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 6, 2015:
Good news! The Fall 2015 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks, although we’ve heard reports that some have already arrived. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inboxes on Wednesday.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Fall 2015 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to purchase a copy of the print edition of the Fall 2015 Baseball Research Journal.
- All articles from the Fall 2015 Baseball Research Journal will be available soon to read online at SABR.org.
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We hope you enjoy reading the Fall 2015 Baseball Research Journal!
Once again, SABR members have the opportunity to play a key role in selecting the winners of the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards. The votes from SABR members will be equal to each of the other four categories.
- SABR members (20%)
- MLB.com fans (20%)
- Front office personnel (20%)
- Retired players (20%)
- Media (20%)
Please see below for details on casting your SABR vote. Voting will remain open through November 13, 2015.
This year’s Esurance MLB Awards will feature nominees in two dozen categories. Individual awards will go to the Best Major Leaguer, Best Starting Pitcher, Everyday Player, Rookie, Defensive Player, Breakout Player, Bounceback Player, Manager, Executive, Social Media Personality and postseason performer. Winners will also be recognized for the year’s best offensive play, defensive play, Moment, single-game performance, Social Media Post, Celebrity Fan, Fan Catch, Interview, TV call, radio call, Player-Fan Interaction, Video Board Moment and Trending Topic.
To cast your SABR vote in the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards:
- Visit https://securea.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2015/mlb-awards/?voterType=sabr
- Log in to your MLB.com account in the upper-right corner or register for a free account at MLB.com using your primary e-mail address on file with SABR. (See this screenshot for details.)
- Vote for your top selections in any award category. The deadline to cast your SABR vote is 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, November 13. You can still cast a fan vote without logging in through the end of the public voting period on MLB.com.
Visit mlb.com/awards to learn more. Winners will be announced live on MLB Network and MLB.com on November 20, 2015.
The Hot Stove is warming up and so are attendees at the seventh annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience, which kicked off this week and continues through Saturday.
About 40 conference guests took in an AFL game between the Peoria Javelinas at Scottsdale Scorpions on Thursday afternoon, then took part in a special ballpark dinner with guest speakers Clint Fagan and Nicholas Lentz, who umpired Thursday night’s fall league game between the Mesa Solar Sox and Salt River Rafters at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Today, AFL conference attendees will take in another game at Camelback Ranch in Glendale before enjoying dinner with members of the Arizona Major League Alumni at the legendary baseball hangout Don and Charlie’s in Scottsdale.
On Saturday morning, attendees will join members of SABR’s Flame Delhi (Arizona) Chapter for their regional fall meeting. Saturday night is always a highlight of the conference as the top prospects from every organization participate in the AFL Fall Stars Game at Salt River Fields.
For more details and a complete schedule, visit SABR.org/AFL.
The 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® winners will be unveiled during a one-hour, ESPN “Baseball Tonight” primetime special on Tuesday, November 10 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.
- View the finalists: Here are the finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, via MLB.com
- Latest SDI rankings: View the full positional rankings among Rawlings Gold Glove Award qualifiers through games of September 13
For the third 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 SABR Defensive Index accounts for approximately 25 percent of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process that was added to the votes from the managers and coaches. The latest SDI rankings can be found at SABR.org/SDI. The final SDI results will be released following the conclusion of the 2015 season.
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 2015 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 SDI is compiled by the SABR Defensive Committee, which includes SABR President Vince Gennaro, Sean Forman of Baseball-Reference.com, Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions, SABR Director F.X. Flinn, author and defensive metrics expert Chris Dial, and author Michael Humphreys.
Learn more about the SABR Defensive Index and view updated rankings at SABR.org/SDI.
SABR has a long and storied history with baseball statistical analysis, evidenced by the link between our name and sabermetrics. While SABR is a multi-faceted organization involved in virtually every aspect of baseball, we continue to build on our legacy by producing and hosting the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference.
Once again, we’re bringing together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball.
The schedule will consist 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.
- Conference registration is available now at the SABR Store. Click here to register! The conference is open to all baseball fans. The early registration rate is $395 for SABR members and $495 for nonmembers, or $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year membership to SABR).
- Book your hotel room: The 2016 SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Click here to book your hotel room at the special SABR group rate of $179/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you’re with the SABR Analytics Conference.
Check back soon at SABR.org/analytics as we announce some of our featured speakers, panels and presentations for the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference!
- 2016 SABR Analytics: Submit your research presentation abstract
- Nominate an article for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
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 2016 SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging 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 SABR’s 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.
Students must be currently enrolled in a high school, college undergraduate or graduate program, and be between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of the conference. Some form of age verification (photocopy of driver’s license, passport, etc.) must be attached to your application. All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 31, 2015.
This has been a banner year for SABR, and you can help us bring 2015 to an even more successful close by making a charitable contribution to our year-end donation drive.
SABR depends upon the volunteer work of members to mount our exciting events like the SABR Convention, the Analytics Conference, and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference; to produce groundbreaking research through the SABR Digital Library e-book program, the Baseball Research Journal, and The National Pastime; and to expand the online resources of the research committees, regional chapters, the BioProject, the Games Project, and much more. SABR continues to offer unparalleled opportunities for involvement and benefits for members around the world.
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. Please help us reach our donation drive goal!
You can also send your donation by check to: SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/donate.
For those of you whose SABR memberships expire by December 31 — you can check your current membership status here — it’s almost time for you to renew! We’re excited about the upcoming year ahead of us and we hope you’ll take advantage of all the great membership benefits offered to SABR members in 2016. Here’s a short list:
You can renew your membership for 1 year or 3 years online at the SABR Store; by phone at (602) 496-1460; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the office at: SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: for this, you get two editions of the Baseball Research Journal, the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime; 8-10 free e-books published by the SABR Digital Library; “This Week in SABR” every Friday; access to research resources such as Paper of Record (with complete archives of The Sporting News); discounts to all SABR conferences such as the National Convention (Miami 2016), the SABR Analytics Conference, the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, and the Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Conference; discounts to MLB.TV; and much, much more.
We believe SABR has something for everyone, from the active researcher to someone passionate about baseball. We hope you’ll invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join at store.sabr.org.
- Add a family member for $15: Any SABR member can add a family member in the same household for $15 per year; they will receive all electronic member benefits and access to the website, but no printed publications. To add a new family member, please contact Membership Director Deb Jayne. Note: In order to renew your existing family membership, you must log in to the SABR website under the family member’s username/e-mail address, not your own.
Add a pennant-winning book to your collection with the newest title from the SABR Digital Library:
A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
Associate Editors: James Forr, Len Levin, and Bill Nowlin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-943816-08-8, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-09-5, $19.95
This volume celebrates the 1965 Minnesota Twins, who captured the American League pennant in just their fifth season in the Twin Cities. Led by an All-Star cast, from Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles, and Mudcat Grant to Bob Allison, Jim Kaat, Earl Battey, and Jim Perry, the Twins won 102 games, but bowed to the Los Angeles Dodgers and a herculean performance by Sandy Koufax in Game Seven of the World Series.
Included are the life and baseball stories of all 35 roster players, the coaches, and manager of the 1965 Twins, plus team owner Calvin Griffith; broadcasters Herb Carneal, Halsey Hall, and Ray Scott; and sportswriters Dick Gordon and Max Nichols. A comprehensive summary of the regular season, as well as meticulous essays highlighting important games and the All-Star Game played in Minnesota, an overview of the 1965 Dodgers, and thorough summaries the World Series games are included. Chapters about how the Griffith family built its pennant winner, the fate of the Twins after 1965, Metropolitan Stadium, and the 1965 season “by the numbers” round out the book.
Contributors include Marc Z. Aaron, Mark Armour, Peter C. Bjarkman, Alan Cohen, Tracy J.R. Collins, Rory Costello, Jeff English, Greg Erion, Dan Fields, Jan Finkel, Chip Greene, Kevin Hennessy, Jack Herrman, Jimmy Keenan, Norm King, Ben Klein, Patrick Lethert, Daniel R. Levitt, Bill Nowlin, J.G. Preston, Joel Rippel, Frank Russo, Rick Schabowski, Steve Schmitt, Doug Skipper, John Swol, Stew Thornley, Tom Tomashek, Joseph Wancho, Steve West, and Gregory H. Wolf.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins paperback edition for $9.98 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. To download all past releases, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
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The 46th annual SABR national convention will take place July 27-31, 2016, in Miami, Florida.
To coincide with the convention, the summer 2016 issue of The National Pastime will focus on Florida and particularly Miami-area baseball. Florida has had a long relationship with Major League Baseball as the home of the Grapefruit League spring training, as well as various minor leagues, college baseball powerhouses, and two current major-league expansion franchises.
This issue of The National Pastime will be edited by publications director Cecilia Tan. She will be taking queries and abstracts until November 15, 2015, and will make assignments no later than December 1. First drafts of articles will be due no later than March 1, 2016, and rewrites (if needed) will be due by April 15.
Remember that every article must include proper citation of sources and present a clear thesis, and to be published in a SABR journal, your SABR membership must be current.
Note also that the TNP will have both a print edition (given out to SABR 46 convention attendees) and an expanded e-book version that will be sent to all SABR members. Some, but not all, of the articles will be selected to appear in the print edition, while more will appear in the electronic edition.
Just a reminder to all that the seventh annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016. We’re starting to compile details now on 2016 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.
Check back soon at SABR.org/sabrday for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you.
For a complete recap of 2015 SABR Day activities, visit SABR.org/sabrday.
Five new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 3,477 published biographies. Here are the new bios:
- Gordy Coleman, by Charles F. Faber
- Mike Hopkins, by Chris Rainey
- Waite Hoyt, by Gregory H. Wolf
- Alex Skellner, by David E. Skelton
- Walt Kellner, by David E. Skelton
All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent
- Help us write 2016 Hall of Fame biographies: SABR Director Emily Hawks has launched a new BioProject initiative for biographies of players who are likely to be on the 2016 Hall of Fame ballot later this year, and a few players still need biographers. If you are interested in writing a SABR biography for one of these players, please contact Emily Hawks at email@example.com: Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Jeff Kent, Jason Kendall, Jim Edmonds.
In Thar’s Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published by SABR in 2014, we celebrated the Milwaukee Braves’ historic 1957 World Series championship season.
Led by the bats of National League Most Valuable Player Henry Aaron and slugging third baseman Eddie Mathews and the “Big Three” pitching trio (Cy Young Award winner Warren Spahn, Lew Burdette, and Bob Buhl) the Braves won 95 games. The team enjoyed standout seasons by shortstop Johnny Logan, outfielder Wes Covington, and catcher Del Crandall. And GM John Quinn pulled off the biggest trade of the summer, acquiring All-Star second baseman Red Schoendienst from the New York Giants. The Braves cemented their place in history by defeating the New York Yankees in the World Series.
The SABR BioProject biographies that appeared in that book can now be read online at:
One new game story was posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here is the new game story:
All new Games Project stories can be found here: http://sabr.org/gamesproject/recent
- Get involved: 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.
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in “Unions to Royals: The Story of Professional Baseball in Kansas City,” the 1996 SABR convention journal. For a multimedia history of SABR conventions, click here.
Long forgotten by most Kansas Citians, the 1915 Federal League gave the city its first real major-league pennant race, and still it was one of the most exciting.
A mid-season replacement team in the league’s inaugural minor-league season of 1913, the Kansas City Packers were a true dark horse for its concluding one. Finishing a distant sixth place (67-84, 20 games out of first) in 1914, the franchise had barely survived the offseason, losing their ballpark to a flash flood in the waning days of the previous campaign, and just staving off the league’s attempt to move them to Newark. In the wake of those maneuverings, the Indianapolis franchise was transferred instead of Kansas City. Expected to finish again in the nether reaches of the standings, the Packers were the surprise team of the 1915 season, leading the league for a large part of the way, contending until the last few weeks. They never let up through the entire season.
This was a team with no stars; only a handful of its players had major-league careers of significant length. The pitching staff and starting lineup were both studded with unknowns and mediocrities, a Cinderella team if ever there was one.
Read the full article here: http://sabr.org/research/1915-kansas-city-packers
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:
- Save the date! SABR 46 to be held July 27-31, 2016, in Miami
- From the archives: SABR interviews with heroes of Octobers past
- Check out final in-season update of SABR Defensive Index rankings
- 10 finalists named for Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Pre-Integration Era ballot
- Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM will return soon on Sundays
- SABR member Justine Siegal makes history as guest instructor at Oakland A’s camp
- 2016 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference: Apply for high school essay contest, art contest, library grants
- David Stalker: Baseball monuments unveiled for Rockford’s Forest City team and AAGPBL’s Peaches
- SABR Digital Library: Mustaches and Mayhem: 1972-74 Oakland A’s
- James Walker: The humble (ad-free) origins of the first World Series broadcast
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- Find complete coverage of SABR 45 from Chicago at SABR.org/convention
- Check out a recap and photos of the 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- Download your free e-book edition of The National Pastime: Baseball in Chicago
- Seeking nominations for 2016 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- SABR members, take 20% off MLB.TV or MiLB.TV subscriptions in 2015
- SABR members, take 10% off your next order at the MLB.com Shop
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://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).
|Carlo Alvarez||Chagrin Falls, OH||Larry Moore||Lenox, MA|
|Brendon Baatz||Silver Spring, MD||Ian Orr||Omaha, NE|
|Joe Bandini||San Diego, CA||Jeff Passel||Arlington, VA|
|Spencer Bard||Lumberton, NJ||John Pielli||Jackson, NJ|
|Mark Byrnes||Phoenix, AZ||Edward Saroney||Camillus, NY|
|Dale Carey||Miami, FL||Barry Shurak||Naples, FL|
|Bill Cornell||San Jose, CA||Craig Soderberg||Veneta, OR|
|Stephen Glotfelty||Valencia, CA||John Welch||Birmingham, AL|
|Mary Lasher||Morgan Hill, CA||Wayne Wilson||Los Angeles, CA|
|Jeff Masten||Wausau, WI|
Here are the new SABR research committee updates this week:
- Biographical Research: September/October 2015 newsletter
- Deadball Era: November 2015 newsletter (click here for Herm Krabbenhoft supplement)
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter November 2015 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter Fall 2015 newsletter (Pawtucket, RI)
- Rocky Mountain Chapter annual banquet: The Rocky Mountain Chapter‘s 18th annual chapter banquet will take place on Saturday, November 14 at Coors Field, home of the Rockies. Guest speakers include Oakland A’s outfielder Sam Fuld and Toronto Blue Jays scout Dan Evans. To register, go to rmsabr.org and click on “Banquet”. Registration is $60 per person. Click here for more details.
- Magnolia Chapter annual banquet: The Magnolia/Georgia Chapter will hold its annual fall banquet on Saturday, November 14 at the Holiday Inn-Atlanta Northlake in Atlanta. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. The featured speaker is SABR member Robert K. Fitts author of Mashi and Banzai Babe Ruth. Cost: $27 per person. Click here for more details.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:
- November 6-7: 7th annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience (Scottsdale, AZ)
- November 7: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 7: Northwest Chapter fall meeting (Seattle, WA)
- November 7: Boston Chapter fall meeting (Boston, MA)
- November 7: Quebec Chapter fall meeting (Montreal, QC)
- November 7: Jack Graney Chapter fall meeting (Cleveland, OH)
- November 7: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter meeting (Burlington, VT)
- November 7: Talkin’ Baseball: Jim Henneman (Columbia, MD)
- November 7: Bergino: “Havana Hardball” with author César Brioso (New York, NY)
- November 11: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- November 14: Hank Gowdy Columbus Chapter book club (Columbus, OH)
- November 14: Halsey Hall Chapter group outing: Burleigh Grimes Museum (Clear Lake, IA)
- November 14: Rocky Mountain Chapter 18th annual banquet (Denver, CO)
- November 14: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter fall meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- November 14: Magnolia Chapter fall banquet (Atlanta, GA)
- November 14: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
- November 14: Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter meeting (Milwaukee, WI)
- November 15: Eddie Frierson: “Matty: An Evening With Christy Mathewson” (Stevenson Ranch, CA)
- November 15: Jon Leonoudakis: “Hano: A Century in the Bleachers” (Pasadena, CA)
- November 16: Larry Dierker Chapter meeting (Houston, TX)
- November 17: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- November 17: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- November 18: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- November 19: Magnolia/Georgia Chapter’s “Third Thursday” meeting (Atlanta, 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:
- Brian Stull: Discussing the Gold Glove Awards with SABR’s Chris Dial (St. Louis Baseball Weekly)
- Joe Posnanski: After three decades in Kansas City, long may they reign (NBC Sports)
- Jeff Sullivan: 2015 Royals, a baseball team for baseball fans (FanGraphs)
- Alex Skillin: The Royals are a sabermetric team (The Hardball Times)
- Joe DeLessio: Looking past the World Series, are the Mets still broke? (New York Magazine)
- Meg Rowley: Is diversity in baseball a threat to the new membership club? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Rob Neyer: 5 great AL seasons you might have missed (Fox Sports)
- Jonathan Luman: Are high-scoring games making a comeback? (The Hardball Times)
- Doug Thorburn: A look at position players pitching in 2015 (Baseball Prospectus)
- Doug Kern: MLB postseason oddities in 2015 (ESPN.com)
- Owen Watson: The most extreme home runs of the 2015 postseason (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: How much the DH rule matters in the World Series (Baseball Prospectus)
- Tim Hagerty: Meet the man who played for 50 minor-league teams and never reached the majors (The Sporting News)
- Graham Womack: Is Bartolo Colon, or anyone else from the 2015 World Series, a Hall of Famer? (The Sporting News)
- Paul Ringel: The 1915 World Series and the rise of the modern American sports fan (We’re History)
- Ryan Whirty: Two cultures meet on the diamond … for the first time? (Home Plate Don’t Move)
- Eric Nusbaum: When Sadaharu Oh hung ’em up (VICE Sports)
- Scott Ferkovich: The baseball book that changed my life, Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia (The National Pastime Museum)
- Wayne McDonnell: What’s the future of America’s pastime? (New York University)
- Stacie Wheeler: The day the organ music died (The Hardball Times)
- David Krell: Monty Stratton, Jimmy Stewart, and Hollywood (The Sports Post)
- Mike Lynch: The Cubs, the Phillies, and their comic opera of 1922 (The National Pastime Museum)
- Gregg Doyel: In search of Oscar Charleston’s grave (Indianapolis Star)
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 6, 2015. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.