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McCotter’s essay, “Cal Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings" finishes first

April 27, 2013—Trent McCotter has been selected as winner of the first annual Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. McCotter’s 2012 essay, “Cal Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings,” compiled for the first time the correct total of consecutive innings (8,264) played by the Orioles’ great shortstop between 1982 and 1987. McCotter’s extensive research also created a list of every player who ever played at least 2,500 consecutive innings, information previously unknown despite the fact that the players involved had all retired many decades ago.

The article by McCotter, an attorney living in Washington D.C., first appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Research Journal (Volume 41, No. 2). [http://sabr.org/latest/ripken-s-record-consecutive-innings-played] It was this type of research and presentation that the Greg Spira Research Award was created to honor.

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Announcing the rules and procedures for nominations for the inaugural Greg Spira Baseball Research Award.

Rules and Procedures for Nominations for the 2013 Greg Spira Baseball Research Award

The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee (www.SpiraAward.org) has announced the rules and procedures for nominations for the inaugural Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. The winner of the Greg Spira Award will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The committee will also recognize two additional writers with awards of $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

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New Honor To Recognize Up-and-Coming Talent

A group of distinguished baseball writers and researchers have collaborated to create a new award as a memorial to the late baseball researcher Greg Spira. The new Greg Spira Baseball Research Award (www.SpiraAward.org) will be given annually in recognition of the best published article or paper containing original baseball research by a person 30 years old or younger. The winning entry must display innovative analysis or reasoning.

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The historian talks about the vast research she has done on the social aspects of baseball.

Dorothy Seymour Mills is a giant among baseball researchers and historians. Mills and her late husband, Harold Seymour, were among the inaugural class of recipients of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Henry Chadwick Award, which honors the game’s great researchers, historians, statisticians, analysts, and archivists. She collaborated on three groundbreaking books with her late husband: Baseball: The Early Years [1960], Baseball: The Golden Age [1971], and Baseball: The People’s Game [1990]. Her most recent book is Chasing Baseball. Mills, now 82 years young, talked about her life as a baseball researcher during SABR’s annual Seymour Medal Conference, held recently in Cleveland. The award, which honors the best book of baseball history or biography published the previous year, is named after her and Harold Seymour.

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February 22, 2009 12:41 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Bill Nowlin

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David Laurila

In today's music man two-fer, we run around the bases with the co-owner of Rounder Records.

When the subjects are baseball and music, Bill Nowlin is about as knowledgeable as they come. The Vice President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Nowlin is also a co-owner of both Rounder Books and Rounder Records, the latter of which produced the 2009 Grammy Award-winning collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The author of over 20 books on baseball, Nowlin also serves as the publications editor for the Ted Williams Museum.

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March 28, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL West

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Kevin Goldstein

With quality rookies coming up for all five teams, the NL West figures to be a division where youth will make a difference.

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March 22, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL East

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Kevin Goldstein

Even with a lot of the best young talent already in the majors, farm systems in the NL East still have high-impact young players.

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March 21, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

With Homer Bailey and Ryan Braun headed to the minors, Kevin examines where key players stand as the season gets underway.

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March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL West

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin continues charting major league farm growth, checking in on the youth crop of the AL West.

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March 14, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL East

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin continues his trip around the majors by reviewing the farm systems of the AL East--who are the keepers, and who might wind up bargaining chips?

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March 9, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin begins his tour around the minor leagues with a look at the AL Central.

This year's State Of The Systems features some new categories, so before we get going, some explanation.

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