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This Week in SABR: October 7, 2022

This Week in SABR: October 7, 2022

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 7, 2022:

Early registration now open for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix

2023 SABR Analytics ConferenceEarly registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 10-12, 2023, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

We’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Register today to join us!

General sessions will be held in person on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 at the Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix. General Session registration includes access to all programming held at the Beus Center for Law and Society, including research presentations, panel discussions, Friday evening networking reception, a boxed lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and coffee talks on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Students will have two registration options, virtual or in-person, with both including access to the General Session on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, and a student-only virtual session on Thursday, March 9.

  • Registration: Click here to register for the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference. Early-bird registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 for non-members, and $150 for currently enrolled high school or college students. Student-only virtual registration is $50.
  • Student Registration: Students should email Scott Carter with a photo of their student ID to receive a special link to register at a discounted rate. Students have the option of choosing virtual ($50) or in-person ($150) registration. All student registrations also include a complimentary one-year SABR membership, which will be fulfilled after event sign-up.

Visit to learn more.

Submit your presentation abstract for 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

SABR and Sports Info Solutions are excited to announce the call for presentations for the SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length, and must include the abstract’s title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology and preliminary and/or final results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address: and clearly indicate whether you are submitting for the general track or for the student track of presentations.

The submission deadline for all 2023 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. MST on November 23, 2022.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2023 SABR Analytics Conference

With generous funding from The Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging fees associated with the conference 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 the SABR 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.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Help us Bring it Home and make 2022 a historic success for SABR!

Bring it Home for SABR in 2022!As SABR continues toward our vision of becoming the essential community for the world of baseball, it is gifts from members like you who sustain our organization, allowing us to produce wonderful baseball research and programming that reaches people everywhere.

You can support SABR’s end of year Bring it Home Campaign by making a gift of $150 or more by December 31, 2022. We will use your best gift of $150, $300, $500, or $1,000 to boost SABR’s general operations.

Contributions from generous donors like you are vital in helping SABR maintain core mission programming, develop new initiatives, and ensure affordable membership access:

  • Support for Core Programming: Your donations help make SABR events possible and accessible, while fueling the productivity and development of our publishing efforts.
  • Support for New Initiatives: Your donations allow SABR to maintain its relevance and respectability in an ever-changing environment.
  • Support for Affordable Membership Access: Your donations are crucial to keeping SABR membership affordable for all, a critical aspect of fulfilling our vision to become the essential community for the world of baseball.

Visit to learn more.

Register now for 2022 SABR Southern New England 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium

1882 Providence Grays. Back: Paul Hines, Jerry Denny, Hoss Radbourn, Jack Farrell. Middle: Tom York, Joe Start, Harry Wright, George Wright, John Ward. Front: Charlie Reilley, Sandy Nava, Barney Gilligan.SABR’s Nineteenth Century Committee, Lajoie-Start Chapter, and the Rhode Island College’s Department of History present the Southern New England 19cBB Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will take place from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in Providence, Rhode Island.

The event will be held at Rhode Island College’s John Lincoln Alger Hall, 600 Library Road, Providence, RI 02908.

The symposium will be highlighted by a welcome address from author Ed Achorn (Fifty-Nine in ’84), a keynote address from Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, an interdisciplinary talk by Elizabeth Williams of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, plus research presentations by Robert Cvornyek, Howard Chudacoff, Lauren Tuiskula, and Rick Harris.

The 2022 Southern New England 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium will be the sixth in our city-specific series. Previous symposiums were held in New York City (2014), Philadelphia (2016), Cleveland (2018), Minneapolis (2019), and Brooklyn (2021).

Read stories from new SABR Convention Games project at

SABR Convention GamesI’m not sure whose idea it was for SABR to tell the stories of each major- and minor-league game that has taken place during the organization’s Annual Convention in its first 50 years, but it was a great idea!

Attending a baseball game as part of the SABR annual convention is a natural thing to do. After all, it’s our love of the game that brings us together in the first place. Without SABR, I would probably never have been to many of the major-league ballparks that I have visited. Indeed, going to a game and seeing a ballpark you have never seen before is a big attraction for convention-goers.

SABR convention games have included MVP award winners (like Ken Griffey Jr. in 1996), Rookies of the Year (Cal Ripken Jr. in 1982), and World Series champions (the Oakland A’s in 1973). There have also been no-hitters (José Jiménez in 1999), instant replay reviews (four calls, all overturned, at San Diego in 2019), inside-the-park home runs (Jon Singleton in 2014), and walk-off celebrations (Felix José in 1992).

The 64 game stories you’ll find in this new project at chronicle what we saw, and for some who might not have been there, it makes us wish we had been. We certainly hope you’ll join us for a future SABR convention, at Chicago in 2023 or beyond. Enjoy!

— Tom Hufford

SABR Editorial Board seeks new baseball research project proposals

SABR logoThe SABR Editorial Board welcomes new project proposals from members to be considered for publication through the Digital Library,, or any other multimedia formats. We strongly encourage new proposals that have no intention of being published as a book.

Proposals will be graded using the following criteria: Significance, Interest, Marketability, Intersectionality, Originality, and Likelihood of Completion.

SABR seeks to publish 2-4 web-based multimedia projects (click here for an example) and 6-8 books per year. Two sample project proposals can be downloaded by clicking here. Previously published web projects can be viewed at or

Deadlines for review are April and October, with a likely publication timeline of about 18-24 months. For example, a proposal submitted by October 2022 would be considered for publication in Spring 2024, although some timely projects may be published earlier.

SABR Digital Library: ¡Arriba! The Heroic Life of Roberto Clemente

¡Arriba! The Heroic Life of Roberto Clemente, edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen SparksOn September 30, 1972, Roberto Clemente reached the 3,000-hit milestone with his final career hit for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Thanks to a Local Grant from SABR, the Forbes Field Chapter is also working to install commemorative markers at the site of old Three Rivers Stadium.

We hope you enjoy this new book on “The Great One” from the SABR Digital Library:

¡Arriba! The Heroic Life of Roberto Clemente
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks

Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-970159-87-5, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-970159-88-2, $34.95
8.5″ x 11″, 338 pages

Click here to find the full description of this book at

SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!

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.

  • Note for Kindle users: Beginning in August 2022, Amazon will no longer allow Kindle users to send new MOBI files to their Kindle library. EPUB files are now a compatible format for your Kindle library. Click here to learn more.

Join us on October 23 for Kelly Field historical marker dedication ceremony

Jackie Robinson rounding third base during spring training, April 20, 1946. (Ronny Jacques/Library and Archives Canada)With the support of the City of Daytona Beach and the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the NAACP, SABR’s Central Florida Chapter will install a commemorative marker at the site of Kelly Field, where Jackie Robinson and John Wright integrated spring training with the Montreal Royals in 1946, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Thanks to a Local Grant from SABR, the plaque will be unveiled for the first time as part of a ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at the Midtown Cultural Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach.

All baseball fans are invited to attend. There will be some great presentations and SABR CEO Scott Bush will join us.

For more information about the historical marker, contact Jim Bard.

Sign up now for SABR Analytics Certification online course

Watch on YouTube: SABR Analytics Certification previewIt’s time to get SABR Certified! The first course in the new SABR Analytics Certification program — Conversational Analytics and Critical Thinking in Baseball — is available online now.

The SABR Analytics Certification program is an online, on-demand curriculum offering professional development and learning opportunities for those interested in elevating their skills and knowledge relating to baseball analytics. The curriculum was developed by current baseball professionals, including employees of Major League Baseball and its clubs.

SABR members get a significant discount on this Analytics Certification course registration, saving $55 off the regular price.

Visit to sign up today or learn more.

Join us for more Stay Home With SABR virtual events

Hugh Duffy (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)SABR chapters and committees are encouraged to set up virtual meetings to stay engaged with our members throughout the world at

  • Can’t-Miss Event: The SABR 19th Century Monthly Speaker Series invites all SABR members to attend our next presentation from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 11. Our guest speaker will be Gary Gillette, who will talk about “Triple Crowns for the 19th Century.” Click here to register in advance for this Zoom meeting. For more information or to watch replays of past presentations from the 19th Century Speaker Series, click here.
  • Video Replays: This week, we heard from authors Mark Armour and Dan Levitt (Intentional Balk), Chris Rawls of the Houston Baseball Museum, and David Krell (“Mary Dobkin”). Click here to view video replays of virtual SABR events.

Here are some more upcoming virtual events you can attend online; check the Events Calendar for complete details:

  • October 8: Larry Dierker (TX) Chapter: New Members Meeting (11:00 a.m. CDT)
  • October 10: Central Illinois Chapter meeting with Doug Feldmann (7:00 p.m. CDT)
  • October 11: SABR 19th Century Speaker Series with Gary Gillette (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • October 13: Baseball Think Factory meeting (8:30 p.m. EDT)
  • October 13: Bay Area/Sacramento Chapter joint meeting with Mark Armour and Dan Levitt (7:00 p.m. PDT)
  • October 15: Jack Graney (OH) Chapter meeting with Marc Bona (10:00 a.m. EDT)
  • October 16: Hanlan’s Point (ON) Chapter meeting with 1992 Blue Jays book authors (12:00 p.m. EDT)

In addition, the following events will be held in person:

  • October 8: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
  • October 8: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter book sale (Manchester, MO)
  • October 11: Central Virginia Chapter meeting (Charlottesville, VA)
  • October 12: Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
  • October 13: Eric Gray author event (Toronto, ON)
  • October 15: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)

Find more upcoming SABR meetings on our Events Calendar page.

Read all biographies from One-Hit Wonders book

One-Hit Wonders, edited by Bill NowlinIn 2021, SABR published One-Hit Wonders, edited by Bill Nowlin, telling the story of 70 players who might otherwise be overlooked — but who made the grade and got exactly one hit in the major leagues. Some of these “one-hit wonders” were pitchers, and not expected to hit. Others simply had such short careers, they consisted of one game—or less.

The list includes original expansion Angel Dan Ardell, celebrated college coach Rod Dedeaux, Purple Heart recipient Roy Gleason, player agent Dave Matranga, and more.

All of the biographies from One-Hit Wonders are now available online at the SABR BioProject.

Click here to download the e-book edition for free or save 50% off the paperback edition.

12 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Bo Bichette (Trading Card DB)Twelve new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project:

New Games Project stories can be found at

  • Get involved: Have memories of a game you attended? Or a game you watched that caught your interest? Write about it! Writing for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines. We have editors and fact checkers who are willing to help you write your first article.
  • Social media: Follow the SABR Games Project on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with new stories and updates.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer: Listen to an interview with Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated

SABRcast #182: Emma BaccellieriBaseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer.

Episode #182 on Monday, October 3 featured Emma Baccellieri, a staff writer at Sports Illustrated since 2018 and a two-time recipient of the SABR Analytics Conference Research Award. She was honored in 2022 for her article on deadening the baseball and in 2018 for her exploration of MLB Statcast at Deadspin. Her recent work includes stories on minor leaguers’ unionization efforts, in-game player interviews, and a history-making St. Louis Cardinals battery. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University with a history degree. She was a guest on SABRcast #164 in May 2022.

Visit to listen to the full episode.

Subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or Stitcher, and listen to each episode as soon as it’s released on Mondays. To learn more, visit

Listen to a new episode of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on Saturdays

Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM with Vince GennaroBehind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back at a new time for the regular season. Listen to new episodes at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays on MLB Network Radio.

You can also listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio app.

Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM focuses on examining and interpreting the statistical analysis that plays a critical role in baseball today. It airs weekly throughout the year on MLB Network Radio, available to subscribers nationwide on XM channel 89, Sirius channel 209, and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.

Save the date! SABR 51 will be in Chicago in 2023

SABR 51 logoSave the date! SABR will be returning to Chicago for our 51st annual convention on July 5-9, 2023, at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Registration information for SABR 51 and our special hotel room block will be available at in early 2023.

This will be SABR’s fifth convention held in the Windy City, and the first since SABR 45 in 2015.

Learn more about SABR’s convention history by clicking here.

Friends of SABR: September 2022

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of September 2022:

Jim Baker   Bill Nowlin
Jake Bell   Gregg Pericich
D. Bruce Brown   John Rall
Ken Carrano   Al Riess
Karl Cicitto   Michael Rosenwasser
Vincent Comparato   Charles Roussel
Helen Edwards   Bob Russon
Steven Elsberry   Jason Scheller
Daniel Evans   Douglas Schoppert
David Firstman   Jeff Self
Adam Foldes   Rob Sheinkopf
Robert Hagerman   Mike Sparks
Leslie Heaphy   Thomas Stone
Tim Herlich   Wesley Story
Rockwell Hoffman   Joseph Thompson
David Hughes   Neal Traven
Donald Jensen   Steve West
Stephen Johnson   Beach Wires
Chris Lamb   Jeffrey Wood
Henry Levy   Don Zminda
Peter Mancuso    

Want to become a Friend of SABR? Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution or click here to learn more about our Giving Circles to make a one-time contribution.

ICYMI: Highlights from last week’s This Week in SABR

Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here:

Welcome, new members!

We’d like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at and the Membership Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Name Hometown     Name Hometown
Douglas Aumack Nutley, NJ     Michael Molino Saint Michaels, MD
Ben Blotner Columbus, OH     Ella Morris Yarmouth Port, MA
Zexin Chen Jersey City, NJ     Stuart Neilson Jersey City, NJ
Benny Divine Antioch, CA     Andy Palomino Montclair, NJ
Jeremy Driesler Brandon, FL     Christopher Riley Maidstone, ENG
Josh Jacobs Normal, IL     Nick Seelert Toronto, ON
Daniel Kimenski Pass Christian, MS     William Vanson Wake Forest, NC
Daniel Krieger Ballwin, MO     Michael Wynschenk Ashland, OR
Vivek MIshra Hopkinton, MA        

Research Committee news

Here are the new research committee updates this week:

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at

Regional Chapter news

Here are the new regional chapter and chartered community updates this week:

Click here for more information on SABR regional chapters. Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.

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Originally published: October 7, 2022. Last Updated: October 7, 2022.