Respected baseball historian David Vincent dies at 67
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.