Henry Chadwick Award

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The Henry Chadwick Award was established by the Society for American Baseball Research in November 2009 "to honor those researchers, historians, analysts, and statisticians whose work has most contributed to our understanding of the game and its history". On March 1, 2010, SABR announced a first class of awardees. Up to five awardees were announced in subsequent years. The award is considered to be a sort of Hall of Fame of persons who have distinguished themselves in the fields covered by the award. Winners are selected by a three-member panel of distinguished peers and the award can be bestowed posthumously. The second group of honorees was announced on February 17, 2011, and a new class has been announced in early February of each year after that.

The award is named for Henry Chadwick, who is a member of the Hall of Fame, creator of the box score, and often credited with writing baseball's first rule book. In reality Daniel Lucius Adams wrote one before him, and the Gotham Club of New York before him.

Award Winners[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • "Henry Chadwick Award", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 39, Number 1 (Summer 2010), pp. 122-131.
  • Alan Schwarz: "Baseball historians get their own Hall", The New York Times, March 2, 2010 [1]

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