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 4, 2019:
Long before baseball memorabilia became a multimillion-dollar cottage industry, SABR founding member Dan Dischley bought three different T206 Honus Wagner cigarette cards as he was building his own prized collection in the 1960s and ’70s. Only a few dozen authenticated copies of the Wagner card exist today, and it is now considered to be the most valuable baseball card in the world.
“I sold all three of them,” Dischley said, “and the most I got for any of them was $1,500.”
As a SABR co-founder and publisher of The Trader Speaks, one of the earliest publications devoted to memorabilia and card collecting, Dischley played a pioneering role in the growth of the hobby over the past half-century.
He died at the age of 74 on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at his home in Concord, North Carolina; his death was confirmed by his daughter Stephanie Opitz. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina.
In 1971, Dischley was working as a police detective in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, when he traveled to Cooperstown for SABR’s first organizational meeting on August 10 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. He said he joined SABR to help correct baseball’s records and to preserve the history of the game.
There’s still time to register for the 2019 SABR/IWBC Arizona Fall League Experience on October 10-12, 2019, at The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Here is some more information about our featured panelists and speakers:
- Elizabeth Benn, Coordinator of Labor, Diversity, and Baseball Development at MLB’s Office of the Commissioner
- Debbie Castaldo, Vice President, Corporate & Community Impact with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Executive Director of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
- Jennifer Blatt, founder of the Women’s Sports School and WISE Arizona who spent 20 years in the Arizona Diamondbacks front office
- Bridget Binsbacher, Executive Director of the Cactus League
- Stephanie Jarvis, Interim Director of Arizona State University’s Sports Law & Business Program and founder of SJarvis Consulting
- Meg Rowley, Managing Editor of FanGraphs and The Hardball Times
- Eric Longenhagen, Lead Prospect Analyst, FanGraphs
- William Boor, Reporter/Producer, MLB.com and MLBPipeline.com
- Perry Barber, professional umpire, author, and Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
- Michael Haupert, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- Lisa Giddings, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- Callie Maddox, Assistant Professor in the Sport Leadership and Management Program, Miami University
- Rebecca Herman, Graduate Professor of Leadership, Purdue University Global
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
Click here to view the full schedule of events for next week’s AFL Experience. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
- Registration: Click here to register online. Registration is $199 for all SABR members and guests; $219 for non-members. Single-day rates are available for $90 on Friday (includes breakfast and game ticket) or $110 on Saturday (includes breakfast and game ticket). Students: $20 per day or $35 for both days; please visit SABR.org/afl/students for details.
- Hotel: SABR’s recommended hotel is The Saguaro (4000 North Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) in Old Town Scottsdale. Please e-mail Ally Bascom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-385-4800 and mention “SABR” to book your room at our special group rate of $189/night (plus tax).
- Schedule: Click here for the full schedule of events at the 2019 SABR/IWBC Arizona Fall League Experience
Visit SABR.org/AFL for registration information and complete details.
Students can take advantage of our special discounted rates to attend the 2019 SABR/IWBC Arizona Fall League Experience.
Join us on October 10-12, 2019, at The Saguaro in Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference is focused on women in baseball, co-hosted by the International Women’s Baseball Center, and held in conjunction with the Arizona Fall League (MLB.com/AFL), baseball’s premier player development league. The Saguaro is located in Old Town Scottsdale, at 4000 North Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
The discounted student rate of $20 (single-day) or $35 (two days) includes access to all programming at The Saguaro hotel on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. All currently enrolled full-time students are eligible to attend. You must show your student ID at the door. Please visit SABR.org/afl/students to register online.
The SABR Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium was held on September 27-29, 2019, in Chicago. The SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee hosted this once-in-a-century event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series.
The event — which was attended by nearly 200 baseball fans — was highlighted by a research symposium on Saturday, September 28 at the Chicago History Museum. The museum is home to an extensive collection of Black Sox artifacts and documents, and we gathered in the beautiful Morse Genius Chicago Room event space to discuss the continued relevance of the 1919 World Series and its aftermath. A book signing with SABR authors, including our own Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, followed.
Click on a link below to listen to audio highlights from each session:
- Say It Ain’t So: The Legacy of the Black Sox Scandal
Panelists: Daniel Nathan, David Pietrusza, Bill Savage, moderator Jacob Pomrenke
- How Cheap was Charles Comiskey? Salaries and the Black Sox
Presenter: Michael Haupert
- The 1919 Cincinnati Reds, Synthetic Champions?
Presenter: Dr. Susan Dellinger
- Sports Gambling From 1919 to 2019
Presenter: Kevin P. Braig
- Eight Myths Out: Shedding New Light on Baseball’s Darkest Hour
Panelists: Bruce S. Allardice, Rick Huhn, Bill Lamb, moderator Jacob Pomrenke
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award — “The Dorothy” — named in honor of Dorothy Seymour Mills and her lifetime of contributions to promoting women’s baseball.
To submit a nomination for The Dorothy in 2020, please submit a letter of nomination (self or external); supporting letters; list of accomplishments with supporting documentation (including articles written by/about the candidate; book reviews for books written; links to organizations/tournaments/others that the candidate participated in or helped organize); awards received; or other achievements by October 28, 2019, to Dr. Leslie Heaphy by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at Dr. Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave., North Canton, OH 44720.
To learn more about the legendary baseball historian Dorothy Seymour Mills, click here.
All SABR members are invited and encouraged to submit a Research Presentation Proposal Abstract on any topic of 19th-century baseball for the 2020 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 12th annual Ivor-Campbell Conference is scheduled for April 24-25, 2020.
The deadline for proposal Abstracts is October 31, 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SABR is pleased to announce that the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference will be held Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown is at 100 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Conference registration and hotel information for the 2020 conference will be available beginning in October 2019 at SABR.org/analytics.
The SABR Analytics Conference brings together industry insiders from the baseball community, data innovators, thought leaders, members of the media and college students who will participate in the popular Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
Swing by … introducing Oscar Charleston: Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player:
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019
Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Please join us! As we approach the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League, come hear Nick Piecoro, Diamondbacks beat writer for the Arizona Republic, discuss the legacy of the Negro Leagues and its best all-around player, Oscar Charleston, with SABR member Jeremy Beer, author of the new biography, Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player.
The event is free and open to all baseball fans.
Attendees are asked to consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of SABR and our Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project, which funds headstones for Negro Leagues players buried in unmarked graves.
Those who make a donation of $150 or more are invited to attend a free private dinner at Southern Rail, located next door to Changing Hands, immediately afterward with Piecoro, Beer, SABR CEO Scott Bush, and members of the SABR staff. Click here to make a donation online.
If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, November 8.
Add a soaring baseball book to your collection with our newest title from the SABR Digital Library:
The Newark Eagles Take Flight: The Story of the 1946 Negro League Champions
Edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Rich Applegate and Len Levin
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9701-5906-6, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5907-3, $29.99
8.5″ x 11″, 230 pages
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of The Newark Eagles Take Flight for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on the The Newark Eagles Take Flight paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Kindle Direct Publishing can take up to 4-6 weeks.)
Listen to a new episode of SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a new weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer — which is now available on your favorite podcast streaming services!
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to Episode #27 — our guest this week is C.J. Nitkowski, former major-league pitcher and a color analyst for Texas Rangers TV broadcasts since 2017. He spent 10 seasons in the big leagues as a left-handed reliever for the Detroit Tigers and seven other teams from 1995-2005 and also played two years each in Japan and Korea before beginning his career in media. He joined Fox Sports as an in-studio and game analyst in 2014. In addition, he played Dutch Leonard in the Jackie Robinson film 42 in 2013 and served as a script consultant for Fox’s Pitch in 2016.
Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. Every week, SABRcast will feature insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
SABR’s mission is to foster the study, discussion, and understanding of all aspects of baseball. In order to fulfill this mission, we rely not only on member dues but also gifts from our generous supporters. You can become a Friend of SABR by giving as little as $10 per month. When you do so, you will be inducted into a community of passionate baseball fans dedicated to supporting SABR’s work.
Get in the SABR On-Deck Circle, and help SABR become the essential community for the world of baseball. Your support will build capacity around all things SABR, including publications, website content, podcast development, and community growth.
A monthly gift is deducted from your bank account or charged to a credit card until you tell us to stop. No more email, mail, or phone reminders.
Thanks to all of our supporters for helping SABR fulfill its mission! Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of September 2019:
|David Amberg||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Mark Bevill||Lynn Ross|
|Jeffrey Brown||Leslie Russon|
|Douglas Crutchfield III||Philip Sawyer|
|Steve Dugo||Bob Schoppert|
|Chris Firstman||Douglas Schoppert|
|Diane Foldes||Joseph Self|
|Robert Heaphy||John Stone|
|John Hughes||Linda Thompson|
|Jeffrey Nichols||Michael Thorn|
|Matt Petroff||Thomas Thorn|
|Charles Polka||Bruce West|
|Adam Romano||Robert Wood|
The SABR Minnesota 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Minneapolis Public Library, 300 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The day-long Saturday symposium will be devoted to 19th-century baseball as it was played and evolved in Minnesota and the greater Midwest region. The event is a joint project of the SABR Nineteenth Century Committee, SABR’s Halsey Hall Chapter, and the Hennepin County Library.
- Register: Click here to register online for the symposium. You may also download the registration form and mail a check made out to “SABR” to Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938. The deadline to register is November 8, 2019.
- Cost: $40 per person. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon beverages and snacks.
- Schedule: Click here to download the full schedule and registration details (PDF)
Guest speakers are expected to include John Thorn, MLB’s Official Historian; Larry Millett, longtime St. Paul Pioneer Press architecture critic and author of more than 10 books, including The Curve of the Arch and Lost Twin Cities; Stew Thornley, author of Baseball in Minnesota: A Definitive History and other books; Dan Levitt, author of Paths to Glory: How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way and other books; Mike Haupert, Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Kristin Anderson, art and architecture professor and author of an upcoming book on the history of sports facilities in the Twin Cities; Frank White, author of They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota; Brian Madigan, SABR member and associate librarian for Hennepin County Libraries; and more.
For more information, contact event organizers at sabrMN19c@gmail.com.
Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 5,008 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
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.
One new game story was posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here is the new game story:
In addition, the following stories from Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City (SABR, 2018), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, were also posted this week:
- August 30, 1941: Sweet sound of the Arkansas Hummingbird: Lon Warneke fires a no-hitter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- September 12, 1943: Reds’ Elmer Riddle mows ’em down with one-hitter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- April 26, 1944: Reds outlast Cardinals in 13 innings on Frank McCormick’s homer, by Chad Dotson
- May 15, 1944: Reds’ Clyde Shoun showin’ his stuff in 79-minute no-hitter, by Gregory H. Wolf
- June 10, 1944: At age 15, Reds’ Joe Nuxhall becomes youngest player to appear in MLB game, by Greg Erion
- June 19, 1945: Reds’ Joe Bowman bests Red Barrett in ‘Titanic Hill Duel’, by Mike Huber
- June 18, 1947: ‘The Whip’ Ewell Blackwell throws a no-hitter for Reds, by Gregory H. Wolf
- July 25, 1947: Reds’ Ewell Blackwell sets NL record with 16th straight victory, by Greg Erion
- July 6, 1949: Walker Cooper’s career day powers Reds over hapless Cubs, by Tom Pardo
- August 26, 1950: Roy Campanella’s three homers sink Reds, by Gregory H. Wolf
- September 25, 1951: Johnny Pramesa’s walk-off grand slam saves Raffensberger’s extra-inning gem, by Mike Huber
- April 13, 1953: Max Surkont spins shutout in Milwaukee Braves’ first game, by Bob Buege
- July 14, 1953: ‘Country Boy’ Enos Slaughter steps in to fill the vacuum for NL stars, by Alan Cohen
- July 19, 1954: Hobie Landrith, an overnight success eight years in the making, by Alan Cohen
- July 29, 1955: Reds’ Smoky Burgess blasts 3 homers with 9 RBIs in offensive outburst, by Gordon Gattie
- September 21, 1955: Red-hot Gus Bell has four hits, eight RBIs, by Rick Schabowski
- August 18, 1956: Redlegs, Braves combine for record 10 “taters” on a Saturday evening, by Rick Schabowski
- June 1, 1957: Redlegs outscore the scoreboard in 22-2 rout of Cubs, by Mike Whiteman
- July 31, 1958: Pinch-hitter Pete Whisenant sends Reds to victory in 13th, by Norm King
- August 16, 1958: Thomas Terror: Pirates slugger blasts last-place Redlegs, by John Bauer
- April 26, 1959: Redlegs win seesaw contest with walk-off over Braves’ Spahn, by Mike Huber
- May 2, 1959: Frank Robinson’s cycle leads Reds’ bombardment, by Mike Huber
- August 22, 1959: Frank Robinson blasts three consecutive homers as Reds bomb the Cardinals, by Russ Lake
To read more articles from this book at the SABR Games Project, click here.
- 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.
Deb Jayne, SABR’s Membership and Events Director for the past eight years, has been selected as a recipient of the SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network 40 Over 40 awards. This initiative was created in 2017 to recognize and honor senior meeting planners who are industry role models, influencers, innovators and pioneers.
SPIN’s Founder, Shawna Suckow, added that this year’s honorees excel in innovation and truly giving back. “They’re helping the next generation learn from their examples,” she said.
The award winners will each receive two complimentary registrations for SPINCon 2019 (one for the honoree, and one for their nominator or a fellow qualified planner with 10 or more years experience), and will be recognized at the conference in a ceremony among their peers. SPINCon 2019 will be held November 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is taking a hiatus during the MLB postseason, but it will be back after the World Series from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays on MLB Network Radio.
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.
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:
- SABR to expand Diamond Dollars Case Competition in 2020
- SABR launches new SocialLink communication tool for members
- SABR BioProject reaches milestone with 5,000th baseball biography
- SABR Defensive Index rankings released through August 18
- Check out the SABR Bookshelf listings for Summer 2019
- Seeking nominations for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards
- SABR members, get a discount when you subscribe to Baseball Digest Archive
- Read all stories from The National Pastime: Pacific Ghosts online
- Save the date! SABR 50 will be in Baltimore in 2020
- Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts inaugural issue released
- Read all articles from Spring 2019 Baseball Research Journal online at SABR.org
- Give back to SABR through AmazonSmile
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new 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: 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).
|James Banfill||Seattle, WA||Wendy Paredes||New York, NY|
|David Brayfield||Champaign, IL||Doc Quain||Minnetonka, MN|
|William Bugara||Alliance, OH||Mark Schafer||Carroll, IA|
|Michael Cassarino||Meriden, CT||Steven Seidman||Roslyn, NY|
|Fredrick Crosby||Yorktown, VA||Brent Siegel||Evanston, IL|
|Joel Deckler||W. Enfield, ME||Kurt Stammberger||San Francisco, CA|
|Susan Delaney||Tucson, AZ||Jay Thomas||Aurora, IL|
|Taku Imaizumi||Tokyo, JPN||Nicholas Ver Halen||River Forest, IL|
|Charles Jones||Chicago, IL||Ian Winton||Winchester, TN|
|Tony Loret de Mola||Naperville, IL|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Connie Mack Chapter: September 28 meeting recap (Philadelphia, PA)
- Goose Goslin Chapter: September 28 meeting recap (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- Juan Marichal Chapter: September 26 meeting recap (Santo Domingo, DOM)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- October 5: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
- October 5: Greg Gajus/Greg Rhodes: “The 1919 Reds and the Black Sox Scandal” (Cincinnati, OH)
- October 5: Talkin’ Baseball: Dan Joseph (Columbia, MD)
- October 7: Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter book club meeting (Toledo, OH)
- October 9: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- October 10-12: 2019 SABR/IWBC Arizona Fall League Experience (Scottsdale, AZ)
- October 11-12: 2019 Hot Springs Baseball Weekend (Hot Springs, AR)
- October 12: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter monthly lunch (Oak Lawn, IL)
- October 12: Forbes Field Chapter fall meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
- October 12: Babe Ruth Museum: Orioles Fan Forum Series (Baltimore, MD)
- October 14: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- October 14: Jason Turbow: “They Bled Blue” book signing (Hayward, CA)
- October 15: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- October 16: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- October 16: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter “Called Shot” monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- October 17: Magnolia Chapter “Third Thursday” meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- October 19: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter meeting (Burlington, VT)
- October 19: Bresnahan-Mud Hens Chapter book club meeting (Toledo, OH)
- October 19: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
- October 19: Jon Leonoudakis: “The Day The World Series Stopped” film screening (San Francisco, CA)
- October 19: Detroit Chapter meeting (Detroit, MI)
- October 21: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- October 22: Pee Wee Reese Chapter World Series watch party (Louisville, KY)
- October 22: Hank Gowdy Chapter World Series meet-up (Columbus, OH)
- October 23: Magnolia Chapter “Fourth Wednesday” meeting (Tucker, GA)
- October 24: Rocky Mountain Chapter Hall of Fame meeting (Denver, CO)
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:
- Call for papers: 2020 NINE Spring Training Conference
- Dawn Reiss: SABR Arizona Fall League Experience puts focus on women in baseball (Connect Sports)
- Steve Goldstein: How can baseball help treat Alzheimer’s disease? (KJZZ)
- Rob Arthur: The Astros and Dodgers might be even stronger than we thought (Baseball Prospectus)
- Mark Simon: 2019 leaders in Defensive Runs Saved (ACTA Sports)
- Zach Buchanan: A cold case, not a closed case: the baseball obsessives correcting the record about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal (The Athletic)
- Patrick O’Connell: Shoeless Joe and Buck Weaver’s legacies are complex, 100 years after the Black Sox Scandal (Chicago Tribune)
- Charlie Vascellaro: Love that retro look of your ballpark? Thank Janet Marie Smith (Global Sport Matters)
- Tom Ruane: Extra-inning single-game batting records (Retrosheet)
- Rob Mains: Why baseball is better during the regular season (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jarah Wright: SABR member Jesse Goldberg-Strassler named Ballpark Digest MiLB broadcaster of the year (Ballpark Digest)
- Jacob Gallagher: Why a baseball sweater from 1903 is surprisingly on trend today (Wall Street Journal)
- Rob Oster: How analytics have thrown a curveball at the MLB playoffs (Yahoo! Tech)
- Meg Rowley: Hail to the King (FanGraphs)
- Jay Jaffe: Verlander’s twin milestones cap a year of record strikeouts (FanGraphs)
- David Kagan: The challenge of explaining the home run explosion (The Hardball Times)
- Justin Klugh: Every playoff home run tells a story, especially the first one (FanGraphs)
- Allison McCague: When people become commodities in baseball (The Hardball Times)
- David Laurila: Brian Bannister, Andrew Cashner, and Rick Porcello on developing their changeups (FanGraphs)
- Tim Hagerty: A missing major-leaguer: what happened to Fred Osborne? (The Hardball Times)
- James Wagner: Baseball’s pace of play perfect for at least one group: knitters (New York Times)
- John Paschal: Ghost homers: a look at lost round-trippers (The Hardball Times)
- Eric Van: MLB’s contact crisis (LiveJournal)
- Gene Sapakoff: Let’s remember Rebecca Veeck holding hands with Bill Murray (Charleston Post and Courier)
- Eric Nusbaum: Spiders and Perfectos: how the worst team in baseball history changed the sport forever (Sports Stories)
- Frank Jackson: The little ballpark that could: Wrigley Field in L.A. (The Hardball Times)
- Tim Jenkins: A True Value or hardware disorder? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Origins of the laziest baseball card set ever (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: SABR Black Sox Symposium trading cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Tim Jenkins: The Great Candlestick Derrière Dilemma (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Nick Vossbrink: What awaits your collection? (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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Originally published: October 4, 2019. Last Updated: April 3, 2020.