SABR Day 2021
To commemorate SABR’s 50th anniversary in 2021, SABR Day on Saturday, January 30 was hosted virtually around the globe for the first time, giving baseball fans a chance to come together — wherever they live — to share their love of the game.
Headlining our virtual program on Zoom was a conversation with broadcasting legend Bob Costas of MLB Network. The 2018 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame brought his renowned passion and knowledge of baseball in a special session for SABR Day attendees. Costas’s interview was moderated by Marty Appel, author and longtime New York Yankees public relations director.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead was also featured during this special event. Mead spent nearly four decades in the Los Angeles Angels organization, including 22 years as Vice President of Communications, before assuming oversight of the Hall of Fame’s operations in 2019. Mead’s interview was moderated by Bruce Markusen, Manager of Digital and Outreach Learning at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
“We are honored and thrilled to have Bob Costas and Tim Mead join us for the first-ever virtual SABR Day,” SABR CEO Scott Bush said. “There is not a better way to lead off our Golden Anniversary and we excitedly look forward to sharing SABR with the entire baseball community.”
Click here to watch a replay of our 2021 SABR Day program on YouTube.
To view our SABR Day tribute videos, click on a link below:
Tribute #1 (Johnny Bench, Gary Thorne, Bob Kendrick, Janet Marie Smith, Bill James, Lindsay Berra, Tom Hufford)
Tribute #2 (Keith Olbermann, Heidi Watney, Reggie Jackson, Don Zminda, San Diego Chicken, Sean Forman, Marc Carig, Eddie Murray)
Tribute #3 (Steve Garvey, Alexis Brudnicki, Ed Fong, Rob Neyer, Dave Winfield)