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Monday, February 17, 2020

SABR announces 2020 Henry Chadwick Award recipients

Cutting to the section of greatest interest here:

SABR is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award, established to honor the game’s great researchers — historians, statisticians, annalists, and archivists — for their invaluable contributions to making baseball the game that links America’s present with its past.


Tom Tango (1968 - ) spent more than a decade as a widely respected baseball analyst before joining MLB Advanced Media in 2016 as their first Senior Database Architect of Stats. MLBAM had introduced Statcast to all 30 MLB stadiums in 2015 and had the problem of deciding what questions it wanted to ask, and how to ask them. Tango first became known in the baseball community with his work at Baseball Think Factory, before starting his own blog at He created the Marcel projection system and was the primary developer of FIP and wOBA. In 2006 he teamed up with Mitchel Lichtman and Andrew Dophin for The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Tom has continued to be one of the field’s best analysts and one of the friendliest and most helpful members of the public community.

Congratulations to him, Michael Haupert, and those who knew Thomas Shea.


QLE Posted: February 17, 2020 at 01:02 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards and honors, sabr, tom tango

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   1. asinwreck Posted: February 17, 2020 at 08:43 AM (#5924836)
The A's facilities crew that fixed the Coliseum's sewage leak got the Edwin Chadwick Award.
   2. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: February 17, 2020 at 12:28 PM (#5924871)
"Stick to being an academic, Thomas."
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 17, 2020 at 04:23 PM (#5924933)
Congrats to Tango. Why I remember Tango when he was only this high.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: February 17, 2020 at 07:27 PM (#5924977)
Whiskey 2020 Chadwick Award Winner Foxtrot...
   5. Mefisto Posted: February 17, 2020 at 08:20 PM (#5924998)
Well deserved for Tom. Glad to see it.
   6. puck Posted: February 17, 2020 at 09:06 PM (#5924999)
and one of the friendliest and most helpful members of the public community.

This. Tango sets a great tone for people to ask each other for suggestions and to work together on problems. And is really great answering questions.
   7. Cblau Posted: February 17, 2020 at 09:07 PM (#5925001)
Tom Shea hadn't won already? Seems like an oversight, now corrected.

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