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 9, 2018:
For the sixth 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 that was added to the votes from the managers and coaches.
The 2018 Gold Glove winners were announced on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” on Sunday, November 4. Click here to view the winners.
The final SABR Defensive Index rankings for the 2018 season were also released this week. Click here to view the positional rankings.
Voting for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by SABR, was conducted online at Rawlings.com this week and the winner will be announced tonight at the Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony in New York.
To learn more about the SABR Defensive Index, visit SABR.org/SDI.
The 10th annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience was held last weekend, November 1-3, 2018, at The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The event featured four AFL games showcasing baseball’s top prospects, including the nationally televised Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium, plus the Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter‘s meeting. Guest speakers at the conference included MLB Director of Umpire Development Rich Rieker; Takeshi Hirabayashi, Umpire Supervisor in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league; baseball scout and analyst Bernie Pleskoff; San Francisco Giants radio broadcaster Marty Lurie, and more.
Visit SABR.org/AFL to view more highlights and photos from the conference.
Join us for the SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the majestic Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
A keynote luncheon address by David Goldberg, Professor of History at Cleveland State University, will provide a look at late 19th-century Cleveland with a particular understanding of one of that city’s most important and powerful forces, its transportation system.
Other speakers are expected to include John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian; John Skrtic, Director of Public Services, CPL; Jeremy Feador, Cleveland Indians, Historian & Curator; and four SABR researchers and authors with specific focus on elements of 19th-century Cleveland area baseball: David Fleitz, Joseph Wancho, Ken Krsolovic, and Bryan Fritz.
- Cost: $50 per person. Open to all SABR members and up to three guests are welcome.
- Registration: E-mail Peter Mancuso at email@example.com for more information or to see if space is still available.
- Schedule: Click here to download a complete schedule (PDF).
The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced this week the candidates on the Today’s Game Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon at the Baseball Winter Meetings next month in Las Vegas. The Today’s Game Era is one of four Eras Committees, which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.
Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel, Lou Piniella, Lee Smith, and George Steinbrenner are the candidates the Today’s Game Era Committee will consider for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2019.
This has been another outstanding year for SABR, with an entertaining, informative SABR 48 convention in Pittsburgh and a special day at the ballpark at PNC Park, innovative research and publishing projects, and outstanding involvement from volunteers. Your year-end charitable gift will help us close out 2018 and enable us to make 2019 even more successful.
Please help us reach this year’s giving goal! As a 501(c)3 organization, tax-deductible donations allow SABR to expand member opportunities and to become an even larger voice in the baseball community. Many members have already become donors, and you can join them right now by making your gift online at SABR.org/donate. By doing so you help SABR fulfill its mission and increase the impact of our baseball analysis and historical study.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love. If you have questions regarding your gift, feel free to e-mail SABR CEO Scott Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, where we’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. The early-bird registration discount ends on Monday, January 14, 2019, so register today to join us!
The Analytics Conference schedule consists of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels, and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate, graduate and law school students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference; the early-bird registration discount ends on January 14, 2019. See below for more details.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax)
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- 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: Stay tuned for more information on 2019 SABR Analytics research presentation abstracts.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
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.
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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 new SABR Team Ownership Histories Project, which launched last year at SABR.org, is a joint effort of SABR’s Business of Baseball Committee and the BioProject. The intention is to provide as much detail as possible about the organization and composition of ownership groups, franchise sales, relocations, stadiums, and other issues that provide the financial context for team success on the field. One new article was published this week:
- Washington Senators I team ownership history (1901-60), by Andrew Sharp
Click here to read all other Team Ownership History articles published so far at SABR.org.
This project is a continuing effort. Some team articles have been assigned, but anyone who wishes to contribute is encouraged to contact Andy McCue at email@example.com. Thanks to Len Levin for his work in copy editing all of these essays.
To find out which essays still need authors, or to read author guidelines, click here.
Save the date! SABR will be returning to San Diego for our 49th national convention on June 26-30, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, California. Registration information and our special hotel room block will be available at SABR.org/convention in early 2019. The Padres are scheduled to play at home against the St. Louis Cardinals that weekend.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is conveniently located within walking distance from Petco Park; our host hotel, a frequent host of baseball’s Winter Meetings, features a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in abundance at the nearby Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Central Library’s Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, just a few blocks away, is home to the spectacular SABR Collection curated by our host chapter, the San Diego Ted Williams Chapter.
For more information on the SABR convention, visit SABR.org/convention.
New York Mets fans can soak in some Amazin’ memories with the newest book from the SABR Digital Library:
Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History
Edited by Brian Wright and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-87-3, $14.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-86-6, $9.99
139 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Met-rospectives for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the Met-rospectives paperback edition from the SABR Store ($9.95 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. Find all past titles in our collection at SABR.org/ebooks.
Having trouble downloading our e-books? To view PDF files on your computer, click here to download the free Adobe Reader software. Having trouble downloading e-books to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad? Click here for additional help.
Our friends at Protoball.org are looking to hire a website developer/advisor with experience and expertise in the MediaWiki software to help out with general maintenance, organization of resources, helping to integrate new data that comes in (such as SABR member Bob Tholkes’ repository of 5,000 pre-Civil War ballgames), and resolving any other technical issues or questions that pop up with their site from time to time.
The Protoball Project was established to help researchers and writers locate and refine primary data on the evolution and spread of ball play from ancient times to up to 1870, just before the first professional baseball league began.
This is a part-time remote position. If you are interested in applying, please contact Larry McCray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,664 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Frederick Boardman, by Brian Flaspohler
- Larry Bowa, by Rich D’Ambrosio
- Joe Carr, by Charlie Bevis
- Sam Chapman, by Rich Westcott
- Will Clark, by Richard Cuicchi
- Paul Pettit, by Dan Taylor
- Lou Piniella, by John DiFonzo
- Freddy Spurgeon, by Chris Rainey
All new biographies can be found here: SABR.org/bioproj/recent
- Search for any SABR biography: You can now visit sabr.org/bioproj_search to search for any player — or manager, executive, scout, spouse, broadcaster, or umpire — who appears in the SABR BioProject. You can also browse all of these BioProject categories and a lot more, including 300-game winners, Hall of Famers, 1960s All-Stars, or Negro Leaguers, at our Browse page: sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
- Read all biographies from 20-Game Losers online: In 20-Game Losers (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin and Emmet R. Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who reached the ignomious milestone of 20 losses in a season — from Hall of Famers like Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, and Old Hoss Radbourn to lesser-known hurlers like Mike Maroth, Brian Kingman, and Kaiser Wilhelm. All of the biographies that appeared in 20-Game Losers are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject. To download the e-book edition of 20-Game Losers for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
Twenty-six new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 21, 1927: Jesse Haines goes the distance; Cardinals win on Les Bell’s 13th-inning single
- October 7, 1928: Lou Gehrig’s two homers too much for Redbirds in Game 3
- October 9, 1928: Sultan of Swat smacks three homers to sink the Cardinals in World Series sweep
- August 21, 1930: Chick Hafey hits for the cycle as Cardinals pound Phillies
- October 4, 1930: Wild Bill Hallahan shuts out A’s in Game 3 to rekindle Redbirds’ hopes
- October 5, 1930: Jesse Haines defeats Lefty Grove in Fall Classic pitchers’ duel
- October 6, 1930: Jimmie Foxx’s ninth-inning homer puts A’s on verge of a championship in Game 5
- July 12, 1931: Cardinals set doubles record with assist from St. Louis crowd
- October 1, 1931: Lefty Grove, A’s subdue Cardinals in opening game of World Series
- October 2, 1931: ‘Wild Horse’ Pepper Martin steals the show as Cardinals take Game 2 of World Series
- October 9, 1931: A’s Lefty Grove stymies Redbirds again in Game 6
- October 10, 1931: Revenge is sweet for Cardinals in Game 7, even without Pepper
- June 23, 1932: The Goose wallops three; Goslin’s homers lift Browns over Yankees
- July 30, 1933: Dizzy Dean fans 17 Cubs for new modern strikeout record
- September 16, 1933: Cardinals outlast Dodgers after 27 runs, 36 hits, and 17 walks
- September 18, 1934: Browns’ Bobo Newsom tosses no-no through nine, loses in 10th
- October 5, 1934: Paul Dean impresses brother Dizzy in Cardinals’ Game 3 win
- October 6, 1934: Tigers even World Series in Game 4; Dizzy Dean knocked out cold
- October 7, 1934: Tommy Bridges outduels Dizzy Dean as Tigers take 3-2 lead in World Series
- April 29, 1936: Parmelee bests Hubbell in epic 17-inning duel
- August 4, 1937: Cardiac Cardinals complete crazy comeback; Medwick ties record with four doubles
- July 20, 1938: Johnny Mize blasts three home runs for second time in eight days
- May 7, 1940: Cardinals tie NL record with seven home runs in rout of Dodgers
- May 24, 1940: Cleveland spoils Browns’ first night game in St. Louis
- July 9, 1940: Five NL pitchers combine for first All-Star shutout at Sportsman’s Park
- July 13, 1940: Johnny Mize’s cycle boosts Cardinals in walk-off win over Giants
- Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
- Read all stories from No-Hitters online: In No-Hitters (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. All of the game stories that appeared in No-Hitters are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project. To download the e-book edition of No-Hitters for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week’s guests are Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs and Kenny Kendrena of Inside Edge.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. Click here to learn more.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
- Seymour Medal, due 12/31/2018: The Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. The award is presented during the Seymour Medal Banquet at the NINE Spring Training Conference every March. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu by December 31, 2018.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2018: Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The award is presented during the committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Doug Skipper at email@example.com by December 31, 2018.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 12/31/2018: The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please send a copy of your work to Gary Sarnoff at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2018.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2019: The SABR Baseball Research Award (formerly the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award) honors those whose outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please contact Bill Felber at email@example.com.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2019: The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please contact Len Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.
Author and illustrator Anika Orrock has a special offer for SABR members for her upcoming new book, Principle of the Curve, Second Inning: Pre-order the book at anikaorrock.com before 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, November 15 to receive free shipping using the coupon code SABRMEMBER at checkout.
The first 200 pre-orders will be signed by legendary San Francisco Giants broadcaster Jon Miller, who wrote the foreword to Principle of the Curve, Second Inning, which contains more than 100 pages of baseball art, writing, cartoons, quotes and comics, featuring columns by the popular and beloved columnist Ray Orrock and illustrations by Anika Orrock.
Minutes from the Board of Directors conference calls on October 14 and November 1, 2018, have now been posted on the SABR website.
You can view all past minutes of SABR Board meetings by going to the page below:
Or you can go to the Members’ Info page and click on “Org. files”, then “Board Minutes” to view the minutes.
We’ve heard your feedback: Some of you have said you look forward to “This Week in SABR” every Friday, but sometimes there are just too many compelling articles and announcements to read every week. We’re not complaining — hey, keep up the great work! — but we know the feeling. So in an effort to make the length of this newsletter more manageable to read, we’ll summarize some of the repeating/recurring announcements in a special “In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)” section of “This Week in SABR”.
Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:
- Scott Bush hired as SABR’s new Chief Executive Officer
- SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project dedicates new headstone for Bob Caruthers in Chicago
- Mark Liptak’s White Sox interviews added to SABR Oral History Collection
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- In Memoriam: Hank Greenwald
- Check out photos and highlights from the 2018 Southern Negro League Baseball Conference in Birmingham
- SABR 48: Check out complete coverage from our 2018 convention in Pittsburgh
- Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee’s Baseball Buffet podcast
- Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
- SABR Digital Library: Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- Seamheads.com updates Negro Leagues Database with 1948 stats
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Educators, sign up your class for a discounted SABR Student Group Affiliate Membership
- Help support SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project
- All e-books in SABR Digital Library available for free to members
All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: https://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Richard Albersheim||Tustin, CA||Jeff Kabacinski||Wilmington, DE|
|Mike Blick||Weston, WI||Mary Knox||Arlington, VA|
|Luke Bradley||San Francisco, CA||Doug Lantsberg||Solon, OH|
|Joshua Buzbee||Auburn, AL||Tom Naylor||Jersey City, NJ|
|JJ Cheskin||Silver Spring, MD||Prisco Panza||Milford, CT|
|Doug Dinwiddie||Pinos Altos, NM||Patrick Porter||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Connelly Doan||San Mateo, CA||Charles Purczinsky||Sachse, TX|
|Mel Gadd||Cambridge, MA||Graham Tebbit||Mississauga, ON|
|Zachary Geroux||Germantown, MD||Diane Wells-MacLennan||Lomita, CA|
|Larry Grogan||San Leandro, CA||Eric Yager||Canton, MI|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Games Project: November 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- 2018 Canadian Baseball History Conference recap (November 3-4; London, ON)
- Elysian Fields Chapter: The Elysian Fields Chapter in northern New Jersey now has a Twitter account. Follow along for more updates at @sabrelysian. For a complete list of all chapter social media accounts, click here.
- Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: November 3 meeting recap (Chicago, IL)
- Juan Marichal Chapter: November 8 meeting recap (Santo Domingo, DOM)
- Pee Wee Reese Chapter: Please welcome Tad Myre as the new co-chair of the Pee Wee Reese Chapter in Louisville, Kentucky. He will serve alongside longtime chapter chair Harry Rothgerber. In addition, Ryan Schroer is now Vice-Chair of Speakers and Technology; he runs the chapter’s robust Facebook page. To learn more about the Pee Wee Reese Chapter, click here.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- November 10: SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium (Cleveland, OH)
- November 10: Dusty Baker-Sacramento Chapter lunch meeting (Sacramento, CA)
- November 10: Goose Goslin Chapter meeting (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- November 10: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 10: Quebec Chapter fall meeting (Montreal, QC)
- November 12: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- November 12: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting (Austin, TX)
- November 15: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- November 17: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- November 17: Forbes Field Chapter meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
- November 17: Connie Mack Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- November 18: Vermont Gardner-Waterman Chapter meeting (Burlington, VT)
- November 19: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- November 20: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- November 21: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter monthly lunch meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- November 24: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter fall meeting (Greenville, RI)
- November 28: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- November 28: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- November 29: Seymour-Mills Chapter fall meeting (Naples, FL)
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:
- Author Anika Orrock offers special pre-order discount for SABR members
- Mark Simon: Who are the best defensive free agents? (ACTA Sports)
- Hayden Godfrey: Defensive metrics weren’t kind to Blue Jays in 2018 (Jays Journal)
- Sean Thornton: Revisiting the Gold Glove Awards (Royals Review)
- Rob Mains: Six baserunning records that ought never to be broken (Baseball Prospectus)
- Gare Joyce: Doc Halladay’s last season (Sportsnet Canada)
- Ann Killion: A cast of Giants gathers to honor Willie McCovey (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Adrian Burgos Jr.: How Latinos influenced Willie McCovey’s path to the majors (La Vida Baseball)
- Bill Deane: Farewell to a gentle Giant (WordPress)
- Tayla Minsberg: Overlooked no more: Jackie Mitchell, who fanned two of baseball’s greats (New York Times)
- Alexis Brudnicki: The present and future of Canadian women’s baseball (The Hardball Times)
- Drew Heiderscheidt: The Negro National League and African-American mobility, 1920-31 (University of Northern Colorado)
- Jay Jaffe: Today’s Game HOF ballot is tomorrow’s headache (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: The year in new baseball words (Baseball Prospectus)
- Shane Tourtellotte: Looking back at the 2018 postseason through WPS (The Hardball Times)
- Eno Sarris: If you could build the perfect pitcher, what would he look like? (The Athletic)
- Jayson Stark: What happens when ‘bullpenning’ madness meets the free-agent market? (The Athletic)
- Jeff Passan: Is baseball capable of making superstars anymore? (Yahoo! Sports)
- David Laurila: Q&A with Cardinals hitting coach Jeff Albert (FanGraphs)
- Tom Shieber: What is the proper pronunciation of Nap Lajoie’s surname? (Baseball Researcher)
- Jeremy Lehrman: Library of Congress website is a wonderland for baseball fans (Medium.com)
- Joe Trezza: MLB opens doors to NYU female undergrads (MLB.com)
- Sean Kirst: Nearly killed by a pitch, a Buffalo Bison who came back (Buffalo News)
- Ross Carey: Replacement Level Podcast with Chris Sabo (Replacement Level Podcast)
- Frank Jackson: Crazy eights: a glimpse of life in the Deadball Era (The Hardball Times)
- Rob Hedelt: Baseball lover uses history and insights for Virginia-Born Project blog (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
- Tom Dillard: Baseball on the backroads in Arkansas (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
- Bill Lucey: The All-Star Game comes to Cleveland in 1935 (Daily News Gems)
- David Kronheim: 2018 MLB and Minor League attendance summary and analysis (NumberTamer.com)
- Tim Jenkins: The Elephants Walk (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: November 9, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.