January 12th, 2010
Members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will come together on Saturday, January 30, 2010, for North American SABR Day–an opportunity to celebrate SABR and all things baseball. And a great thing about the celebration? You don’t need to be a member! SABR Day gatherings are open to all baseball fans.
SABR holds these annual gathering as a way to allow all members to interact with other baseball fans, and fellow SABR members, as its not practical for all members to attend the National Convention held every year. The 55 local chapters in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Japan are a key part of the nation and worldwide community of baseball fans who make up the heart of SABR.
Some of the events in the eastern part of the country include (all times are local):
Bob David’s Chapter, Arlington, Virginia, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Agenda: Guests include former Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor, member Dave Smith, and Nationals blogger Mike Henderson. Also research presentations from members
Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209-1602
Boston Chapter, Boston, Massachusetts, 5:30pm
Agenda: Dinner and post-dinner baseball chat
Location: McGreevy’s, 911 Boylston St., Boston
Charlotte Chapter, Charlotte, NC, 11:30am
Agenda: Presentation by Brett Friedlander, author of Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dream’s Doc Graham
Location: Villa Francesca, 321 North Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC 704/333-3447
Utica-Cooperstown Chapter, Cooperstown, NY, 10:00am
Location: Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
Vermont Chapter, Burlington, VT, 10:00am
Agenda: Dice Baseball tournament (outside, weather permitting)
Location: Church Street, Burlington, VT (TBA)
The Society for American Baseball Research is an international, member-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. More information, including a complete list of all chapter and member events for North American SABR day can be found on SABR’s website.