The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is a member-driven, nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the research, preservation and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. SABR members number over 7,000 world-wide. While SABR does include historians, statisticians, journalists, and professional baseball players, most “SABR-ites” are baseball fans that enjoy watching and discussing the National Pastime.
The Rogers Hornsby chapter of SABR serves Central and South Texas. Our members live in Austin, Belton, San Antonio, San Marcos, the Rio Grande Valley, and all points in between.
For more information about the chapter, please see:
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The Rogers Hornsby chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research serves members in Central and South Texas. We were officially recognized as a SABR chapter in early 2006 (our members having previously been part of the Houston chapter).
Our membership is active in baseball research, including recently published books, articles, and active blogs. We meet monthly for dinner to talk baseball. We also hold an annual Summer Meeting (usually at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, home of the Rangers’ AAA affiliate, the Round Rock Express).
The big event for our chapter is our annual Winter Meeting, held at Texas State University in San Marcos. The Winter Meeting features presentations and panel discussions by baseball insiders, as well as research presentations by our members.
In addition to this web site, the Rogers Hornsby chapter also operates its own email group list and Facebook page to facilitate discussion among chapter members.
There are no membership requirements for SABR, other than enjoying baseball.
Our membership in the Rogers Hornsby Chapter of SABR is as diverse as the attendance at any baseball game. While we do have writers, historians, curators and university professors in our chapter, we also have engineers, accountants, and craftsmen and workers from all walks of life. What we share in common is being baseball fans and enjoying watching, reading, and talking about the national pastime.
If you’d like to learn more about the Society for American Baseball Research, please visit the membership link at the SABR national website.