What Are the Top 40 Baseball Storylines of the SABR Era?

SABR members, we need your help!

We’re putting together a list of the Top 40 Baseball Storylines of the SABR Era (1971-2011), in conjunction with the organization’s 40th anniversary in August.

These can include anything from individual games or series (such as “Game 6 of the 1975 World Series” or simply “the 1991 World Series”); player/team streaks, “record chases” or record-setting performances (Aaron’s 715, Rose’s 4,192, Hershisher’s 59, Ripken’s 2,131, Bonds’ 73 or 762 HRs, the 1998 Yankees, the 2001 Mariners, the 2002 A’s, etc.); off-the-field issues (such as the advent of free agency, 1980s collusion, the building of “retro” ballparks starting in 1992, the 1981 labor dispute, the 1994 labor dispute, “Moneyball”, the Steroid Era, baseball’s response to 9/11), or anything else along those lines.

You can submit your ideas in this SABRNation discussion thread, or e-mail them to jpomrenke@sabr.org.

In a few weeks, we’ll ask you to rank the most-suggested ideas from 1 through 40, and reveal the final list later this summer.

Originally published: May 25, 2011. Last Updated: May 25, 2011.