The Society for American Baseball Research is a membership organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. Established in Cooperstown, New York, on August 10, 1971 by sportswriter Bob Davids, it is based in Phoenix, Arizona, its membership as of June 1, 2019, is 5,367. While the acronym "SABR" may have lent its root to the word sabermetrics, the Society is about much more than statistics. Well known figures in the baseball world such as Bob Costas, Keith Olbermann, Craig R. Wright, Rollie Hemond are members, along with regarded "sabermetricians" such as Bill James and Rob Neyer. Among Major League players Jeff Bajenaru was believed to have been the only active player with a SABR membership; some prominent SABR members include: Only a minority of members pursue "number crunching" research. Rather, the SABR community is organized both by interest and geography: Research Committees study a particular issue Regional Chapters link members by proximity.
The latter are named after baseball personalities relevant to their region. SABR has an active Biography Project, with members authoring well-researched and engaging biographies of a growing list of former big league ballplayers and other notable contributors to the game. SABR members keep in touch through online directories and electronic mailing lists set up through the SABR headquarters; the headquarters maintains a number of research tools on its website, including a lending library, home run and triple play logs, course syllabi related to the game. SABR holds annual conventions in a different city each year; the conference includes panel discussions, research presentations, city-specific tourism, a ballgame, an awards banquet. The 2007 convention in St. Louis, Missouri set the attendance record with 726 registered attendees out of 7,000 SABR members; the organization hosts an annual baseball analytics conference in Phoenix and a Negro Leagues conference, held in a different location each year.
The Baseball Research Journal is SABR's flagship publication since 1972 for members to publish and share their research with like-minded students of baseball. The National Pastime is an annual, published from 1982 to 2008 as The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History, when it was intended as a more literary outlet than the stats oriented BRJ. Other Society publications are an increasing variety of ebooks. SABR annual awards include: Bob Davids Award: for exceptional SABR members who have made contributions to SABR and baseball that reflect ingenuity and self-sacrifice, it is SABR's highest honor, was established in 1985. Henry Chadwick Award: for baseball researchers—historians, statisticians and archivists. Seymour Medal: best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award: for authors of the best articles on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year. Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award: for projects which do not fit the criteria for The Seymour Medal or the McFarland-SABR Award.
Jerry Malloy Book Prize: best book-length nonfiction manuscript submitted by a member of SABR. Doug Pappas Research Award: best oral research presentation at the Annual Convention. Lee Allen Award: for the best baseball research project at the annual National History Day competition. Jack Kavanagh Memorial Youth Baseball Research Award: research paper by a researcher in grades 6–8, grades 9–12, or undergraduates 22 and under. In 2013, SABR began collaborating with Rawlings on the Gold Glove Award. Rawlings changed the voting process to incorporate SABR Defensive Index, a sabermetric component provided by SABR, which accounts for 25 percent of the vote for the defensive award. Retrosheet is a research and archives organization independent of SABR which holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the society's annual convention. Source: SABR Convention History – Society for American Baseball Research. Baseball statistics Retrosheet Esurance MLB Awards Professional Football Researchers Association Keri, Jonah.
Baseball Between The Numbers: is Wrong. Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-00596-9. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Lewis, Michael. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Norton. ISBN 0-393-32481-8. Ross, Ken. A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans. Plume. ISBN 978-0-452-28782-2. Society for American Baseball Research official website SABR's BioProject committee, whose goal is to write in-depth biographies of every MLB player
St James' Church in Handsworth, England was erected as an Anglican church in 1838–1840 on land given by John Crockett of the nearby New Inns Hotel. The architect was Robert Ebbles of Wolverhampton. A new chancel was added in 1878 and the building was rebuilt in 1895, to designs by J. A. Chatwin; the original chancel thus became the north chapel, the original nave became the north aisle, the original western tower was redesignated as the north-west tower. The additions were a new chancel, a nave, a south aisle. Chatwin's Decorated style, red-brick features contrasted with the Early English style stonework of the original building; the church's parish was created out of that of Saint Mary's in 1854. Portions were ceded to become parts of the parishes of St Peter in 1907, St. Andrew in 1914. From 1883, the vicar was the Rev. Thomas Smith Cave; the noted composer Theodore Stephen Tearne Mus Bac, L. Mus, F. S. Sc. was organist at the church from 1904 to 1908 prior to his emigration to Australia. The famous tenor Leslie Webster Booth was chorister at the church from 1909 to 1911, before he was accepted as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral.
The church's early baptism and burial registers, various parish meeting minutes, are in the archives of the Library of Birmingham. As of May 2014, the vicar is the Reverend Dr David Isiorho, a former social worker and a member of the editorial board of the journal Black Theology. Worship is conducted in the Liberal High Church tradition; the church sits on the corner of Saint James Road, to which it gives its name, Crocketts Road, just off the A41 Holyhead Road, is in the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham. Entry on Birmingham Churches site Images on'Digital Handsworth' Transcription of monumental inscriptions
Collected Ghost Stories is a posthumous collection of stories by author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, it was released in 1974 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,155 copies. The book is the first collection of all of Freeman's supernatural stories. Collected Ghost Stories contains the following tales: "Introduction," by Edward Wagenknecht "The Shadows on the Wall" "The Hall Bedroom" "Luella Miller" "The Vacant Lot" "A Far-Away Melody" "A Symphony in Lavender" "The Wind in the Rose-Bush" "A Gentle Ghost" "The Southwest Chamber" "The Lost Ghost" "The Jade Bracelet" Jaffery, Sheldon; the Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 108. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. Chalker, Jack L.. The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 50. Joshi, S. T.. Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. Pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. Nielsen, Leon. Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 118.