Who was Bob Davids?

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of SABR is named after Dr. L. Robert Davids, a veteran of World War II, a long time federal employee, and a frequently published author on topics including Congressional history and baseball. In 1971 he invited a group of individuals who shared his interest in baseball history and statistics to meet in Cooperstown, New York — resulting in the formal establishment of the Society for American Baseball Research. He continued to actively support SABR until his death in 2002.

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For more on Dr. Davids’ life and accomplishments, please read his official SABR biography.

Please join us in remembering our friend and founder.

A photo gallery featuring pictures of Bob can be found here: