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Bill Gilbert collection of baseball arbitration records

A Guide



Overview

Creator: Gilbert, William C.
Title: Bill Gilbert collection of baseball arbitration records
Dates: 1991-2010
Abstract: Bill Gilbert is an analyst for Tal Smith Enterprises, which provides arbitration services for major league baseball clubs. The bulk of this collection contains arbitration presentations, mostly for the Houston Astros. This material will be of interest to researchers of the business of baseball.
Accession No: MSS 86
Extent: 3 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

William C. “Bill” Gilbert was a former Exxon Company executive (1957-1992), and is currently an analyst for Tal Smith Enterprises and freelance baseball writer. Bill Gilbert has written articles for The Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, and other publications. He also founded the Rogers Hornsby Chapter of the Society of Baseball Research.

Tal Smith Enterprises was founded in 1981 by Talbot Merton Smith, a former professional baseball executive for the Houston Astros. This Houston company provides salary arbitration services for most major league baseball clubs.

Source:

Gilbert, Bill. “From Bill Gilbert: Who’s on Deck for Consideration for the Baseball Hall of Fame?” http://www.baseballlibrary.com/columns/column.php?id=104. Accessed March 26, 2015

Gilbert, Bill. “Guest Column by Bill Gilbert.” http://climbingtalshill.com/2013/10/09/guest-column-bill-gilbert. Accessed March 26, 2015


Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains major league baseball arbitration files from 1991-2010, and baseball statistics, some related to the Houston Astros. Included are postseason media guides for the Houston Astros baseball team. Researchers should note that joint exhibits are summaries of the player’s performance, contract features, and salary. This collection is an excellent source on the business of baseball.


Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 1 series:
Series 1: Baseball arbitration documents, 1991-2010

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Gilbert, William C.
Tal Smith Enterprises.
Houston Astros (Baseball team)
Collective bargaining –- Baseball -– United States.
Baseball players -– Salaries, etc. -– United States.
Baseball teams -- History.

Related Materials

Norman Macht baseball research collection, A2013.0038


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bill Gilbert collection of baseball arbitration records, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

Processing Information

Arbitration documents were removed from their binders and placed in acid-free folders. Books were cataloged and shelved in DeGolyer Library.

Processed by

Cynthia Franco, 2015.

Finding aid written and encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2015.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Baseball arbitration records, 1991-2010
3 boxes

This series mostly contains baseball club arbitration presentations made by Tal Smith Enterprises for baseball players and various major league baseball teams in the United States. Presentation files were organized annually in box 1, which included multiple players. The player files in box 2-3 contain information on individual arbitration cases. Researchers should note that joint exhibits are summaries of the player’s performance, contract features, and salary.
Box Folder
1 1 Arbitration, 1991 [Doug Drabek, Jose Lind]
2 Arbitration, 1993 [Erik Hanson, Jay Buhner, Mike Macfarlane]
3 Joint exhibit 1, 1993
4 Arbitration, 1994 [Tom Edens, Brian McRae]
5 Arbitration, 1995 [Ben McDonald, Leo Gomez]
6 Arbitration, 1996 [Rick Wilkins, Mark Lewis]
7 Arbitration, 1997 Mike Hampton, Daryl Kile]
8-9 Arbitration, 1998 [Mike Lieborthal, Bryce Florie, Sean Bergman, Charles Johnson]
10 Arbitration, 1999 [Butch Huskey, Brian Hunter]
11 Arbitration, 2000 [Karim Garcia, Chris Holt]
12-13 Arbitration, 2001 [Travis Lee, Chris Holt, Albie Lopez, Robert Person]
14 Joint exhibit 1, 2001
Box Folder
2 1 Arbitration, 2002 [Esteban Yan]
2 Joint exhibit 1, 2002
3 Arbitration, 2003 [Julio Lugo]
4 Joint exhibit 1, 2003
5 Kevin Millwood – settled, 2004
6 Placido Polanco - settled, 2004
7 Pete Munro – settled, 2005
8 Tim Redding – settled, 2005
9 Travis Lee – settled, 2006
10 Josh Paul – club win, 2006
11 Joint exhibit 1, 2006
12 American League joint exhibit 1, 2006
13 National League joint exhibit 1, 2006
14 American League joint exhibit 1, 2007
15 National League joint exhibit 1, 2007
16 Jose Valverde – club win, 2008
17 Ryan Howard – player win, 2008
18 Mark Loretta – club win, 2008
Box Folder
3 1 American League joint exhibit 1, 2008
2 National League joint exhibit 1, 2008
3 Ryan Howard, 2009
4 American League joint exhibit 1, 2009
5 National League joint exhibit 1, 2009
6 Wandy Rodriguez, 2010
7 American League joint exhibit 1, 2010
8 National League joint exhibit 1, 2010
9 Houston Astros statistics results day-by-day, 2005
10 Houston Astros statistics results day-by-day, 2006
11 Houston Astros statistics results day-by-day, 2007
12 Houston Astros statistics results day-by-day, 2008
13 Houston Astros postseason media guides, 1995-1997
14 Houston Astros postseason media guides, 1999, 2002