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This Week in SABR: November 4, 2022

This Week in SABR: November 4, 2022

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 4, 2022:

2022 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners announced

SABR Defensive IndexFor the 10th consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index™ was used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process which are added to the votes from the managers and coaches.

The 2022 Gold Glove winners were announced on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” on Tuesday, November 1.

Voting is now open for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by SABR. A combination of the SABR Defensive Index and the national fan vote will determine who takes home the honor in each League. The winners of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards will be announced on Friday, November 11.

Click here to view the 2022 Gold Glove Award winners at

Submit your presentation abstract for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

SABR and Sports Info Solutions are excited to announce the call for presentations for the SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 preliminary and/or final results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address: and clearly indicate whether you are submitting for the general track or for the student track of presentations.

The submission deadline for all 2023 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. MST on November 23, 2022.

Click here to read the full announcement at

SABR Member Benefit Spotlight: Renewing Your Membership

Video: Learn how to renew your membership at SABR.orgAs a SABR member, you have vast resources and benefits at your disposal. With so much information at your fingertips, we realize it can be overwhelming to absorb it all! To highlight key benefits, read on for a SABR Member Benefit Spotlight, an email series that identifies and explains some of the most valuable features of your membership. We hope this allows you to take full advantage of all SABR has to offer.

This month’s issue shows you how to renew your membership and update your profile information.

Click here to watch a short video on how to renew your membership.

SABR Digital Library: From Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium

From Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium: Great Games in Philadelphia’s Lost Ballpark, edited by Gregory H. WolfAdd a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:

From Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium: Great Games in Philadelphia’s Lost Ballpark
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
Associate Editors: Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-970159-85-1, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-970159-86-8 paperback, $39.95
8.5″ x 11″, 398 pages

Click here for a full description of this book at

SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!

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.

Early registration open for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix

2023 SABR Analytics ConferenceEarly registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 10-12, 2023, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

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. Register today to join us!

General sessions will be held in person on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 at the Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix. General Session registration includes access to all programming held at the Beus Center for Law and Society, including research presentations, panel discussions, Friday evening networking reception, a boxed lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and coffee talks on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Students will have two registration options, virtual or in-person, with both including access to the General Session on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, and a student-only virtual session on Thursday, March 9.

  • Registration: Click here to register for the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 for non-members, and $150 for currently enrolled high school or college students. Student-only virtual registration is $50.
  • Student Registration: Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive a special link to register at a discounted rate. Students have the option of choosing virtual ($50) or in-person ($150) registration. All student registrations also include a complimentary one-year SABR membership, which will be fulfilled after event sign-up.

Visit to learn more.

Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

With generous funding from The Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging fees associated with the conference up to a total value of $1,250.

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. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend the SABR Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Help us Bring it Home and make 2022 a historic success for SABR!

Bring it Home for SABR in 2022!As SABR continues toward our vision of becoming the essential community for the world of baseball, it is gifts from members like you who sustain our organization, allowing us to produce wonderful baseball research and programming that reaches people everywhere.

You can support SABR’s end of year Bring it Home Campaign by making a gift of $150 or more today. We will use your best gift of $150, $300, $500, or $1,000 to boost SABR’s general operations.

Contributions from generous donors like you are vital in helping SABR maintain core mission programming, develop new initiatives, and ensure affordable membership access:

  • Support for Core Programming: Your donations help make SABR events possible and accessible, while fueling the productivity and development of our publishing efforts.
  • Support for New Initiatives: Your donations allow SABR to maintain its relevance and respectability in an ever-changing environment.
  • Support for Affordable Membership Access: Your donations are crucial to keeping SABR membership affordable for all, a critical aspect of fulfilling our vision to become the essential community for the world of baseball.

Visit to learn more.

Sign up now for SABR Analytics Certification online course

Watch on YouTube: SABR Analytics Certification previewIt’s time to get SABR Certified! The first course in the new SABR Analytics Certification program — Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball — is available online now.

The SABR Analytics Certification program is an online, on-demand curriculum offering professional development and learning opportunities for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge relating to baseball analytics. The curriculum was developed by current baseball professionals, including employees of Major League Baseball and its clubs.

SABR members get a significant discount on this Analytics Certification course registration, saving $55 off the regular price.

Visit to sign up today or learn more.

SABR Upcoming Events

The 1887 Chicago White Stockings. 1-Billy Sunday, 2-Ned Williamson, 3-John Clarkson, 4-Marty Sullivan, 5-Shadow Pyle, 6-Mark Baldwin, 7-Tom Burns, 8-Cap Anson, 9-Fred Pfeffer, 10-Jimmy Ryan, 11-Jocko Flynn, 12-Dell Darling, 13-Lew Hardie, 14-Sliver Flint, 15-Tom Daly. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at

  • Can’t-Miss Event: All baseball fans are invited to join us for this month’s presentation in the SABR 19th Century Baseball Speaker Series from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 8. Our guest speaker is Jack Bales, who will present on “Beer Beats Them: The Chicago White Stockings 1886 Season and the End of a Base Ball Dynasty.” Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting. For more information or to watch replays of past presentations from the 19th Century Speaker Series, click here.
  • Video Replays: This week, we heard from Justin Mckinney (Baseball’s Union Association). Click here to view video replays of virtual SABR events.

Here are some more upcoming virtual events all members can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:

  • November 5: Talkin’ Baseball: Dan Joseph (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • November 6: Oklahoma Chapter meeting with Jesse Asbury and Howard Johnson (2:00 p.m. CST)
  • November 8: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter meeting with Darrel Chaney (7:00 p.m. EST)
  • November 8: 19th Century Speaker Series: Jack Bales (8:00 p.m. EST)
  • November 9: Central Florida Chapter meeting (7:00 p.m. EST)
  • November 9: Roush-Lopez Gulf Coast (FL) Chapter meeting (8:00 p.m. EST)
  • November 10: Baseball Think Factory meeting (8:30 p.m. EST)

In addition, the following events will be held in person:

  • November 5: Halsey Hall Chapter fall meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
  • November 5: Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
  • November 5: Pacific Northwest Chapter meeting (Portland, OR)
  • November 5: Baseball Reliquary: Shrine of the Eternals Induction Ceremony (Los Angeles, CA)
  • November 12: SABR 19th Century Interdisciplinary Symposium (Providence, RI)
  • November 12: Ken Keltner Chapter meeting (Milwaukee, WI)
  • November 12: Magnolia Chapter: Baseball Cemetery Tour (Atlanta, GA)
  • November 12: Phil S. Dixon author event (Tacoma, WA)
  • November 12: Joseph Wancho/Vince Guerrieri author event (Cleveland, OH)
  • November 12-13: Canadian Baseball History Conference (Windsor, ON)

Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.

5 new biographies posted at SABR BioProject

Bobby Young (Trading Card DB)Five new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project:

All new biographies can be found here:

Read SABR biographies from Dominicans in the Major Leagues online

SABR Digital Library: Dominicans in the Major LeaguesEarlier this year, SABR published Dominicans in the Major Leagues, edited by Bill Nowlin and Julio M. Rodriguez, a SABR Digital Library book (available in English and Spanish) celebrating the stories of the island nation’s baseball greats, including Juan Marichal, Pedro Martínez, Vladimir Guerrero, David Ortiz, Felipe, Jesús, and Matty Alou, Sammy Sosa, Raul Mondesí, and Fernando Tatís.

All of the biographies from that book can now be read online at the SABR BioProject.

Click here to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the purchase of the paperback edition of Dominicans in the Major Leagues.

10 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Ten new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:

In addition, the following stories from SABR’s Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games (2021), edited by Bill Nowlin, have also been posted online:

New Games Project stories can be found at

  • 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.
  • Social media: Follow the SABR Games Project on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with new stories and updates.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer: Listen to an interview with author Joe Sheehan

SABRcast #186: Joe SheehanBaseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer.

Episode #186 on Monday, October 31 featured Joe Sheehan, a founding member of Baseball Prospectus who has been a contributor to The Athletic, FanGraphs, Sports Illustrated, Baseball America, and many other publications. He publishes the popular daily subscription Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter and has written extensively about baseball for the last 25 years. Joe was also a guest for SABRcast #132 in October 2021.

Visit to listen to the full episode.

Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit

Listen to archives of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM

Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM with Vince GennaroDuring the MLB postseason, you can listen to archives of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio app.

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.

Friends of SABR: October 2022

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of October 2022:

Ken Aber   Dennis McDonald
Mark Armour   Thomas McGrath
Perry Barber   Linda McLeland
Stephen Barnes   Thomas Merrick
Jake Bell   Steve Montbriand
John Beyers   Roderic Nelson
Steven Boas   Andrew North
D. Bruce Brown   Bill Nowlin
Steven Cahn   Robert Osman
Ken Carrano   Tim Otto
Jeff Carter   Fred Owens
Kevin Charlton   Prisco Panza
Irwin Chusid   Virgilio Partida
Karl Cicitto   David Pearson
Vincent Comparato   Laura Peebles
Peter Cottrell   Gregg Pericich
Richard Cuicchi   John Rall
Dennis Degenhardt   Patrick Ray
Bob Dorrill   CJ Remmel
Helen Edwards   Michael Rosenwasser
Steven Elsberry   Charles Roussel
Jonathan Epstein   Bob Russon
Barbara Erion   Neal Sarswat
Daniel Evans   Matthew Schaedler
Jan Finkel   Michael Schell
Steven Finkelstein   Jason Scheller
Diane Firstman   Douglas Schoppert
Adam Foldes   Jeff Self
Don Gomes   Rob Sheinkopf
John Green   William Shkurti
Robert Hagerman   Richard Smiley
Tom Hall   Mike Sparks
Mike Haupert   Maxine Stansell
Leslie Heaphy   Thomas Stone
Tim Herlich   Wesley Story
Lon Hildreth   Andrew Strnad
Aaron Hill   William Talbot
Rockwell Hoffman   Tim Tassler
Mark Hoose   Joseph Thompson
Matt Hudson   Don Thompson
David Hughes   Neal Traven
Jay Hurd   Raymond Troiano
Donald Jensen   David Vaught
Joe Leisek   Joseph Wancho
Len Levin   Thomas Watson
Henry Levy   Mike Webber
Walter Long   Steve West
William Macht   Beach Wires
Peter Mancuso   Gary Wolcott
Rick McAuliffe   Jeffrey Wood
Mike McCann   Don Zminda
Larry McCray    

Want to become a Friend of SABR? Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution or click here to learn more about our Giving Circles to make a one-time contribution.

ICYMI: Highlights from last week’s This Week in SABR

Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here:

Welcome, new members!

We’d like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at and the Membership Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Dave Anderson St. Paul, MN     Clifford Miller Austin, MN
Mark Cohen Woodstock, VT     Jason Palmateer Catonsville, MD
Tom Hall Repulse Bay, HKG     Prisco Panza Milford, CT
Aiden Kim Flushing, NY     Shane Regel Pittsburgh, PA
Justin Krasnoff Ann Arbor, MI     Robert Schon Tucson, AZ
Matthew McArthur Fort Worth, TX     Joe Swartz Evanston, IL
George McGinn Venice, FL     Michael Wallace St. Cloud, MN

Research Committee news

Here are the new research committee updates this week:

  • Pictorial History: Check out the Pictorial History Committee’s new website at Any SABR member who is interested in writing an article about a baseball photograph or moving image, please contact Cary Smith.

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at

Regional Chapter news

There are no new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week.

Click here for more information on SABR regional chapters. Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.

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Originally published: November 4, 2022. Last Updated: November 4, 2022.