This Week in SABR: November 17, 2017
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 17, 2017:
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton won the 2017 Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by SABR. The winners were unveiled on Friday, November 10 during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony, where the game's defensive stars accepted their hardware from some of baseball's greatest legends.
This is the first Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for both Arenado and Buxton. Arenado is the first infielder to start his career with five straight Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Buxton is the first Twins center fielder to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award since Torii Hunter in 2007.
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, Buxton was second in the American League with a 20.0 SDI, and Arenado was second in the National League with an 11.0 SDI.
"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 2017 season
- Check out the winners of the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards here
- Learn more about the SABR Defensive Index's role in the Gold Glove process at SABR.org/SDI
Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, the SABR Store @ CafePress is a new online shop for members and friends to purchase SABR-logo apparel and gifts for themselves or the baseball fans in their life.
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!
Good news! The Fall 2017 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, although we've heard reports that some have already arrived. For digital subscribers, the e-book edition was delivered to your inboxes last week.
- Click here to download the e-book edition of the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.
- Click here to order a copy of the print edition of the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal from Amazon.com.
- All articles from the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal will be available soon to read online at SABR.org.
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We hope you enjoy reading the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal!
This has been a banner year for SABR, and your year-end charitable gift can help us bring 2017 to an even more successful close.
SABR continues to offer unparalleled opportunities for involvement and benefits for members around the world. We depend upon the volunteer work of members to mount our exciting events like the SABR Convention (in Pittsburgh next summer), the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference; to produce groundbreaking research through the SABR Digital Library e-book program (with 8-10 free e-books provided to members each year), the Baseball Research Journal, and The National Pastime; and to expand the online resources of the research committees, regional chapters, the BioProject, the Games Project, and much more. SABR continues to offer unparalleled opportunities for involvement and benefits for members around the world.
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. Please help us reach our donation drive goal!
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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.
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From Gorgeous George and the Gashouse Gang to Stan the Man and Gibby, add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
Sportsman's Park in St. Louis:
Home to the Browns and Cardinals at Grand and Dodier
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
Associate Editors: James Forr, Len Levin, Bill Nowlin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-61-3, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-943816-60-6, $9.99
8.5" x 11", 391 pages
The intersection of Grand Avenue and Dodier Street on the north side of St. Louis is one of the fabled locations in baseball history. Amateurs began playing on a sandlot there as far back as the 1860s. In the winter of 1908-09 Sportsman's Park, a dilapidated wooden structure, was rebuilt and extensively renovated and modernized. The new concrete and steel park served as the center of professional baseball in St. Louis for the next six decades. The home of the Browns and — beginning in July 1920 — the Cardinals, Sportsman's Park hosted more than 7,000 major-league games.
This book rekindles memories of the venerable ballpark through detailed summaries of 100 games played there from 1909 through 1966. There are also insightful feature essays about the park's history.
This volume is a collaborative effort of 40 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Contributors include: Mark Armour, John Bauer, Phillip Bolda, Frederick C. "Rick" Bush, Ken Carrano, Alan Cohen, Richard Cuicchi, Greg Erion, Doug Feldmann, Scott Ferkovich, Dan Fields, Jeff Findley, James Forr, Gordon J. Gattie, Chip Green, Tom Hawthorn, Mike Huber, Dwayne Isrig, Norm King, Russ Lake, Len Levin, Kellen Nielson, Bill Nowlin, Dennis Pajot, Ryan Parker, J.G. Preston, Richard Riis, C. Paul Rogers III, Joe Schuster, Lyle Spatz, Steve Steinberg, Mark S. Sternman, Cecilia Tan, Doug Walden, Joseph Wancho, John J. Watkins, Mike Whiteman, Jim Wohlenhaus, Gregory H. Wolf, and Brian P. Wood.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Sportsman's Park in St. Louis for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI, and EPUB formats.
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SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including the e-book editions for free. To find more SABR Digital Library books, visit SABR.org/ebooks.
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We hope you'll join us for the seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference on Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018, 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.
Early registration is now open at SABR.org/analytics. Sign up today to join us!
This year's conference will feature the high-quality content you've always enjoyed at the SABR Analytics Conference and the same number of featured panels and research presentations, but there will be a few changes to the usual schedule: We will begin programming early Friday afternoon on March 9 and will run through Sunday afternoon on March 11. The change in schedule is due to the availability at our host hotel this year. However, we have a large block of rooms for SABR Analytics Conference attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
In addition, the Diamond Dollars Case Competition will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening and the networking reception will be held on Saturday evening, March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Lunch, which is included in your conference registration, will be served at noon on Friday — before the regular programming begins — and also on Saturday between the morning and afternoon sessions.
- Registration: Click here to register for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. Early registration is $395 for SABR members, $495 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 room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at the special SABR rate of $229/night (plus tax). Or call (602) 252-1234 and mention that you're with the SABR Analytics Conference. Complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms booked under the SABR block. The cutoff date to book your room is February 15, 2018.
- Research Presentations: Click here to learn more about presenting your research at the SABR Analytics Conference; abstracts are no longer being accepted.
- Yoseloff Scholarship: Students, apply now for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference; the deadline to apply is December 31, 2017.
- Diamond Dollars Case Competition: Learn more or apply now to participate in the 2018 Diamond Dollars Case Competition.
- Research Awards: We're seeking nominations for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards; click here to learn more.
Visit SABR.org/analytics to learn more.
The SABR Analytics Conference is pleased to host the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition on Friday evening, March 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Arizona.
In the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from colleges and universities across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. The cases are developed by SABR President Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and consultant to MLB teams. The Diamond Dollars Case Competition is the first national competition to be based solely on baseball operations issues.
Four- to five-person student teams are asked to evaluate a baseball operations case problem. The student team presents their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges that includes MLB front office executives.
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 2018 SABR Analytics Conference. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250. All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 31, 2017.
The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR's Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.
What are the best baseball analytics articles you've read in 2017?
We're seeking nominations for the 2018 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, which recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year in the following categories:
- Contemporary Baseball Analysis: Honoring the best analysis focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Contemporary Baseball Commentary: Honoring the best commentary focusing on a subject related to the modern game(s), team(s) or player(s).
- Historical Baseball Analysis/Commentary: Honoring the best original analysis or commentary focusing on a subject related to a game(s), team(s) or player(s) throughout baseball history.
Please send all nominations via e-mail to this address: email@example.com no later than January 5, 2018. Include author, title, date of publication and a URL link (if applicable). Click here for complete details and category criteria.
Voting for the winners will be conducted online in January-February 2018 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 seventh annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 9-11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at SABR.org/analytics.
To view past award winners and finalists, click here.
Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, the Boston Red Sox's "silent captain" for 14 seasons and the oldest living former major leaguer, died at the age of 99 on Monday, November 13 at his home in Junction City, Oregon.
As Bill Nowlin wrote in his SABR biography of Doerr, "A more down-to-earth Hall of Famer might be hard to find. A career Red Sox player, Doerr's fame enjoyed a resurgence in 2004 with the publication of David Halberstam’s book about him and his famous teammates."
Doerr was a 9-time American League All-Star who finished his career with 223 home runs and more than 2,000 hits. He joined the Red Sox in 1937 and won the starting second baseman job on Opening Day. With the addition of his good friend and fellow Pacific Coast League alumnus Ted Williams, the Red Sox won the AL pennant in 1946, losing in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. Doerr recorded a career high 27 home runs and 120 RBIs in 1950 before retiring one year later at the age of 33 due to back injuries. He served as a coach and scout for the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays for most of the next three decades. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986 and his No. 1 jersey was retired at Fenway Park a couple years later.
- Richard Goldstein: Red Sox Hall of Famer Doerr dies at 99 (New York Times)
- Red Sox historian Gordon Edes remembers the life of Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr (WBUR)
- Bob Ryan: Bobby Doerr was the best the Red Sox ever had at second base (Boston Globe)
- Mike Lupica: The graceful life of Bobby Doerr (Sports on Earth)
Three new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,314 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
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.
Seven new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 14, 1876: George Hall gets five hits, but is it a cycle?, by Mike Huber
- April 28, 1896: There used to be a hay market here: Detroit Tigers open Bennett Park, by Marcus W. Dickson
- April 25, 1901: Tigers' 'magnificent batting rally' caps 10-run comeback in AL opener, by Richard Riis
- July 16, 1909: Tigers-Senators game called after 18 innings in scoreless tie, by Phil Williams
- August 24, 1909: An honest slide by Ty Cobb — or malicious intent?, by Jeff Samoray
- October 14, 1909: Tigers top Pirates in 'most exciting' Game Six, by Mitch Lutzke
- September 23, 1938: Bucky Walters shines in Reds’ triumph over Pirates, by Stephen V. Rice
If you have any questions about the Games Project, please contact Greg Erion. If you want to know if a game is available to write about, please contact Bruce Slutsky. 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.
- Seeking volunteers to help enhance Games Project articles on website: Any volunteer who is willing to assist with linking player biographies in previously published Games Project stories on the SABR website, please contact Jacob Pomrenke. No experience necessary, but any background working in Drupal, WordPress or other standard content management systems is a plus.
Read all articles from Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos online
All articles from Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos” (SABR, 2016), edited by Norm King, can now be found online at the SABR Games Project. To read more articles from this book, click here.
Here is a sampling:
- April 8, 1969: Bienvenue to MLB: Montreal Expos win inaugural game, by Norm King
- October 2, 1972: Bill Stoneman throws second no-hitter for Expos, by Norm King
- May 29, 1977: Expos' Larry Parrish goes 5-for-5, hits three consecutive homers, by Alan Cohen
- October 11, 1981: Steve Rogers leads Expos to NLCS, by Norm King
- April 13, 1984: Pete Rose records his 4,000th major-league hit, by William Schneider
- May 2, 1987: Tim Raines makes a grand return to Expos, by Mark Simon
- July 28, 1991: 'El Presidente' Dennis Martínez is 'el perfecto' at Dodger Stadium, by Rory Costello
- September 27, 1992: The Kid goes out in style: Gary Carter's final hit, by Norm King
- September 17, 1993: Expos fans shower Curtis Pride with cheers after first hit, by Norm King
- August 1, 1994: Marquis Grissom's walk-off inside-the-park home run, by David Denomme
- June 3, 1995: Pedro Martinez's nearly perfect game, by Danny Gallagher
- July 1, 1997: Expos beat Blue Jays in a Canada Day Classic, by Thomas Ayers
- September 14, 2003: Vlad Guerrero hits for the cycle, by Adam Ulrey
To download your free e-book copy of the Montreal Expos book or to get 50% off the paperback edition, click here.
- Seymour Medal, due 12/31/2017: 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 2017 publication date, contact Ken Fenster at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2017.
- Larry Ritter Award, due 12/31/2017: 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 2017 publication date, contact Doug Skipper at email@example.com by December 31, 2017.
- Ron Gabriel Award, due 12/31/2017: 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 2018 awards, please send a copy of your work to Gary Sarnoff at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2017.
- SABR Baseball Research Award, due 1/31/2018: 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 2018 awards, please contact Bill Felber at email@example.com.
- McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award, due 2/15/2018: 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 2018 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.
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 Sam Miller of ESPN.com and Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs.
You can also 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.
SABR will be returning to the Steel City for our 48th national convention on June 20-24, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Registration information will be available at SABR.org/convention in early 2018. The Pirates are scheduled to play at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks that weekend.
The Wyndham Grand 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.
SABR's 2018 national convention will be our 48th annual gathering; the organization's founding in Cooperstown in 1971 is counted as the first. Learn more about SABR's convention history by clicking 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 complete coverage and highlights from SABR 47 in New York City
- Find photos and highlights from the 2017 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
- SABR 47: Larry Lester selected as Bob Davids Award winner
- Check out highlights from the 2017 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience
- SABR 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker project honors Andy Leonard in Boston, Pud Galvin in Pittsburgh
- SABR Defensive Index rankings released through August 27
- From the archives: SABR interviews with heroes of Octobers past
- SABR Digital Library: 20-Game Losers
- SABR Digital Library: Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series
- Read all articles from The National Pastime: New York, New York at SABR.org
- Check out complete highlights from the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference
- The Baseball Index website relaunched; find more than 250,000 baseball articles and bibliographic sources listed
- Learn more about new 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: http://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).
|Geoffrey Alexander||San Jose, CA||Joseph Mellows||Overland Park, KS|
|Samuel Bogen||Manhattan Beach, CA||Paul Mordvar||St. Petersburg, FL|
|Joseph Brzuszkiewicz||Bayonne, NJ||J.J. Morgan||Wauwatosa, WI|
|Michael Conroy||Noblesville, IN||Joseph Murphy||Old Tappan, NJ|
|Terry Elliot||Andover, KS||Paul Rebey||Niles, IL|
|Brad Hawkins||Norman, OK||David Reynolds||Massanutten, VA|
|Kim Housewright||Freeport, ME||Benjamin Sabin||Los Gatos, CA|
|Jeff Howard||Elk Grove Village, IL||Michael Schwab||Seattle, WA|
|Brendan Jones||Vancouver, BC||Fred Stanin||Lafayette, CA|
|James Lansberry||Peoria, IL||Justin Stout||Helotes, TX|
|Theresa Lansberry||Peoria, IL||Walter Zydlewski||Maroboro, MA|
|William Leibforth||Bolingbrook, IL||Anthony Zydlewski||Virginia Beach, VA|
There are no new SABR research committee updates this week.
Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.
Here are the new regional chapter updates this week:
- Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter: November 14 meeting recap (St. Louis, MO)
- Boston Chapter: November 11 meeting recap (Boston, MA)
- Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter: November 2017 newsletter (Greenville, RI)
- Rocky Mountain Chapter: November 11 Annual Banquet recap (Denver, CO)
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: BasebALZ program wraps up successful 2017 season (Austin, TX)
- Best Practices handbook: Chapter leaders, you can download the updated Chapter Leaders Best Practices Handbook on the Admin Tools page at admin.sabr.org. The handbook offers suggestions and guidelines for meetings, speakers, revitalizing a chapter, and getting publicity for SABR and chapter events.
Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.
Here is a list of upcoming events on the SABR calendar:
- November 18: Rogers Hornsby Chapter monthly lunch meeting (Austin, TX)
- November 18: Emil Rothe Chapter fall meeting (Chicago, IL)
- November 18-19: 2017 Canadian Baseball History Symposium (St. Marys, ON)
- November 20: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- November 21: Bob Davids Chapter Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- November 25: Lajoie-Start Southern New England Chapter fall meeting (Greenville, RI)
- December 2: Quebec Chapter meeting (Montreal, QC)
- December 2: Allan Roth Chapter meeting (La Habra, CA)
- December 3: Johnny Tallant's Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- December 6: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter "First Wednesday" meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- December 13: Baseball Industry Network Winter Meetings meet-up (Orlando, FL)
- December 13: Bob Davids Chapter Monthly Hot Stove Dinner (Arlington, VA)
- December 13: Johnny Tallant's Hot Stove League meeting (Cumming, GA)
- December 16: Hank Gowdy Chapter meeting (Columbus, OH)
- December 16: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter holiday party (Cromwell, CT)
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:
- Jon Weisman: What does it mean to lose a World Series? (Dodger Thoughts)
- John Thorn: Bullpenning, sabermetrics, and revenge of the nerds (Our Game)
- Eno Sarris: The case for acquiring Giancarlo Stanton (FanGraphs)
- John Dewan's Stat of the Week: Cannon arms in 2017 (ACTA Sports)
- Joe Posnanski: dWAR to end all WARs (Medium.com)
- Zack Moser: Assessing the Cubs' defense in a metric-less world (Baseball Prospectus)
- Jay Jaffe: Analyzing the Hall of Fame cases for Mattingly, Garvey, and more (Sports Illustrated)
- Liz Roscher: Loving Roy Halladay was easy (The Athletic)
- Gabriel Schechter: McCormick and Lonborg's career years in 1967 (The National Pastime Museum)
- John Thorn: When Bismarck went to the ballgame in 1872 (Our Game)
- Don Drooker: Hanging around the hot stove with Bill James (Rotisserie Duck)
- Maury Brown: From sabermetrics to Boras and beyond: Q&A with Ned Colletti (Forbes)
- Michael Hattery: The future of versatility: a tool for platoon advantage (The Hardball Times)
- Russell Carleton: How religious are MLB players? (Baseball Prospectus)
- Steve Wulf: Creating a new field of dreams for Shoeless Joe in Greenville (ESPN.com)
- Bill Ryczek: The long weekend: Mets and Phillies play out the string in 1965 (The National Pastime Museum)
- David Laurila: GMs' view: Who flies below the radar? (FanGraphs)
- Michael Bates/Bill Parker: Ichiro crosses the Pacific (This Week in Baseball History podcast)
- Graham Womack: Vida Blue and the unexpectedly tight 1971 AL Cy Young race (The National Pastime Museum)
- Justin Mckinney: Altoona, 1884 (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Paul Ember: BRJ 46-2: Andres Galarraga Blast – Topps vs Upper Deck (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Andrew Sharp: What’s good about grading and slabbing (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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