Saturday, January 30, 2021

SABR Day Was Virtual This Year - Zoom Saved The Day


The local chapters of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) hold meetings exactly 8 days before Superbowl Sunday.  The Casey Stengel Chapter in New York City held meetings at the New York Public Library and at Scandinavian House in Manhattan.  I documented several meetings in this journal:

There was no local meeting this year since the COVID situation does not allow for large meetings.  Those described above generally drew from 80-100 people.

The virtual meeting held today commemorated the 50th anniversary of SABR.  It included congratulatory messages from players including Johnny Bench, Steve Garvey, Reggie Jackson, and Dave Winfield.

The first part of the program was an interview of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum President Tim Mead.  He discussed how his career developed from an intern with the Los Angeles Angels to his current position.

Marty Appel, author and longtime New York Yankees public relations director interviewed broadcasting legend, Bob Costas.  The highlight of the event for me was hearing Bob describe his professional relationships with the 10 Hall of Famers who passed away over the past 9 months.

I hope that SABR recorded the event so others may view it.

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