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This Week in SABR: September 8, 2023

This Week in SABR: September 8, 2023

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, September 8, 2023. Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines

Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award finalists
Save the date! 2024 Malloy Conference in Cooperstown
Pittsburgh chapter to dedicate Three Rivers Stadium marker
Register now for 2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
Join us in October for a special SABR Scholar Session
Coming soon: Third course in SABR Analytics Certification program

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

2023 Dorothy award finalists (clockwise from top-left): Maybelle Blair, Julie Croteau, Lizzie Murphy, Toni Stone, Ashley Stephenson, Maud Nelson

Announcing finalists for 2023 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee. Each of these finalists has made important contributions promoting the participation of women in baseball, on the field and off.

  • Maybelle Blair, AAGPBL pitcher and women’s baseball ambassador
  • Julie Croteau, first woman to play NCAA men’s college baseball
  • Lizzie Murphy, first woman to play in an exhibition game at an MLB ballpark
  • Maud Nelson, pioneering women’s player, manager, and team owner
  • Ashley Stephenson, Team Canada MVP and six-time Women’s World Cup participant
  • Toni Stone, one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues

The winner of the 2023 award will be announced during the SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference on September 29-October 1. All baseball fans are welcome to register for the virtual Zoom conference. Click here to sign up.

Click here to read the full announcement at

2023 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Save the date! 2024 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference to be held in Cooperstown

Save the date! SABR’s Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be held on Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, 2024, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Grandstand Theater in Cooperstown, New York.

All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Registration information will be available at in early 2024. Hotel room availability in Cooperstown may be limited, so all attendees are encouraged to book their own accommodations now.

Visit to learn more.

Three Rivers Stadium home plate historical marker

Join us on September 15 for Three Rivers Stadium ceremony

All baseball fans are invited to join SABR’s Forbes Field Chapter at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, for the unveiling of a historical marker at the location of home plate for Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

The marker will be dedicated inside Gold Lot 1A, next to PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Three Rivers Stadium served as the team’s home from 1970 to 2000, and was the site of many significant baseball milestones, including Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th career hit, Pirates World Series championships in 1971 and 1979, and the 1994 MLB All-Star Game.

The marker was funded in part through the SABR Local Grants program.

SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference logo

Register now for 2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

Join us for the fifth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, which will be held virtually on September 29-October 1, 2023. All baseball fans are welcome to attend!

This year’s conference — co-sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center and hosted by Rockford University — is a virtual event with the theme “Through the Lens of Baseball.” The conference will feature research presentations, panels, pylon unveiling, presentation of the Dorothy Award and keynote speaker Melissa Ludtke. Stay tuned for the full schedule to be released soon.

Visit for complete details. Hope to see you there!

Join us on October 3 for a special SABR Scholar Session

All student and young professional members of SABR are invited to our first SABR Scholar Session, held virtually on Zoom at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Join host Tyrone Brooks, Senior Director, Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program at Major League Baseball, for a new quarterly virtual series created exclusively for SABR student and young professional members. Our guest will be Katie Krall, Senior Product Manager, Baseball Strategy at Hawk-Eye Innovations and former Boston Red Sox Development Coach.

  • To learn more or to pre-register for the SABR Scholar Session on Zoom, please contact Jessica Smyth.

Coming soon: Third course in SABR Analytics Certification program

We’re excited to announce that in the coming weeks, we will introduce the newest course in the SABR Analytics Certification program, Level Three – Introduction to Baseball Programming.

Taught by award-winning baseball writer and analyst Rob Arthur, the Level Three course provides an introduction to programming using a practical approach in its application for baseball and focusing on R (with a dash of SQL) as a programming language, the goal of this online, on-demand course is to give learners a foundational understanding of the technical skills necessary for a career in data science and baseball analytics.

To sign up to be notified as soon as Level Three is available, or to learn more about previous courses, visit

Call for papers: 2024 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference

All SABR members are invited and encouraged to submit a Research Presentation Proposal Abstract on any topic of 19th-century baseball for the 2024 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 15th annual Ivor-Campbell Conference is scheduled for April 19-20, 2024. The deadline for proposal Abstracts is October 31, 2023.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Submit new project proposals to SABR Editorial Board by November 1

SABR’s 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 involve collaboration between SABR research committees and/or chapters, and web-based projects with an eye toward enhanced multimedia presentation.

SABR seeks to publish 2-4 web-based multimedia projects and 6-8 books per year. Book projects should be of a scope that can fit in a single volume, typically between 100,000 and 200,000 total words.

Click here to read the full announcement at

Last chance to vote for 2023 IBWAA Content Creator Awards

Voting is open for the inaugural Internet Baseball Writers Association of America Content Creator Awards, through Friday, September 8. Nominees were submitted by IBWAA and SABR members. Click here to cast your vote; all baseball fans are welcome to participate. Winners will be announced during a live, online show on Sunday, October 1.

July 5-9 Board minutes posted

Minutes from the Board of Directors meetings during SABR 51 in Chicago, including the 2023 Annual Business Meeting, have now been posted on the SABR website.

Click here to view all past minutes of SABR Board meetings.

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

SABRcast #230: Jim Martz

Baseball 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 #230 on Monday, September 4 featured Jim Martz, longtime major-league scout with the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, and Atlanta Braves. Visit to listen to the full episode or subscribe to SABRcast on your favorite podcast networks.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Pug Cavet, Koji Uehara, Ottawa Lynx

4 new biographies published at the SABR BioProject

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject or to get involved.

10 new stories published at the SABR Games Project

Visit to learn more about the SABR Games Project or to get involved.

New Team Ownership History: Ottawa Lynx

The Team Ownership History Project, a joint effort of the BioProject and the Business of Baseball Committee, now has its first history of a minor-league franchise:

While the project began to chronicle ownership of the current 30 major league franchises, it has been extended to the Negro Leagues, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Leagues, and Federal League, as well as teams that disappeared in the 19th century. Opportunities are still available for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, plus the other leagues mentioned above. Interested authors should contact Andy McCue to get involved.

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

The Stars Shone on Philadelphia: The 1934 Negro National League Champions, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

The Stars Shone on Philadelphia: The 1934 Negro National League Champions
Edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin

Visit to download any SABR Digital Library e-book for free or save 50% off the paperback edition.

Recent Highlights

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

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Scott Bigham Baltimore, MD     Ken Liss Brookline, MA
Cole Blackwell Baltimore, MD     Larry McCrudden Brooklyn, NY
Olivier Blais Montreal, QC     Jarrod Miller Elizabeth, PA
Jack Cimorelli Hyde Park, NY     Matt Morris Baltimore, MD
John DaDalt Stafford Springs, CT     Zachary Planey New Wilmington, PA
Matt Dahlgren Sammamish, WA     Jeffrey Ragauskis Tinley Park, IL
Buddy Gibbs Chesapeake, VA     Jackson Scott Lakeside, CA
Kaito Goto Tokyo, JPN     Connie Sharpe Riva, MD
TeRon Greene Houston, TX     Jason Shonk Woodstock, GA
John Grega Lutherville, MD     Bill Simons Oneonta, NY
Evan Hanzelman Lancaster, PA     Rich Thayne Layton, UT
James Harris Iowa City, IA     Barbara Torre Veltri Scottsdale, AZ
John Haynes Irvine, KY     Anthony Tullio Tempe, AZ
Bryan Hoch New York, NY     Kyle VanDyke Grand Rapids, MI
Matthew Kerwin Philadelphia, PA     William Wade Lane City, TX
Howard Landau Miami, FL        

Friends of SABR

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of August 2023:

Zach Baker   Bruce McClure
Jake Bell   Andy McCue
D. Bruce Brown   Dave Newhouse
Ralph Caola   Bill Nowlin
Ken Carrano   John Rall
Karl Cicitto   J Scott Rose
Vincent Comparato   Michael Rosenwasser
Jim Cox   Charles Roussel
Helen Edwards   Bob Russon
Steven Elsberry   Jason Scheller
Jonathan Epstein   Douglas Schoppert
Daniel Evans   Jeff Self
David Firstman   Rob Sheinkopf
Adam Foldes   Bruce Skinner
Sean Forman   Janet Marie Smith
CJ Goble   Mike Sparks
Robert Hagerman   Michael Stema
William Hawkins   Thomas Stone
Leslie Heaphy   Wesley Story
Tim Herlich   Joseph Thompson
Rockwell Hoffman   Neal Traven
David Hughes   Marlene Vogelsang
Donald Jensen   Steve West
Charles Levihn   Beach Wires
Henry Levy   Jeffrey Wood
Peter Mancuso   Don Zminda
Peter Marcus    

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.

SABR Events Calendar

When Babe Dahlgren passed away, he left behind a nearly completed manuscript. He wanted more than anything to tell his story. Matt Dahlgren made a promise to his late grandfather that his story would be told. And the manuscript that was left behind was used as a compass on Matt's quest to uncover the truth. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear a legendary baseball story! The Northern New England Chapter of SABR invites you to a Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • September 9: Talkin’ Baseball: Andy McCue (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • September 11: Central Florida Chapter meeting with Mark Armour (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • September 12: Northern New England Chapter meeting with Matt Dahlgren (7:00 p.m. EDT)
  • September 12: 19th Century Speaker Series with Bill Humber (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • September 14: 19th Century Baseball Book Club (8:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • September 9: Central Illinois Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Peoria, IL)
  • September 10: Field of Dreams Chapter ballgame/meet-up (Des Moines, IA)
  • September 15: Forbes Field Chapter: Three Rivers Stadium historical marker ceremony (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • September 16: Babe ‘n’ Bob Chapter Breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
  • September 16: Halsey Hall Chapter Hot Stove Saturday Morning (Minneapolis, MN)
  • September 16: Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter lunch meeting (Chicago, IL)
  • September 17: Rogers Hornsby Chapter ballgame/meet-up (San Antonio, TX)

To add your SABR event to our calendar listings, please contact Jacob Pomrenke.

Research Committee news

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Regional Chapter news

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Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web headlines

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.

This Week in SABR is compiled by Jacob Pomrenke. If you would like us to include an upcoming event, article, or any other information in “This Week in SABR,” e-mail To find past editions of TWIS, click here.

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Originally published: September 8, 2023. Last Updated: September 8, 2023.