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Society for American Baseball Research

The Society for American Baseball Research was established in Cooperstown, New York in August of 1971. The Society's mission is to foster the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball while generating interest in the game.

SABR, which is pronounced "saber" and whose acronym led to the creation of the word sabermetrics (mathematical tools to analyze baseball), is about much more than stats. In fact, only a minority of members pursue "number crunching" research. Rather, SABR offers a community built on shared interests, gathering the membership in two ways:

research committees, such as the Umpires and Rules Committee, which studies the evolution and proliferation of game variants and the history of on-the-field "enforcement"

regional committees, such as the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, where SABRen with different specific interests but living in close proximity to each other gather to share fellowship