Society for American Baseball Research

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was organized on August 10, 1971, when 16 researchers interested in baseball history and statistical analysis met in the library of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. By the end of the 1980s, the society had grown to more than 6,000 members while maintaining its original stated objectives: to foster the study of baseball as a significant social and athletic institution; to establish an accurate historical account of baseball through the years; to facilitate the dissemination of research information; to stimulate the best interests of baseball as our national pastime; to cooperate in safeguarding proprietary interests of individual research efforts of members of the society. SABR meets in regional groups and in an annual national convention. Its publications include The Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, and a variety of monographs.