We are proud to have three pieces from FanGraphs and three pieces from our partners at The Hardball Times nominated for the SABR Analytics Awards. However, we are also big fans of the great work being done at other publications, and think that every nominee listed below is worthy of your consideration. Please vote for whatever piece you feel best represents the category it was nominated in, regardless of where it was published.
Here’s your chance to vote for the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Awards winners.
To read any of the finalists, click on the link below. Scroll down to cast your vote.
- Lisa Doris Alexander, “But They Don’t Want to Play with the White Players, Right?” Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal (McFarland & Co.), Fall 2012. (use password “McFarland” to open PDF)
- Bob Hoie, “1919 Baseball Salaries and the Mythically Underpaid Chicago White Sox.” Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game (McFarland & Co.), Spring 2012. (use password “McFarland” to open PDF)
- Dave Studeman, “The Most Critical At-Bat of All Time.” The Hardball Times, March 28, 2012.
- Bryan Soderholm-Difatte, “Durocher the Spymaster: How much did the Giants prosper from cheating in 1951?” Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Fall 2012.
- Shane Tourtellotte. “And That Ain’t All, He Stole Home!” The Hardball Times, March 2, 2012.
Contemporary Baseball Commentary
- Dave Cameron, “Why I’m Not a Fan of Losing on Purpose.” FanGraphs.com, November 19, 2012.
- Russell Carleton, “Hire Joe Morgan.” BaseballProspectus.com, July 9, 2012.
- Brian Kenny, “The Triple Crown is Nonsense.” MLB.com, September 26, 2012.
- Jayson Stark, “Baseball’s Biggest Stars Are Hurting.” ESPN.com, June 2, 2012.
- Lewie Pollis, “Did Hall of Fame’s Founders Want Voters to Judge With Their Eyes?” Beyond the Box Score, January 25, 2012.
Contemporary Baseball Analysis
- Glenn DuPaul, “Controlling the strike zone and batting average.” The Hardball Times, November 14, 2012.
- Max Marchi, “The Art of Handling a Pitching Staff.” BaseballProspectus.com, February 24, 2012.
- Bill Petti and Jeff Zimmerman, “Pitcher Aging Curves: An Introduction.” FanGraphs.com, April 30, 2012.
- Wendy Thurm, “Revenue Sharing Flexibility Stretches with New TV Deals.” FanGraphs.com, December 4, 2012.
- Colin Wyers, “Are Relief Pitchers Being Used Properly?” Excerpt from Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers. BaseballProspectus.com, March 23, 2012.
Voting will be open through 12 a.m. PST on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Details and criteria for each category can be found here. Only one work per author was considered as a finalist.
Now, cast your vote for the 2013 award winners!
Results will be announced and presented at the second annual SABR Analytics Conference, March 7-9, 2013, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more or register for the conference at SABR.org/analytics.