This Week in SABR: February 7, 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 7, 2020:
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 is 12:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
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.
We are pleased to announce more of our featured speakers and panelists at the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
The SABR Analytics Conference will be held Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. The conference is open to all baseball fans — the early-bird registration discount is available online only through January 20. Register today to join us!
Here is some more information about our featured speakers:
- Seth Daniels, Director of Sales and Marketing for Rapsodo
- Jonny Gomes, Arizona Diamondbacks coach and former major-league outfielder for 13 seasons
- Brian Kenny, MLB Network host and author of Ahead of the Curve
They will join our featured speakers at the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference: T.J. Barra, Jason Bernard, Greg Cain, Ben Jedlovec, Clay Nunnally, and Daren Willman of Major League Baseball; Rob Arthur of Baseball Prospectus; Eno Sarris of The Athletic; Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs; Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mike Ferrin; Chicago Cubs mental skills coordinator John Baker; SABRcast host Rob Neyer; Intangibles author Joan Ryan; former SABR Board President Vince Gennaro; Meredith Wills of SportsMEDIA Technology, and more. Click here to learn more about our featured speakers.
Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.
For more information, or to register for the SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
You still have time to register 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. Regular registration is available until 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 21, so register now to join us!
Reminder: The cutoff date to book your room at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown hotel at the special SABR group rate of $239/night (plus tax) is Tuesday, February 11. Click here to book your hotel room online or call (602) 333-0000 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference.
The Analytics Conference schedule 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.
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. Regular registration is $495 for SABR members, $595 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. Note: Regular registration ends at 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, February 21.
- Hotel: Click here to book your hotel room at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, 100 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. The special SABR group rate is $239/night (plus tax) for double occupancy. Or call (602) 333-0000 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference. The SABR group rate is only available for the nights of March 13 to March 15, 2020, based on availability. The cutoff date to book your room is February 11, 2020. If you wish to book a room at the SABR rate before or after those dates, please contact Deb Jayne at email@example.com for assistance.
- 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 a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2020 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: Vote now for the winners of the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Sponsors: Click here to learn more about our conference sponsors.
For more information on the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference, or to register, visit SABR.org/analytics.
Sports Reference LLC president Sean Forman will be honored with the SABR Analytics Conference Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Forman launched Baseball-Reference.com, now baseball’s premier statistical website, in 2000. Forman recognized a need for an easy-to-use comprehensive baseball player database and almost single-handedly created and engineered what has become the best site to look up almost any statistic for any baseball player or team.
He has also expanded the scope of the Sports Reference websites to include football and basketball (pro and college), hockey, international soccer, and the Olympics.
The SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards will recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year. Nominations were solicited by representatives from SABR, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, The Hardball Times, and Beyond the Box Score.
Voting for the winners will be conducted until 11:59 p.m. MST on Monday, February 10 at SABR.org, BaseballProspectus.com, FanGraphs.com, HardballTimes.com, and BeyondtheBoxScore.com, with results weighted equally at 20%.
Results will be announced and presented at the ninth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 13-15, 2020, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at SABR.org/analytics.
The 2020 induction class also includes All-Star first basemen Justin Morneau and John Olerud and former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Duane Ward. They will be inducted in a ceremony on June 20 at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ontario.
“I am deeply honored to be admitted into the Canadian Baseball Hall Fame," said Doucet, a SABR member since 2005. "This, along with the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of the Province of Québec, are the two highest honors I have received."
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.
Thanks to all of our supporters for helping SABR fulfill its mission! Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of January 2020:
|Paul Bennett||Gregg Pericich|
|Bruce Brown||Chris Petroff|
|Paul Browne||Greg Petty|
|Ken Carrano||Robert Phelan|
|Peter Coolbaugh||Terry Phelps|
|David Curtoys||John Prestigiacomo|
|Bob Davis||Alan Raylesberg|
|James Dayboch||John Reynolds|
|Michael DePietro||Greg Rosenbaum|
|Reid Duffy||Michael Rosenwasser|
|Mark Dugo||Andrew Rothman|
|Steven Elsberry||Charles Roussel|
|D.B. Firstman||Jim Runkle|
|F.X. Flinn||Bob Russon|
|Adam Foldes||Robert Sawyer|
|Sean Forman||Douglas Schoppert|
|Steven Glassman||Tom Shaer|
|Leslie Heaphy||Mark Soczek|
|Rockwell Hoffman||Mark Stangl|
|Ronald Holdaway||Charles Stein|
|David Hughes||Thomas Stone|
|Enrico Innocenzi||Wesley Story|
|Tim Jenkins||Jim Stringfellow|
|Thomas Lee||Joseph Thompson|
|Peter Marcus||John Thorn|
|Rob McBride||Neal Traven|
|Ernestine Miller||Thomas Tuttle|
|Trenton Morton||Jay Walker|
|Christopher Moyer||Steve West|
|Bill Nowlin||Jeffrey Wood|
|James Odenkirk||Don Zminda|
SABR’s Baseball and the Arts Committee looks forward to presenting the second edition of Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts, an offering of baseball art and literature, before the SABR 50 convention this summer in Baltimore.
The deadline for submissions for Volume 2 is June 30, 2020. We're seeking any form of creative baseball writing: poems, short stories, articles.
Submit your baseball masterpiece to the Turnstyle editors:
Click here to download your free e-book edition or get 50% off the paperback edition of Turnstyle, Volume 1.
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.
Registration is now open for the SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference on June 11-13, 2020, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
One hundred years ago, the Negro National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NNL) was established as a viable option for professional Black athletes barred from the all-White major leagues to showcase their talents. In 2020, SABR's Negro Leagues Research Committee will celebrate their pleasure, passion, and purpose-driven path to athletic glory and honor with a centennial celebration at the annual Malloy Conference in Birmingham.
- Register: Click here to register online for the 2020 Malloy Conference. Full registration is $175 for SABR members, $210 non-members. Students: $125 for SABR members; $150 non-members. Single-day registration is also available for $75 SABR member/$110 non-member. Extra tickets can be purchased for the Rickwood Field tours, the "meet and greet" reception at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night, the Birmingham Barons ballgame on Friday night, or the awards banquet on Saturday night. All of these sessions are included in the full registration package.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room online at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel at the special group rate of $135/night (plus tax). Our host hotel is located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., North Birmingham, AL 35203. Call (205) 324-5000 for questions about your hotel reservation.
- Call for papers: We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. 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. Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu before March 6, 2020. Click here for more details.
- Contact: For questions, email Larry Lester at NTResearch@comcast.net or Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
To learn more, visit SABR.org/malloy.
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 #45 — our guest this week is Don Zminda, author of The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball's Greatest Salesman. He spent more than two decades working for STATS LLC, first as Director of Publications and more recently as the company’s Director of Research for sports broadcasts. He has co-authored or edited more than a dozen baseball books, including the annual STATS Baseball Scoreboard (1990–2000) and the SABR Digital Library publication Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox.
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.
Six new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 5,083 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Bud Beasley, by Stephen V. Rice
- George Kahler, by Rick Huhn
- Jeff Kunkel, by Thomas Valenti (first-time author)
- Harry Sinclair, by David Krell
- By Speece, by Chris Rainey
- Chris Welsh, by Jim Leeke
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.
Two new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- August 16, 1938: Lou Gehrig, Jake Powell battle for headlines in Yankees sweep, by Dan Joseph
- April 10, 2007: Red Sox rebound from a humiliating implosion toward a World Series championship, by Bill Nowlin
- 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.
SABR's Baseball and the Media Committee welcomes you to The Baseball Buffet, our monthly roundtable podcast focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more.
- Buffet #35 (January 2020): To kick off the new decade, we not-quite-so-buff buffet-chowing baseball buffs lead off with the sign of the times: our all-time favorite baseball sign-stealing, -giving or -missing stories; then it’s onto our incisive analysis of MLB’s latest scandal of the century: the Houston Astros’ video camera-ing, trashcan-banging, sign-stealing ways; followed by a look at this year’s Hall of Fame hits and misses, and the prospects for those on the ballots in 2021 and beyond; and finishing, as always, with our last bites. (29:35)
Click here to listen to past episodes or learn how to subscribe on your favorite podcast apps.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2020: The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed or published during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2020 awards, please contact Len Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, 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:
- Check out stories, photos, and highlights from the 11th annual SABR Day
- Jeremy Beer's Oscar Charleston wins 2020 SABR Seymour Medal
- SABR Digital Library: The Glorious Beaneaters of the 1890s
- Thanks to all Friends of SABR for your support in 2019
- Read SABR biographies of Baseball Hall of Fame's 2020 class
- Seamheads.com updates Negro Leagues Database with 1932 stats
- 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
- John G. Zinn honored with 2020 SABR Russell Gabay Award
- Read all articles from the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal online
- SABR to expand Diamond Dollars Case Competition in 2020
- Give back to SABR through AmazonSmile
- 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).
|Ryan Acosta-Fox||Silver Spring, MD||Jack Lewis||Chicago, IL|
|John Allison||Boston, MA||Andy Martino||Maplewood, NJ|
|Travis Arnold||Moreauville, LA||Bob Morris||Lincoln, CA|
|Nick Brigeman||Bentleyville, OH||Zac Petrillo||Jackson Heights, NY|
|Scott Clemens||McDonough, GA||Joey Priftis||Falls Church, VA|
|Charles Colvard||Eagle, ID||Ted Saretsky||Atlantic Beach, NY|
|Michael Elliott||Eagle, ID||Henry Weaver||Hartsville, SC|
|Kat Jetson||San Diego, CA||Chris Welsh||Cincinnati, OH|
|Bing-Sheng Lee||Taipei City, TWN||Mark Whitsey||Birmingham, ENG|
|Gabe Levy||Seattle, WA||Adam Young||Warner Robins, GA|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Baseball Cards: Seeking nominations for 2020 SABR Jefferson Burdick Award
- Negro Leagues: Click here for more information on the 2020 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter: February 2020 newsletter (Milwaukee, WI)
- 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 7-9: Friends of Doubleday Hot Stove Weekend (Cooperstown, NY)
- February 8-9: SABR Board of Directors meeting (Phoenix, AZ)
- February 8: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- February 8: Talkin' Baseball: Dan Barry (Columbia, MD)
- February 9: Elysian Fields Chapter monthly brunch meeting (Mountainside, NJ)
- February 11: Jack Graney Chapter: Talkin' Baseball meeting (Akron, OH)
- February 10: Halsey Hall Chapter research committee meeting (Brooklyn Center, MN)
- February 12: Johnny Tallant's Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- February 12: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- February 15: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter breakfast (Cromwell, CT)
- February 15: Chris Kamka/Scott Lindholm: "2020 Baseball Preview" (Pekin, IL)
- February 15: Ken Keltner Badger State/Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter: SABR Day joint meeting (Kenosha, WI)
- February 15: Babe 'n' Bob SABR chapter breakfast (Edgewater, MD)
- February 17: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- February 18: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- February 19: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter "Called Shot" monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- February 19: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- February 20: Magnolia Chapter "Third Thursday" meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
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:
- Ben Lindbergh: The Mookie Betts trade is unprecedented in baseball history (The Ringer)
- Jay Jaffe: Dodgers finally score big by trading for Mookie Betts (FanGraphs)
- Benjamin Hoffman: Mookie Betts deal offers painful reminders of Boston’s past (New York Times)
- Marc Carig: Baseball is big business, but the sport shouldn’t feel like the sole domain of businessmen (The Athletic)
- Bruce Weber: Roger Kahn, who lifted sportswriting with ‘Boys of Summer,’ dies at 92 (New York Times)
- Jonathan Judge: Introducing PECOTA 2020 (Baseball Prospectus)
- Steven Goldman: The most bizarre comparables in 2020 PECOTA projections (Baseball Prospectus)
- Russell Carleton: Prisoners of WAR (Baseball Prospectus)
- Justin Klugh: Giving baseball space to breathe (FanGraphs)
- Alexis Brudnicki: Mark Shapiro's son seems primed for family business (MLB.com)
- David Kagan: The physics of COR and other measures of bounciness (The Hardball Times)
- Stephanie Springer: The Astros, psychological safety, and MLB front office culture (The Hardball Times)
- Sheryl Ring: 'People are listening': A conversation with baseball writer Shakeia Taylor (Beyond the Box Score)
- John Twork: Themanson's research investigates psychology of baseball (Illinois Wesleyan University)
- Josh Oswald: Exhibit celebrates Pittsburgh's dominant Negro League Baseball teams during Black History Month (Pittsburgh City Paper)
- David Laurila: Royals' Drew Saylor talks hitting (FanGraphs)
- Gary Huffenberger: Retired Wilmington College professor pursues baseball research (Wilmington News Journal)
- Jeff Katz: Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In! (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jason Schwartz: DiMaggio's really long streak (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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