This Week in SABR: November 16, 2018
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 November 16, 2018:
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman won the 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by SABR. The winners were unveiled on Friday, November 9 during the Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony, where the game's top defensive stars accepted their hardware from some of baseball's greatest defenders. This is the second Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for Arenado and the first for Chapman.
The Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners are determined by combining votes based on an adjusted SABR Defensive Index™ for each of the nine Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners in each League and the votes from baseball fans worldwide. Based on the final SABR Defensive Index, Chapman led the American League with a 21.9 SDI, and Arenado finished with a 6.8 SDI, which led all third baseman in the National League.
"This year, the SABR Defensive Index and fan votes were closely aligned," said Vince Gennaro, president of SABR and chair of the SABR Fielding Committee. "More and more fans are paying attention to defensive metrics, and it seems to be influencing their votes."
- Click here to view the final results of the SABR Defensive Index for the 2018 season
- Check out the winners of the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards here
- Learn more about the SABR Defensive Index's role in the Gold Glove process at SABR.org/SDI
SABR and Baseball Info Solutions are excited to announce the call for presentations for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Phoenix Downtown.
Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length, and must include the abstract's title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology and anticipated results, and the expected contribution to the field of baseball analytics offered by this work. Please send all abstracts to this e-mail address: email@example.com. The submission deadline for 2019 SABR Analytics Conference presentation abstracts is 11:59 p.m. MST, Friday, December 14, 2018.
To register for the conference, or for more information, visit SABR.org/analytics.
This has been another outstanding year for SABR, with an entertaining, informative SABR 48 convention in Pittsburgh and a special day at the ballpark at PNC Park, innovative research and publishing projects, and outstanding involvement from volunteers. Your year-end charitable gift will help us close out 2018 and enable us to make 2019 even more successful.
Please help us reach this year’s giving goal! As a 501(c)3 organization, tax-deductible donations allow SABR to expand member opportunities and to become an even larger voice in the baseball community. Many members have already become donors, and you can join them right now by making your gift online at SABR.org/donate. By doing so you help SABR fulfill its mission and increase the impact of our baseball analysis and historical study.
All of us at SABR appreciate your support of our great organization and the game we love. If you have questions regarding your gift, feel free to e-mail SABR CEO Scott Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SABR Cleveland 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium took place on Saturday, November 10 at the majestic Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
The day-long Saturday symposium was devoted to 19th-century baseball as it was played and evolved in Cleveland and its greater region of northeastern Ohio. A keynote luncheon address of interdisciplinary history by David Goldberg, Professor of History at Cleveland State University, provided a look at late 19th-century Cleveland with a particular understanding of one of that city’s most important and powerful forces, its transportation system.
Click here to read John Thorn's welcoming address, "When Cleveland and Baseball Were Young," at Our Game.
The 10th annual SABR Day will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019. We're starting to compile details now on 2019 SABR Day chapter meetings around the country. We'll post them as soon as we get them at SABR.org/sabrday.
Regional SABR meetings are open to all baseball fans and are usually free to attend, so bring a friend! Guest speakers often include current and former baseball players, managers, umpires, executives, scouts, writers and authors.
- SABR Day meetings: Click here to access a spreadsheet with details on all upcoming 2019 SABR Day meetings
Check back soon at SABR.org/sabrday for more information on a SABR Day meeting close to you. Chapter leaders, please be sure to send any details on your SABR meeting to Jacob Pomrenke at email@example.com so we can update our SABR Day map.
For a complete recap of 2018 SABR Day activities, visit SABR.org/sabrday/2018.
Join us for the eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 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. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. The early-bird registration discount ends on Monday, January 14, 2019, so register today to join us!
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.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference; the early-bird registration discount ends on January 14, 2019. See below for more details.
- Hotel: Click here to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax)
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2019 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Click here to apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference.
- Research Awards: We're seeking nominations for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
- Research presentations: Click here to submit a presentation abstract for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference. Deadline: December 14, 2018.
For more information on the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.
With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,250.
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu no later than December 31, 2018.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR.
For those of you whose SABR memberships expire by December 31 — you can check your current membership status here — it's time for you to renew!
From the Baseball Research Journal and the SABR Digital Library to "This Week in SABR" and our extensive list of research resources — and, of course, all the memorable conferences, chapter meetings, and events — we hope you enjoyed the many benefits of SABR membership this past year.
We hope you please continue your support by renewing your SABR membership today.
- Pay online: Click here to renew your SABR membership for 2019!
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Thank you for your support of SABR as we continue to strive to make SABR membership a great experience and a great value!
Looking to purchase SABR-logo apparel and a gift for yourself or the baseball fan in your life this holiday season? Check out the SABR Store @ CafePress:
Items will feature the full-color SABR logo and will be available for purchase throughout the year. Shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes in a variety of colors and styles. Mugs, stickers, and other collector’s items are also on sale now.
Check out the SABR Store today!
What are the best baseball analytics articles you've read in 2018?
The 2019 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year. Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination.
Voting for the winners will be conducted online in January-February 2019 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 eighth annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 8-10, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Arizona.
Save the date! SABR will be returning to San Diego for our 49th national convention on June 26-30, 2019, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, California. Registration information and our special hotel room block will be available at SABR.org/convention in early 2019. The Padres are scheduled to play at home against the St. Louis Cardinals that weekend.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is conveniently located within walking distance from Petco Park; our host hotel, a frequent host of baseball's Winter Meetings, features a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in abundance at the nearby Gaslamp Quarter. The San Diego Central Library's Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center, just a few blocks away, is home to the spectacular SABR Collection curated by our host chapter, the San Diego Ted Williams Chapter.
For more information on the SABR convention, visit SABR.org/convention.
The guides attempt to provide a comprehensive record of key components of each school's intercollegiate baseball program, including head coaches, win-loss records, postseason records, and alumni who have played in the major leagues, minor leagues, or Negro Leagues. A separate file exists for each school. Counting inactive programs, approximately 2,000 schools have fielded an intercollegiate baseball team since the first game between Williams and Amherst in 1859.
Teams currently available: Alabama A&M, Arizona Christian, Arkansas Baptist, Cosumnes River College, Grambling State, Westminster (MO), Yale
More teams will be added to the collection in the coming weeks. For more information, or to get involved with this project, please contact committee chair Karl Green.
Seven new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,671 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Albert Belle, by Tom Wancho
- Bob Berryhill, by Bill Lamb
- Solly Hemus, by Warren Corbett
- Orel Hershiser, by Joseph Wancho
- Charlie Manuel, by Andy Sturgill
- Omar Vizquel, by Augusto Cárdenas
- Waverly Fairgrounds (Elizabeth, NJ), by David Krell
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 all biographies from 20-Game Losers online: In 20-Game Losers (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin and Emmet R. Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who reached the ignomious milestone of 20 losses in a season — from Hall of Famers like Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, and Old Hoss Radbourn to lesser-known hurlers like Mike Maroth, Brian Kingman, and Kaiser Wilhelm. All of the biographies that appeared in 20-Game Losers are now available to be read online at the SABR BioProject. To download the e-book edition of 20-Game Losers for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
More new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- August 5, 1940: John Whitehead tosses abbreviated no-hitter for last big-league victory, by Gregory H. Wolf
- July 19, 1941: Browns' George McQuinn hits for the cycle, by Mike Huber
- September 13, 1941: Dodgers' Whit Wyatt shuts out Cardinals 1-0 in pennant-race thriller, by Lyle Spatz
- September 17, 1941: Stan Musial makes his major-league debut, by Joe Schuster
- May 30, 1942: New York Black Yankees defeat Birmingham Black Barons on Decoration Day at Sportsman's Park, by Dwayne Isgrig
- August 25, 1942: Marty Marion's dash preserves Mort Cooper's 14-inning gem, by Jim Wohlenhaus
- September 30, 1942: Yankees' Red Ruffing wins World Series opener in St. Louis, by Greg Erion
- October 1, 1942: Cardinals rookie Johnny Beazley evens World Series in Game Two, by Greg Erion
- June 4, 1943: Two of a Kind: Mort Cooper tosses second straight one-hit shutout, by Gregory H. Wolf
- October 10, 1943: Marius Russo’s one-man show leads to Yankees' win in Game 4, by Mike Huber
- October 11, 1943: Spud Chandler, Yankees bring World Series championship back to New York, by James Forr
- July 2, 1944: Max Lanier pitches marathon gem for Cardinals as Hopp delivers winner in 14th, by Gordon Gattie
- October 1, 1944: Finally, the Browns! St. Louis captures first American League pennant, by Mike Whiteman
- October 4, 1944: Galehouse, Browns surprise Cardinals in opener of 'Trolley World Series', by Richard Riis
- October 5, 1944: O'Dea's pinch-hit single leads Cards to Game 2 win in 11th, by Kellen Nielson
- October 6, 1944: Browns’ Jack Kramer subdues the Redbirds in Game 3, by Mike Huber
- October 7, 1944: Musial’s blast helps Cardinals level Trolley Car Series at 2-2, by Ken Carrano
- October 8, 1944: Big Mort and big blasts lift Cardinals in Game 5, by John Bauer
- October 9, 1944: St. Louis wins! Cardinals defeat Browns in Trolley Car Fall Classic, by Gregory H. Wolf
- April 17, 1945: Pete Gray, one-armed outfielder, makes MLB debut for St. Louis Browns, by Chip Greene
- August 10, 1945: Browns win slugfest at the bottom of the American League, by John Bauer
- October 1, 1946: Extra time: Cardinals take NL playoff opener over Dodgers, by Alan Cohen
- October 6, 1946: Rudy York's homer lifts Red Sox to win in World Series opener, by Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin
- October 7, 1946: 'The Cat' Harry Brecheen purrs for Cardinals in Game 2, by John Bauer
- October 13, 1946: Joyous Cardinals hail gameness of Brecheen and Slaughter in Game 6, by Phillip Bolda
- October 15, 1946: Country’s Mad Dash: Enos Slaughter scores winning run for Cardinals in Game 7, by Gregory H. Wolf
- May 21, 1947: Jackie Robinson makes his Dodgers debut in St. Louis, by Chip Greene
- May 8, 1948: Harry Brecheen's almost-perfect game, by Richard Cuicchi
- July 13, 1948: Stan Musial wows St. Louis crowd with two home runs in All-Star Game, by C. Paul Rogers III
- September 13, 1949: Red Munger's $50 night leads Cardinals to 1-0 win over Giants, by John Bauer
- April 30, 1950: Brecheen, Schmitz both go the distance in extra-inning duel, by Ken Carrano
- August 18, 1951: St. Louis Browns set scoring record at home in 20-9 win over Tigers, by J.G. Preston
- August 19, 1951: Eddie Gaedel pinch-hits for St. Louis Browns as smallest batter in baseball, by Chip Greene
- 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 No-Hitters online: In No-Hitters (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin, we told the stories of the pitchers who threw no-hitters and the no-hitters they threw. All of the game stories that appeared in No-Hitters are now available to be read online at the SABR Games Project. To download the e-book edition of No-Hitters for free or get a 50% discount off the paperback edition, click here.
Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR Style on SiriusXM, a radio show hosted by SABR President Vince Gennaro, is back for the Hot Stove League offseason at a new time, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, on MLB Network Radio.
This week's guests are SABR member Eno Sarris of The Athletic and Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball.
You can 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.
- Seymour Medal, due 12/31/2018: The Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. The award is presented during the Seymour Medal Banquet at the NINE Spring Training Conference every March. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu by December 31, 2018.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2018: Each year, SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the Larry Ritter Book Award to recognize the best new book primarily set in the Deadball Era that was published during the previous calendar year. The award is presented during the committee’s meeting at the annual SABR convention. If you have a book to nominate with a 2018 publication date, contact Doug Skipper at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2018.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 12/31/2018: The Ron Gabriel Award annually honors the author(s) of the best research, published or unpublished, on the subject of the Brooklyn Dodgers completed during the preceding calendar year. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please send a copy of your work to Gary Sarnoff at email@example.com by December 31, 2018.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2019: The SABR Baseball Research Award (formerly the Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award) honors those whose outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball. To submit a nomination for the 2019 awards, please contact Bill Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2019: 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 2019 awards, please contact Len Levin at email@example.com.
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.
Former SABR President Richard J. Topp, 71, of Niles, Illinois, died on October 24, 2018. He joined SABR in 1975 and quickly became involved in the Biographical Research Committee, for which he served as chairman from 1984-88. He and his wife, Barbara, also helped organize the 1986 SABR Convention in Chicago. Topp was a driving force in the digitization of SABR's biographical database and supplied thousands of corrections and updates for The Baseball Encyclopedia and other reference sources over the years. He was credited with uncovering the identity of Lou Proctor, a Cleveland telegraph operator who inserted himself into a major-league box score in 1912. From 1989-91, Topp served as president of SABR's Board of Directors, helping to steady the organization during a tumultuous era. He worked for many years as a computer programmer and was a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; daughter Mary; and brother James. A Memorial Mass was held on November 7 at St. Mary of the Woods Church in Chicago. Inurnment will be private at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.
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:
- Scott Bush hired as SABR's new Chief Executive Officer
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience
- SABR Digital Library: Met-rospectives: A Collection of the Greatest Games in New York Mets History
- SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project dedicates new headstone for Bob Caruthers in Chicago
- Mark Liptak's White Sox interviews added to SABR Oral History Collection
- 2019 SABR Black Sox Scandal symposium to be held in Chicago
- Check out photos and highlights from the 2018 Southern Negro League Baseball Conference in Birmingham
- SABR 48: Check out complete coverage from our 2018 convention in Pittsburgh
- Listen to a new episode from the SABR Media Committee's Baseball Buffet podcast
- Read articles from The National Pastime: Steel City Stories online
- Read all articles from the Spring 2018 Baseball Research Journal online
- New SABR Oral History Collection website is now available
- Check out highlights and photos from the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference
- Check out new articles from the SABR Team Ownership Histories Project
- Get a gift for baseball fan in your life with the new SABR Store @ CafePress
- 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.
You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).
|Joshua Bayzick||Ocean Grove, NJ||Christina Knoedler||Mountain Top, PA|
|Travis Cain||Stockbridge, GA||Mike Lynch||Philadelphia, PA|
|David Curtoys||San Marcos, TX||David Macias||Petaluma, CA|
|Doug Drinen||Monteagle, TN||Luke O'Hara||Lexington, KY|
|Jonathan Gardner||Philadelphia, PA||Riley Taylor||Boston, MA|
|Mischa Gelman||Pittsburgh, PA||Jay Virshbo||Natick, MA|
|Richard Hutchinson||Philadelphia, PA||Bob Wyss||Seattle, WA|
|Kenny Jackelen||Rosemount, MN||Jeff Yeo||Antelope, CA|
|Dave Kaplan||Montclair, NJ||Tyler Young||San Antonio, TX|
|Humbert Kilanowski||Providence, RI|
Here are the new research committee updates this week:
- Biographical Research: September/October 2018 newsletter
- Collegiate Baseball: Check out the new collection of SABR Collegiate Baseball Team Guides
- Deadball Era: November 2018 newsletter (click here for Herm Krabbenhoft supplement)
- Minor Leagues: Click here for a list of Minor Leagues Committee members' research interests and expertise. If you are interested in contributing to an existing project or have any questions about a specific subject, please feel free to get in touch.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Elysian Fields Chapter: The Elysian Fields Chapter in northern New Jersey now has a Twitter account. Follow along for more updates at @sabrelysian. For a complete list of all chapter social media accounts, click here.
- Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter: November 2018 newsletter (Phoenix, AZ)
- Larry Dierker Chapter: November 12 meeting recap (Houston, TX)
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- November 17: Hank Gowdy Chapter book club meeting (Columbus, OH)
- November 17: Forbes Field Chapter meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
- November 17: Connie Mack Chapter Hot Stove meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- November 18: Vermont Gardner-Waterman Chapter meeting (Burlington, VT)
- November 19: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- November 20: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- November 21: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter monthly lunch meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- November 24: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter fall meeting (Greenville, RI)
- November 28: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
- November 28: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- November 29: Seymour-Mills Chapter fall meeting (Naples, FL)
- December 1: Bob Davids Chapter: "Baseball Americana" exhibit special tour (Washington, DC)
- December 1: Ted Williams Chapter meeting (San Diego, CA)
- December 3: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- December 5: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter "Peeps at the Peeb" monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- December 5: Lincoln Mitchell: "Baseball Goes West" book signing (San Francisco, CA)
- December 5: Johnny Tallant's Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, 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:
- Grant Brisbee: Jacob deGrom won the Cy Young with one of the greatest, silliest seasons ever (SB Nation)
- Mike Bates: Re-examining the Chalmers Award (The Hardball Times)
- Aaron Gleeman: An update on Baseball Prospectus operations (Baseball Prospectus)
- Emily Caron: Babe Ruth to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (Sports Illustrated)
- John Thorn: When Cleveland and baseball were young (Our Game)
- Ben Lindbergh: Joe Mauer's Hall of Fame case begins behind the plate (The Ringer)
- Jay Jaffe: For Lee Smith, HOF relief may finally come in Today's Game Era ballot (FanGraphs)
- Russell Carleton: How much bullpenning could a team do? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Historic New England awards collection prize to SABR member Donna Halper (Historic New England)
- Maxwell Kates: My greatest day in SABR (Pecan Park Eagle)
- Rob Mains: Glimmers of hope in Kansas City (Baseball Prospectus)
- Meghan Montemurro: The art of the big deal: an inside look at the largest free-agent contracts in MLB history (The Athletic)
- Matt Rothenberg: 30 years ago, the AAGPBL came to Cooperstown (BaseballHall.org)
- AAGPBL pitcher Betsy Jochum to be inducted into South Bend's Hall of Fame (South Bend Tribune)
- Rob Edelman: 'Screwball' documentary on Alex Rodriguez is enlightening (WAMC Radio)
- Anne Keene: Ted Williams met George H.W. Bush in combat pilot training, and their friendship endured (Dallas Morning News)
- Matthew Prigge: The rise and fall of Milwaukee's Happy Felsch from baseball hero to outcast (Milwaukee Magazine)
- Eric Enders: Exploring extreme ballparks past (The Hardball Times)
- David Hill: Bud Stewart and his curious 1940 campaign with the White Sox (Call to the Pen)
- Peter Morris: Quebec's first big-leaguer, Eugene Vadaboncoeur, 1884 Philadelphia Quakers (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Derek Bain: Ball-strike outcomes: gaining the upper hand (Tuatara Software)
- Tim Jenkins: Win with Vinegar Bend! (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Non-sports Detour (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jon Leonoudakis: Dimensional Baseball Cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Jeff Katz: Post Post (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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