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.
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:
Who was Bob Davids?