Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter - News and Events

Baseball fans love talking baseball. We all have an interest in the game and enjoy learning more about it. The Rocky Mountain chapter of SABR  holds a variety of activities and events throughout the calendar year. These bring members together to enjoy baseball, celebrate its history and traditions, and enjoy the opportunity to interact with other fans. Even though the Chapter activities and events are held for the benefit of Chapter members, all baseball fans and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend.

Monthly luncheons are one of the more popular events held by RMSABR, and these have become an especially entertaining time for members and their guests. This monthly gathering is an opportunity for fans to meet, interact, and discuss all aspects of baseball (past, present and future) and to share a mutual love of the game. The luncheons are usually scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month starting at Noon, Mountain Time, but there are times when the luncheon is held on a different day, due to scheduling conflicts. 

Activity and event announcements are sent to members via email announcements. The Chapter also maintains an active social media presence, where fans can receive information about upcoming Rocky Mountain SABR events.

SABR March Luncheon

March 20, 2024

On Wednesday, March 20th, we will have an in-person Rocky Mountain SABR gathering at Chopper’s Sports Grill. The luncheon will begin at noon and will…

Herb Shankman Celebration of Life

March 24, 2024

Please join us on March 24,2024, 1:00pm at Coors Field in celebrating the life of one of our most senior members (2009) and good friend,…

Rockies Fest 2024

January 27, 2024

It’s the return of the first Rockies Fest since 2020! The event at Coors Field is advertised as having player/coach autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, behind-the-scenes…

2024 SABR Day – Stanley Beer Hall

February 3, 2024

Join us on Saturday February 3rd for our annual SABR Day Festivities starting at 9:30am at the Stanley Beer Hall in Aurora.   The day…

Todd Helton HALL of FAME Voting Watch Party – Jan 23rd

January 23, 2024

Join us at the Cherry Cricket (Ballpark location) from 3:30pm on Tuesday January 23rd as we gather to watch the televised live announcement of the…

Friends of Baseball – Breakfast of Champions 2024 – Greeley

January 27, 2024

  The annual Friends of Baseball Breakfast of Champions is scheduled for 8 am. Jan 27 at the Island Grove Event Center, 421 N. 15th…

SABR announces Women in Baseball Analytics Sponsorship in Sarah Langs’ name

October 28, 2023

SABR announced Thursday that the organization plans to adopt a new scholarship fund in the name of one of baseball’s brightest personalities. Sarah Langs, a well-known…

Early registration now open for 2024 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix!

October 5, 2023

Early registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 8-10, 2024, at the Beus Center for…

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

October 12, 2023

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event…

2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

September 29, 2023

All baseball fans are invited to join us for the fifth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, which will be held virtually on September 29-October…

Baseball Card Group Meeting

August 21, 2023

The group will meet again on Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek located at 80 S. Madison Street. It’s…

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

August 3, 2023

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Ballpark Figures is a monthly interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor, open to all active SABR members. Taylor is a…

SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI

August 27, 2023

SAVE THE DATE! SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH @ 6PM MDT We are pleased to announce that we will be holding…

Jason Cannon wins the 2023 SABR Larry Ritter Book Award

June 9, 2023

Congratulations to Jason Cannon on winning the 2023 SABR Larry Ritter Book Award for his outstanding autobiography of Charlie Murphy, the iconic owner of the…

Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter – Virtual Meeting

June 26, 2023

Mike Petriello and SABR member Donna Muscarella will be guests of our next Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter virtual, scheduled for Monday, June 26, at 7…

Baseball Landmarks Research Committee

May 17, 2023

Baseball Landmarks Research Committee SABR is committed to honoring locations with a historic baseball impact on the community, and I want you to be aware…

Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter – Baseball Card Group

April 18, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the we are going to begin a RM SABR baseball card group and plan on holding the first meeting…

RM SABR Baseball Card Group Meeting – RESCHEDULED

February 24, 2024

UPDATE – Due to the forecasted weather, this event has been moved from Feb 10th to Feb 24th ======================================================================== On Saturday, February 24th-  from 10…

2023 Annual SABR Day

February 5, 2023

Our annual “SABR Day” for our the Rocky Mountain SABR members and followers was held on Sunday, February 5th. This year, we were the privileged…

Friends of Baseball – 35th Annual “Breakfast of Champions”

January 29, 2023

Join us on January 29th at the Island Grove Event Center in Greely for the Friends of Baseball Annual “Breakfast of Champions” This year’s guest…

Herb Shankman Celebration of Life

Please join us on March 24,2024, 1:00pm at Coors Field in celebrating the life of one of our most senior members (2009) and good friend, Herb Shankman who passed away in December. Please bring a story or a memory to share with everyone. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in memory of Herb. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Memorials/ Memorials?px=8287070&pg=personal&fr_id=154020 Parking instructions for the event can be found HERE

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SABR March Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 20th, we will have an in-person Rocky Mountain SABR gathering at Chopper’s Sports Grill. The luncheon will begin at noon and will go to about 1:30 PM. Chopper’s is located at 80 S. Madison St., which is close to S Alameda and Colorado Blvd. There is plenty of free parking, both on the street in front of the restaurant as well as a parking lot behind the building.  This is a great opportunity to discuss baseball with

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RM SABR Baseball Card Group Meeting – RESCHEDULED

UPDATE – Due to the forecasted weather, this event has been moved from Feb 10th to Feb 24th ======================================================================== On Saturday, February 24th-  from 10 am to roughly noon at All C’s Sports Collectibles in Aurora we’ll have our next meeting of the RM SABR Baseball Card Group. All C’s are located by the Burlington Coat Factory store and the Aurora Mall off of I-225. PROPOSED AGENDA  1. Introductions 2. All C’s presentation      Next Collector’s Showcase – April

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2024 SABR Day – Stanley Beer Hall

Join us on Saturday February 3rd for our annual SABR Day Festivities starting at 9:30am at the Stanley Beer Hall in Aurora.   The day will begin with an open panel discussion featuring prominent Rockie media personalities followed by a trivia contest (all are welcome to participate). Finally, will be our traditional game of catch on the lawn.   The Stanley Beer Hall is on the first floor of the Stanley Marketplace located at 2501 Dallas St #100, Aurora, CO

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Rockies Fest 2024

It’s the return of the first Rockies Fest since 2020! The event at Coors Field is advertised as having player/coach autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, behind-the-scenes fan experiences, a garage sale, kids activities, Rockies Family Feud, and many more exciting events and activities. With 29 players from the 40-man roster on hand (including fan favorites Charlie Blackmon, Kris Bryant and Kyle Freeland) it’ll be a nice re-introduction to the Denver nine.   Season Ticket & Mini-Plan Passport Holders (all ages) –

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Friends of Baseball – Breakfast of Champions 2024 – Greeley

  The annual Friends of Baseball Breakfast of Champions is scheduled for 8 am. Jan 27 at the Island Grove Event Center, 421 N. 15th Ave. Greeley, CO And, again, the event will have a marquee name as its featured speaker. Eight-time Major League Baseball all-star Darryl Strawberry is slated to be the event’s speaker. Strawberry is a four-time World Series Champion, he was the 1983 National League Rookie of the Year, a two-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award,

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Todd Helton HALL of FAME Voting Watch Party – Jan 23rd

Join us at the Cherry Cricket (Ballpark location) from 3:30pm on Tuesday January 23rd as we gather to watch the televised live announcement of the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Rockie legend Todd Helton narrowly missed being voted in last year, but we are very hopeful this is the year he joins his former teammate Larry Walker in getting a plaque in Cooperstown. The Cherry Cricket is located at 2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205 (right across from Coors

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SABR announces Women in Baseball Analytics Sponsorship in Sarah Langs’ name

SABR announced Thursday that the organization plans to adopt a new scholarship fund in the name of one of baseball’s brightest personalities. Sarah Langs, a well-known researcher and analyst throughout Major League Baseball, will have her name attached to the new Women in Baseball Analytics Scholarship. “We’re thrilled to introduce the new @SlangsOnSports Women in Baseball Analytics Scholarship!” SABR announced. “Open to any female-identifying students or young professionals to attend the 2024 #SABRAnalytics Conference & gain access to our online certification

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Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members. Not a SABR member yet? Visit SABR.org/join to sign up for a monthly or annual membership. Pre-register: Click here to pre-register for Ballpark Figures on October 12 with Meg Rowley Taylor is a Deputy Senior Content Editor at the Chicago Tribune and a Chicago-based baseball historian.

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Early registration now open for 2024 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix!

Early registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 8-10, 2024, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Register today to join us! The Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest

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2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

All baseball fans are invited to join us for the fifth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, which will be held virtually on September 29-October 1, 2023. All baseball fans are welcome to attend! Click here to register for the 2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference This year’s conference — co-sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center and hosted by Rockford University — is a virtual event with the theme “Through the Lens of Baseball.” The conference will

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SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI

SAVE THE DATE! SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH @ 6PM MDT We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a special virtual event the evening of Sunday August 27th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Our special guest will be famous baseball writer and author Joe Posnanski. Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Baseball 100, Paterno, and The Secret of Golf, and has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five

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Baseball Card Group Meeting

The group will meet again on Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek located at 80 S. Madison Street. It’s the same location that the monthly SABR meetings have been held. An agenda is attached. We plan to have a recap of the SABR baseball card committee meeting at the National Convention a few weeks ago. We hope to have at least a couple people who attended the meeting available to talk about their experience.

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Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Ballpark Figures is a monthly interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor, open to all active SABR members. Taylor is a Deputy Senior Content Editor at the Chicago Tribune and a Chicago-based baseball historian. Her work has appeared at SB Nation, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, MLB.com, Yahoo! Sports, and other outlets. She was a recipient of the 2021 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for historical baseball analysis/commentary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________           Coming Up   –  August 3, 2023 

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SABR 51 Conference – Last chance for All-Inclusive Package, Awards Luncheon, and Merchandise

The deadline to take advantage of the All-Inclusive Package for SABR’s 51st annual convention is Monday, June 5. This special option includes full convention registration, a ticket to the Awards Luncheon, a ticket to the White Sox vs. Cardinals game on Friday, July 7, AND a commemorative SABR 51 lapel pin. Plus, you’ll save over $50 with the all-inclusive package versus a la carte selections.   Monday, June 5 is also the deadline for: Purchasing tickets to the Awards Luncheon

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Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter – Virtual Meeting

Mike Petriello and SABR member Donna Muscarella will be guests of our next Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter virtual, scheduled for Monday, June 26, at 7 PM (MDT). Petriello, a BBWAA member, writes for MLB.com after former gigs with FanGraphs and ESPN; he recently wrote about a new defensive metric to better evaluate catchers and stolen bases and will talk about it during the virtual. Mike follows the big league game closely, is a frequent guest on MLB Network, understands Baseball

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Jason Cannon wins the 2023 SABR Larry Ritter Book Award

Congratulations to Jason Cannon on winning the 2023 SABR Larry Ritter Book Award for his outstanding autobiography of Charlie Murphy, the iconic owner of the Chicago Cubs in the early 20th century. The book is a great read for any Cub fan or fan of baseball history. Jason Cannon’s Charlie Murphy biography wins 2023 SABR Larry Ritter Book Award  

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Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members. Not a SABR member yet? Visit SABR.org/join to sign up for a monthly or annual membership. Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members. Not a SABR member

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Baseball Landmarks Research Committee

Baseball Landmarks Research Committee SABR is committed to honoring locations with a historic baseball impact on the community, and I want you to be aware of the SABR Landmarks Committee’s efforts to elevate members’ ability to denote those locations worldwide. Our Chapter has only participated a little from some research I have done, and I want to make you fully aware of the vast array of available items. Remember that we are the Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter, not strictly focused

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Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter – Baseball Card Group

We are pleased to announce that the we are going to begin a RM SABR baseball card group and plan on holding the first meeting on April 18. The idea behind a local baseball cards group has been simmering for at least a year and the RM SABR chapter is set to finally launch its very own. In 2023 we’ll gather with fellow collectors and card fans to talk about our collections, debate the best sets and cards and maybe

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2023 Annual SABR Day

Our annual “SABR Day” for our the Rocky Mountain SABR members and followers was held on Sunday, February 5th. This year, we were the privileged guests of the FAST Performance facility, an athletic training facility owned and operated by former big leaguer and Colorado Rockie Jason Hirsh in downtown Denver. Jason provided us with a personal tour of his facility, and introduced us to the field of athletic performance training, including some of the advanced analytics used and provided to

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Friends of Baseball – 35th Annual “Breakfast of Champions”

Join us on January 29th at the Island Grove Event Center in Greely for the Friends of Baseball Annual “Breakfast of Champions” This year’s guest speaker will be former Cincinnati Red / LA Dodger All-Star Eric Davis Doors open @ 7:30am Breakfast is @ 8:00am. RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD WHICH CAN BE USED FOR FREE ADMISSION TO THE BREAKFAST. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $20.00 EA. RAFFLE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT GOJOS > 353-1903, GARRETSON’S > 353-8060, SEARS REAL ESTATE

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Class of 2023 – Baseball Hall of Fame announcement

The DNVR Bar (2239 E. Colfax Ave, Denver) invites you to join us on Tuesday, January 24 to view the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement for the Class of 2023. Doors will open early at 3:30pm to accommodate everyone for this special event. (Here’s a link to our menu in case you have any food restrictions: https://www.dnvrbar.com/menus/#food) Todd Helton is currently at 79.4% of all public ballots with a couple hundred more to be submitted and counted. Our hope is

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SABR 50 Conference

Join us August 17-21 in Baltimore. Early registration is now open.   Join us in Baltimore to celebrate a special occasion this summer: SABR’s 50th annual convention! We are beyond thrilled to celebrate with you in person. Conference and hotel registration for SABR 50 is now available below. Click here for complete details on the SABR 50 All-Inclusive Package, Regular Registration, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 50. The annual SABR convention, which is open to all baseball fans,

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Virtual SABR Day – February 5th

Members and Followers of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SABR, We are pleased to announce a special virtual “SABR Day” for our members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (RMSABR), scheduled for Saturday, February 5th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time. At this event, we are honored to have two very special guests: Jillian Geib, Major League Baseball statcaster and first official female scorekeeper for Colorado Rockies baseball home games. Gar Ryness, American sports entertainer

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Herb Shankman Celebration of Life

Please join us on March 24,2024, 1:00pm at Coors Field in celebrating the life of one of our most senior members (2009) and good friend, Herb Shankman who passed away in December. Please bring a story or a memory to share with everyone. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in memory of Herb. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Memorials/ Memorials?px=8287070&pg=personal&fr_id=154020 Parking instructions for the event can be found HERE

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SABR March Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 20th, we will have an in-person Rocky Mountain SABR gathering at Chopper’s Sports Grill. The luncheon will begin at noon and will go to about 1:30 PM. Chopper’s is located at 80 S. Madison St., which is close to S Alameda and Colorado Blvd. There is plenty of free parking, both on the street in front of the restaurant as well as a parking lot behind the building.  This is a great opportunity to discuss baseball with

Read More

RM SABR Baseball Card Group Meeting – RESCHEDULED

UPDATE – Due to the forecasted weather, this event has been moved from Feb 10th to Feb 24th ======================================================================== On Saturday, February 24th-  from 10 am to roughly noon at All C’s Sports Collectibles in Aurora we’ll have our next meeting of the RM SABR Baseball Card Group. All C’s are located by the Burlington Coat Factory store and the Aurora Mall off of I-225. PROPOSED AGENDA  1. Introductions 2. All C’s presentation      Next Collector’s Showcase – April

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2024 SABR Day – Stanley Beer Hall

Join us on Saturday February 3rd for our annual SABR Day Festivities starting at 9:30am at the Stanley Beer Hall in Aurora.   The day will begin with an open panel discussion featuring prominent Rockie media personalities followed by a trivia contest (all are welcome to participate). Finally, will be our traditional game of catch on the lawn.   The Stanley Beer Hall is on the first floor of the Stanley Marketplace located at 2501 Dallas St #100, Aurora, CO

Read More

Rockies Fest 2024

It’s the return of the first Rockies Fest since 2020! The event at Coors Field is advertised as having player/coach autograph sessions, Q&A sessions, behind-the-scenes fan experiences, a garage sale, kids activities, Rockies Family Feud, and many more exciting events and activities. With 29 players from the 40-man roster on hand (including fan favorites Charlie Blackmon, Kris Bryant and Kyle Freeland) it’ll be a nice re-introduction to the Denver nine.   Season Ticket & Mini-Plan Passport Holders (all ages) –

Read More

Friends of Baseball – Breakfast of Champions 2024 – Greeley

  The annual Friends of Baseball Breakfast of Champions is scheduled for 8 am. Jan 27 at the Island Grove Event Center, 421 N. 15th Ave. Greeley, CO And, again, the event will have a marquee name as its featured speaker. Eight-time Major League Baseball all-star Darryl Strawberry is slated to be the event’s speaker. Strawberry is a four-time World Series Champion, he was the 1983 National League Rookie of the Year, a two-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award,

Read More

Todd Helton HALL of FAME Voting Watch Party – Jan 23rd

Join us at the Cherry Cricket (Ballpark location) from 3:30pm on Tuesday January 23rd as we gather to watch the televised live announcement of the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Rockie legend Todd Helton narrowly missed being voted in last year, but we are very hopeful this is the year he joins his former teammate Larry Walker in getting a plaque in Cooperstown. The Cherry Cricket is located at 2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205 (right across from Coors

Read More

SABR announces Women in Baseball Analytics Sponsorship in Sarah Langs’ name

SABR announced Thursday that the organization plans to adopt a new scholarship fund in the name of one of baseball’s brightest personalities. Sarah Langs, a well-known researcher and analyst throughout Major League Baseball, will have her name attached to the new Women in Baseball Analytics Scholarship. “We’re thrilled to introduce the new @SlangsOnSports Women in Baseball Analytics Scholarship!” SABR announced. “Open to any female-identifying students or young professionals to attend the 2024 #SABRAnalytics Conference & gain access to our online certification

Read More

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor

Ballpark Figures with Shakeia Taylor Join us each month for SABR’s Ballpark Figures, a new interview series hosted by Shakeia Taylor. The virtual Zoom event is free and open to all active SABR members. Not a SABR member yet? Visit SABR.org/join to sign up for a monthly or annual membership. Pre-register: Click here to pre-register for Ballpark Figures on October 12 with Meg Rowley Taylor is a Deputy Senior Content Editor at the Chicago Tribune and a Chicago-based baseball historian.

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Early registration now open for 2024 SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix!

Early registration is now open for the SABR Analytics Conference, which will be held in person from March 8-10, 2024, at the Beus Center for Law and Society on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll bring together the top minds in the baseball analytics community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Register today to join us! The Analytics Conference schedule consists of research presentations and guest

Read More

2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference

All baseball fans are invited to join us for the fifth annual SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference, which will be held virtually on September 29-October 1, 2023. All baseball fans are welcome to attend! Click here to register for the 2023 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference This year’s conference — co-sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center and hosted by Rockford University — is a virtual event with the theme “Through the Lens of Baseball.” The conference will

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SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI

SAVE THE DATE! SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENT WITH JOE POSNANSKI SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH @ 6PM MDT We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a special virtual event the evening of Sunday August 27th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Our special guest will be famous baseball writer and author Joe Posnanski. Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Baseball 100, Paterno, and The Secret of Golf, and has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five

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