This Week in SABR: September 15, 2017
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We're excited to announce some of our featured speakers for the ninth annual SABR Arizona Fall League Experience, which will be held Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Our featured speakers are expected to include:
- Del Unser, a 15-year major-league veteran who helped the Philadelphia Phillies win the 1980 World Series and has spent more than three decades in the organization as a hitting coach, farm director, and scout
- Steve Cobb, Executive Director of the Arizona Fall League since 1993
- Barry Bloom, MLB.com national columnist and president of the Hemond-Delhi Arizona SABR Chapter
The 2017 SABR Arizona Fall League Experience will feature three AFL games showcasing baseball's top prospects. We'll also have a ballpark dinner at Scottsdale Stadium with guest speakers Unser and Cobb on Thursday evening. On Friday night, we'll have a special dinner at Don and Charlie's, home of one of the best baseball memorabilia collections you'll ever seen. On Saturday, attendees will join members of SABR's Hemond-Delhi Arizona Chapter for their regional fall meeting led by Bloom, with research presentations and guest speakers.
We'll conclude the conference with the nationally televised Fall Stars Game on Saturday evening at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. All of this, including transportation, is included in one low registration price.
- Register now by clicking here! Registration is $175 for all SABR members and guests before October 12, 2017; $195 afterward.
- Host hotel: SABR's recommended hotel is the Embassy Suites (5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) in Old Town Scottsdale. Click here to book your room online or call the hotel at (480) 949-1414 or (800) 528-1456 and mention "SABR" to book your room at our special group rate of $129/night (plus tax).
- Schedule: Visit SABR.org/AFL to view the full conference schedule
Your registration fee includes all game tickets; an AFL Media Guide; dinner at the ballpark (Scottsdale Stadium) on Thursday and Don and Charlie's on Friday; and transportation to and from all events.
You can find the full schedule online at SABR.org/AFL. See you soon in Arizona!
Note: Local or visiting SABR members can purchase extra or optional tickets to the Thursday evening ballpark dinner and game ($35) at Scottsdale Stadium, the Friday afternoon game at Scottsdale Stadium ($7), the Friday night dinner at Don and Charlie's ($60), or the Fall Stars Game ($7) on Saturday night at Salt River Fields. Extra AFL Media Guides ($12) are also available for purchase while supplies last. Please contact Deb Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Jonathan Mayo: MLB teams release 2017 Arizona Fall League rosters (MLB.com)
- Mike Rosenbaum: Top 10 prospects to watch in the 2017 Arizona Fall League (MLB.com)
Save the date! 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, according to the MLB schedule that was released on Tuesday.
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 48 will be our second convention held in Pittsburgh and first since 1995. Our 25th annual convention that year featured a keynote speech from former Pirates manager Chuck Tanner and panel discussions commemorating the 1960 and 1971 World Series champions. Learn more about SABR's convention history by clicking here.
SABR's 2018 national convention will be our 48th annual gathering; the organization's founding in Cooperstown in 1971 is counted as the first.
For more information on the SABR convention, visit SABR.org/convention.
Be a winner, and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Emmet R. Nowlin
Associate Editors: Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, and Carl Riechers
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-943816-58-3, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-943816-59-0, $21.95
8.5" x 11", 486 pages
You have to be a very good pitcher to lose 20 games in one season. Why would a manager keep putting you out there to pitch, time after time, if you didn’t have a chance to win the game? More than 25 percent of the pitchers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame are pitchers who lost 20 or more games in a single season. One of them even lost 20 or more games for 10 years in a row!
The names in this book are often well-known names. Cy Young lost more than 20 games in three different seasons. Other 20-game losers were Steve Carlton, Walter Johnson, Phil Niekro, Robin Roberts, and Red Ruffing, to name a few.
We’ve included here every one of the 23 Hall of Famers who are 20-game losers, as well as some lesser-known names, over sixty biographies in all. Mike Maroth and Brian Kingman, the two most recent pitchers to lose 20 games, are here. So is Jack Nabors thanks to his 1-20 season. You will find Guy Hecker, whose record of 52-20 constituted the best winning percentage of any 20-game loser. And we feature one woebegone pitching staff which had four 20-game losers in the same season.
By our count 499 major-league pitchers have had seasons in which they lost 20 or more games. Only two of them had ERAs over 6.00. This take on pitching records offers plenty of quirks to explore. 53 members of SABR combined their efforts to create this truly fascinating book.
Contributors include: Niall Adler, Will Anderson, Bob Bailey, Charlie Bevis, Dennis Bingham, Chuck Carey, Alan Cohen, Warren Corbett, Paul E. Doutrich, Don Doxsie, Alex Drude, Jeff English, Charles F. Faber, Jeff Findley, Jan Finkel, David Fleitz, Eric Frost, Charles Hausberg, Paul Hofmann, Tom Hufford, Bill Lamb, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Dan Levitt, Mike Lynch, Barb Mantegani, Wayne McElreavy, Brian McKenna, Justin Mckinney, Barry Mednick, Chad Moody, Skip Nipper, Bill Nowlin, Emmet R. Nowlin, Armand Peterson, David Raglin, Chris Rainey, Stephen V. Rice, Carl Riechers, Joel Rippel, C. Paul Rogers III, Stuart Schimler, Steven D. Schmitt, Joe Schuster, David E. Skelton, David C. Southwick, Glen Sparks, Mark S. Sternman, John Struth, Cosme Vivanco, Joe Wancho, Phil Williams, and Gregory H. Wolf.
SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!
- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of 20-Game Losers for FREE from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI, and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get a 50% discount on 20-Game Losers paperback edition for $10.97 (plus shipping) from CreateSpace.
SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. Visit SABR.org/ebooks to find all previously published books.
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The Cleveland Indians sure picked the right time for their most exciting victory in a record-setting run — which has become the biggest story in baseball over the last three weeks.
Entering play today, the Indians are riding an American League record 22-game winning streak after late-game heroics from Francisco Lindor and Jay Bruce on Thursday night. The Tribe was one strike away from losing to the Kansas City Royals and suffering their first loss since August 23. But they prevailed 3-2 in 10 innings — the only extra-inning win in Cleveland's long, dominant streak, which is now the second-longest in major-league history.
The 1916 New York Giants, led by Hall of Fame manager John McGraw, hold the all-time record with their run of 26 consecutive games without a loss from September 7 to September 30 that year. As Max Blue wrote in 2014 for the SABR Baseball Research Journal, "For three magical weeks in the fall of 1916 they were unbeatable, achieving the longest unbeaten streak in baseball history. ... McGraw was no stranger to winning streaks; his Giants won 18 straight in 1904, 17 in 1907, and 16 in 1912. On a road trip in May of , his team had run off 17 wins in a row. McGraw knew what it took to keep a streak going."
However, the Giants' streak was interrupted by two rainouts — including one game halted after eight innings in a 1-1 tie before it was made up the next day — and some confusion about MLB's century-old rules for tie games and makeups has generated a whirlwind of discussion from baseball fans and writers who have questioned the legitimacy of New York's run. But after 101 years, the Giants still hold the MLB record and, as of today, the Indians are just four wins away from reaching that historic mark.
Earlier this week, the Indians' winning streak surpassed storied teams such as the 1947 New York Yankees (19 games), the 2002 Oakland A's (20 games), and the 1935 Chicago Cubs (21 games), and the Tribe now stands alone with the American League's longest winning streak at 22 wins in a row, a run no other team has reached since the Deadball Era.
- Doug Miller: Indians are chasing history and the 1916 Giants (MLB.com)
- Jay Jaffe: The 'Giant' controversy surrounding the Indians' 22-game winning streak (Sports Illustrated)
- Chris Creamer: Comparing 21-game winning streaks: 1935 Cubs and 2017 Indians (SportsLogos.net)
SABR’s 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project held a dedication ceremony honoring Andy Leonard of early Cincinnati and Boston baseball fame on Saturday, September 9 at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
Leonard was a star left fielder of the undefeated Cincinnati Red Stockings, he subsequently joined Boston’s first league “dynasty” champions of the 1870s. Ireland’s National Baseball League crowns its seasonal best player with the Andy Leonard Most Valuable Player Award developed to honor this Irish-born athlete.
- Join us in Pittsburgh! On Saturday, September 23, we'll celebrate the life of Hall of Famer Pud Galvin. Following the SABR Forbes Field Chapter meeting from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, interested guests will meet at Calvary Cemetery (718 Hazelwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA) at 4:00 p.m. Galvin is the third grave marked by the SABR 19th Century Grave Baseball Marker Project. The dedication ceremony will feature a bio of Galvin, prepared by his biographer Chip Martin, as well as other baseball notables and members of the Galvin family.
- Donate online: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the SABR 19th Century Grave Marker Project
All SABR members are invited and encouraged to submit a Research Presentation Proposal Abstract on any topic of 19th-century baseball for the 2018 Frederick Ivor-Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 10th annual Ivor-Campbell Conference is scheduled for April 20-21, 2018.
The deadline for proposal Abstracts is October 31, 2017. Your abstract must be between 200-500 words for a 20- to 25-minute presentation. Please include name, title, and contact information and send your proposal as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to Peter Mancuso at email@example.com.
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The SABR Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce that our 20th Annual Chapter Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017. For the third consecutive year it will be held at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The banquet is open to all SABR members and baseball fans.
Rocky Mountain SABR welcomes several special guests to this year’s event, including Keynote Speaker Patrick Saunders, Rockies beat writer for the Denver Post and current president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA); Featured Speaker Ryan Spilborghs, former Rockies player and Emmy Award-winning commentator for ROOT Sports, Rockies Vice President of Scouting Bill Schmidt, former Rockies GM Bob Gebhard, SABR Director Bill Nowlin, MLB.com columnist Barry Bloom, and our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, former Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh.
As usual, we will conduct our Silent Auction of baseball memorabilia and artifacts. We will reprise last year’s popular book sale and feature a special sale of Rockies baseball cards. Tickets for the banquet are $65 per person and can be purchased online by visiting RMSABR.org/banquet.html. You may also mail a check to RMSABR Banquet, 5803 Orchard Creek Lane, Boulder, CO 80301. Please make checks payable to "Rocky Mountain SABR."
For more information, visit RMSABR.org.
Four new biographies were posted this week as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which brings us to a total of 4,193 published biographies. Here are the new bios published this week:
- Randy Hundley, by Steve Dunn (first-time author)
- Max Macon, by Warren Corbett
- Jamie Moyer, by Frederick C. Bush
- Jerry Sweeney, by Charlie Bevis
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.
In SABR's When Pops Led the Family: The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, edited by Bill Nowlin and Gregory H. Wolf and published in 2016, we focused on a memorable team that helped define an era in baseball history.
When Pops Led the Family celebrates this World Series championship team and its cast of characters, including Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Parker, John Candelaria, and Kent Tekulve. Essays on Three Rivers Stadium, manager Chuck Tanner’s use of his bullpen, and the “We Are Family” song help round out the volume.
The SABR BioProject biographies that appeared in When Pops Led the Family can now be read online at: http://sabr.org/category/completed-book-projects/1979-pittsburgh-pirates
Eight new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:
- June 12, 1965: Sandy Koufax remains undefeated against the Mets in 12th start, by Thomas J. Brown Jr.
- June 9, 1978: Parrish's bat, Valentine's arm highlight Expos' come-from-behind victory, by Gregory H. Wolf
- July 20, 1978: Expos' Chris Speier hits for the cycle, by Norm King
- July 30, 1978: Expos visit the Launching Pad, score 19 runs in record-setting day, Alan Cohen
- October 1, 1978: Twenty wins for Ross 'The Boss' Grimsley, by Gregory H. Wolf
- May 29-31, 1979: How 'Bout Them Expos? Sweep of Phillies makes a 'statement', by Norm King
- June 17, 1979: Expos go back-to-back-to-back for first time, by Norm King
- September 24, 1979: Expos regain first place from Pirates, by Rod Mickleburgh
Most of the articles above appeared in Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (SABR, 2016), edited by Norm King. To read more articles from this book, click here.
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. Must be comfortable working in Drupal, WordPress or other standard content management systems.
On the 50th anniversary of a pennant-winning season, more articles from The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field (SABR, 2017), edited by Bill Nowlin and Dan Desrochers, were published last week at SABR.org. These essays include:
- The Birth of Red Sox Nation By Bill Nowlin
- When Defeat is not a Loss: The 1967 World Series By Glenn Stout
- Providence and the Pennant By Fr. Gerry Beirne
- Was it really 'Impossible'? By Mark Armour
- Remembering the 1967 Red Sox broadcast team By Joe Castiglione
- Scouting the opposition with Frank Malzone By Bill Nowlin
- Yaz and the Triple Crown By Bill Nowlin
- In MLBPA's infancy, Jim Lonborg was in there pitching By Saul Wisnia
- The 1967 AL Pennant Race: The 30,315,229 to 1 Possibility By Andy Andres
- 1967 Red Sox: Saviors of Boston By Richard A. Johnson
Click here to read all player biographies that appeared in The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox at the SABR BioProject.
To download the e-book version of The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox for free or to get 50% off the paperback edition, click here.
This week's guests are SABR member Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions and Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight.
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.
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
- SABR Defensive Index rankings released through August 27
- The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2017
- SABR Digital Library: Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series
- SABR Oral History: Rich Hill, Harvey Haddix, and the loss of perfection
- Read all articles from The National Pastime: New York, New York at SABR.org
- New research resource: Guide to the 1887 National Colored League
- SABR welcomes new European chapter named for Bert Blyleven
- Watch SABR panels from 2017 All-Star FanFest in Miami with Tony Perez, Eduardo Perez, Brian Kenny, and Vince Gennaro
- Read SABR biographies about the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2017
- 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
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Here are the 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:
- Emil Rothe/Chicago Chapter: September 2 meeting recap (Lisle, IL)
- Rocky Mountain Chapter: Registration is now open for the chapter's 20th annual banquet on November 11, 2017, at Coors Field in Denver. Visit RMSABR.org/banquet.html for complete information and details.
- Rogers Hornsby Chapter: September 10 meeting recap and Opening Day for BasebALZ Season 7 (Austin, TX)
- Hanlan's Point Chapter: Our SABR chapter based in Toronto, Ontario, has relaunched its Facebook page at Facebook.com/canadianbaseball. Feel free to "like" the page, and post research requests, suggestions for chapter activities, and any other baseball-related items you think may be of interest to the chapter. For a list of other chapter and committee Facebook pages, click here.
- 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:
- September 16: Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
- September 16: Luis Castro Chapter: "Plays, Rules, and Official Scoring" workshop (Barquisimeto, VEN)
- September 16: Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter summer luncheon (Vernon, CT)
- September 17: Luis Castro Chapter: "Plays, Rules, and Official Scoring" workshop (Acariqua, VEN)
- September 18: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
- September 18: Larry Dierker Chapter monthly meeting (Houston, TX)
- September 19: Bob Davids Maryland Hot Stove Dinner (Silver Spring, MD)
- September 20: Rocky Mountain Chapter monthly luncheon (Denver, CO)
- September 20: Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter "Called Shot" monthly meeting (Baltimore, MD)
- September 21: Magnolia Chapter "Third Thursday" meeting (Sandy Springs, GA)
- September 23: Hanlan's Point Chapter fall meeting (Toronto, ON)
- September 23: Forbes Field Chapter fall meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
- September 23: Pud Galvin grave marker dedication ceremony (Pittsburgh, PA)
- September 23: Connie Mack Chapter fall meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
- September 23: Kekionga Chapter fall meeting (Fort Wayne, IN)
- September 23: "Baseball: A Global Pastime" panel discussion (Arcadia, CA)
- September 23: "Yogi Berra Tribute Day" with Marty Appel (Montclair, NJ)
- September 24: "Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and a Pivotal Era" panel discussion (Dallas, TX)
- September 27: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
- September 30: Eddie Frierson: "Matty: An Evening With Christy Mathewson" (Valencia, CA)
- September 30: Jefferson Street Ballparks historical marker dedication ceremony (Philadelphia, PA)
- September 30: "Touching the Game" at Fenway Park (Boston, MA)
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:
- Danny Gallagher: RIP Mel Didier, baseball superscout (Canadian Baseball Network)
- Richard Cuicchi: Mel Didier’s passing recalls prominence of his Louisiana baseball family (Crescent City Sports)
- Adam Poulisse: Rockford Peaches, women's baseball a hit at health expo (Rockford Register-Star)
- Tom Shieber: Frank Chance and the devil (Baseball Researcher)
- Bill Nowlin: How the 1917 season unfolded (The National Pastime Museum)
- Michael Bates/Bill Parker: Tinker meets Evers meets Chance (This Week in Baseball History podcast)
- Jacob Pomrenke: Bringing home the bacon: How the Black Sox got back into baseball (Wordpress)
- Rich Cohen: The chilling story of Eddie Waitkus (Sports Illustrated)
- Eno Sarris: The older the player, the better he is during ... day games? (The Athletic)
- Tess Kolp: A survey of the issues that divide us in baseball (The Hardball Times)
- Jeff Sullivan: Baseball has a new all-time record: catcher's interference (FanGraphs)
- Aaron Gleeman: 100 RBIs, the hard way (Baseball Prospectus)
- Efraín Ruiz Pantín: Judging HOF Latino rookie seasons from Clemente to Pudge (La Vida Baseball)
- Michael Hattery: How one club integrates analytics into player development (FanGraphs)
- Bill Deane: Gene Michael, master of the hidden-ball trick (Wordpress)
- Ben Carsley: The last night of the Tigers dynasty that wasn't (Baseball Prospectus)
- Craig Brown: 19th-century uniform database updates (Threads of Our Game)
- Steven Goldman: Great teams should be appreciated no matter the outcome (FanRag Sports)
- Graham Womack: Chase Utley on Hall of Fame: 'Something I don't really focus much on' (The Sporting News)
- Rob Mains: One entire season of baseball in the 1960s (Baseball Prospectus)
- Shane Tourtellotte: Chasing history: The 1967 AL pennant race (The Hardball Times)
- Frank Jackson: The Spahn and Sain refrain, reconsidered (The Hardball Times)
- Jonathan Mayo: A decade-high 10 prospects joined 20-20 club this year in minors (MLBPipeline.com)
- David E. Skelton: John Orsino, a profile (Pecan Park Eagle)
- Lawrence Richards: The polarizing, scrappy Leo 'The Lip' Durocher (The National Pastime Museum)
- Jeff Katz: An Unsettled Baseball Card Set Strategy (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
- Nick Vossbrink: Baseball Photographer Trading Cards (SABR Baseball Cards Blog)
Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.
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