Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer is the winner of the 2020 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar … Continue reading Congratulations to Jeremy Beer on Two Award Wins!
The annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) begins today in San Diego and will last through the weekend. Open to all baseball fans, the meeting includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world—front office executives, players, managers, … Continue reading SABR49
The following is an excerpt from When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design by Richard D. Cramer (May 2019). Cramer started analyzing baseball statistics in the mid-1960s, after graduating from Harvard and MIT, and by 1969 … Continue reading Excerpt: When Big Data Was Small
Much of the world came to a halt during the Great War, but baseball marched on. On July 4, 1918, the US Army and US Navy paused their fighting to celebrate Independence Day and play nine innings of America’s much-beloved … Continue reading A Great Game during the Great War
The SABR convention begins tomorrow in Pittsburgh! The Society for American Baseball Research convention, which is open to all baseball fans, includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world — front office executives, players, managers, scouts, journalists, historians, and … Continue reading SABR preview
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War (Nebraska, 2017) by Jim Leeke. Leeke, a former news … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to From the Dugouts to the Trenches!
Awards Jim Leeke From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke Winner of SABR’s 2018 Larry Ritter Book Award: “The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards 2018 SABR Research Award Winners From the Dugouts to the Trenches Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke From the Award Committee Chair: “An illuminating and thorough examination of one of the least understood periods of baseball. Rich … Continue reading News and Reviews
Last week, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) announced the 2018 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award, established to honor the game’s great researchers—historians, statisticians, annalists, and archivists—for their invaluable contributions to making baseball the game that links America’s … Continue reading SABR Announces 2018 Henry Chadwick Award
Baseball researcher and author David Vincent died on Sunday in Centreville, Virginia. He was sixty-seven years old. Vincent was a noted historian for the Society for American Baseball Research who specialized in the history of the home run. Nicknamed the … Continue reading Remembering David Vincent