Doug Pappas, chair of SABR’s Business of Baseball committee, has passed away. Doug, a knowledgeable, sardonic, and passionate expert on baseball’s economics, was often quoted in the press on baseball’s business follies. Commissioner Bud blessed him with a not-particularly-convincing phone call during the contraction controversy. He was also a fine researcher, and SABR’s expert on players and managers ejected from ballgames.
A good man. We’ll miss him.
Doug at Coors Field on July 11, 2003.