Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Awards And Honors Newsbeat

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

SABR announces 2015 Henry Chadwick Award recipients

Another great class of recipients.

David Block: In 2005, his early research was published as Baseball Before We Knew It, the 2006 Seymour Medal winner. It was a study of references to games called some variant of Base Ball which were published long before Cartwright and the Knickerbocker rules. His research continued, using dictionaries, novels and diaries that contained references to the game from 18th- and early 19th-century England

Dick Cramer: Cramer has been doing sabermetrics for just about as long as anyone alive. He started analyzing baseball statistics in the middle 1960s, not long after graduating from Harvard, and by 1969 Cramer had discovered (or re-invented) a worthy metric now known as OPS.

Bill Deane: Deane served as the Senior Research Associate at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library from 1986 to 1994 [...] Bill’s personal research interests delve into both the game’s numbers and its history. They include an ongoing list of players who homered in their final major league at bats; an ongoing list of major leaguers who were murdered, committed suicide, or died accidental deaths; the documenting successful executions of the hidden-ball trick; and the debunking and disproving of baseball myths.

Jerry Malloy (RIP): His first great contribution to baseball history was “Out at Home: Baseball Draws the Color Line, 1887.” This monumentally important essay, published in The National Pastime in 1983, transformed our understanding of black baseball and won commendation from C. Vann Woodward, the preeminent historian of American race relations.

David Nemec: Nemec got started writing baseball trivia books in the 1970s. He moved on to writing a history of the game’s rules before delivering his signature contributions in the ‘90s: The Beer and Whisky League: The Illustrated History of the American Association—Baseball’s Renegade Major League (1995) and The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball (1997), still cited as the definitive treatment of the subject even before it was expanded and republished in 2006.

Congratulations to all.

AndrewJ Posted: February 03, 2015 at 06:20 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, history, research, sabr

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sportsman of the Year: Madison Bumgarner

Kevin Bumgarner lives across the street from the Center Grove Baptist Church on Deal Mill Road in Hudson. In the cemetery adjacent to the church is buried an Adam Bumgarner. And a Barbara Bumgarner. And a Calvin Bumgarner, and a Delia Bumgarner, and on and on and on. Of the 305 interments in Center Grove Baptist Cemetery, 55 are Bumgarners, beginning chronologically with Michael Lee Davidson Bumgarner, who was born in 1832. His father, Thomas, was born in 1810 and is buried in nearby Granite Falls, one of 192 Bumgarners buried in Caldwell County. So many Bumgarners took root here that this stretch of Deal Mill Road came to be known about a hundred years ago as Bumtown. In addition to the Madison Bumgarner he dated at South Caldwell High, there is another girl named Madison Bumgarner enrolled now in the school.

Bourbon Samurai Posted: December 09, 2014 at 02:24 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, giants

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

ML announces Gold Glove winners

WINNERS:
AL left fielder: Royals’ Alex Gordon
AL shortstop:  Orioles’ J.J. Hardy
AL first baseman: Royals’ Eric Hosmer
AL catcher:  Royals’ Salvador Perez
AL second baseman:  Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia
AL third baseman:  Mariners’ Kyle Seager
AL pitcher: Astros’ Dallas Keuchel
AL center fielder: Orioles’ Adam Jones
AL right fielder: Orioles’ Nick Markakis
NL first baseman: Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez
NL second baseman: Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu
NL shortstop: Braves’ Andrelton Simmons
NL third baseman: Rockies’ Nolan Arenado
NL left fielder: Marlins’ Christian Yelich
NL center fielder: Mets’ Juan Lagares
NL right fielder:  Braves’ Jason Heyward
NL pitcher: Dodgers’ Zack Greinke
NL catcher: Cardinals’ Yadier Molina

cardsfanboy Posted: November 04, 2014 at 08:05 PM | 53 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors

ML announces award finalists

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed their top three finalists in the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player on Tuesday night on MLB Network.

cardsfanboy Posted: November 04, 2014 at 07:26 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 MiLBYs | MiLB.com

It’s the MiLBYs!

Edit: Link fixed. Sorry.Jim.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 22, 2014 at 08:02 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, minor league baseball

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mike Scioscia, Matt Williams voted top managers

Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Matt Williams of the Nationals are Sporting News’ 2014 American League and National League Managers of the Year, respectively, as selected by a panel of 22 major league managers. SN has given Manager of the Year awards since 1936.

Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 21, 2014 at 02:36 PM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, awards and honors, nationals

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Id of SugarBear Blanks
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogIn honor of the late Leonard Nimoy, the 'Vulcan changeup'
(2 - 9:42pm, Feb 28)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogForbes: Chicago Cubs Valuation Hits $1.8 Billion In Minority Sale Of Team
(10 - 9:39pm, Feb 28)
Last: odds are meatwad is drunk

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2015
(1194 - 9:37pm, Feb 28)
Last: Quaker

NewsblogAramis Ramirez plans to retire after 2015 season
(25 - 9:24pm, Feb 28)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogYankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses - CBSSports.com
(52 - 9:17pm, Feb 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMLBTR: Mets Not Expected To Talk Extension With Daniel Murphy
(14 - 9:07pm, Feb 28)
Last: AJMcCringleberry

NewsblogJuan Pierre officially announces his retirement
(52 - 9:03pm, Feb 28)
Last: Bull Pain

NewsblogSale fractures right foot in accident at home | MLB.com
(16 - 9:02pm, Feb 28)
Last: Dale Sams

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas goes to work at third base
(8 - 8:46pm, Feb 28)
Last: Jose Canusee

NewsblogAJC: Braves center fielder Upton (foot) likely out at least 2 months
(22 - 8:20pm, Feb 28)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogOT - Politics - February 2015: At This Party, You’d Better Keep It Down. Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness Is Allowing Inmates to Watch the Super Bowl
(3537 - 7:40pm, Feb 28)
Last: bobm

Newsblog‘Tres Amigos’ lead new-look Red Sox’s scary offensive dynamo | New York Post
(26 - 7:05pm, Feb 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogDodgers going organic this season
(28 - 6:33pm, Feb 28)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogBraves insist it's a 'remodeling,' not a 'rebuilding'
(31 - 5:29pm, Feb 28)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog2015-16 MLB International Bonus Pools - BaseballAmerica.com
(4 - 4:55pm, Feb 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Page rendered in 1.1492 seconds
72 querie(s) executed