-0 lead in World Series, by Greg Erion
- October 7, 1950: Yogi Berra delivers knockout blow as Yankees sweep Phillies in World Series, by Greg Erion
These stories were all published in The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies (SABR, 2018), edited by C. Paul Rogers III and Bill Nowlin. Click here to download a free e-book edition or get 50% off the paperback.
- 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.
Looking ahead to SABR’s 50th annual convention in 2020, we want to create a book which will contain Games Project writeups of each of the games SABR members have attended as part of the SABR convention experience.
You need not have been at the game to write about it for SABR’s 50th anniversary book. Our list includes all the major-league games and 18 minor-league games that were part of the SABR convention schedule that year.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Bill Nowlin at email@example.com.
For a list of all upcoming SABR book projects, 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 guests are SABR member Thomas Stone, author of Now Taking the Field: Baseball’s All-Time Dream Teams for All 30 Franchises, and Craig Edwards of FanGraphs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
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:
- SABR presents 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards to Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado
- Find the SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2018
- Check out new SABR Collegiate Baseball Team Guides
- Talking baseball research with Herm Krabbenhoft
- Scott Bush hired as SABR’s new Chief Executive Officer
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience
- Check out a photo gallery from the 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- SABR Digital Library: Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- 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
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- 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
- 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).
|Casey Aguinaldo||San Diego, CA||Keith Krewer||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Bruce Beynon||Katy, TX||Thomas Lee||Nashville, TN|
|Stephen Cirone||Peoria, IL||James Leon||Woodridge, IL|
|Justin Compton||Federal Way, WA||Rene Maldonado||Santa Maria, CA|
|Dennis Coxe||Niantic, CT||Francis Manion||Bardstown, KY|
|Darien Dash||Woodland Park, NJ||Stella McTaggart||Ottawa, ON|
|Carlos de Armas-Kendall||New York, NY||Gregory Metzger||Louisville, KY|
|Monica Duque||College Station, TX||Kevin Mills||Chevy Chase, MD|
|Joshua Ejnes||Chicago, IL||Annika Olson||Iowa City, IA|
|Tom Gallagher||San Francisco, CA||Ivo Papouabek||Brno, CZE|
|Matthew Hadfield||Bakersfield, CA||Connor Rawleigh||Lino Lakes, MN|
|Ronald Halsey||Bel Air, MD||George Rownd||Rochester, MN|
|Pat Herrmann||St. Charles, MO||Richard Wentworth||Ho Ho Kus, NJ|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Collegiate Baseball: Check out the new collection of SABR Collegiate Baseball Team Guides
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Boston Chapter: November 3 meeting recap (Boston, MA)
- Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter: November 18 meeting recap (Burlington, VT)
- Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter: November 24 meeting recap (Greenville, RI)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- December 1: Bob Davids Chapter: “Baseball Americana” exhibit special tour (Washington, DC)
- December 1: Ted Williams Chapter meeting (San Diego, CA)
- December 1: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- December 1: Talkin’ Baseball: Bob Luke (Columbia, MD)
- December 3: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- December 5: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Peeps at the Peeb” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- December 5: Lincoln Mitchell: “Baseball Goes West” book signing (San Francisco, CA)
- December 5: Johnny Tallant’s Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- December 8: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (LaGrange, IL)
- December 11: Baseball Industry Network Winter Meetings meet-up (Las Vegas, NV)
- December 15: Jane Leavy: “The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created” (Baltimore, MD)
- December 15: Connie Mack Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- December 17: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- December 18: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- December 19: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- December 19: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly lunch (Baltimore, MD)
- December 20: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- December 22: Hank Gowdy Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Columbus, OH)
- December 26: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
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:
- Jayson Stark: Five things to watch on this winter’s Hall of Fame ballot (The Athletic)
- Kelsey McKinney: Home Field Disadvantage: What will it take to get women’s baseball the recognition it deserves? (Longreads)
- Sam Miller: Starlin Castro, a cup of beer and the most impressive at-bat of 2018 (ESPN.com)
- John Dewan’s Stat of the Week: Adrian Beltre’s excellence (ACTA Sports)
- Kate Morrison: Adrian Beltre and the wisdom to leave at the right time (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jay Jaffe: Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame case by JAWS (FanGraphs)
- David Laurila: Omar Vizquel tips the scales of justice (FanGraphs)
- Michael Baumann: Can MLB’s dying middle class be saved? (The Ringer)
- Chandler Rome: Astros pitching coach Brent Strom can’t stop learning (Baseball America)
- Doug Thorburn: Raising aces: time to recalibrate (Baseball Prospectus)
- Tom Shieber: 16 millimeters of Babe and Lou in 1927 (BaseballHall.org)
- Peter Gammons: Legacy of a young fan can remind us of the power and meaning of baseball (The Athletic)
- Dale Murphy: In a pivotal offseason for free agency, Marvin Miller’s legacy endures (The Athletic)
- Sheryl Ring: The Dodgers, investors, and the business judgment rule (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: Why isn’t baseball weirder? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Grant Brisbee: Searching for the Mendoza Line of on-base percentage (SB Nation)
- Rob Mains: Quality starts out of the bullpen (Baseball Prospectus)
- Paul Moehringer: Dennis Eckersley, underrated starter (The Hardball Times)
- Matt Rothenberg: Atlanta mystery solved in Cooperstown (BaseballHall.org)
- Wes Jenkins: Why are sliders so hard to hit? (The Hardball Times)
- Ashley MacLennan: The reality of the blockbuster contract (Bless You Boys)
- Richard Cuicchi: Family ties in baseball for the 2018 season (Baseball Relatives)
- Bill Lucey: The All-Star Game returns to Cleveland in 1954 (Daily News Gems)
- Nick Vossbrink: What do Baseball Cards Want? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: Proof(s) of the Mythical Rookies (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
This Week in SABR is compiled by Jacob Pomrenke. If you would like us to include an upcoming event, article or any other information in “This Week in SABR,” e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally published: November 30, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.