Re­spected base­ball his­to­rian David Vin­cent dies at 67

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

David Vin­cent, a Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als of­fi­cial scorer and re­spected base­ball his­to­rian who com­piled home run sta­tis­tics for the Society for Amer­i­can Base­ball Re­search, has died. He was 67.

The team said Vin­cent died Sun­day at his home in Cen­tre­ville, Vir­ginia. SABR an­nounced that Vin­cent, who was nick­named the “The Sul­tan of Swat Stats”, died af­ter a long bat­tle with stom­ach cancer.

Vin­cent be­gan serv­ing as an of­fi­cial scorer in the D.C. area with a mi­nor league fran­chise, now the Po­tomac Na­tion­als, in Wood­bridge, Vir­ginia.

When the Mon­treal Ex­pos moved to Wash­ing­ton, Vin­cent worked the Na­tion­als’ home opener at RFK Sta­dium on April 14, 2005.

He continued in that role into the 2017 sea­son.

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