The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was formed in August 1971 in Cooperstown New York. It now consists of more than 6,700 members — including many prominent writers, officials, and former players — worldwide. There is no test a person must pass to become active. All that’s asked of members is that they have an interest in baseball research, statistics, or history.
The purpose of SABR is to foster the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. SABR shall carry out that mission through programs:
- To encourage the study of baseball, past and present, as a significant athletic and social institution;
- To encourage further research and literary efforts to establish and maintain the accurate historical record of baseball;
- To encourage the preservation of baseball research materials; and
- To help disseminate educational, historical and research information about baseball.
SABR members have a variety of interests, and this is reflected in the diversity of its research committees.
The SABR Executive Board is an all-volunteer Board elected by the SABR membership each April. A call for nominations is made each Fall and the nominations period continues through February. The April issue of The SABR Bulletin contains the mail ballot. All SABR members in good standing are eligible to vote.
Counting the initial meeting in Cooperstown in August 1971, SABR has staged an annual Convention each summer, featuring a variety of research presentations and exciting guests.
Besides the convention SABR features a full calendar of Regional events.
For more information on the Society, or how to join, please visit our home page.