Friday, June 26, 2015

SABR Names Dan Levitt As Winner Of This Year's Bob Davids Award

Click here to read about his achievements at the official SABR site. This seems well deserved. Dan excels at both history and sabermetrics.

Here is an excerpt from the announcement:
"Levitt is the author of four fine books: Paths to Glory: How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way (with Mark Armour; winner of the 2004 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award); Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees' First Dynasty (a 2009 Seymour Medal finalist); The Battle That Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy (which won the 2013 Larry Ritter Award); and In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, published this spring with Mark Armour."
This was a good article by Dan: The Batter/Pitcher Match Up. Using the Bill James Log5 formula, Dan found that good hitters do about as well as we would expect against good pitchers. I think it is from the late 1990s.

Click here to go to Dan's Amazon page.

Here is part of what the award is about:
"The Bob Davids Award honors SABR members whose contributions to SABR and baseball reflect the ingenuity, integrity, and self-sacrifice of the founder and past president of SABR, L. Robert "Bob" Davids. Voluntary activities in the area of administration and research are among those contributions considered."

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