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 5, 2021:
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Early registration is now open for the SABR Virtual Analytics Conference, which will be held over three days in online sessions from March 18-20, 2022. 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!
Note: Should future conditions allow for a hybrid event, virtual registrations will be applicable toward in-person registration if desired.
The Virtual Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest speakers from throughout the baseball analytics community, career development sessions led by experienced sports professionals, and industry networking opportunities — all available online for any aspiring front office executive or baseball fan to attend from the comfort of home. Students will have opportunities for skill acquisition and development, including sessions on how to work with baseball-related data sets as well as databasing and SQL.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $75 for SABR members, $100 for non-members, and $50 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership).
- 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.
- Research Presentations: Present your baseball research at the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Deadline: November 24, 2021.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2022 SABR Virtual Analytics Conference. Deadline: December 31, 2021.
- Research Awards: We’re seeking nominations for the 2022 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards. Deadline: December 31, 2021.
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panelists, and presenters soon! Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
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. Please clearly indicate whether you are submitting for the general track or for the student track of presentations.
The submission deadline for all 2022 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. MST, Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
For the ninth consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index (SDI) will be used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The winners will be unveiled during a one-hour, special-edition broadcast of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 7.
Following the show, voting will begin online 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 final SABR Defensive Index rankings will be released at SABR.org/SDI on November 7, immediately following the ESPN broadcast.
Last week, Rawlings announced the finalists for the 2021 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, honoring the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League™ and National League™.
The SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project is excited to announce the dedication of its latest project — a gravestone for 19th-century home run king Ed Williamson. The dedication will take place at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
Edward Nagle “Ned” Williamson was a talented and powerful third baseman during the 1880s for the Chicago White Stockings, now known as the Cubs. In 1884, Williamson slugged a record-setting 27 homers. It was the most home runs ever hit by a National League ballplayer in the 19th century and was the major-league single-season record for 25 years, until Babe Ruth hit 29 homers in 1919.
The 19th Century Grave Marker Project identifies 19th-century baseball notables who either lack a grave marker or whose headstone is in dire disrepair, and then rectify those issues.
The two-day online symposium, hosted by the SABR Nineteenth Century Committee, will be devoted to 19th-century baseball as it was played and evolved in Brooklyn.
- Register: Click here to register online for the symposium.
- Cost: $15 per person.
- Schedule: Click here to download the full schedule (PDF). Online Zoom sessions will be held from 12:00-5:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, November 13, and 12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, November 14.
Guest speakers are expected to include keynote speaker Dr. Thomas J. Campanella, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and City Planning at Cornell University and Historian-in-Residence of the New York City Parks Department; John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian; a Panel Discussion on “Was Brooklyn the Actual Birthplace of Baseball?” featuring David Dyte, Tom Gilbert and Bill Ryczek; Research Presentations by Ralph Carhart, Brian Sheehy, Tom Gilbert, and Justin Mckinney; and a video tour of Brooklyn’s historic baseball places with Tom Gilbert.
The 2021 Brooklyn 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium will be the fifth in our city-specific series. It should be a day of learning and fun, and an opportunity to exchange questions and comments among both presenters and symposium attendees. Previous symposiums were held in New York City (2014), Philadelphia (2016), Cleveland (2018), and Minneapolis (2019).
For more information, contact Peter Mancuso.
As 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 this month’s 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.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced the 10-person ballots that will be considered by its Early Baseball Era Committee and Golden Days Era Committee for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2022. These Era Committees will both meet on December 5 at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
Seven Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues legends and three American League/National League stars comprise the 10-name Early Baseball Era ballot, which features candidates whose primary contribution to the game came prior to 1950. The Golden Days Era Committee considers candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69.
The Early Baseball Era ballot includes Bill Dahlen, John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant “Home Run” Johnson, Lefty O’Doul, Buck O’Neil, Dick “Cannonball” Redding, Allie Reynolds, and George “Tubby” Scales.
The Golden Days Era ballot includes Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Roger Maris, Minnie Miñoso, Danny Murtaugh, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, and Maury Wills. Of this group, Kaat, Oliva and Wills are living.
Click on a link below to read SABR biographies for these players.
The results of the Early Baseball Era Committee vote and the Golden Days Era Committee vote will be announced live on MLB Network at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 5.
Along with the induction ceremony, the winners of the 2019 and 2020 Jack Graney Award, handed out annually for media excellence, and the James Tip O’Neill Award, which is presented to the top Canadian player each year, will be honored.
To watch the ceremonies, please click here to register. Registration is free to all baseball fans.
The class of 2021 includes trailblazing players, executives, an umpire and an international championship winning team. Click here to read articles on the new Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame class from the SABR Research Collection.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
Edited by Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Carl Riechers and Len Levin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5954-7, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5955-4, $32.95
8.5″ x 11″, 293 pages
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Baltimore Baseball for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Baltimore Baseball paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
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While we continue to celebrate SABR’s 50th anniversary this year, we are keeping a keen eye on our organization’s future and have so many exciting projects on deck. Today, we would like to share details of one of the most noteworthy programs on the horizon.
In 2022, we will deliver the SABR Local Grants program. This initiative will provide an opportunity for chapters, research committees, and chartered communities to apply for funding for their projects under SABR’s Four Pillars: Research, Scholarship, Preservation, and Future of the Game.
The Local Grants program will provide a defined mechanism for the SABR national office to assist regional and group leaders in the pursuit of passion projects. It will also allow us to see our donors’ incredible generosity at work at the local level in addition to general organizational efforts. In total, $10,000 in SABR Local Grants will be awarded in 2022!
All SABR chapters, chartered communities, and research committees are now eligible to apply, until January 30, 2022. Individual SABR members and non-SABR groups are not eligible, so if you have an individual idea for a program grant, please follow up with your local chapter leadership or appropriate research committee to discuss an application.
Add a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:
Edited by Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Carl Riechers and Len Levin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5956-1, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5957-8, $32.95
8.5″ x 11″, 339 pages
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of One-Hit Wonders for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the One-Hit Wonders paperback edition from the SABR Store ($17.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
SABR’s 50th year has been a historic one. We have commemorated our history and looked forward to our shared vision of the organization’s future. As 2021 comes to a close, we need your support to BRING IT HOME and ensure that vision turns into a reality.
Gifts from members like you are integral to SABR’s existence and we are hopeful you will consider a donation to sustain and grow our wonderful baseball community.
You can support SABR’s Bring it Home Campaign by making a gift of at least $100 by December 31, 2021. We will use your best gift of $100, $300, $500, or $1,000 to boost initiatives in several key areas of SABR’s mission:
- Research: continued support for groundbreaking baseball-related research, books, articles, and new member resources
- Scholarship: furthering the reach and impact of SABR’s world-class committees, chapters, and conferences
- Preservation: committing to preserve, honor, and commemorate baseball history
- Future of the Game: improving SABR’s ability to engage with a younger and more diverse constituency, including high school and college students, through baseball research
Visit SABR.org/donate/2021 to learn more.
SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at SABR.org, as part of our Stay Home With SABR initiative to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
- Can’t-Miss Event: SABR’s Elysian Fields Chapter in Northern New Jersey will have its next Zoom chapter meeting on Monday, November 8 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST. Our guest speakers are J’nelle Agee, daughter of Tommie Agee; Kristie Ackert, Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News; and Luke Epplin, author of Our Team. SABR members wishing to RSVP for the Zoom meeting sho
uld email david@dav idkrell.com for details.
- Video Replays: This week, we heard from author Clayton Trutor (Loserville) and Peter Coolbaugh and Chris Chestnut. Click here to view more video replays of virtual SABR events.
Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:
- November 6: Talkin’ Baseball: David Gordon (9:00 a.m. EDT)
- November 8: Elysian Fields (NJ) Chapter meeting with J’nelle Agee, Kristie Ackert, and Luke Epplin (6:30 p.m. EST)
- November 9: SABR 19th Century Speaker Series with Larry Phillips (8:00 p.m. EST)
- November 10: Pacific Northwest (WA) Chapter meeting with Ryan Divish (6:00 p.m. PST)
- November 11: Boston (MA) Chapter meeting with Clayton Trutor (8:00 p.m. EST)
- November 13: Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington (KY) Chapter meeting with Jack Bales (1:00 p.m. EST)
- November 13: SABR Baseball Memories meeting (4:00 p.m. EST)
- November 13-14: SABR Brooklyn 19th Century Interdisciplinary Symposium
In addition, the following events will be held in person:
- November 6: Hank Gowdy Columbus Chapter meeting (Columbus, OH)
- November 6: Allan Roth Chapter meeting (Anaheim Hills, CA)
- November 6: Ed Williamson Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony (Chicago, IL)
- November 13: Halsey Hall Chapter fall meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 13: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter book launch party (Baltimore, MD)
Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.
Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of October 2021:
|Bruce Adams||Joe Leisek|
|Mark Armour||Leonard Levin|
|Alan Augenstein||Michael Levine|
|Ed Baranoski||Daniel Levitt|
|John Belknap||Henry Levy|
|Michael Bender||David Low|
|Jack Berk||Joseph Luchok|
|Lowell Blaisdell estate||Mitchell Lutzke|
|Thomas Blankley||Peter Mancuso|
|Bob Boehme||David McEllis|
|Phillip Bolda||Thomas McGrath|
|Kim Boutelier||Dave McHugh|
|Steve Braccini||Linda McLeland|
|Robin Brecker||Roberta Mendonca|
|James Broman||Marilyn Miller|
|D. Bruce Brown||Anthony Morante|
|John Burbridge III||Jim Myers|
|Wilfred Bussing||Tad Myre|
|Richard Butler||Bill Nowlin|
|Ken Carrano||Tim Otto|
|Scott Carter||James Overmyer|
|Jeff Carter||Dwight Oxley|
|Ed Caylor||Laura Peebles|
|Frank Collins||Gregg Pericich|
|Vincent Comparato||Victor Piacentile|
|Jim Cox||Mel Poplock|
|Carter Cromwell||John Rall|
|Richard Cuicchi||Patrick Ray|
|Dennis Degenhardt||CJ Remmel|
|Armen Derebegian||Carl Rogan|
|Christopher Donnelly||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Woody Eckard||Kenneth Ross|
|Ed Edmonds||Charles Roussel|
|Helen Edwards||Bob Russon|
|Steven Elsberry||Ruth Sadler|
|Jonathan Epstein||Matthew Schaedler|
|Anthony Escobedo||Jason Scheller|
|Steven Finkelstein||Douglas Schoppert|
|David Firstman||Tom Schott|
|Adam Foldes||Andrew Sharp|
|Edward Fong||Rob Sheinkopf|
|Sean Forman||Lynda Singer|
|Sol Gittleman||Mark Stangl|
|Mike Haupert||Thomas Stone|
|Leslie Heaphy||Wesley Story|
|Tim Herlich||Andrew Strnad|
|Aaron Hill||Joseph Thompson|
|Rockwell Hoffman||John Thorn|
|David Hughes||Stew Thornley|
|Donald Jensen||Neal Traven|
|Dave Jerome||Vincent Vaillancourt|
|Chad Kahl||Debbie Vargas|
|Harry Keller||Glenn Vasey|
|Thomas Kern||Steve West|
|Mary Knox||Neal Wilson|
|Mark Kolier||Beach Wires|
|David Krause||Robert Wirz|
|Thomas Larwin||Jeffrey Wood|
|Thomas Lee||Don Zminda|
Episode #135 on Monday, November 1 featured Mark Armour, who is the author of many baseball articles and several books, including most recently In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball (with Dan Levitt) and Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball. In 2002, he spearheaded the formation of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project — which has now contributed more than 5,000 biographical articles and a number of books to the game’s literature — and he served as the BioProject’s director until 2016. He was the recipient of the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest individual honor, in 2008, and the Henry Chadwick Award in 2014. He was also the guest for SABRcast Episode #88 in November 2020.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast 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 SABR.org/sabrcast.
- George Abrams, by Eric Vickrey
- Bowie Kuhn, by Vince Guerrieri
- Mike Marshall, by Warren Corbett
- Darrell Woodard, by Rory Costello
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproject
- Find any SABR biography: You can visit sabr.org/bioproject to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more.
- October 2, 1936: Yankees clip Giants 18-4 in Game 2, tie the Subway Series, by Justin Krueger
- June 28, 1939: Yankees’ juggernaut continues with 23-2 smashing of A’s, by Kevin Larkin
- September 23, 1939: Dodgers flog Phillies, 22-4, by Ralph Caola
- August 12, 1953: Whitey Ford stars on the mound and at the plate as Yankees rout Senators, 22-1, by Alan Raylesberg
- July 3, 1960: Ted Williams hits 14th home run in just 27th game of season, by Bill Nowlin
- April 25, 1961: A tale of three pitchers in Athletics’ lopsided 20-2 win over Twins, by Stew Thornley
- June 7, 1967: Redbirds ‘Busch’-whacked by Astros, 17-1, by Justin Krueger
- September 20, 1972: Steve Busby’s bat, arm carry Royals to win, by Kurt Blumenau
- April 6, 1974: Royals crush Twins, 23-6, by Ralph Caola
- October 4, 1980: Twins handed a Royal beating by AL West champs in final weekend, by Justin Krueger
- June 25, 1984: George Brett, Steve Balboni slam 3-run home runs in Royals rout, by Darin Watson
- August 31, 1990: Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr. get back-to-back hits in father-son debut with Mariners, by Richard Cuicchi
- August 30, 1999: Edgardo Alfonzo plays grand marshal in Mets’ hit parade, by Brian Wright
- June 19, 2000: Yankees destroy Red Sox, 22-1, scoring 16 runs in last two innings, by Alan Raylesberg
- September 30, 2000: Athletics inch closer to playoffs in 23-2 rout of Rangers, by Gary Belleville
- September 9, 2004: Everything, then nothing: Joe Randa becomes first AL player with 6 hits, 6 runs in same game, by Ken Carrano
- August 21, 2015: Yoenis Cespedes’ 3 home runs lead Mets to victory, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- July 9, 2017: Peacock, Astros strut into All-Star break with 19-1 demolition of Blue Jays, by Frederick C. Bush
- April 7, 2018: Patience at the plate is a virtue as Phillies beat Marlins, 20-1, by Andrew Milner
- August 10, 2019: Rookie Yordan Alvarez leads Astros’ 23-2 onslaught of Orioles, by Frederick C. Bush
- September 8, 2019: Birthday Bash! Gerrit Cole fans 15 as Astros crush King Felix, Mariners, by Peter Seidel
New Games Project stories can be found at SABR.org/gamesproject.
- 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.
During 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.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Watch highlights from the 2021 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
- New Team Ownership History: St. Louis Cardinals
- SABR Games Project reaches milestone with 3,000th published article
- SABR Research Collection highlights 35th anniversary of 1986 Mets season
- New interviews posted online in expanded SABR Oral History Collection
- Claire Smith selected as 2021 SABR Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award winner
- Check out SABR Century Committee’s new 1921 Year in Review project
- SABR Digital Library: When the Monarchs Reigned: Kansas City’s 1942 Negro League Champions
- Watch video highlights from the Summer of SABR: Golden Celebration Series
- SABR 50 convention in Baltimore rescheduled for August 17-21, 2022
- Read articles from The National Pastime: The Future According to Baseball online
- Watch an inspiring short film about SABR’s Baseball Memories program
- Get free access to Newspapers.com World Collection online archives with your SABR membership
- Check out the complete SABR 50 at 50 series as we look back at baseball over the past 50 years
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the SABR Store @ CafePress
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: SABR.org/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.
|Paul Bellofiore||Trumbull, CT||Robert Pina||Sugar Land, TX|
|James Broman||Huntsville, AL||Adam Scardino||Tomball, TX|
|Brett Greenleaf||Pittsfield, MA||Adam Thompson||S. Williamsport, PA|
|John Hughes||Oakwood, GA||Dennis Tiefenthaler||Dewey, AZ|
|Jaime Leiderman||Aventura, FL||Benjamin Trivers||Frederick, MD|
|Chris McCormick||Clearwater, FL||Christopher Turrisi||Hackettstown, NJ|
|Matt Petersen||Kennett Square, PA|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Minor Leagues: Fall 2021 newsletter
- Oral History: Check out the newly expanded Oral History Collection at SABR.org
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research/committees.
Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter: November 2021 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter: November 2021 newsletter (Providence, RI)
- Oscar Charleston Chapter: October 30 meeting recap (Indianapolis, IN)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:
- Tony Andracki: SABR dedicating grave marker to 19th century Cubs star (Marquee Sports Network)
- Jayson Stark: The Braves, the upset kings of October, took a unique path to their World Series win (The Athletic)
- Jay Jaffe: The Braves and the Heavyweights They KO’d en Route to a Championship (FanGraphs)
- Tyler Kepner: The Thing Everyone Wants but No One Actually Wears (New York Times)
- Hannah Keyser: ‘It was all worth it’: A baseball life reaches a World Series pinnacle for Brian Snitker (Yahoo! Sports)
- Clinton Yates: The one-two punch of Braves base coaches Eric Young Sr. and Ron Washington (The Undefeated)
- Emma Baccellieri: Atlanta’s Warm Blanket: Travis d’Arnaud Is Providing Security Amid the World Series Chaos (Sports Illustrated)
- Eno Sarris: What can we learn from the world champion Atlanta Braves? (The Athletic)
- Michael Clair: Forgotten Braves players who earned a ring (MLB.com)
- Stephanie Apstein: Correa, Astros Couldn’t Silence the Naysayers—and Never Will (Sports Illustrated)
- Rob Arthur: Altuve And Correa Are Two Of The Most Clutch October Players Of All Time (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Waldstein: At World Series, Atlanta Finally Gets Its Tribute to Hank Aaron (New York Times)
- Mark Simon: The Braves Won The Marathon (ACTA Sports)
- Jay Jaffe: We’ll See You in Cooperstown, Buster Posey (FanGraphs)
- Grant Brisbee: Buster Posey’s career was like no other in Giants history (The Athletic)
- Andrew Simon/Sarah Langs/Manny Randhawa: 12 great moments from Posey’s 12-year career (MLB.com)
- Richard Harris: How MLB continues its focus on growing the sport among African Americans (The Undefeated)
- Evan Drellich: How a Major League Baseball lockout would work this winter (The Athletic)
- Russell A. Carleton: The Year in New Baseball Words, 2021 Edition (Baseball Prospectus)
- Maury Brown: Despite Myths Baseball Is ‘Dying,’ Here’s Why MLB Is Primed For Growth (Forbes.com)
- Greg Sullivan: ‘How did this little guy have that power?’: Friends, former teammates remember Jerry Remy (Falls River Herald News)
- Marc Carig: What we remember, what we forget, and the 1974 brawl that beat back time (The Athletic)
- David Laurila: Quebec’s Edouard Julien is the Twins’ Most-Patient Prospect (FanGraphs)
- Steven Goldman: After the World Series, What? (Just Kidding) (Baseball Prospectus)
- Tom Ruane: A Retro-review of the 1926 season (Retrosheet.org)
- Jeff Katz: Redecorating with Hostess Paneling (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: “Hello, do you have Michael Jordan in a can?” (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
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 5, 2021. Last Updated: November 5, 2021.