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 October 26, 2018:
On Thursday, Rawlings announced the finalists for the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, honoring the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League™ and National League™. The winners will be unveiled during a live, one-hour airing of ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4.
Following the show, voting will begin online for the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR. The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners are determined by combining votes based on an adjusted SABR Defensive Index for each of the nine Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in each League and the votes from baseball fans worldwide.
For the sixth 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 final SABR Defensive Index rankings will be released on November 4.
This has been another outstanding year for SABR, with an entertaining, informative SABR 48 convention in Pittsburgh and a special day at the ballpark at PNC Park, innovative research and publishing projects, and outstanding involvement from volunteers. Your year-end charitable gift will help us close out 2018 and enable us to make 2019 even more successful.
Please help us reach this year’s giving goal! As a 501(c)3 organization, tax-deductible donations allow SABR to expand member opportunities and to become an even larger voice in the baseball community. Many members have already become donors, and you can join them right now by making your gift online at SABR.org/donate. By doing so you help SABR fulfill its mission and increase the impact of our baseball analysis and historical study.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love. If you have questions regarding your gift, feel free to e-mail SABR CEO Scott Bush at email@example.com
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.
- 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.
The event will feature four AFL games showcasing baseball’s top prospects. On Friday night, we’ll come together for a special taco bar dinner at our host hotel, The Saguaro, just steps away from Scottsdale Stadium and many Old Town Scottsdale attractions.
On Saturday morning after our conference breakfast, attendees will join members of SABR’s Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter for their regional fall meeting with research presentations and these guest speakers:
- Scott Bush, SABR Chief Executive Officer
- Bernie Pleskoff, baseball scout and analyst at Clubhouse Corner, with a 2018 AFL prospect breakdown
- A panel discussion on MLB rule changes with Forbes MLB columnist Barry Bloom, San Francisco Giants radio broadcaster Marty Lurie, former major-league pitcher John D’Acquisto, and former Chicago Cubs general manager Ed Lynch
We’ll conclude the conference with the nationally televised Fall Stars Game on Saturday evening at Surprise Stadium. All of this is included in one low registration price.
- Register now by clicking here! Registration is $239 for all SABR members and guests. (Note: The early-bird registration discount has now expired.)
- Host hotel: SABR’s recommended hotel is The Saguaro (4000 North Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) in Old Town Scottsdale. Click here to book your room online or call the hotel at (480) 470-8247 and mention “SABR” to book your room at our special group rate of $129/night (plus tax).
- Schedule: Visit SABR.org/AFL for the detailed schedule
Your registration fee includes four game tickets; an AFL Media Guide; the poolside taco bar dinner on Friday; and the conference breakfast on Saturday.
Note: Local or visiting SABR members can purchase extra or optional tickets to the Friday evening taco bar dinner ($45) at The Saguaro, the Saturday morning breakfast at The Saguaro ($25), or any of the ballgames, including the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium ($7 apiece). Extra AFL Media Guides ($12) are also available for purchase while supplies last. Please contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For those of you whose SABR memberships expire by December 31 — you can check your current membership status here — it’s time for you to renew!
From the Baseball Research Journal and the SABR Digital Library to “This Week in SABR” and our extensive list of research resources — and, of course, all the memorable conferences, chapter meetings, and events — we hope you enjoyed the many benefits of SABR membership this past year.
We hope you please continue your support by renewing your SABR membership today.
- Pay online: Click here to renew your SABR membership for 2019!
- Renew by mail: To pay by check or money order, mail this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the office at SABR, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
- Pay by phone: To process your credit-card payment over the phone, please call the SABR office at (602) 496-1463 during regular business hours. (We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card.)
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years: $65 for one year or $175 for three years, with discounts available to anyone under 30 or over the age of 65. Please note: If you have had trouble logging in to the SABR website, please try resetting your password using this reset link. Then try logging in to renew at the link above.
Thank you for your support of SABR as we continue to strive to make SABR membership a great experience and a great value!
A special new publication produced by SABR’s Deadball Era Research Committee vividly brings back the exploits of Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Home Run Baker, and Babe Ruth to life with more than 250 rare photos:
The World Series in the Deadball Era: A History in the Words and Pictures of the Writers and Photographers
Edited by Steve Steinberg
Foreword by Dr. Charles Alexander
Published by St. Johann Press
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-9379-4345-5, $45.00
306 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
This book is available for purchase from Amazon.com, your local bookstore, or directly from the publisher at St. Johann Press.
- Amazon.com: Purchase the hardcover edition on Amazon.com
- St. Johann Press: Purchase the book from the publisher at StJohannPress.com
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 SABR Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce that our 21st Annual Chapter Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018. For the fourth consecutive year it will be held at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The banquet is open to all SABR members and baseball fans.
Rocky Mountain SABR welcomes several special guests to this year’s event, including Keynote Speaker Jamey Wright, former Rockies pitcher and the franchise’s first No. 1 draft pick; Featured Speaker Doug Marino of AT&T Sportsnet; SABR Director Emily Hawks; and our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, former Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh.
As usual, we will conduct our Silent Auction of baseball memorabilia and artifacts. We will reprise last year’s popular book sale and feature a special sale of Rockies baseball cards. Tickets for the banquet are $65 per person and can be purchased online by visiting RMSABR.org and clicking on the “Banquet” tab. You may also mail a check to RMSABR Banquet, 5803 Orchard Creek Lane, Boulder, CO 80301. Please make checks payable to “Rocky Mountain SABR.”
For more information, visit RMSABR.org.
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.
SABR 49 will be our second convention held in San Diego and first since 1993. Our 23rd annual convention that year featured a keynote address from former Padres manager Dick Williams and a panel celebrating the 1984 National League champions. Learn more about SABR’s convention history by clicking here.
SABR’s 2019 national convention will be our 49th annual gathering; the organization’s founding in Cooperstown in 1971 is counted as the first.
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.
All SABR members are invited and encouraged to submit a Research Presentation Proposal Abstract on any topic of 19th-century baseball for the 2019 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 11th annual Ivor-Campbell Conference is scheduled for April 26-27, 2019.
The deadline for proposal Abstracts is October 31, 2018. Your abstract must be between 200-400 words for a 20- to 25-minute presentation. Please include name, title, and contact information and send your proposal as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to Peter Mancuso at email@example.com.
To learn more about the Ivor-Campbell Conference, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
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.
- Register now: Click here to download a registration form and detailed schedule (PDF)
- Cost: $50 per person. Open to all SABR members and up to three guests are welcome.
- Payment: Please make check or M.O. (U.S. dollars) payable to: “SABR.” On memo line of check, please, print: “Cleve. 19cBB Symposium.” Send check and completed registration form before November 1, 2018 to Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938.
- Questions: E-mail Peter Mancuso at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click here to download a complete schedule (PDF). We hope to see you there!
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:
- Seattle Mariners team ownership history, by Steve Friedman
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 email@example.com.
One new biography was posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,651 published biographies. Here is the new bio published this week:
- Joe McGinnity, by Don Doxie
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.
Six new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- July 28, 1888: Jimmy Ryan hits for cycle as Chicago White Stockings win 21-17 slugging match, by Mike Huber
- June 27, 1933: L.A. Angels overcome Joe DiMaggio’s home run; Win Ballou earns win, by Stephen V. Rice
- July 1, 1973: Hal King is an unlikely hero in the Queen City for Reds, by John Wickline
- August 15, 2011: Jim Thome collects career home runs 599 and 600 in Twins’ win, by Joseph Wancho
- July 29, 2016: Washington Nationals escape jam with unique 3-3-5 triple play against Giants, by Laura H. Peebles
- July 17, 2018: American League wins home run-happy All-Star Game in extra innings, by Steven C. Weiner
- 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 Dome Sweet Dome online at the SABR Games Project: In Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome (SABR, 2017), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, we focused on memorable moments that took place at the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Now, 70 outstanding and historic game stories from this book can be found online at the SABR Games Project — from Mickey Mantle’s epic blast in the Astrodome’s first game in 1965 to Mike Scott’s no-hitter to clinch the NL West in 1986 to “Lima Time!” in the Dome’s final season in 1999. Click here to read more stories from Dome Sweet Dome at the SABR Games Project. All SABR members can download this e-book for free or get 50% off the paperback edition at SABR.org/ebooks.
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.
Here are the new stories added this week:
- August 19, 1880: Larry Corcoran throws first career no-hitter, by Bob LeMoine
- September 11, 1882: Tony Mullane throws the first no-hitter in American Association, by Ray Birch
- October 4, 1884: Sam Kimber’s one-of-a-kind no-hitter, by David Nemec
- May 1, 1886: Al Atkinson throws second career no-hitter, by Chris Rainey
- July 31, 1891: At age 20, Amos Rusie blanks Brooklyn for first no-hitter in Giants history, by Gregory H. Wolf
- April 30, 1967: Orioles’ Steve Barber and Stu Miller combine for no-hitter in a loss to Tigers, by Jimmy Keenan
- September 28, 1975: Oakland A’s use four pitchers to no-hit Angels on final day of season, by Mike Huber
- August 11, 1991: ‘Untouchable’ Wilson Alvarez pitches a no-hitter in second major-league start, by Leonte Landino
- April 12, 1992: Boston’s Matt Young loses the game but throws a no-hitter against Indians, by Alan Raylesburg
- July 28, 1994: Kenny Rogers throws a perfect game in Texas, by Tom Schott
- September 17, 1996: Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies at hitter-friendly Coors Field, by Bill Staples Jr.
- May 17, 1998: David Wells pitches first perfect game in Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen, by Norm King
- July 18, 1999: With Don Larsen watching, David Cone channels perfection for Yankees, by Tara Krieger
- April 4, 2001: Hideo Nomo joins elite company with no-hitters in both leagues, by Bill Staples Jr.
- April 27, 2002: Pitcher and catcher are in sync as Boston’s Derek Lowe no-hits Devil Rays, by Bill Nowlin
- June 11, 2003: Six Astros pitchers combine for no-hitter at Yankee Stadium, by Mike Huber
- May 18, 2004: Randy Johnson pitches a perfect game at age 40, by Joseph Wancho
- October 1, 2006: Devern Hansack throws an ‘unofficial’ no-hitter for Red Sox, by Bill Nowlin
- May 9, 2010: Oakland’s Dallas Braden retires 27 straight in perfect game on Mother’s Day, by Dirk Lammers
- Ahead of Their Time: Negro Leagues No-Hitters, by Dirk Lammers
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, will be on hiatus during the MLB postseason. After the World Series ends, the show will air again at its regular time, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
You can still 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.
Longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster and SABR member Hank Greenwald, 83, died on October 22 after an onset of bronchitis, following months of heart issues and kidney failure, at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Greenwald joined SABR in 1980 and remained an active member of the Lefty O’Doul/Bay Area Chapter for more than three decades because, as he recently explained, “I care about the history of the game and feel it’s important for future generations to know and appreciate it.”
With a broadcasting career that spanned 40 years across the country, Greenwald was most well-known as the Giants’ lead radio voice from 1979 to 1996. With a wry sense of humor that endeared him to Bay Area fans, Greenwald was “enthusiastic, hearty, and a fan of the game to his core,” as Stuart Shea wrote in SABR’s Calling the Game.
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
- 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
- New SABR book on the World Series in the Deadball Era brings baseball history to life
- 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).
|Jonathan Baer||Washington, DC||William Landers||Lorain, OH|
|Thomas Ciolino||Columbia, MO||Bobby Palazzo||Westlake Village, CA|
|Joy Feagan||Philadelphia, PA||Matthew Perry||Boston, MA|
|Jimmy Friery||Moorpark, CA||Noel Roby||N. Kingstown, RI|
|Ralph Gigliotti||Lone Tree, CO||Dusty Turner||West Point, NY|
|Christopher Jones||Los Angeles, CA|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Minor Leagues: Fall 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter: November 2018 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- October 26: Luke Easter Chapter World Series meet-up (Rochester, NY)
- October 27: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter fall meeting (Hamden, CT)
- October 27: Dayton Chapter fall meeting (Springfield, OH)
- October 27: Schott-Pelican Chapter fall meeting (New Orleans, LA)
- October 27: Rice-Russell Nashville Chapter meet-up (Nashville, TN)
- October 30: Rocky Mountain Chapter: “The Building of Coors Field” panel discussion (Denver, CO)
- November 1-3: SABR Arizona Fall League Experience (Scottsdale, AZ)
- November 3: Northwest Chapter fall meeting (Seattle, WA)
- November 3: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter meeting (Chicago, IL)
- November 3: Rocky Mountain Chapter annual banquet (Denver, CO)
- November 3: Boston Chapter fall meeting (Boston, MA)
- November 3: Halsey Hall Chapter fall meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- November 3: Monarchs Chapter meeting (Kansas City, MO)
- November 3: Luke Easter Chapter Hot Stove talks (Rochester, NY)
- November 3: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter fall meeting (Middletown, CT)
- November 3: Talkin’ Baseball: Jack Smiles (Columbia, MD)
- November 3-4: 2018 Canadian Baseball History Conference (London, ON)
- November 7: Johnny Tallant’s Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- November 7: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter: Peeps at the Peeb meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- 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)
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:
- Bill Shaikin: Janet Marie Smith has a connection to World Series stadiums; she renovated them both (Los Angeles Times)
- Clinton Yates: Boston is the perfect place to make World Series history with two managers of color (The Undefeated)
- David Laurila: The World Series that participants watched as kids (FanGraphs)
- Meg Rowley: Who we are when we’re being watched (FanGraphs)
- Doug Glanville: Alex Cora could open minds, but for diverse MLB manager candidates the goalposts keep moving (The Athletic)
- Chris Bouton: The man behind Pesky’s pole (The Hardball Times)
- Steven Goldman: The 1916 World Series, a buoy in the sea of death (The Hardball Times)
- Russell Carleton: The openers are coming, the starters are fine (Baseball Prospectus)
- Patrick Sauer: Preserving Negro League history has never been easier, or harder (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Boyd Huppert: Negro Leagues star John Donaldson now championed by Minnesota historian (KARE)
- Aimee Crawford: A tournament of their own, girls baseball in Rockford (espnW)
- Ralph Carhart: The next steps for the Hall Ball Project (Hall Ball Project)
- Mary Craig: The ins and outs of indoor baseball (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Morrison: The pitch that changed baseball, and other landmark rules changes (Urbo.com)
- Jen Mac Ramos: California At Bat, exploring baseball’s past (The Hardball Times)
- Todd Radom: On fandom, loss, redemption, and the power of sports: a love story (ToddRadom.com)
- Paul Moehringer: The split-stat Hall of Famers (The Hardball Times)
- Charlie Pavitt: Preview of sabermetric literature book-in-progress (SABR Statistical Analysis)
- Mark Armour: The Say Hey Kid: Willie Mays is Really Good (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: They Went East — Not West — to the Orioles’ Nest (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Young Kids, Old Men and Gum (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: October 26, 2018. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.