SABR Day in America – January 30

by on January 27, 2010 · 2 comments

Pitchers Hit Eighth is a proud member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and as such, we feel the need to publicize “SABR Day in America” which is taking place this Saturday.

From the SABR press release on the day’s event:


On Saturday, January 30, 2010, members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will come together to celebrate SABR and all things baseball. Chapters and members across the US and Canada will gather for everything from Hot Stove discussions to research presentations to guest talks by former players to a Dice Base Ball Tournament (scheduled to be played outside in Vermont).

SABR has 55 chapters in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Approximately 10% of the membership attends SABR’s national convention each year, making local chapters a key part of the nationwide (and worldwide) community of baseball fans who make up the heart of SABR. SABR Day is an alternative to gathering members in one place by having as many members as possible come together on the same day—regardless of where they live. And every SABR Day gathering is open to all baseball fans; SABR membership is not required.

The Society for American Baseball Research is an international, member-driven nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. More information is available on SABR’s website at:

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend any of the festivities (prior commitments – read: real job), but I believe Andrew will be at the St. Louis chapter’s event.

The St. Louis (Bob Broeg) Chapter of SABR will be hosting their Annual Hot Stove Luncheon on Saturday, January 30th, at Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood from 12 noon to 3:30 pm.

Derrick Goold from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be speaking and there will also be a moderated panel discussion on blogging in baseball, hosted by our esteemed colleagues Pip from Fungoes and Matt Sebek from Joe Sports Fan.

If you can, please plan to attend – tickets are $30 – and enjoy a great afternoon of Cardinals baseball (and blogging!) immersion.

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Steve Sommer January 28, 2010

I’ll be there… participating in the panel as well. Should be fun.

PH8 January 28, 2010

Very cool – sorry I’m going to miss it.

Andrew will be representing us at the panel, so give him all of your great ideas for improving our site! 😉

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