This Week in SABR: February 28, 2020
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 February 28, 2020:
Join us for the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 13-15, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Arizona, 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. Register now to join us!
Click here to view the full Analytics Conference schedule, which 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.
Here is some more information about our featured panels:
- The State of Analytics, with MLB Network host and author Brian Kenny (1:05 p.m., Friday, March 13)
- MLB Statcast updates, with Greg Cain, Clay Nunnally, Daren Willman, and Jason Bernard of Major League Baseball (3:30 p.m., Friday, March 13)
- Intangibles: How do Teams Evaluate, Value, and Encourage Team Chemistry?, with Arizona Diamondbacks coach and former major-leaguer Jonny Gomes, author Joan Ryan, and former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro (4:35 p.m., Friday, March 13)
- The Changing Baseball: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What It Means, with Rob Arthur of Baseball Prospectus, Meredith Wills of SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs, and Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mike Ferrin (8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14)
- Technology Panel, with T.J. Barra of Major League Baseball, Eno Sarris of The Athletic, Seth Daniels of Rapsodo, and MLB Network host Brian Kenny (11:15 a.m., Saturday, March 14)
- Automated Strike Zone: Perspectives on the Technology and How it May Affect the Game, with Chicago Cubs mental skills coach and former major-leaguer John Baker, Ben Jedlovec of Major League Baseball, and SABRcast host and author Rob Neyer (10:05 a.m., Sunday, March 15)
- Groundbreaking research presentations all weekend, by representatives from Baseball Info Solutions, SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), Driveline Baseball, DVS Baseball, Algomi, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, Southern Methodist University, Kansas State University, Syracuse University, University of California-Irvine, Illinois Wesleyan University, and more.
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
Programming will begin on the afternoon of Friday, March 13 and will run through Sunday afternoon on March 15. A large block of rooms for SABR Analytics Conference attendees is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference. Registration is $595 for SABR members, $695 for non-members, and $350 for currently enrolled high school or college students (includes one-year SABR membership). Registration includes lunch on Friday and Saturday afternoons and the networking reception on Saturday evening.
- Hotel: Click here to book your hotel room at Marriott.com or call (602) 333-0000 for the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown hotel. Please note: The special SABR group rate of $239/night (plus tax) is no longer available.
- Schedule: Click here to find the full schedule for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Speakers: Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.
- Research Presentations: Click here to view the list of research presentations.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about our Yoseloff Scholarships.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2020 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Click here to learn more about the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award finalists.
- Sponsors: Click here to learn more about our conference sponsors.
For more information, or to register, visit SABR.org/analytics.
SABR is once again teaming up with the Baseball Industry Network for the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Networking Reception which will feature food, drinks and great opportunities to network with baseball professionals and other attendees from the conference.
The reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 100 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Admission to the welcome reception is included with your SABR Analytics Conference registration.
Members of the Baseball Industry Network can attend the reception separately for $32. To sign up for the Networking Reception at EventBrite, click here.
The SABR Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for candidates for the 2020 elections. To be eligible for the Board of Directors, candidates must have been members of the Society for at least the preceding four years. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2020.
The offices to be filled:
- Vice President (2-year term; currently Leslie Heaphy)
- Treasurer (3-year term; currently F.X. Flinn)
- Director (3-year term; currently Emily Hawks)
Nominees must prepare a Candidate Statement Form following guidelines that will be available from any Nominating Committee member and must be received by the Nominating Committee chair no later than March 27, 2020.
Self-nominations are welcome. If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate or suggest a question for the candidates, contact Nominating Committee chair Anthony Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you whose memberships expired recently, there's still a little time left to renew and be a part of the SABR community again in 2020. If you've already renewed, we thank you for your support and look forward to another exciting year ahead.
Renew now to receive the Spring 2020 edition of the Baseball Research Journal, plus discounts on registration to the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference and SABR 50 in Baltimore, and a lot more! Please note: We MUST receive your dues by Friday, February 28 in order for you to receive the upcoming BRJ.
- Here's how to renew: You can renew your membership online at the SABR Store; by phone at (602) 496-1463; or by mailing this downloadable PDF form and your payment to the SABR office at Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Dues are the same as they have been in recent years. SABR memberships are available on annual, multi-year, or monthly subscription basis. Annual and monthly subscription memberships now auto-renew for your convenience. Young Professional memberships are for ages 30 and under. Senior memberships are for ages 65 and older. Student memberships are available to currently enrolled middle/high school or full-time college/university students. Click here for a full list of SABR membership benefits.
Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office.
Click on the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- The Glorious Beaneaters of the 1890s, edited by Bob LeMoine and Bill Nowlin
- Do It for Chappie: The Ray Chapman Tragedy, by Rick Swaine
- War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War, by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
- The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History, by Jacob Kornhauser
- Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend, by Thom Henninger
- The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife, by Brad Balukjian
- Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers, by Robert K. Fitts
- The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Amazin's, by Brian Wright
- The Negro Leagues Were Major Leagues: Historians Reappraise Black Baseball, edited by Todd Peterson
- Cum Posey of the Homestead Grays: A Biography of the Negro Leagues Owner and Hall of Famer, by James E. Overmyer
- John Cangelosi: The Improbable Baseball Journey of the Undersized Kid from Nowhere to World Series Champion, by John Cangelosi and K.P. Wee
Bolded names indicates that the author(s) is a SABR member. Click here for a list of publishers found in the SABR Bookshelf, along with their contact information.
To see more listings from the SABR Bookshelf, click here.
Join us in Baltimore to celebrate a special occasion this summer: SABR's 50th annual convention! Conference and hotel registration for SABR 50 — scheduled for July 15-19, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore — is now available at SABR.org/convention.
Attendees at our SABR 50 convention this summer in Baltimore will have a special opportunity to visit Camden Yards for an exclusive Day at the Ballpark session on the morning of Thursday, July 16 to hear from Baltimore Orioles executives and players. Guest speakers and more details will be announced later this spring. Access to the Day at the Ballpark session at Camden Yards is included in your registration for SABR 50. We'll return to Camden Yards on Friday night for a game between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.
Our featured speakers for SABR 50 are expected to include:
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN analyst, author of three baseball books, and Maryland native
- Janet Marie Smith, who oversaw the building of Camden Yards and the revitalization of Baltimore's waterfront
- Sig Mejdal, Baltimore Orioles Vice President and Assistant GM
Click on a link below for more information about SABR 50.
- Registration: Click here for complete information on the SABR 50 All-Inclusive Package, Early-Bird Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 50!
- Hotel: The special SABR group rate at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor of $199/night plus tax (single/double occupancy) is only available to registered convention attendees. After you register for the SABR 50 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 50 early!
- Research presentations: SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 50. The deadline to submit your abstract is Sunday, March 1, 2020. Click here for complete details and application form.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, click here to learn more about a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 50 in Baltimore. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2020.
Visit SABR.org/convention to learn more.
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR 50, the 2020 annual convention in Baltimore. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 60 minutes and they will remain on display throughout the convention.
Through on-site judging, the most highly-regarded presentations will receive the Doug Pappas Award for best oral presentation and the SABR Convention Poster Presentation Award for best poster presentation.
- Click here to submit abstracts for SABR 50: http://bit.ly/sabr50-presentations
The submission deadline for SABR 50 abstracts has been extended by one week, until 12:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, March 8.
SABR 50 will be held July 15-19, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Early registration rates and hotel information are now available at SABR.org/convention.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school or college students to attend SABR 50 on July 15-19, 2020, in Baltimore. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR.
- Download an application form: Click here to download a Yoseloff Scholarship form to attend SABR 50 in Baltimore
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu no later than Friday, March 29, 2020.
The SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, June 11-13, 2020, in Birmingham, Alabama, welcomes proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars.
Presentations may focus on any topic related to the Negro League centennial, black baseball in Birmingham, or other related topics, especially the Negro Southern League. Some possibilities include: Rube Foster; the 1920 season; the formation of the NSL, the formation of the NNL, the original eight teams, and so much more.
Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu before Friday, March 6.
SABR's Rickwood Field Chapter announces the 17th annual Southern Association Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Southern Association and the history of baseball in the South, the conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at historic Rickwood Field, located at 1137 2nd Avenue West, Birmingham, AL 35204.
The cost is $35 per person, and a snack breakfast and full lunch is included. Contact Clarence Watkins with questions or if you are interested in giving a presentation.
It’s time to start the ball rolling as we choose our Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend of the year.
Last year, Jim Creighton (pictured at right) joined previous winners Pete Browning (2009), Hall of Famer Deacon White (2010), Harry Stovey (2011), Bill Dahlen (2012), Ross Barnes (2013), Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams (2014), Tony Mullane (2015), Jack Glasscock (2016), Bob Caruthers (2017), and Dummy Hoy (2018) as SABR's Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legends.
The preliminary voting process, which we call the Overlooked Primary Election, will consist of each voter selecting 10 names from the list of 26 candidates. The top 10 will be presented to the SABR membership later this spring, when all members will be able to vote in the final election. The winner will be announced at the SABR 50 convention this summer in Baltimore.
Click here to download a PDF file with the 26 candidates for 2020 and a brief explanation of their baseball accomplishments and/or contributions to our national pastime. The voting in the Overlooked Primary Election will end at 11:59 p.m. MST on Monday, March 2.
The 11th annual Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference will be held April 24-25, 2020, at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Note: Space is extremely limited and some research presentations will be double-tracked. On the final page of your registration form, please indicate your preferred choice of Research Presentation for each of the six pairs that are double-tracked.
- Registration: Click here to download the registration form (PDF). Registrations can be accepted by mail only: send BOTH completed 19th Century Base Ball Conference registration forms to: Peter Mancuso, 6970 Ely Road, New Hope, PA 18938. Enclose your personal check for the appropriate amount and make payable to “SABR,” with “Fred 19cBB Conference" written on the check’s memo line.
- Cost: Conference registration is $65 per person, including the Saturday luncheon. Tickets for the optional Friday evening Welcoming Dinner ($45) at Templeton Hall and Saturday evening Post-Conference Gathering ($35) at the historic Otesaga Hotel can also be purchased in advance for you or a guest. Anyone who wishes to purchase an extra ticket for a guest to attend the Saturday luncheon only ($35) can also do so.
- RSVP: Please mail your registration form no later than February 28. Registration is limited to the first 100 people to sign up, so please register early!
- Contact: For questions, or if you miss the registration mailing deadline, contact Peter Mancuso at email@example.com to see if space is still available.
The 2020 conference will be highlighted by a keynote address from Major League Baseball's Official Historian John Thorn, along with a panel discussion on National League president William Hulbert with Jack Bales, Richard Hershberger, Bill Lamb, and moderator Bill Ryczek; a special presentation by David Block on “Baseball’s Origins: A Progress Report”; a Member Spotlight interview of Tom Gilbert by Bob Bailey; plus book signings, research presentations, and a welcome dinner.
For more information, or to register, visit SABR.org/ivor-campbell19c.
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.
Visit SABR.org/sabrcast to listen to Episode #48 — our guest this week is Todd Radom, an independent graphic designer who has created logos for professional sports franchises and events for the past two decades. Todd’s work includes the official logos for Super Bowl XXXVIII and the 2009 NBA All Star Game, the graphic identities for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels, and the SABR 49 and SABR 50 convention logos, among many others. He is the author of Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn.
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. To learn more, visit SABR.org/sabrcast.
Four new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 5,098 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Don Hasenmayer, by Bill Nowlin
- Harry Juul, by Bill Lamb
- Willie McGill, by Chris Rainey
- Edward B. Talcott, by Bill Lamb
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.
Eleven new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 25, 1885: Helped by a lively ball, Philadelphia's George Strief hits four triples, by Stephen V. Rice
- September 12, 1915: Nashville fans start a riot and players get punished, by Chris Betsch
- June 1, 1923: New York Giants score in every inning to blast Phillies, 22-8, by Bruce Harris
- May 25, 1941: The Captain America Game: Dodgers' Pete Reiser hits inside-the-park grand slam to beat Phillies, by Dan Joseph
- September 21, 1946: A 13-inning 'deserving reward' for Sailor Jack Hallett, by Jack Zerby
- July 11, 1972: Tigers win critical game on close call in ninth, by Chuck Hildebrandt
- October 14, 1981: Expos' Ray Burris outduels Valenzuela to even up NLCS, by Gary Belleville
- May 5, 1999: Rockies score at least one run in every inning in win over Cubs, by Bruce Harris
- June 23, 2019: Albert Pujols plays his last game in Busch Stadium, by Dan Pappaspanos (first-time author)
- September 14, 2019: Unlikely hero leads St. Paul Saints to American Association championship, by Sarah Johnson
- September 23, 2019: Nationals' Juan Soto sets a milestone for walks before his 21st birthday, by Laura H. Peebles
- 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 Wrigley Field greatest games book online: In Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison, edited by Gregory H. Wolf and published in 2019, we delivered an ode to that storied ballpark, evoking its history through detailed retellings of 100 games played there, including not only historic triumphs and defeats of the Chicago Cubs (and the Federal League Whales), but also Negro Leagues matchups, youth championships, and even games by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. You can read all of the game stories from our Wrigley Field book online now at the SABR Games Project. Click here to download your free Wrigley Field e-book or get 50% off the paperback edition at SABR.org.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove offseason at a new time! Listen to a new episode at 4:00-5:00 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. 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 announces 2020 Henry Chadwick Award recipients
- Check out stories, photos, and highlights from the 11th annual SABR Day
- SABR member and Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet elected to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
- Sean Forman to be honored with 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2020 Larry Ritter Book Award nominees announced
- Submit your creative writing for SABR's Turnstyle baseball arts journal
- Jeremy Beer's Oscar Charleston wins 2020 SABR Seymour Medal
- SABR Digital Library: The Glorious Beaneaters of the 1890s
- Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame's 2020 class
- SABR welcomes new chapters in Mississippi, South Carolina
- Chapman, Arenado win 2019 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards, presented by SABR
- The Sporting News Baseball Player Contract Cards Collection is now online
- Read all articles from the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR to expand Diamond Dollars Case Competition in 2020
- 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).
|Anthony Adams||Houston, TX||Michael Licea||Baltimore, MD|
|David Bender||Alexandria, VA||William Melville||Albuquerque, NM|
|Brian Bickos||Afton, NY||Jim Murphy||Mesa, AZ|
|Tim Cammett||Alexandria, VA||Shawn O'Hare||Clear Lake, IA|
|Tom Cronin||Springfield, MA||Jose Oglesby||Seattle, WA|
|Kevin Daniels||Round Lake Beach, IL||Kimberly Parkhurst||Indianapolis, IN|
|Gregory Dvorocsik||Dallas, TX||Bruce Purchase||Truro, NS|
|Christopher Elliott||Lakewood, OH||Chris Sawyer||Bristol, CT|
|David Fishman||Chicago, IL||Wayne Sheehan||Spokane, WA|
|Kerry Gleason||Littleton, CO||Patricia Solfest||Eau Claire, WI|
|Peter Graber||Greendale, WI||Sue Sosinski||Fredonia, NY|
|Steve Heath||Sacramento, CA||Jonathan Ullman||Las Vegas, NV|
|Dennis Hetrick||Keedysville, MD||Jon Updike||Apopka, FL|
|Jonathan Horowitz||Chapel Hill, NC||Katherine Walden||Tiffin, IA|
|Tony Imbimbo||Darien, CT||George Watson||Pullman, WA|
|Cesar Jimenez||Lake Worth, FL||Richard West||Live Oak, TX|
|Christopher Kreider||Villa Park, IL||Jim Young||Novato, CA|
|David Krutz||Little Falls, NY|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Nineteenth Century: Voting is now open for the 2020 Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legend primary election
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Halsey Hall Chapter: March 2020 newsletter (Minneapolis, MN)
- Robinson-Kell Chapter: Check out the Arkansas chapter's new website at robinsonkell.wordpress.com, with details on upcoming meetings, member musings, and more.
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: Talking Baseball with BasebALZ at Dell Diamond (Austin, TX)
- SABR Day highlights: Visit SABR.org/sabrday for stories, photos, and highlights from our 2020 SABR Day celebration.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- February 29: West Texas Chapter SABR Day meeting (San Angelo, TX)
- February 29: Eric Gray: "Bases to Bleachers" book signing (Seattle, WA)
- February 29: Central Florida Chapter meeting (Windermere, FL)
- February 29: Arizona Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Celebration (Phoenix, AZ)
- February 29: Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter meeting (Milwaukee, WI)
- March 2: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- March 2: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Brooklyn Center, MN)
- March 4: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter "Peeps at the Peeb" monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- March 4: Buck O'Neil/North Florida Chapter monthly meeting (Tallahassee, FL)
- March 7: Talkin' Baseball: Don Jensen (Columbia, MD)
- March 7: Allan Roth Chapter spring meeting (Pasadena, CA)
- March 7: Hanlan's Point Chapter spring meeting (St. Marys, ON)
- March 7: 2020 Southern Association Conference (Birmingham, AL)
- March 7: Seymour Medal banquet at NINE Conference (Tempe, AZ)
- March 11: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- March 11: Johnny Tallant's Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- March 13-15: 2020 SABR Analytics Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
- March 14: Emil Rothe Chapter Baseball Bookfest and chapter meeting (Joliet, IL)
- March 15: Rogers Hornsby Chapter monthly lunch (Austin, TX)
- March 15: Northwest Chapter brunch meeting (Portland, OR)
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:
- Benjamin Hill: A deeper look at 2019 attendance in the minor leagues (MiLB.com)
- Rosanna Aguilera: Fort Concho to celebrate Leap Day with annual Baseball Heritage program (San Angelo Standard-Times)
- Gina Kaufmann: Meet Phil S. Dixon, who helped save the history of black baseball (KCUR Radio)
- Craig Edwards: Braves print money for Liberty Media (FanGraphs)
- Jayson Stark: Whether it's a bad idea for David Ross to manage his friends (The Athletic)
- Rob Mains: Simulating the proposed playoff system (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jay Jaffe: Gary Sanchez takes a knee (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: What is the opposite of a stolen base? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Alexa Block: Buffalo Soldiers, segregation and spring training: How African American players shaped baseball in Arizona (KPNX News)
- Steven Goldman: In remembrance of Tony Fernandez (Baseball Prospectus)
- Sean Lahman: Johnny Antonelli, Giants World Series hero, dies at 89 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
- Nick Diunte: At 95, Bill Greason remains an everlasting link to baseball's Negro Leagues (Forbes.com)
- Michael Clair: The story behind 75-year-old Luke Appling's home run (MLB.com)
- Patrick Dubuque: Making home field more advantageous (Baseball Prospectus)
- David Laurila: Twins' Zack Littell on his two sliders (FanGraphs)
- Matt Monagan: The untold story of one of baseball's greatest pitchers, John Donaldson (MLB.com)
- Aonghus Ó Maicín: The unheralded story of the Irishman who discovered baseball's first superstar (Balls.IE)
- Andy Terrick: Spontaneous regeneration (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Venezuelan Topps and the Pirates of the Caribbean (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: Book Review: "Hall of Name" by D.B. Firstman (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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