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Rhodes Scholar Essay Example 3 - Personal Statement

Provide a short Personal Statement describing your academic and other interests. This statement should describe the specific area of proposed study and your reasons for wishing to study at Oxford

Rhodes Scholar Personal Statement Essay Study Abroad Essay

My grandmother clutches her rosary and wags an admonishing forefinger at me as I sort through the dozens of saris she has collected over eighty years. Fish curry cooks over a wood fire in the kitchen while a cow saunters in the street outside. It is a soggy monsoon afternoon in Sampige, the village home of my mother’s family since before Vasco de Gama landed in India. My summer is drawing to a close. I have done bloody battle with leeches in the jungle, wrangled a classroom full of children yelling, “Ajith said a bad word—beat him!” and encountered a man who, hearing I was American, growled and proudly showed me the pixilated Osama bin Laden on his cell phone. Yet few memories stand out as vividly as my grandmother and the unlikelihood, bordering on absurdity, that this woman’s granddaughter should sing the fight song at college football games, use the word “Google,” or watch MTV’s Pimp My Ride.

Daughter of a Midwestern boy and a girl from Calcutta, I find it amazing that my Indian grandmother, experientially a world away, set the stage for my life. As I have studied for degrees in Letters and International Studies, the interconnectedness of human experience across time and culture has been a recurring theme. Just as religious nationalism in Serbia has parallels to India’s Hindu-based BJP party, knowing about the governance of Sparta under Lycurgus lends historical perspective to the fusion of faith and governance. My academic background forms a broad and rich foundation for the English Language and Literature B.A. at Oxford. Having seen the interplay of various academic disciplines, I am anxious to apply this awareness to studying the intertwined development of literature and language.

I have known for several years that I want to become an English professor and a writer. Like most word-geeks I am fascinated by the ability of skillful writers to capture images and convey effects through their handling of language. I want to explore the technical and formal aspects that make it possible for literature to reflect and change the people who read it. One of the best courses I have taken was an introductory American History class in which we read novelists from Alger to Kesey to DeLillo. Along with learning about historical events, we discovered through literature how those events had shaped Americans’ view of the human experience. Understanding history, philosophy and politics gives literature its grounding while literature gives those subjects their life. One reason I love literature is its power to challenge me and refine my view of myself and others. Literature charts my common ground with characters as diverse as a street urchin in a Dickens saga and a modern Japanese businessman in a sketch by Murakami.

Studying at Oxford was a childhood dream of mine, discarded along with my tutu. I was originally attracted to the fact that Bertie Wooster was an Oxonian, but the English Language and Literature B.A. degree and the tutorial system rekindled my interest when I participated in the Honors at Oxford program. The English B.A. focuses on giving the student a solid grasp of the development of English literature from Beowulf to present. Learning the foundations of literature provides the basis for future specialization just as a background in the broader humanities enriches the understanding of literature. Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses taught me how literature and culture anchor a writer’s work and broaden his scope of possible expression. Anyone could describe Leopold Bloom making a pot of tea. James Joyce chose to relate the event in the form of a catechism, borrowing cultural and literary associations of Christianity which lend Bloom’s every thought and action a preternatural significance and make a statement of bold humanism without ever straying from the narrative. Without Joyce’s knowledge of his historical and literary family tree from Homer to Yeats, Ulysses would have been un-writable. Without a similar awareness on the part of the reader, it is unreadable as well.

The best professors I have encountered have been those who combine their expertise with knowledge and interests beyond their specialties. In their offices a question about Iraq turns into a discussion of Virginia Woolf. They are the professors who see their own subject as a contribution to my broader development as a scholar and as a person. Literature in particular is a fertile ground for interdisciplinary application and has practical relevance in other fields. As an English professor grounded in both literary history and interdisciplinary studies, I hope to bring students in touch with the beauty and power of the written word, with an eye to helping them clarify their own values, discover their potential and find their niche in the world.

As an aspiring writer, I know that producing two papers each week will be invaluable to my development. I have written for friends and family and known the delight of a well-formed sentence from an early age, but it was not until college that I took my own writing very seriously. I have learned to appreciate the connotations and sound qualities of individual words and to notice how those attributes can be used to create subtlety of meaning. Writing an opinion column for the school newspaper has exposed me to the challenge of distilling my own thoughts and observations for the consumption of strangers. I enjoy examining a narrow facet of life and seeing how it reflects upon the greater whole.

I have always tried to live my life with initiative. Whether traipsing onstage in a bikini when my friends dared me to enter a beauty pageant or visiting my Grandmother in Sampige, through a wide range of experiences I view life from a variety of angles and incorporate them into my worldview and writing. Studying English at Oxford is a logical next step towards a career of using literature to examine assumptions and discover unsuspected commonalities, thus bridging a span as wide as that between myself and my grandmother, who recently heard that she is mentioned in my essay for the Rhodes Scholarship. “See how good God is!” she exclaimed. “My name is going to Oxford!”

Original Source: University of Michigan Provost



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Complete coverage of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference

Couldn't make it to Arizona for the SABR Analytics Conference? Visit SABR.org/analytics for full coverage of this exciting event that brings together the top minds in the baseball analytics community in 2015. You'll feel like you're wandering through the Hyatt Regency Phoenix with stories and multimedia clips from the great panel discussions and research presentations on our schedule, photo galleries, and much more.

  • During the conference, you could follow along on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #SABRanalytics or by reading tweets from our account (@SABR) and from other conference attendees.
  • View our photo galleries from each day of the conference at SABR.org/analytics/photos.

We hope you'll join us for the FIFTH annual SABR Analytics Conference on March 10-12, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix!

Check out highlights from the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference below:

Thursday, March 12

  • Highlights from Brian Kenny's opening remarks
  • Highlights from the Player Panel with Curt Schilling, John Kruk, Doug Glanville, and Brian Kenny
  • Highlights from the Analytics in the Broadcasters Booth Panel with Joe Block, Steve Berthiaume, Doug Glanville, and Josh Suchon
  • Teams from Arizona State, Stanford win Diamond Dollars Case Competition
  • Sam Miller wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Historical Analysis/Commentary
  • Check out the social media buzz on Day 1 with our Storify recap
  • Check out a photo gallery from Day 1 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
  • Jeff Passan: Inside the new system that wants to revolutionze how we look at pitches (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Max Mannis: Recapping Day 1 at the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
  • Matt Eddy: Quality Of Pitch metric promises clarity to, well, pitch quality (Baseball America)

Friday, March 13

  • Highlights from Larry Baer's One on One session with Vince Gennaro
  • Highlights from Tony La Russa's One on One session with Steve Berthiaume
  • Highlights from the General Managers Panel with Jeff Bridich, Dave Stewart, and Brian Kenny
  • Highlights from the Origins of Baseball Analytics Panel with John Thorn, Pete Palmer, Dick Cramer, John Dewan, and John Walsh
  • Highlights from the Impact of Analytics on the Field Panel with Eric Wedge, Keith Law, Eduardo Perez, and Buster Olney
  • Grant Brisbee wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Commentary
  • Check out the social media buzz on Day 2 with our Storify recap
  • Check out a photo gallery from Day 2 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
  • Video: Baer, La Russa, Stewart discuss relevance of analytics (MLB.com)
  • Matt Eddy: Sportvision sheds light on fastball command (Baseball America)
  • Max Mannis: Recapping Day 2 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)

Saturday, March 14

  • Highlights from the Baseball Operations Panel with Sam Grossman, T.J. Barra, Zack Rosenthal, and Vince Gennaro
  • Highlights from the Business of Baseball Panel with Kenny Farrell, Ryan Gustafson, and Dan Migala
  • Highlights from the Future of International Prospects Panel with Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Bryan Minniti, and Rob Neyer
  • Jeff Sullivan wins 2015 SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for Contemporary Analysis
  • Check out the social media buzz on Day 3 with our Storify recap
  • Check out a photo gallery from Day 3 of the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
  • Matt Eddy: A new take on batted-ball profiles, pitch framing (Baseball America)
  • Max Mannis: Recapping Day 3 at the SABR Analytics Conference (SI For Kids)
  • Stephen Loftus: BXwOBA: A Bayesian approach to expected wOBA (Beyond the Box Score)

Around the Web

For more coverage of the conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.


Nathaniel Grow, Chuck Kimberly win 2015 Larry Ritter Book Award

For the first time in the award’s history, co-winners have been named for the 2015 Larry Ritter Book Award.

Nathaniel Grow’s Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption (University of Illinois Press) and Chuck Kimberly’s The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903 (McFarland & Co.) were deemed worthy of the honor.

The Ritter Award is given by SABR's Deadball Era Research Committee for the best book related to the Deadball Era published in the previous year.

The Larry Ritter Book Award Subcommittee, chaired by Gail Rowe, released the following statement:

It is never easy to write a commendable account of baseball’s storied history, but it is particularly difficult to write a praiseworthy study of the Deadball Era, which has been heavily mined. Biographies of the era’s major players, managers, club owners, and administrators are now available. So, too, are biographies of many of its minor lights. Moreover, we have works on its successful — and even its less successful — clubs, its pennant races, and its business machinations. Stories and anecdotes from the era have been repeated endlessly. Grow and Kimberly have successfully brought fresh voices to the era through their perspectives, materials, and insights, and have met other elements of the Ritter Award criteria. In clear and non-arcane prose, Grow charts the Byzantine-like legal and judicial maneuvering culminating in the landmark 1922 Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs that protected Organized Baseball from the nation’s anti-trust laws.For his part, Kimberly brings a new approach, fresh materials, and impressive judgments to his deft coverage of the Deadball Era’s first tumultuous years.

The award will be presented during the Deadball Era Committee's meeting at the SABR 45 convention, June 24-28, 2015, in Chicago.

For more information on the Larry Ritter Award, including a list of previous winners, click here.


Andy McCue receives 2015 SABR Seymour Medal at NINE Conference banquet

2015 Seymour Medal winner Andy McCue, author of Mover & Shaker: Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball's Westward Expansion, accepted his award at the banquet of the 22nd annual NINE Spring Training Conference on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona.

"It's an honor to stand up here because I can see so many previous winners in the audience," said McCue, a past SABR President, who noted the attendance of Rob Fitts (2013), Lee Lowenfish (2008), David Block (2006), Charles Alexander (2003), and Lyle Spatz (2011) — who, along with McCue, is the only other winner of both the Seymour Medal and the Bob Davids Award, SABR's highest honor.

The Seymour Medal honors the best book of baseball history or biography published during the preceding calendar year. McCue's Mover & Shaker was published by the University of Nebraska Press.

The Seymour Medal, named in honor of Dr. Harold Seymour and Mrs. Dorothy (Seymour) Mills, was first awarded by SABR in 1996.

"I'd like to thank Dorothy twice," McCue said. "First, for setting up the medal, which gives all of us something to shoot for. And then for doing the kind of work she did, which also gives us something to shoot for. She set a standard for anyone who writes baseball history."

To read more, click here: http://sabr.org/latest/2015-seymour-medal-winner-andy-mccue-receive-award-nine-conference-banquet


SABR Digital Library: Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II

Add a book about baseball's true "replacement players" to your collection with the newest title from the SABR Digital Library:

Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II
Edited by Marc Z. Aaron and Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: James Forr and Len Levin
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-933599-91-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-933599-90-8

418 pages

During the four seasons the U.S. was at war in World War II (1942-1945), 533 players made their major-league debuts. There were 67 first-time major leaguers under the age of 21 (Joe Nuxhall the youngest at 15 in 1944). More than 60 percent of the players in the 1941 Opening Day lineups departed for the service. The 1944 Dodgers had only Dixie Walker and Mickey Owen as the two regulars from their 1941 pennant-winning team.

The owners brought in not only first-timers but also many oldsters. Hod Lisenbee pitched 80 innings for the Reds in 1945 at the age of 46. He had last pitched in the major leagues in 1936. War veteran and former POW Bert Shepard, with an artificial leg, pitched in one game for the 1945 Senators, and one-armed outfielder Pete Gray played for the St. Louis Browns.

The war years featured firsts and lasts. The St. Louis Browns won their first (and last) pennant in 1944 — a feat made more amazing by the fact that they had not finished in the first division since 1929. The 1944 team featured 13 players classified as 4-F. The Chicago Cubs appeared in the 1945 World Series but have not made it back since.

More than 50 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) have contributed to this volume. We invite you to sit back and relax as you learn Who's on First.

This book includes contributions from: Marc Z. Aaron, Thomas Ayers, Peter C. Bjarkman, Rich Bogovich, Bob Brady, Ashlie Christian, Alan Cohen, Rory Costello, Richard Cuicchi, Sidney Davis, Greg Erion, Charles Faber, Merrie A. Fidler, David Finoli, Duke Goldman, Rex Hamann, Rachel Hamelers, Tom Hawthorn, Leslie Heaphy, Lou Hernández, Michael Huber, Joanne Hulbert, Jay Hurd, David M. Jordan, Seamus Kearney, Marc Lancaster, Walter LeConte, Bob LeMoine, Barb Mantegani, Jeff Marlett, Mel Marmer, Bob Mayer, Mike McClary, Richard Moraski, Bill Nowlin, Jeff Obermeyer, Gregg Omoth, Armand Peterson, J.G. Preston, David W. Pugh, David Raglin, Chris Rainey, John Shannahan, James D. Smith III, Steve Smith, Lyle Spatz, Mark S. Sternman, Jim Sweetman, Cort Vitty, Charlie Weatherby, Bob Webster, Gregory H. Wolf, and Don Zminda.

SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!


Registration now open for 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will be held August 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference is open to all baseball, history and sports fans of all ages.

  • Register today! Click here to register online at the SABR Store. Or click here to download a registration form (PDF); please mail your check or money order before July 31 to SABR Malloy Conference, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Suite D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Early registration is available until May 18, 2015.

    Early-bird registration is $155 for an adult rate (includes all activities) or $110 for a student rate. Single-day registration for Friday or Saturday is $90. The rate for the Thursday education forum only is $15. Optional sessions are also available.

The 2015 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will celebrate the rich history of black baseball in Pittsburgh. We welcome proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars. Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, "Baseball's Best: the Grays and the Crawfords," or other Negro Leagues issues. Some possibilities include: Josh Gibson, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Gus Greenlee, Cum Posey, Vic Harris, Cool Papa Bell, the Crawford Grill, and many others.

Visit SABR.org/malloy for information on the 2015 Call for Papers, Essay Contest, Art Contest, and Library Grant Program.


SABR 45: Early registration is open for 2015 Chicago convention

We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a spectacular SABR 45 convention, June 24-28, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

Hotel and conference registration for the 2015 convention is now available. Click here for complete information on SABR 45 registration rates, all-inclusive packages, and optional sessions. Or click here to register for SABR 45. More details on guest speakers, panelists, and presenters will be announced soon.

  • Hotel:Click here to book your room at the Palmer House Hilton online. The deadline to book your room at the SABR group rate of $189/night (plus tax) is 11:59 p.m. MST Friday, May 15, 2015. The Palmer House Hilton is at 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603, in the heart of the downtown Loop, right next to two CTA stops (Blue Line at Adams/Wabash or Red Line at Monroe.) If you have any questions about your reservation, please call the hotel at (312) 726-7500.
  • Conference registration:Click here for complete information on SABR 45 registration rates. Once again, we're offering a discounted all-inclusive package for the annual SABR convention. For a savings of $44 off the regular rate, SABR members can get:

         — 1 full conference registration (regular rate: $199)
         — Choose: 1 Upper Deck Box ticket to the Cubs game on Thursday, June 25 (regular: $48) OR 1 Terrace Reserved ticket (regular: $38)
         — 1 round-trip ticket on the CTA Red Line train to and from Wrigley Field (regular: $6)
         — 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26 (regular: $50)

    The all-inclusive package is available to SABR members for $259 with an Upper Deck Box ticket or $249 with a Terrace Reserved ticket to the Cubs game instead, plus all of the above amenities. Please note: The all-inclusive packages are only available until May 15, 2015. Click here to register for SABR 45.

  • Cubs ballgame: At SABR 45, we'll be attending the Cubs-Dodgers game on Thursday afternoon, June 25, at Wrigley Field. The SABR block of tickets is available in two sections when you register: Upper Deck Box-Outfield ($48) or Terrace Reserved-Outfield ($38). This game is expected to sell out and our ticket block is only available on a first-come, first-serve basis through Friday, May 15, 2015. Game tickets in the SABR block will NOT be available for purchase on-site at the convention. Please note: Your purchase of a SABR 45 all-inclusive package includes round-trip transportation to and from Wrigley Field on the CTA Red Line train. (Purchasing a game ticket as part of regular/a la carte registration does NOT include transportation.) Click here for more details on SABR 45 registration.
  • The Baseball Project concert: On Thursday evening, June 25, SABR 45 attendees will have a special opportunity to see The Baseball Project in concert in the Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton. Advance presale tickets are available for $25 members/$40 non-members when you register for SABR 45 before May 15, 2015. Tickets will be $40 online after May 15 or until the concert venue reaches capacity. Click here for more details.

Please note: The SABR 45 all-inclusive package includes 1 full conference registration; 1 ticket to the Cubs game on Thursday, June 25; 1 round-trip ticket on the CTA Red Line train; and 1 ticket to the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26. It does NOT include any other optional events such as the Downtown Baseball Walking Tour on Wednesday, June 24, The Baseball Project concert on Thursday, June 25, or the Historical Ballpark Sites Bus Tour on Sunday, June 28. Those tickets must be purchased separately.

All SABR 45 attendees will also receive a souvenir print edition of The National Pastime, our annual convention journal, focusing on baseball teams, players and events in the Chicago area. All SABR members, whether you attend the convention or not, will receive the expanded e-book edition of The National Pastime in their inboxes later this summer. Click here to register for SABR 45.

For more information on SABR 45, visit SABR.org/convention.


SABR 45: Historical Ballpark Sites Bus Tour now sold out

The SABR 45Chicago Historical Ballpark Sites Bus Tour on Sunday, June 28 is now sold out.

If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail djayne@sabr.org. Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis if a spot opens up.

The bus tour will include drive-bys and stops at sites that hosted professional and semi-professional baseball in Chicago from 1868 through 1990. Sites may include, but are not limited to, White Stocking Park, West Side Grounds, Twenty-third Street Grounds, Excelsior Park, South Side Park, Brotherhood Park, and old Comiskey Park.

For more information on SABR 45, visit SABR.org/convention.


Get a 20% discount off MLB.TV Premium Monthly subscriptions in 2015

You now have the opportunity to take advantage of a special offer from MLB Advanced Media for the 2015 season.

All SABR members can get a 20% discount off a MLB.TV Premium Monthly subscription. This discount is valid for each month of the 2015 season, so you can use it all year long:

With MLB.TV, you can watch every 2015 Regular Season out-of-market game LIVE or on-demand in HD Quality. Choose home or away broadcasts. MLB.TV is on your favorite devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation and more. Watch up to four games at once with Mosaic. DVR functionality lets you pause or rewind live games. PLUS, watch select 2015 Spring Training games LIVE online.

For any questions about your subscription, please contact MLB.TV Customer Service.


10 new biographies published by the SABR BioProject

Ten new biographies were posted as part of the SABR Baseball Biography Project, which — along with the publication of our new e-book on World War II replacement players — brings us to a total of 3,130 published biographies. Here are the new bios:

  • John Bateman, by David E. Skelton
  • Crosley Field (Cincinnati), by Lon Garber (first-time author)
  • Vallie Eaves, by Terry Bohn
  • Jimmy Hart, by Terry Bohn
  • Len Koenecke, by Bill Lamb
  • Mark Koenig, by Daniel Shirley (first-time author)
  • Marty Perez, by Rory Costello
  • Merle Settlemire, by Bill Nowlin
  • Bob Turley, by Warren Corbett
  • Johnny Wyrostek, by David Alvarez (first-time author)

All new biographies can be found here: http://sabr.org/bioproj/recent

You can find the SABR BioProject at SABR.org/BioProject.

Bios on more than just ballplayers: The ambitious goal of the SABR Baseball Biography Project is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history. But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires and a lot more on the BioProject website. You can browse all of these categories at http://sabr.org/bioproj/browse. So if you've ever thought, "Hey, that person (or ballpark) should get the full BioProject treatment" — write the story and we'll publish it!

Get involved! If you'd like to help contribute to the SABR BioProject, visit our BioProject Resources page or read the FAQs section to get started. We're also looking to expand the BioProject to include all "encyclopedic" articles on baseball-related subjects from past SABR publications or committee newsletters. If you come across an article you think should be included in the SABR "baseball repository" at the BioProject, send a copy or link to markarmour04@gmail.com or jpomrenke@sabr.org.


3 new stories published by the SABR Games Project

Three new game stories were posted this week as part of the SABR Games Project. Here are the new game stories:

The SABR Baseball Games Project was launched in January 2014 to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved.

The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.

Visit the new Games Project website at SABR.org/gamesproject.


SABR member Rob Fitts launches campaign for Masanori Murakami U.S. tour

SABR member Rob Fitts has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Masanori Murakami to the United States this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of him becoming the first Japanese in the Major Leagues. 

For the past three years, Fitts has worked with Mashi to bring his story to an English-speaking audience. His biography, Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer, will be published this spring by the University of Nebraska Press.

Fitts and Murakami are planning a three-week lecture tour with stops in at the SABR 45 convention in Chicago, Boston, New York, Cooperstown, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, and San Francisco. Local SABR chapters will be involved in nearly all of these events.

To learn more, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1720383723/mashi-masanori-murakami-biography-and-book-tour.


Call for SABR award nominations

Please note: Only ONE entry per nomination will be considered (do not submit multiple nominations for the same award). For more information on SABR Awards, click here.


ICYMI: Highlights from last week's This Week in SABR

We've heard your feedback: Some of you have said you look forward to "This Week in SABR" every Friday, but sometimes there are just too many compelling articles and announcements to read every week. We're not complaining — hey, keep up the great work! — but we know the feeling. So in an effort to make the length of this newsletter more manageable to read, we'll summarize some of the repeating/recurring announcements in a special "In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)" section of "This Week in SABR".

Here are some major headlines from recent weeks that we don't want you to miss:

All previous editions of This Week in SABR can be found here: http://sabr.org/content/this-week-in-sabr-archives.


Welcome, new members!

We'd like to welcome all of our new SABR members who have joined this week. You can find all Members-Only resources at members.sabr.org and the New Member Handbook can be downloaded here.

Please give these new members a warm welcome and help them make the most of their membership by giving them the opportunity to get involved in their local chapter or a research committee.

You can find contact information for any SABR member in the online membership directory (SABR.org/directory).

NameHometownNameHometown
Joshua AuerbachEden Prairie, MNJim KellyPhoenix, AZ
Dana BerryGranville, OHWilliam LanenSan Diego, CA
Wayne BlockMaricopa, AZJonathan LynchPoulton-le-Fylde, ENG
Mark BullingerEllicott City, MDDan MarsigliaHo-Ho-Kus, NJ
Daniel BullingerEllicott City, MDGiovanni MarzulloNew York, NY
Eddy CampbellEdgewater, AUSPasky PascualSilver Spring, MD
George CurcioDeLand, FLWilliam RogersAltadena, CA
Mike CvengrosBurr Ridge, ILKen SandlinSugar Land, TX
Kent FaughtHot Springs, ARAndrew SaundersGuelph, ON
Rick FunaroNorth Haven, CTSpencer SilvaBerkley, CA
Michael GreenLas Vegas, NVRoger SnellFrankfort, KY
Greg HackLenexa, KSLarry StaussLongmont, CO
John HickmanKensington, MDAnne SurmanExeter, NH
Scott HubbardChico, CADave WaltersUniversity Hts., OH
Kevin JenningsBourbonnais, ILKat WilliamsHuntington, WV

Research Committee news

There were no new SABR research committee newsletters published this week.

Find all SABR research committee newsletters at SABR.org/research.


Regional Chapter news

Here are the new regional chapter updates published this week:

Visit SABR.org/chapters for more information on SABR regional chapters.


SABR Events Calendar

Here is a list of upcoming SABR events:

  • March 21: Rogers Hornsby Chapter 100th consecutive monthly meeting (Austin, TX)
  • March 21: Maddux Brothers-Las Vegas Chapter spring meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
  • March 24: Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter monthly meeting (St. Louis, MO)
  • March 25: Magnolia Chapter "Fourth Wednesday" meeting (Tucker, GA)
  • March 26: "Preserving and Promoting Baseball Research" with Marc Appleman, Jacob Pomrenke, Barry Bloom (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • March 26: Bergino: "Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers" with Matt Nadel (New York, NY)
  • March 27: Ed Mayo and John Weitzel: "Branding and the baseball fan experience" (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • March 28: Baseball Reliquary: "Meal Tickets & Miracle Workers: Icons of Los Angeles Baseball" (Arcadia, CA)
  • March 28: Lou Criger Chapter meeting (South Bend, IN)
  • April 1: Stew Thornley: "St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City" (St. Paul, MN)
  • April 4:Halsey Hall Chapter book club (Roseville, MN)
  • April 4:Hank Gowdy Chapter spring meeting (Columbus, OH)

All SABR meetings and events are open to the public. Feel free to bring a baseball-loving friend ... and make many new ones! Check out the SABR Events Calendar at SABR.org/events.


Around the Web

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Read these articles and more at SABR.org/latest.


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