SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) is one of those organizations that exist in the background but provides so much value to the game. At its heart, it is a group of individuals that just love this game and look to add to it through research and statistics and their depth of knowledge about the history of the game. Through their website, they provide a number of research articles and journals for free, and membership to one of their chapters is open to anyone.
When I worked for the Baltimore Orioles PR department, from time to time we would get a call from one of the members (Baltimore has a particularly strong chapter, if I am remembering correctly) letting us know of an approaching milestone for a player that we may have missed, an interesting fact about a previous game that only in-depth knowledge of team history would reveal or some streak that we had not noticed. It was often fascinating information that was very much appreciated.
So, for Day 8, go check out what they are about, and specifically, take a look at the “The National Pastime” archives that feature collections of articles about baseball in specific cities and states.
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