This Week in SABR: April 20, 2018
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We are pleased to announce more of our featured speakers and panelists for the SABR 48 convention this summer in Pittsburgh.
SABR 48 will be held June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from PNC Park. The conference is open to all baseball fans, and early registration is now available online. Click here to register!
Here is some more information about our featured speakers:
- Neal Huntington, Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates
- Dan Fox, Senior Director of Baseball Informatics for the Pittsburgh Pirates
- John Candelaria, former major-league pitcher for 19 seasons who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series
- Thomas E. Kennedy was the project executive for the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, overseeing the public interest in the construction of PNC Park and Heinz Field
Huntington, Fox, Kennedy, and Pirates broadcaster Joe Block will speak at the SABR 48 "A Day at the Ballpark" session on Friday, June 22. They will join our other featured speakers and panelists at SABR 48, including Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly and a special panel on the life and legacy of pioneering African American sports writer Wendell Smith that includes authors Chris Lamb, Larry Lester, Pamela E. Walck, and David K. Wiggins.
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
The annual SABR convention, which is open to all baseball fans, includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world — front office executives, players, managers, scouts, journalists, historians, and analysts — innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations, major and minor league games, tours of historic ballparks, the SABR Trivia Contest, the Awards Luncheon, and most of all, the opportunity to make and renew baseball friendships over the course of this exciting and memorable event.
For more information, visit SABR.org/convention.
We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 48 convention on June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Early registration is now available at SABR.org/convention; all baseball fans are welcome to attend. Click here for more information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48.
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is conveniently located within walking distance from PNC Park and a light rail station, many downtown cultural amenities, and right across the street from the picturesque 36-acre Point State Park where the three rivers converge.
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 48.
- Registration: We're again offering a special all-inclusive rate for the annual SABR convention. For $319, a savings of $30 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:
— Full registration to SABR 48 in Pittsburgh (early-bird: $249; regular rate: $279)
— 1 ticket in the Corner Box (LF) section to the Pirates vs. Diamondbacks game on Friday, June 22 — includes special "A Day at the Ballpark" pregame session at PNC Park ($40 value)
— 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 ($60 value)
Non-members can pay $394 for the all-inclusive rate. The deadline to register with the all-inclusive rate is Friday, May 18, 2018. Click here for complete information on SABR 48 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 48!
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh of $149/night (plus tax) is only available to registered convention attendees for the nights of Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23. After you register for the SABR 48 convention, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with details on how to book your hotel room at the SABR group rate. There are a limited number of rooms in our group block, so be sure to register for SABR 48 early! The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is located at 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
- Awards Luncheon: SABR will host a special Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. The Awards Luncheon, which includes a full meal, will feature the announcement of SABR's annual awards — including the Bob Davids Award, our highest honor. One ticket to the Awards Luncheon is included in the all-inclusive package or guest tickets are available for $60 when you register for SABR 48.
- A Day at the Ballpark: For the third year in a row and fourth time in five years, SABR will present “A Day at the Ballpark” before the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, June 22 at PNC Park. Special thanks to the Pirates for this great opportunity and for offering us a large block of tickets in the Corner Box (LF) section at an affordable price of $40 for SABR members ($45 for non-members). Purchase of SABR 48 conference registration AND a game ticket will be required to attend this special session. Guests and spouses can get in the ballpark early with purchase of a special SABR 48 Ballpark Session pass ($25) and a Pirates game ticket. Click here for more details.
All SABR 48 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Pittsburgh area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer.
Stay tuned for more featured speakers and the complete schedule to be announced in the coming months. Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
We hope to see you this summer in Pittsburgh!
SABR 48 attendees have a special opportunity to visit the Roberto Clemente Museum this summer, but there are only a handful of spots available for the tours. The museum will host four tours at $20 per person on Wednesday, June 20. Space is extremely limited, and reservations will only be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call the museum at (412) 621-1268, Ext. 2, to reserve your space. No reservations can be made online; payment is due on-site when you arrive for the tour.
The tours last about 1.5 hours and the start times on Wednesday, June 20 are as follows (subject to availability):
- 10:00 a.m. (7 spots still open)
- 12:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)
- 2:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)
- 5:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)
Transportation to and from the museum is on your own; the museum is about 3.5 miles from the convention hotel and is accessible via taxi/rideshare or by several Port Authority bus lines in the city. All questions and inquiries should be directed to the Clemente Museum at the main number above.
The Clemente Museum is housed in historic Engine House 25, 3339 Penn Avenue, in the revitalized Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. Executive Director and Curator Duane Rieder has meticulously renovated Engine House 25 to showcase the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes. For more information, visit clementemuseum.org.
SABR members, you should have received messages on Tuesday, April 10 and April 17 with a link to vote online in the 2018 SABR Board of Directors election. The poll will close at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
The only way to vote online is through the link you will receive by e-mail. All e-mails will come from the address email@example.com; if you wish to add it to a whitelist in your e-mail client, that may help ensure that you will receive the e-mails.
You can read the candidate biographies, along with full descriptions of the positions and responses the candidates made to a series of questions, in the 2018 SABR Election Guide which is available for download below:
When you vote, you will find four items on the 2018 Board of Directors ballot: a proposed by-laws revision regarding changing the organization's name (Note 4/18/18: the name change and by-laws issue has been withdrawn and any votes on that issue will be disregarded); and the election of the SABR Vice President, Secretary, and one (1) Director position — please rank the Director candidates in order of preference. The candidates are:
For Vice President
- Leslie Heaphy (incumbent)
- Todd Lebowitz (incumbent)
For Director (1)
- Mark Armour
- Barry Bloom
- John McMurray
- George Skornickel
Members who did not have an e-mail address on file with SABR as of April 1, 2018, will receive a paper ballot in the mail. Please do not vote online and send in the paper ballot; if you do, the paper ballot will be discarded, and only the online vote will count.
If you would like to register your e-mail address on file with SABR so you can vote online (and also receive our "This Week in SABR" newsletter on Fridays), please contact Membership Director Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th annual SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference is being held this weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
The 2018 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from baseball historian Don Jensen, along with a panel discussion on “Playing Ball: A Tribute to Tom Altherr” with John Thorn, David Block, and Larry McCray; a special presentation by Bill Ryczek: a re-created play-by-play broadcast of the greatest 19th-century game, Red Stockings at Atlantics, June 14, 1870; a Member Spotlight interview of Bob Tholkes by Tom Simon; plus book signings, research presentations, and a welcome dinner.
For more information, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
Good news! The Spring 2018 edition of the Baseball Research Journal has been mailed out to all SABR members.
Those of you who receive the print edition should find your BRJ arriving in the next two to four weeks. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition will be delivered next week.
To learn more about contributing to a future SABR publication, click here.
To read more articles from the BRJ archives, click here.
We hope you enjoy reading the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal!
Jim Leeke’s engaging and informative historical account of the impact of World War I on the world of baseball, From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War, published by University of Nebraska Press, has earned the 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award.
The award is granted annually by SABR's Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about baseball between 1901 and 1919 published during the previous calendar year. The winner’s work must demonstrate original research or analysis, a fresh perspective, compelling thesis, impressive insight, accuracy, and clear, graceful prose.
The other finalists for the Ritter Award were:
- Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age, by Steve Steinberg (University of Nebraska Press)
- The Half-Game Pennant of 1908: Four Teams Chase Victory in the American League, by Charles Alexander (McFarland & Co.)
- Connie Mack's First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914, by Lew Freedman (McFarland & Co.)
Conferred annually since 2002, this year’s Ritter Award will be formally presented to Jim Leeke at the DEC meeting at SABR 48 in Pittsburgh. The winner was selected by the Larry Ritter Book Award Committee chaired by Doug Skipper, with members Mark Dugo, David Fleitz, Ben Klein, Craig Lammers, John McMurray, and Mark Pattison.
Our newest interview in the SABR Oral History Collection is with Sheldon Ocker, the 2018 recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Ocker spent more than three decades covering the Cleveland Indians for the Akron Beacon-Journal and once served as national president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America before retiring from the newspaper in 2013.
The interview was conducted by John McMurray, chair of the SABR Oral History Committee, on February 27, 2018.
Check out more highlights from the new SABR Oral History Collection website, which launched earlier this month, at oralhistory.sabr.org.
SABR Digital Library: Moments of Joy and Heartbreak: 66 Significant Episodes in the History of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Moments of Joy and Heartbreak: 66 Significant Episodes in the History of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Edited by Jorge Iber and Bill Nowlin
Associate Editors: Russ Lake and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-73-6, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-72-9, $9.99
201 pages, 8.5" x 11"
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Moments of Joy and Heartbreak for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on Moments of Joy and Heartbreak paperback edition from the SABR Store ($15.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery via Createspace can take up to 4-6 weeks. For quicker delivery, please order at Amazon.com.)
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.
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. For a full list of SABR Digital Library titles, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
Six new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,501 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Craig Anderson, by John Burbridge
- Harry Danning, by Warren Corbett
- Elbie Fletcher, by Warren Corbett
- Red Munson, by Chris Rainey
- Wes Parker, by David Krell
- Bob Sadowski, by Greg Zeis (first-time author)
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 bios from SABR's No-Hitters book: In SABR's No-Hitters, edited by Bill Nowlin and published in 2017, we focused on pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. Naturally, we couldn’t present biographies of everyone who ever threw a no-hitter nor could we present Games Project accounts of all of them. From around 300 no-hitters thrown in the majors (out of over 213,000 games), we have selected 59 no-hitters to include, along with the biographies of the men who threw them. All of the biographies — from Hall of Famers such as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, and Randy Johnson to more obscure pitchers such as Larry Corcoran, Charlie Robertson, and Dallas Braden — that appeared in No-Hitters can now be read online at the SABR BioProject. More game summaries from the No-Hitters book will be posted at the SABR Games Project soon. You can also download the No-Hitters e-book for free or purchase the paperback edition at 50% off by clicking here.
One new game story was posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here is the new game story:
- July 27, 1979: Bucs spoil Rusty Staub’s return to Montreal, by Gary Belleville
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Mike Huber. To request an assignment, please contact Steven C. Weiner. After the article has been completed in accordance with our Authors' Guidelines, please submit it to Len Levin, who will initiate the editing process and get your story started toward publication.
- 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.
In SABR's From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published in 2016, we told the stories of memorable moments from the heart of the Badger State. All of the stories that appeared in this book are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project by clicking here.
Here is a sampling of articles from this book:
- April 14, 1953: Milwaukee Braves christen County Stadium with ceremonies, civic pride, and Hollywood-style extra-inning victory, by Robert Trumpbour
- July 12, 1955: Stan Musial seals Milwaukee’s first baseball All-Star celebration, by Chip Greene
- September 23, 1957: Hank Aaron’s walk-off home run gives Milwaukee Braves the flag, by Alan Cohen
- October 6, 1957: Spahn goes the distance; Mathews belts two-run homer in 10th to tie Series, by Alan Cohen
- October 9, 1958: Yankees rally late to beat Braves in Game 7 of World Series, by Mark Sternman
- May 26, 1959: Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th, by Mark Miller
- April 30, 1961: The Say Hey Kid’s four-homer game, by Chip Greene
- August 11, 1961: Braves' Warren Spahn wins his 300th career game, by Rick Schabowski
- June 16, 1969: Chicago White Sox defeat Seattle Pilots in Milwaukee, by Dennis Degenhardt
- April 7, 1970: Milwaukee Brewers make their debut at County Stadium, by Rick Schabowski
- July 20, 1976: Hank Aaron hits his 755th and final career home run, by Norm King
- October 10, 1982: Milwaukee Brewers rally in Game Five to reach World Series, by Frederick "Rick" Bush
- August 25, 1987: Paul Molitor’s hitting streak reaches 39 games, by Lee Kluck
- July 31, 1990: The Ryan Express wins 300th career game, by Gregory H. Wolf
- September 9, 1992: Robin Yount collects 3,000th hit, by Rick Schabowski
- September 28, 2000: Milwaukee County Stadium hosts its final game, by Greg Erion
To read more articles from the SABR Games Project, visit SABR.org/GamesProject.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the 2018 season at its regular time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week's guests are Zach Schonbrun, author of The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius, and Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight.
You can listen to archives of recent episodes on-demand on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and you can watch video highlights of Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM on MLB.com. Click here to watch more video highlights of Baseball SABR Style from MLB.com.
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.
Our buffet of baseball commentators include Andie Giafaglione, Thom Henninger, Chuck Hildebrandt, Stuart Shea, and host Jim Walker. Each podcast runs about 20-25 minutes, a length which fits quite nicely as a quick listen into your own lunch schedule.
Listen now to the April 2018 episode, where our hardball-obsessed lunch munchers look at the new “Phillie Phanatic”, aka manager Gabe Kapler; the implications of expanded protective netting at the ballpark; the early season weather—everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it; and the latest beast from the East: Ohtani, how we love you, how we love you. (24:21)
To learn more about The Baseball Buffet podcast, or to listen to recent episodes, click here.
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:
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- SABR announces 2018 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- SABR Style Guide now available in Spanish
- Save the date! 2018 SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium
- Kevin Cook's Electric October wins 2018 SABR Ron Gabriel Award
- Jerald Podair receives 2018 Seymour Medal at NINE Conference banquet
- Perry Barber wins inaugural Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
- Pete Palmer honored with 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award
- SABR Digital Library: From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors
- Help contribute to SABR Baseball Cards Committee encyclopedia project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- Learn more about the SABR Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- 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.
For more information, click here.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
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|Jack Coleman-Levy||West Hills, CA||Peter Oh||Pittsburgh, PA|
|John Cunninghwm||Cincinnati, OH||Michael Ousky||Litchfield Park, AZ|
|Vincent Daly||Leduc, AB||John Semlak||New York, NY|
|David Decker||Martinsburg, WV||Lonnie Smith||Conway, SC|
|Joseph DeLeonard||Vestavia Hills, AL||Shawn Smith||Caledonia, ON|
|Scott Eccher||Lewisville, TX||Wayne Soini||Gloucester, MA|
|Gary Euler||Pittsburgh, PA||Daniel Sorenson||Tucson, AZ|
|Brian Geurts||Milwaukee, WI||Trevor Thornton||Minneapolis, MA|
|Jim Griffin||Glenside, PA||Jared Vasiliauskas||Glen Ellyn, IL|
|John Kling||Naperville, IL||Maureen Walsh||Tallahassee, FL|
|Matthew Krisch||New York, NY|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Deadball Era: Jim Leeke's From the Dugouts to the Trenches wins 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award
- Statistical Analysis: April 2018 newsletter
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Larry Dierker Chapter: April 16 meeting recap (Houston, TX)
- Sweet Lou Johnson Lexington Chapter: April 14 meeting recap (Lexington, KY)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- April 20-21: 2018 SABR Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference (Cooperstown, NY)
- April 21: Aaron Gleeman book signing (Bloomington, MN)
- April 21: Rocky Mountain Chapter "State of the Rockies" luncheon (Denver, CO)
- April 21: Jack Graney Chapter spring meeting (Cleveland, OH)
- April 21: Allan Roth Chapter spring meeting (Los Angeles, CA)
- April 21: Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter meeting (Phoenix, AZ)
- April 21: Goose Goslin Chapter meeting (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- April 21: Rogers Hornsby Chapter meeting/ballgame (Round Rock, TX)
- April 21: Halsey Hall Chapter meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
- April 22: Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter meeting (Burlington, VT)
- April 23: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- April 23: Rabbit Maranville Chapter spring meeting (Springfield, MA)
- April 25: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
- April 26: Bob Kendrick: "How the Negro Leagues Changed the Game ... and America" (Dubuque, IA)
- April 26: Gary Sarnoff: "Babe Ruth and the Mystery of Watertown" (Watertown, MA)
- April 28: Boston Chapter meeting (Boston, MA)
- April 28: Schott-Pelican Chapter meeting (New Orleans, LA)
- April 28: Rice-Russell Nashville Chapter meeting (Nashville, TN)
- May 2: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter "First Wednesday" meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- May 5: Talkin' Baseball: Ted Leavengood (Columbia, MD)
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:
- Leonard Maltin: New and notable film books includes SABR volume on baseball and Hollywood (LeonardMaltin.com)
- Dan Bolles: Seven questions with SABR Vermont chair Clayton Trutor (Seven Days)
- Jay Jaffe: Jackie Robinson and the integration advantage (FanGraphs)
- Rhiannon Walker: Jackie Robinson's last stand: black baseball managers (The Undefeated)
- Andrew Simon: Felix vs. Beltre, the most entertaining baseball rivalry (MLB.com)
- David Kagan: The physics of Bryce Harper's broken-bat home run (The Hardball Times)
- Mark Armour: Matty Alou and Manny Mota, the greatest platoon (The National Pastime Museum)
- John Holway: Joe DiMaggio's mysterious plunge (Our Game)
- Eno Sarris: The art and science of developing a new pitch (The Athletic)
- Michael Lopez/Brian Mills: Everyone wants to go home during extra innings, maybe even the umps (FiveThirtyEight)
- Jay Jaffe: Jarlin the Marlin and hidden no-hitters (FanGraphs)
- Rob Mains: The tenure track for baseball managers (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jay Caldwell: Negro Leagues History partnering with Seamheads.com on Cuban baseball project (Negro Leagues History)
- Matthew Gutierrez: Honoring New York state's black baseball legacy (The Daily Orange)
- Joe Posnanski: How Sparky Lyle sparked the trend of closer entrance music (MLB.com)
- Chris Davies: The past, present, and future of baseball in Puerto Rico (The Hardball Times)
- Bill Ryczek: All hands on deck: World Series starters used in relief (The National Pastime Museum)
- Webster University sports analytics club creates student opportunities (Webster Journal)
- Ross Carey: Replacement Level Podcast with ESPN's Dan Szymborski (Replacement Level Podcast)
- Steven Goldman: The Infinite Inning podcast: the Black Sox Scandal with Jacob Pomrenke (The Infinite Inning Podcast)
- Ryan Whirty: My Buck Leonard story: Dennis Graham and research obsession (Home Plate Don't Move)
- Tom Dillard: Baseball and blue laws (Arkansas Online)
- Warren Rogan: Sports' Forgotten Heroes: Urban Shocker (Sports Forgotten' Heroes)
- Paul Ember: Topps 1963 All-Star Rookie Cup Team (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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