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Mark Armour Wins McFarland-SABR Award
Written by Tim Herlich   

SABR has selected the winners of this year’s McFarland-SABR Award. They are: Mark Armour (Corvallis, OR), William F. Lamb (Meredith, NH), and Geri Strecker (Muncie, IN). These winners will receive their awards on August 7 at SABR’s annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Hotel Atlanta.

The McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award honors the authors of the best articles or papers, published or unpublished, on baseball history or biography completed during the preceding calendar year and whose research projects have greatly expanded our knowledge of baseball. The award includes a $200 cash prize.

Armour’s article, “A Tale of Two Umpires,” covers the firing of umpires Al Salerno and Bill Valentine by American League president Joe Cronin for union activity. The judging committee noted that the article “tells us more about the bitter anti-union, anti-everything attitudes of most owners of the day.” The article was published in the Fall 2009 issue of the Baseball Research Journal.

Congratulations, Mark!


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